close to the coast
Monda is located near the Sierra Blanca and is at the southern end of the Sierra de las Nieves at an altitude of 427 metres.
It has a population of approximately 2,000 residents and has a high ex-pat community. The natives are called Mondeños.
A GOOD COMBINATION
Given a larger expat community than many of the Sierra de las Nieves villages, Monda is a ideal for those who like to combine elements of the traditional Spain with easy access to the tourist facilities of the Costa del Sol.
Monda has a castle - Castillo de Monda - that has been built on the foundations of Al-Mundat, an Arab fortress from the 9th century. One of the original towers is still visible, as are parts of the foundations, which can be found throughout the interior. The location on top of a hill affords breathtaking views in all directions and overlooks the white Andalusian village of Monda and the surrounding landscape.
Monda Castle is now better known as a beautiful boutique hotel near Marbella that offers an interesting decor that mixes modern facilities with the traditional layout of a castle.
You can have the convenience of staying in the village or the camping ground or the privacy of a small house in the mountains.
Yunquera has a fantastic public swimming pool, tennis and basket pool courts, a shaded picnic and barbeque area, a floodlight football stadium...
It has a comprehensive range of local shops and supermarkets, fresh local produce and many traditional restaurants and bars.
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.