ACTIVITIES IN & AROUND THE AREA

PERIANA - the nearby, unspoilt mountain village with Lake Vinuela and the Mediterranean sea in the distance


Please ask our concierge for the latest information or if you need help with organising any of the following activities:

GOLF
Two golf courses are within 40 mins of Casa Rosa: 
 - Baviera Golf Club, close to Torre del Mar at La Cala de Velez
 - Anoreta Golf Club, at Rincon de la Victoria going towards Malaga – breathtaking seaviews from the 7th hole

FISHING
There are plenty of opportunities to fish nearby: 
Lake fishing at Lake Viñuela | River fishing at Rio Guaro and Rio Frio | Sea fishing – possible from Torre del Mar and Malaga

HORSE RIDING:
There are stables we recommend locally – hourly or on day long trips. The nearby Stable of Belem and Jorge at La Muela (on the road to El Cañuelo) +34 655 203176 and the slightly further away Cortijo Los Lobos run by June and Clive Wolfe - admin@cortijoloslobos.com

BICYCLE RIDING:
This is a fantastic area for mountain biking - there are two good rental companies in nearby Torre del Mar. Biciterraneo and Bikeshop KTM.

WATER SPORTS
Available in various nearby locations - including the lake at Viñuela, Torre del Mar and Nerja. Tamara and Javier at Malaga-Outdoor offer a variety of seasonal pastimes from sailing and kayaking on Lake Viñuela in Summer, to hiking and 4x4 off-roading in Winter - info@malagoutdoor.com
Sailing | Water skiing | Parascending | Scuba diving | Kayaking and canoeing | Sea safaris | Wind and Kite surfing

WALKING
Around Casa Rosa there are excellent walks of all kinds, from a gentle stroll to a testing day′s hike. "Wild Walks" by Roger Jennings which can be found on www.bookshoppasatiempo.com are useful guides.  The old Zafarraya railway track above Periana forms part of Wild Walk 3 "El Cañuelo".  If you drive up to El Cañuelo and then walk up to the track, you can follow it all the way back down to Periana, enjoying incredible views along the way.

A great favourite of ours is at a place we call "God′s Garden" or Tajo del Gomer.To reach this hidden gem you take the road out of Periana to the West in the direction of Mondron. Having passed Mondron, take the first right turning to Alfarnatejo. Take this road for a kilometre or two until you come to a small group of houses with a signpost marked Tajo del Gomer on a brown sign, and Boldanos and Dona Ana. This is a rough road and needs to be tackled with care. You cross an ugly concrete bridge and follow the road along the other side of a river bed until you see another small hamlet, where there is a goat farm on the left. Continue on the track between some houses and take the road to the left along the edge of the goat farm up a steep bit of road, park wherever you like and although this is now a wilderness some vehicles do pass this way.

The newly opened El Caminito del Rey in El Chorro is an amazing experience for anyone with a good head for heights.  Pinned along the steep walls of a stunningingly beautiful narrow gorge, it recreates the original walk, once named as one of the scariest hikes in the world, in complete safety.  We've done it so we know!  Advance booking required (often a few months before as it does get booked up).

For the more energetic, serious walkers there are a number of mountain routes with the biggest of them all - La Maroma (6774 feet, 2065 metres) - best tackled with a guide starting from the Area Recreativa near Alcaucin. A round trip walk of at least 8-10 hours for those so inclined.  

LOCAL MARKETS
It is a good idea to get there early as the markets tend to start packing up between 13:00 & 14:00 hours. 
Monday:
Torrox Costa (Costa de Oro)
Tuesday:
Nerja (Next to Eco-Ahorro)
Jardines del Trapiche
Wednesday:
Periana
Algarrobo Costa (N-340)
Rincón de la Victoria (Zona de el Señorio)
Thursday:
Torre del Mar (Avd. de Andalucía)
Vélez-Málaga (Calle Magallanes)
Frigiliana (bus station)
Friday:
Alhama de Granada (Barrio la Joya)
Ventas de Zafarraya
Puente don Manuel
Saturday:
Alcaucin
Caleta de Vélez
Cómpeta
Sunday:
Nerja – Rastrillo (Next to Eco-Ahorro)

ENTERTAINMENT FOR CHILDREN
Aquavelis Water Park
Open May to September and is 25 minutes away, near El Ingenio shopping complex in Torre
del Mar.
(alongside the A7 motorway). It is the largest park of its kind in Axarquia with over 20
rides:
• super-fast slides
• inflatable ring rides
• two large pools one with a wave machine
• Children are well catered for with a special children’s pool.
The park is open 7 days a week from mid June to Mid September

Tivoli World Amusement Park
The largest theme park/amusement park on the Costa del Sol is Tivoli World; in Arroyo de la
Miel, near Benalmadena.
There are a wide variety of shows in each of the parks themed areas;
• Western Square – an authentic reproduction of a wild west town
• Andalusian Square – traditionally Spanish with Flamenco and ballet
• Tivolandia.
In addition to the shows there are
• over 30 rides
• a theatre
• extensive gardens
• mini train
• Jurassic adventure
Tivoli World is open from mid March to end of September

Selwo Marina
It has the only Dolphinarium and Ice Penguinarium in Andalucia.
It is also an innovative concept in fauna parks, exhibiting the most representative species of
South America.
It is possible at certain times to swim with dolphins.
Normally open 10.00 to 18.00hrs but some months it closes much later.

 
Horse riding near the river Guaro
Horse riding near Lake Viñuela
The summit of La Maroma on New Year's Eve 2014 - for very serious walkers only!
Crossing the Guaro river
El Caminito del Rey