What to do in the neighborhood of Casilla de Los Tajos
It is well known that Andalucía is a fantastically beautiful region in southern Spain. Beautiful beaches, white villages, mountains, lakes, ... there is something for everyone in the neighborhood of Casilla de los Tajos. You will certainly not get bored here.
Staying in the garden of Casilla de los Tajos is synonymous with peace and quiet. The only sounds you hear here come from animals: birds, dogs, wild boars, deer, rabbits (ehm, do they make a noise?) and foxes. Here you can spend hours spotting birds, looking for traces of animals or studying fauna and flora.
Sport fanatics can also indulge themselves here. There are many beautiful hiking trails in the area.
A 45-minute walk, through the almond and olive groves, will take you to the village of Alhama de Granada.
But there is much more. We live on El Navazo (alt. 1.143m), a dream for many cycling tourist and motorcyclist.
And you can also enjoy canyoning or horseback riding here.
Fans of city trips are fairly close to Granada, Antequera and Málaga. Other cities such as Ronda, Córdoba, Gibraltar, Seville and Tarifa (surfers paradise!) are less than 3 hours away.
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Alhama de Granada is a historic town 15 minutes drive from the Casilla. The village is on the edge of a gorge. Besides the many Moorish buildings and sights, Alhama is best known for its hot springs. There is a paid version at the Hotel Balneario de Alhama de Granada, but also one for free just outside the hotel. A walk in the gorge should be on your to do list during your stay.
After a 20 minute drive, you can go swimming in the super beautiful lake Embalse de los Bermejales. We can safely say that this is a hidden gem. Lake Bermejales is a very large landscaped reservoir, measuring 562 hectares with a circumference of 28 kilometers, surrounded by the mountains of the Natural Park. The water quality is amazing: very clean and not too cold. It is also a safe place for children to swim, as there are no waves or currents. The lake is also full of fish, mainly barbel and carp. During the summer months there is a pontoon in the water and you can also rent all kinds of water boats. The place is only known to a handful of Spaniards (so it's very quiet) and there are trees that provide the necessary cooling and shade. And last but not least, there is also a nice bar to enjoy a drink.
From here you can easily go to the Costa del Sol or the Costa Tropical. The mountain roads leading to them are breathtaking! The nearest coastal town is Torre del Mar , a 50 minute drive away, but there are of course many more beautiful coastal towns on both Costas that are worth a visit.
Málaga city is about an hour and a quarter's drive away. The city has much more to offer than La Malagueta beach. Visit the Cathedral, the Alcazaba, the Roman Theater, the Castillo de Gibralfaro, take a look in the Mercado Atarazanas, eat some tapas there or discover the street art in SoHo.
Granada is a 40 minute drive. If you like to visit the Alhambra, it is best to pre-order tickets online. Especially the Nasrid Palaces are definitely worth a visit. Click on Alhambra to order your tickets immediately. And of course there is much more to be seen in Granada than the Alhambra. Get lost in the many streets, squares and neighborhoods. You will not regret it.