About a 25 minute drive from the resort Anoreta Golf is situated. This golf course lays between Velez-Málaga and Málaga. It’s a 18 holes golf course and hole 7 has a stunning view over the sea.
Avda. del Golf, s/n. Urb. Añoreta Golf
29730 Rincón de la Victoria Málaga
Phone(s): +34 952404000 Fax: +34 952404050
About a 15 minute drive from La Macarena there is the Baviera Golf course. This golf course is situated about 500 meter from Caleta de Velez with its small harbour and beautiful beaches. One of the nicest golf courses of the Costa del Sol.
Carretera del Algarrobo S/N
29751 Caleta De Vélez Málaga
Phone(s): +34 952555015 Fax: +34 952555015
PLAZA DE TOROS
Close to Malagueta beach, we find the capital’s majestic bullring, Plaza de toros La Malagueta, designed by Joaquín Rucoba. Its construction work started in 1874 and was interrupted, only to be resumed the next year and inaugurated in June 1876. The bullring, built in Neo-Mudejar style and with a seating capacity of 15,000, has seen glorious bullfights starring great bullfighters like Curro Romero, Manolete and El Cordobes. The famous and young bullfighter, Javier Conde, has also fought bulls here.
Malaga’s cathedral was built between 1528 and 1782 on or near a former mosque. While original plans had allowed for two towers, lack of funds resulted in the completion of only one, giving rise to the name by which the cathedral is affectionately referred to.
La Manquita is loosely interpreted as ‘one armed woman’. The interior has influences of the renaissance and baroque styles. The notable 17th century choir stalls of mahogany and cedarwood were designed by Luis Ortiz.
Travel time: ±45 minutes.
The Alcazaba is a palatial fortification in Málaga, Spain. It was built by the Hammudid dynasty in the early 11th century.
This is the best-preserved alcazaba (from the Arabic al-qasbah, قصبة, meaning “citadel”) in Spain. Adjacent to the entrance of the Alcazaba are remnants of a Roman theatre dating to the 1st century BC, which are undergoing restoration. Some of the Roman-era materials were reused in the Moorish construction of the Alcazaba.
The Alhambra (Arabic: الْحَمْرَاء, Al-Ḥamrā’ , literally ‘the red one’), the complete form of which was Calat Alhambra (الْقَلْعَةُ ٱلْحَمْرَاءُ, Al-Qal’at al-Ḥamrā’, ‘the red fortress’), is a palace and fortress complex constructed during the mid-14th century by the Moorish rulers of the Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus, occupying the top of the hill of the Assabica on the southeastern border of the city of Granada in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia.
The Alhambra’s Moorish palaces were built for the last Muslim Emirs in Spain and its court, of the Nasrid dynasty. After the Reconquista by the Reyes Católicos (‘Catholic Monarchs’) in 1492, some portions were used by the Christian rulers. The Palace of Charles V, built by Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor in 1527, was inserted in the Alhambra within the Nasrid fortifications. After being allowed to fall into disrepair for centuries, the Alhambra was ‘discovered‘ in the 19th century by European scholars and travelers, with restorations commencing.
It is now one of Spain’s major tourist attractions, exhibiting the country’s most significant and well-known Islamic architecture, together with 16th century and later Christian building and garden interventions. The Alhambra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the inspiration for many songs and stories.
Travel time: ± 1,5 hour.
NUDE BEACH of Cantarriján
The nude beach of Almanat is about 2 km west of Torre del Mar. Almanat is a crowded nude beach. On this beach there are several facilities like rented beach beds, parasols, a kiosk, a bar and paid guarded parking in the shade. This nude beach consists merely of fine sand.
Cantarriján is a nudist beach situated in the nature reserve the Maro-Cerro Gordo, just west of La Herradura near Almuñécar. Access via a steep winding road. From mid-June to mid-September you have to park your car next to the N-340 and take a mini-bus (€ 1, - one way). The two gravel bays are protected by vertiginous cliffs and the sea is clear Caribbean. The first beach has umbrellas, sun beds, showers, two restaurants and a mix of naturist and non naturist bathers, while the second beach wilder, more rock and more naked. At the end, near the cliff, is the gay beach.
From Nerja on the N-340 coast road is the exit to Cantarriján nude beach well marked, just after the "Provincia de Granada 'sign and the Cerro Gordo tunnel. The alternative is to follow the motorway A7 until the exit 'Oeste Almuñécar-La Herradura' and drive 8 km back along the N-340 towards Nerja.
El Ingenio is a nicely designed shopping mall of high quality. Easily reachable between the costal highway and the crossing to Velez-Málaga and Torre del Mar (exit 272). The shopping centre is open between 10.00 a.m. till 10.00 p.m. from Monday till Saturday. There are more than 65 shops. The Eroski supermarket can be compared to the French Carrefour but is somewhat smaller.
El Ingenio can be reached within a 10 minutes drive from the resort.
CAVES of Nerja
The Caves of Nerja are a series of caverns close to the town of Nerja in Andalusia. Stretching for almost 5 km the caverns are one of Spain’s major tourist attractions. Concerts are regularly held in one of the chambers which forms a natural amphitheatre.
The caves were discovered on 12 January 1959 by three friends, who entered through a narrow sink hole, known as “La Mina”. This forms one of the two natural entrances to the cave system. A third entrance was created in 1960 to allow easy access for tourists. The cave is divided into two main parts known as Nerja I and Nerja II. Nerja I includes the Show Galleries which are open to the public, with relatively easy access via a flight of stairs and concreted pathways to allow tourists to move about in the cavern without difficulty. Nerja II, which is not open to the public comprises the Upper Gallery discovered in 1960 and the New Gallery discovered in 1969.
EL BURRO BLANCO
In Calle Gloria, a side street of Calle Pintada and Calle Cristo, lays the bar El Burro Blanco in Nerja. The bar is open every night and mostly a flamenco show is scheduled, really worth watching. The drinks are more expensive than the drinks in other bars which can be seen as a compensation for the show.
Address: Calle Gloria, 29780 Nerja.