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Art in Cartajima

Rural mural art in Cartajima

Rural Mural ART in cARTajima! Summer of 2020 will long be remembered as the time of plague that put an end to all all normal activities.  Nowhere was this more true than in the little picturesque Andalucian mountain village of … Read More

magical Malaga

Magical Malaga

Do not make the mistake of overlooking magical Malaga. Get off the plane and stay a night or two. The ancient city of Malaga is underrated not just by travellers passing through but also by we residents for whom it … Read More

Teba castle La Estrella

Lonely Lovely Teba Castle Ronda

After arriving at Malaga airport, you have a choice of two routes to the Alto Genal valley with its picturesque mountain villages  – and the jewel in its crown, the best boutique hotel in the Serrania. One route takes you … Read More

ronda ronda

A Visit to Ronda Andalucia

Tips on where to start on a visit to Ronda, Andalucia, A lot to see and we don´t want you to miss the best bits. … Read More

the bulls of Jerez

Chasing the Black Bulls of Spain

When I say “Chasing the black bulls of Spain” you must understand this is not an actual recommendation. Particularly after a recent guest of Los Castaños fell literally foul of a bull at Pamplona, I certainly would not recommend getting too … Read More

cordoba romantic city

Romantic Cities of Andalucia

From your base in Cartajima you can visit most of the romantic cities of Andalucia on a day trip, either by train (Granada and Cordoba) or by road (Cadiz, Jerez, Malaga, Sevilla). We have guides and information so when you are here, just … Read More

Car hire Spain Malaga airport

Car hire Spain Malaga

Car hire Spain Malaga Airport Car hire Spain Malaga airport. This blog post is a blatant plug for a car hire company at Malaga airport. No, we are not getting a kickback. But we are so tired of our guests starting their … Read More

Stargazing in Andalucia Forest of Stars

Stargazing in Andalucia Forest of Stars

Stargazing Andalucia Forest of Stars We received a telephone call one busy evening just as we were serving dinner from a Spanish couple frantically looking for accommodation.  “We have to be in the Parque Natural de las Nieves at nine … Read MoreRead More

Sevilla wonderful whatever the weather

Sevilla is wonderful whatever the weather

Sevilla is wonderful whatever the weather Sevilla, capital city of Andalucia, is but an easy hour and a half’s drive from Los Castaños so we drove there to celebrate my birthday recently. Ignoring the weather forecast, which for some reason … Read More

Visit the rock of Gibraltar

Visit the Rock of Gibraltar

Visit the Rock of Gibraltar Many of the guests we welcome to Los Castaños visit the Rock of Gibraltar during their stay. It is one of the many attractions of this part of southern Spain. A massive bastion of Britishness … Read MoreRead More

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