Torrox Costa (a 20 min drive away)
There are miles of easily accessible sandy beaches along this coast
Plenty of restaurants and supermarkets
Loads of free parking.
Competa (10 Min Drive)
Is a typical Andalucian whitewashed village with narrow streets to explore. Here you can find many good restaurants, bars and interesting shops.
You can also go into the Sierra Tajeda national park with many beautiful walks, where you will very rarely meet anyone else.
There is also the abandoned village of El Acebuchal (25 mins drive from villa) which is now being restored and has a bar that offers delicious food and tapas.
Nerja (20 mins drive)
There are beautiful sandy beaches, loads of restaurants and shops plus the world famous Nerja Caves.
Baviera Golf is an 18 hole course situated at Caleta de Velez 25 mins from villa. Several other Golf courses within the vicinity.
1hr 50 mins drive from skiing in Sierra Nevada near Granada.
You can fly into either Malaga which is approx a 1 hour drive or Granada which is about 2 hour away. It is mainly motorway from both of these airports. Car hire is essential.
There is the AquaVelez Water park and a large covered shopping centre with hypermarket (Eroski) between the two towns of Velez Malaga and Torre del Mar off the N-340 motorway junction 272 just 30 minute drive from the villa. There are markets in all the local towns and villages on different days of the week, details of which can be found in the villa. Great bargains to be had! Casa Cielo Alto is a haven for bird watches as many eagles and other birds of prey are regularly seen riding the thermals just above, Sky larks, Hoopoes and Red Legged Grouse also visit.