El Hacho is a stunning mountain right next to the village of Gaucin. The hike from Gaucin Villa to the peak takes about 1-2 hours. It's a steep climb but the perseverant will be rewarded with an amazing 360° panoramic view overlooking all nearby valleys, mountains, rivers and villages.
Jimena de la Frontera is one of the most charming of Andalucia's small towns, its Moorish castle presiding over a village well known for its traditional houses, narrow winding streets, bars and restaurants.
At 1,092 metres, Aljibe is the highest peak in the Alcornocales Park and is a fairly serious undertaking but the reward of stunning panoramic views is well worth the effort.
Between Spain and the African coast, Gibraltar is a unique destination with a life that goes beyond its surface. The monolithic Rock of Gibraltar entices tourists with its lush greenery and the friendly Barbary Macaques ubiquitous to the area. Beneath its looming exterior lay the Galleries, a veritable labyrinth of underground passageways running through the Rock. Above ground there is also plentiful tax-free shopping, as well as numerous beaches.
By far the most impressive gorge is the Garganta Verde, with its exceptional griffon vulture colony and rocky walls that tower vertically for 400m.
Ronda sits in the heart of the Serrania de Ronda, is about half an hour drive from the villa. Surrounded by lush river valleys and sitting above a deep ravine, the bridge over it literally takes your breath away.
One of the main attractions of the Costa del Sol is the variety of beaches. Málaga province is bathed by the waters of the Mediterranean Sea and boasts a total of 161 km of coast, running from Manilva to Nerja. The influence of the sea and more than 320 days of sun each year has a noticeable effect on the character of its inhabitants, their lifestyle and their cuisine.
At the western end of the Costa del Sol of Malaga, but actually within the municipality of San Roque in Cadiz Province is Sotogrande, one of the most luxurious sports and residential developments in Europe. Its' 2,500 hectares (6,178 acres) encompass all the amenities you could imagine as a complement to the Polo Club, Golf, beach clubs, world class marina and plenty bars and restaurants.
Designated a Unesco Biosphere reserve in 1977, the Sierra de Grazalema was declared the first natural park in Andalucia in 1984 and is one of Spain's most ecologically outstanding areas. The 51,695 ha park is famous for its spectacularly rugged limestone landscape of cliffs, gullies, caves and gorges.