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

Stargazing in Andalucia Forest of Stars

Stargazing in Andalucia Forest of Stars

  We received a telephone call one busy evening recently from a Spanish couple frantically looking for accommodation. “We have to be in the Parque Natural de las Nieves at nine thirty,” they said. “How far away are you?” … Read More

Sevilla wonderful whatever the weather

Sevilla wonderful whatever the weather

Sevilla, capital city of Andalucia, is just an 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 we thought didn´t apply to us, we … Read MoreRead More

Visit Gibraltar

Visit Gibraltar

One of the many attractions of this part of southern Spain is Gibraltar, a massive bastion of Britishness tagged onto the end of Spain and enduring despite all attempts to wrest it from its status as a BOT – British … Read MoreRead More

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