Guaro is a modest white village, located on the edge of the Sierra de las Nieves national park. Thanks to its elevated position, at 350 metres above sea level, the village offers privileged views across the surrounding countryside.
The area is known for producing almonds and olives, which are an important part of the local economy. Guaro has its own olive mill, where locals have their harvests pressed. On our Youtube channel, you find a video about this authentic mill and the harvest process of the locals.
The village of Guaro is also used as an Eastern base for access to the Sierra de las Nieves, where you have stunning nature hikes and adventurous activities. It is the ideal spot for outdoor lovers and also offers a few famous cultural activities like the Luna Mora festival in September.
Like many white villages in Andalucia, the village dates back to the Arabic occupation of Spain. Luna Mora, translated as Moorish Moon is a historic celebration with arts, crafts and music in the open air amphitheatre of the village. Throughout the evenings of the festival, there is a Moorish style street souk, and the entire village is illuminated by over 20.000 candles, which is a truly beautiful experience! Each July the village celebrates its annual pilgrimage parade or ‘Romeria’ terminating at the tiny chapel of ‘Ermita del Santuario del Puerto’. Another typical Andalusian event, where everybody is welcome to join in.
Guaro is located 55 minutes (50 km.) from the city of Málaga and the airport and the beaches of the Costa del Sol (Marbella) are only a 35 minute (24 km.) drive away