If you are interested in rural property for sale in Andalucia, Casarabonela is worth exploring, as part of the Sierra de las Nieves, this beautiful inland town nestles below the Sierra Prieta overlooking the picturesque Guadalhorce Valley and across the Mediterranean Sea.
Casarabonela could be a great place for a holiday home in Spain. With its relatively small population numbering only 2,500, it has a laid-back family friendly atmosphere and is ideal for anyone who wishes to experience a sense of rural community. It also provides the opportunity to enjoy country living and breathing in the pristine mountain air whilst retaining easy access to the hustle and bustle of the Malaga city and the Costa del Sol.
Although only 47km from Malaga, the village is great for nature lovers and those who enjoy outdoor sports, as the surrounding countryside offers rich pickings for hikers, cyclists, mountain trekkers and those who enjoy horse riding. As if the surrounding mountains, forests and olive groves are not enough, the village also has a botanical garden (Jardin Andalusia of Casarabonela) which famously houses a mind-boggling 2,500 species of cacti from all over the world.
At the heart of the village, you’ll be transported back in time by the winding cobbled streets lined with tightly packed whitewashed houses and terraces where residents soak up the sunshine. As a small yet bustling village there are plenty of shaded plazas, tapas bars restaurants and the usual municipal facilities.
Across all of Andalucia’s inland villages, customs and traditions are important and fiercely preserved, and Casarabonela is no different. Every year the village has an annual feria and an incredible Easter procession, which everyone is welcome to join in.
There is much more to discover once you have your own villa in Casarabonela, starting with the historic monuments such as the Casarabonela Arab Castle, which can be found at the highest point of the village, the Torre Chimanea and the Arco de Entrada en Fuente del Cristo to name a few.
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