Iznajar is our closest small town, 15 minutes drive away, with its 9th century Moorish castle and pretty plazas, is slowly appearing on the tourist trail as authentic Andalusia.
A 20 minute drive away, is Rute where you will find the Subbetica Natural Park at La Hoz for beautiful shady walks, fantastic climbing and picnicing in the hills.
Also in Rute is La Tejiria, owned by our friend Bernabe, the place to visit for a refreshing Moroccan mint tea or even something stronger! It has a fantastic atmosphere and live music.
The local fiestas are definitely not to be missed. The local horsemen and women arrive on horseback, there are mountains of beautiful flamenco dresses, with music and a Cinta – a horseriding competition. The riders canter under a canopy of ribbons and try to impale them on a small stick. One day of the fiesta is dedicated to a huge paella for the whole village. Our closest fiestas are in Fuente del Conde (1-3 May), Archidona (15 August), Iznajar and Villanueva de Tapia.