The rich and varied region of Andalucía has a complex history. Seeing the advantages of this most Southern aspect of Spain, Andalucía has been made a home by the Phoenicians, the Romans, the Greeks, Muslims and Christians. Each occupation left its mark, particularly the legacy of the Moors and their marvelous architecture and cuisine.
Andalucía is approximately the size of Scotland. Casa La Negra is situated in Axarquía, a region within Andalucía, on the outskirts of Periana town.
From Periana there is much to explore including mountain ranges, coastlines, beaches, caves, castles and buzzing cities seeped in history. The town itself is famous for its peaches and olive oil and the fertile soils make it a rich ground for flora and fauna. If you have the chance, a trip to Granada to see the Moorish palace, the Alhambra is well worth the journey (an hour by car) and for a more cosmopolitan experience Malaga is home to a variety of trendy roof top bars, modern shops and a wealth of museums.
The largest park is the Sierras of Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Natural Park, which straddles the Malaga-Granada provincial border and offers dramatically beautiful mountainous terrain with many superb walks.
The Montes de Malaga Natural Park is equally as beautiful with its rushing streams and magnificent waterfalls. Perhaps the most well known protected enclaves are the Torcal de Antequera Natural Area, a spectacularly eroded limestone landscape, and the Fuente de Piedra Natural Area, a saline lake famous for its flamingos that flock here in their thousands every spring.
Andalucia’s beautiful scenery is the perfect place for walkers, painters, photographers, wildlife lovers and naturalists.
Coast lines and beaches
Nerja has a wealth of experiences to offer visitors: cave tours and concerts, beautiful beaches, the balcony of Europe, the old town’s charm, and of course tapas. Nerja’s beaches are so extensive we have devoted a page to describing each one so you can choose those best suited to your party.
Torre del Mar’s four kilometres of sandy beaches are lined with restaurants, bars and shops. One of the resort's most pleasant features is the extended esplanade which follows the coast to reach the Marina of Caleta de Vélez which has over 200 berths and offers sailing and a variety of other watersports. Its lively cafés and restaurants also provide a good place in which to idle the time away, as well as enjoy excellent seafood. These are just a few of the historic, cultural and scenic places to visit. For further details of excursions visit our Exploring page