TORROX with its narrow medieval streets, whitewashed houses nestled into the hillside, old ladies sitting in wooden chairs gossiping and children playing in the streets - this is the lovely traditional Spanishy village where you stay and enjoy the best climate in Europe with over 300 days of sunshine each year.
TORROX is situated in a most beautiful part of Spain with green hills, white villages, huge nature reserves (one-fifth of Andalucia territory is under environmental protection) or chards and olive trees and snow-capped mountain ranges with spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea.
From Torrox it is possible to visit the cities of Granada and Malaga. Nearby the Almijarra and Montes de Malaga nature reserves can be explored. These inland areas whre the mountain peaks rise to over 7000 feet are home to many varieties of fauna and flora now lost to most of Europe. These parks are a haven for walking.
GRAZALEMA Located in a high valley over 800 m in the Sierra del Endrinal and dominated by the magnificent rocky outcrop known as Penon Grande, the pretty mountain village of Grazalema is a popular base for visitors to the Sierra de Grazalema National Park.
The park is a vast protected area of rugged limestone mountains. Verdant vegetation in the surrounding countryside abounds. A unique microclimate has devloped whre a wide range of flora flourishes, such as the rare Spanish fir (pinsapo) that grows in the Sierra de Pinar close to Grazalema.
GRAZALEMA is a lively village - its steep, cobbled streets are immaculately kept and are lined by whitewashed houses with windows covered by wrought-iron rejas and plant pots spilling over with colourful flowers. It was famously described in the 1950s by the British anthropologist, Julian Pitt-Rivers, in his study, People of the Sierra.