At One with Nature in Andalucia
Your holiday home is located in the middle of the breath taking nature of rural Andalucia.
If you have visited one of the many resorts on the Costa del Sol you will appreciate the peace and tranquillity of your rural holiday home. Breathe in the fresh air and experience how quiet and dark it gets at night when you are far away from the hustle and bustle of the Spanish towns and resorts. From the terrace of your holiday home listen to the sounds of the crickets chirping and the call of the cockerel or simply sit back and take in the beauty of the countryside in Andalucia.
Walking & Hiking in rural Andalucia
One thing that Andalucia can offer apart from endless beaches and the summer sun is a place to walk. Just walk outside your holiday home and set off along to the Rio Grande River, returning through the hills, fields and sandy lanes.
If you fancy a more demanding walk then why not head along to the Refugio de Juanar in the Sierra de las Nieves (the snow mountains), one of the biggest national natural parks in Andalucia. The Refugio de Juanar is a short drive from your holiday home. Here you can find a number or marked trails through the mountains and even a walk suitable for wheelchair users. If you choose the walk to the Mirador you will be presented with a stunning view of Marbella and the Costa del Sol when you reach the end.
On a clear day you can even see Africa. From the village of Yunquera you can also enter the Sierra de las Nieves or you can drive up to El Chorro and walk around the lakes and mountains there.
There are a number of books and maps available in your holiday home as well.
Bird-watching in Andalucia
We have been told by our guests that El Sigiloso is an “El Dorado” for the bird watcher. During the months of December and January they have trace such birds as Little Egret, Great White
Egret, Goldfinch, Hoopoe, Chiffchaff, Cormorant, Grey Wagtail, Blackcap, Longtailed Tit, Raven, Stonechat, Red-legged Partridge, Black Redstart, Fieldfare, Skylark, Siskin, Brambling, Little
Owl, Buzzards, Falcons, Green Woodpecker …
From the terrace of your holiday home you will see lots of migratory birds such as Swallows and Common Crane travelling to and from the African continent.
If you go to the natural park at El Chorro or El Torcal you will find Griffon Vulture and eagles, You can even see colonies of Flamingos at the Fuente de la Piedra natural park.
Other ways to enjoy nature in Andalucia
There are various other activities that are available to guests staying at our holiday homes. There are several horse riding centres located in Coin that cater for individual and group bookings. This is an ideal way to explore rural Andalucia.
If horse riding is not for you why not rent a mountain bike and explore the sandy tracks and lanes that populate the countryside in Andalucia. Bikes can be rented from Coin.
At several locations along the Costa del Sol near Gibraltar you can see Whales and Dolphins. During the high season they can also be found around Fuengirola.
Why not drive along to Malaga and visit La Concepcion Botanical Gardens. These gardens are home to an exquisite open-air collection of tropical and subtropical flora. Plant species from Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Oceania are all on show here. Laconcepcion.malaga.eu.