Comares

The traditional village of Comares, in the Malaga Provence, Andalucia is known as the ‘balcony of the Axarquia’, famed for its stunning views and mountain top location.  Less than an hour’s drive from Malaga,  uphill into the mountains,  it’s a great place to go for a day trip. You can see Comares perched on top […]

The Three Kings – Los Reyes Magos

​The Three Kings are Spanish children’s favourite,  as Santa may leave them a token gift to open on December 25th, but the Three Kings, leave them their main presents on the night of the 5 January,  which they can then open on the Feast of the Epiphany (Día de los Reyes Magos) when the Three […]

The Olive Pickers

The quiet campo (countryside) in the hills above Granada, Andalucia, suddenly spring to life at the end of December.  Christmas and the festive season takes second place for most, as harvesting the olives becomes the priority, almost a way of life, as it is the main industry and therefore main source of income.  There are […]

Stunning Sierras

The wonderful weather this week in Andalusia, so clear and bright, has provided us with amazing views of the Sierras that surround our home.  Each time we drive on the winding road down the A-4154 road towards Loja we can’t help but be stunned by the views towards the Sierra Nevada mountains and the lower Sierra de Loja. At […]

Puente Nuevo-Ronda,  Spain

Ronda is an ancient hilltop city just over an hours drive from Malaga in beautiful Andalucia, Southern Spain.  The Puente Nuevo,  or New Bridge, built in 1793, divides the casco antiguo, old town and allows access to the casco moderno,  new town of Ronda.   The Puente Nuevo has the ability to take your breath […]

Cómpeta

Idyllic Cómpeta, the  ‘pearl of Axarquia’, a fine example of a Spanish whitewashed village.  It’s labyrinth of steep streets, cobbled alleyways and traditional houses nestled on the hillside. The picturesque Andalusian village is cloaked by mountains and with incredible views down towards the med. Each year on the 15th of August the village hosts a […]