Unspoilt resort town of Torre del Mar, a 15 min drive away, with its 5 km boulevard and vast beach. The chiringuitos offer local dishes, the specialty being 'Espetos' (fresh sardines barbecued on a skewer). A great selection of cocktail bars and shops make this town a very popular place.
Delightful, whitewashed, friendly village of
La Viñuela is within 3 kms of Cortijo Carmela, and has a bank, health centre, pharmacy, supermarket, restaurants, pizzeria and bars.
Lake Viñuela, a beautifully picturesque reservoir, less than 1 km from Cortijo Carmela, supplying water to local region and Malaga. Some watersports available.
Mount Maroma, 2065m high, looking down on Cortijo Carmela. The highest mountain in the Sierra de Tejada range. Hikes to the summit are available.
Nerja, 30 mins from Cortijo Carmela, is a resort of sandy coves sheltered by the impressive Sierra de Almijara mountains, often referred to as ‘The Jewel of the Costa del Sol’ and is a great place to visit at any time of year.
Vélez-Malaga, often simply referred to as Velez, is the capital of La Axarquía. Taking a stroll through the old quarter, which has been declared a Site of Historic and Artistic Interest, is a trip back in time.
The Nerja Caves are an impressive place to visit. East of the town are Las Cuevas de Nerja, which were only discovered in 1959 and contain wall paintings believed to be at least 20,000 years old.
The inland Pueblos Blancos (White Villages) are well known for their whitewashed houses and stunning locations. Within easy reach are Frigiliana, Comares, Salobreña and several others.
Malaga, only 35 mins from Cortijo Carmela, is one of the oldest cities in the world, founded in the 8th century.Explore its diversity, culture and gastronomy...you will not be disappointed.
Furthermore....within one to three hours drive from Cortijo Carmela, you will also find treasures such as Ronda, Marbella, Sevilla, Cordoba, the Alpujarras and Sierra Nevada range of mountains. Morocco is also accessible by ferry from Algeciras in the west.
Within 90 minutes from Cortijo Carmela, you can be visiting Granada and its lavish Alhambra Palace, enshrined in medieval history as the last stronghold of the Moors in Western Europe.