and the surrounding countryside are becoming increasingly
popular, and therefore gaining more importance.
spite of this constant demand, the area will never be allowed
to develop into another Toremolinos, Marbella, or Cártama.
Foto: Casarabonela at night
Casarabonela - a Paradise on your
According to the travel magazine VIAJAR, January 1998 CASARABONELA is one of the 100 most
beautiful villages in Spain. The village is located at the bottom of the hillside of the SIERRA
DE LAS NIEVES and surrounded by the SIERRA ALCAPARAIN. The village with its prehistoric origin and roman influence
has aprox. 2.800 inhabitants.
The National Park SIERRA DE LAS NIEVES
constitutes one of the few eco- logical bastions of Andalucía,
with a rich countryside and a variety of flora
that bring to mind the days of our ancestors in the history
the days of Moors and Moriscos and the times when
bandits of old roamed and took refuge in these mountains. A trip into the
SIERRA DE LAS NIEVES, declared a Nature Park in 1989 and proposed
in 1993 as a Biosphere Reserve, means a visit to one of
the richest natural enclaves in Spain.
The Parque Natural SIERRA DE
LAS NIEVES covers an aera of 17.000 hectares. There are no villages inside the Parque but around
it are Alozaina, Casarabonela, Guaro, Istán, Monda, Ojén,
Tolox and Yunquera. The villages of the Parque SIERRA
DE LAS NIEVES, like Casarabonela, offer beautiful,
idyllic landscape and unforgettable panoramic views (over
the valley GUADALHORCE up to the coast). The aromatic air of the
extended pine woods, the variety of flora and fauna and
the most pure andalusian original and ancestral habits
but above all, the friendliness of their people are amongst
the outstanding attractions of this area and subsequently
convert the visit into an enjoyable adventure.
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Some attributes given to this area: MUSEO
NATURAL · El MANTIAL DE LOS SULTANES · PARAISO NATURAL.
is also famous for its water. In the province of MÁLAGA
there are seven bottling plants for mineral water
- five are located in CASARABONELA.
Another natural park close
by i.e. PARQUE DE ARDALES can be reached by car
within 35 minutes. Inside the park there are lakes offering
a wide range of leisure activities e.g. swimming in crystal
The ancient city of RONDA,
a centre of rural tourism, is less than one hour away.
km ( aprox. 40 minutes by car ) to the international
airport of MÁLAGA
45 km ( aprox. 55 minutes by car ) to MARBELLA