Yunquera is a relatively undiscovered jewel for inland Spanish properties. Often referred to as the gateway to the Sierra de la Nieves national park, Yunquera is Malaga’s most elevated village, sandwiched between El Burgo and Alozaina.
Often referred to as the Gateway to the Sierra de la Nieves national park, this charming inland white village, or pueblo blanco, enjoys a spectacular mountain backdrop, against which the whitewashed houses and cobbled streets look like a pretty postcard. Needless to say, from its position you can enjoy some of the best views in the Sierra de las Nieves, and in the winter, you are often treated to the sight of the mountains dusted with fine white snow.
Anyone who enjoys the countryside will be bewitched by the sheer scale of vineyards, olive and citrus groves surrounding the village, offering the opportunity to try some of the fresh produce in the shops, bars and restaurants. In fact, in addition to bars providing the obligatory tasty tapas and local vino, Yunquera has a great choice of amenities including restaurants, art galleries and museums.
And of course, this wouldn’t be Andalusia if there weren’t any fiestas…like every other white village in Southern Spain, in Yunquera, the entire village gets together to party, fiesta and generally have a great time decorating the streets and houses with colourful flowers and flags.
If you are a nature lover, you’ll love the location, Yunquera is surrounded by acres upon acres of national park, providing superb opportunities for not only relaxing and sightseeing, but also more energetic pursuits such as hiking, cycling and riding.
You may be surprised to learn that this tranquil inland village is located just 50kms from Malaga’s international airport and just 1 hour’s drive from the beaches on the Costa del Sol, making the ideal location for anyone looking for traditional rural property for sale in Spain as a holiday home.