Nestling in the foothills
FAMOUS FOR FIESTAS
Barely a month goes by without a fiesta in Guaro - Día del Almendro, Cabalgata de Reyes, Carnaval, Semana Santa, Festival de Gastronomía, Romería de San Isidro, Feria de Guaro, Las Mayordomas, Belén Viviente, Festival de la Luna Flamenca, Auditorio de la Luna Mora. Definitely worth a weekend visit!
Outside the village of around 2000 souls, there are trails that allow you to enjoy the tranquility and scenery of the Sierra de las Nieves National Park: the stunning views of the Tagus Valley Lifa, the ruins of the convent Virgen de las Nieves, the spectacular waterfall, the historic mill Fuensanta and so much more.
The road from El Burgo to Ronda is spectacular with towering cliffs, never ending panoramas and the likelyhood of seeing a majestic golden eagle soaring above.
The gastronomic tradition of Benahavís has been growing since the 70s, for both traditional cuisine - from pork products and hunting - to a variety of international cuisine.
A typical dish of Benahavis is seasoned pork tenderloin; others include lamb, venison, rabbit, partridge and suckling pig.
Benahavís also has a School of Hospitality, the Hispano-Arab School of Mediterranean diet.
Montemayor Castle, built in the tenth century, has part of its walls in good condition. In the fortified complex is in the Torre de la Reina iretaining vestiges of what were chambers and a well. There are also several watchtowers, built during the Nazari kingdom of Granada as a defensive barrier. These include the well-preserved Lion's Den, Daidín, Campanillas, Tramores and Esteril - all from medieval times. Montemayor and Daidín were populated at the time.
Outside the village there is a wide variety of flora and fauna and other points of interest, such as El Coto de la Zagaleta, la Cueva del Puerto Capuchino, el Charco de las Mozas, el Embalse de la Leche, las Máquinas y el Valle del Guadalmansa.
Yunquera is a town of Arab origins and you can still find many indications of this as you walk through the narrow labyrinth of streets in the lower part of the town.
Check out the garden areas of Fontanilla, Plano, La Majada Juan and Río Grande.
Yunquera is a very well kept, traditional Spanish white village that not only has everything you need for a relaxing, enjoyable holiday but is also conveniently situated less than an hour from both the coast and Malaga airport.
PLACES TO EAT AND DRINK
Asador La Cocina de Zarcillos
Avenida Sierra de las Nieves 30
Camino de Sao 4
Avenida Sierra de las Nieves 9
Taberna Hermanos Marín
Calle Calvario 3
Migalín y Miguel
Calle Ls Tobas
Bar Casa Pedro
Camino de Sao 1
Bar Restaurante Merino
Calle de Nacamiento
Restaurante El Abanico
Calle Calvario 14
Bar Sierra de las Nieves
Avenida Garcia Herrera 13
Calle Calvario 11
Bar López Merino
Plaza Constitución 3
Juan José Vera García
Calle Mesones 2
Calle Calvario 4
Bar La Esquinita
Calle Agua 13
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