This is the valley that runs parallel to the Costa del Sol giving you all the advantages of rural Spain: space, tranquility, safety, views, fresh air, delicious food and a relaxed lifestyle, while at the same time being only 20 minutes from the beach or airport.
This valley, so close to the Costa del Sol, is named after the Guadalhorce river, which runs through it and has shaped it. With the help of other small rivers such as the Rio Grande, it has turned the valley into a surprisingly green region known to the locals as the Citrus Valley.
The main towns of Alhaurin el Grande, Alhaurin de la Torre and Coín are vibrant communities with an abundance of restaurants and shops. The other villages are smaller and very picturesque. The mountains, rivers, wildlife and greenery of the Guadalhorce Valley feel a million miles away from the Costa del Sol, yet are within touching distance (a short 20 minute drive) from the bustling coastal life.
The Sierra de las Nieves is the mountain range that is the natural border of the valley. You can see its highest peaks of 1800 and 1900 meters above the villages of Tolox, Alozaina and Yunquera. It is a nature reserve; loved by bird watchers, hikers, horseback riders and all aficionados of nature and calm.