gateway to the
Sierra de las Nieves
AN IDYLLIC RURAL RETREAT
An unspoilt paradise
In the higher mountains of the Sierra de las Nieves,
it is the perfect base from which to explore the coast,
Ronda, Seville and the exciting Camino del Rey.
Yunquera is a very attractive "pueblo blanco", with incredible views, dense vegetation, sweeping mountains and some of the most beautiful whitewashed buildings and cobbled streets found anywhere in Southern Spain.
Yunquera is the most elevated town in the province of Malaga and has some of the best views in the Sierra de las Nieves - the fifty or so kilometres from Malaga airport or the coast is well worth the trip whether for a weekend or longer.
Growing in popularity as a tourist destination, Yunquera is full of history, wonderful local produce and incredible value restaurants and bars.
Yunquera is a town of around 3000 inhabitants on the main road between Coín and Ronda. It is an attractive white-washed town with a cobbled main street, a central square and a wide range of local facilities.
There are two interesting museums, an art gallery, ancient viewing tower and some of the most spectacular views across the Sierra de las Nieves National Park.
You can have the convenience of staying in the village, the camping ground or the privacy of a small house in the mountains.
Yunquera has a fantastic public swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts, a shaded picnic and barbeque area, a floodlight football stadium, an adventure area, a pirate ship playground for the kids, lovely garden areas, two museums, an art gallery for interesting souvenirs...
Yunquera 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.
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
COPYRIGHT 2019 © All images and text Francisca de Agustin Romo and Michael Lindsay Orr