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Benarrabá Andalucia Spain

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Benarrabá is the village we searched Andalucia to find. We moved here in May 2004 from Ramsgate, Kent. We are so lucky to live here. The village is wonderful.


Benarrabá Andalucia Spain
Benarrabá Andalucia Spain
Set in the Genal Valley in the Serrania de Ronda, Benarrabá is a tranquil pueblo with a population of 650 people. It has tapas Bars, two restaurants, a health centre, pharmacy, bank and a number of small shops. Our new home is the highest house at the edge of the village, it has stunning views over the village and the valley. You can see the Sierra de las Nieves and the Sierra Bermeja.

Favourite spots:
Rio Genal with Sierra Crestillina in backgound
Rio Genal with Sierra Crestillina in backgound
The Rio Genal runs along the valley floor. It is a beautiful one hour walk to sit on the banks of the purest river in Europe. Kingfisher and Herons are frequent visitors as well as myself, my wife and our three Border Collie dogs.

What's really great:
Benarrabá Church
Benarrabá Church
The setting is incredible. This is a magical hidden valley. The sides are too steep for machinery so it is unspoiled. There is no industry except for organic agriculture, so the diversity of nature is incredible.
A place you must visit.
E-mail me for a link to our website with 1000's of good quality photographs.
info at property-in-the-sun.com

Sights:
Gibraltar from near  Benarrabá
Gibraltar from near Benarrabá
The Church
The Plaza
The Ermita
The Incredible Genal Valley
Views to Gibraltar and Africa from the road just above the village.
The River Genal (A short walk - drive - mule ride)

Accommodations:
Benarrabá Apartment to rent
Benarrabá Apartment to rent
The best place to stay is in the Apartment 'The Little Castle'
It is newly fitted with a fantastic kitchen and spacious open plan living area.
It sleeps up to six people.
The owners will do Airport pickups and other excursions to Grazalema, Ronda, Seville, Cordoba, Granada ... if required.

Hangouts:
Christmas Festivities in the Bar El Porón
Christmas Festivities in the Bar El Porón
Bar Andrés Sánchez
Bar Dami
Bar El Porón
Bar Barroso
Disco Bar Embrujo

Restaurants:
Flamenco evening in the  Restaurante Kábilas - local artists
Flamenco evening in the Restaurante Kábilas - local artists
Restaurante Kábilas
Restaurante Meson Bodega Mirador de Sierra

Other recommendations:
Bee Eaters migrating past Benarrabá
Bee Eaters migrating past Benarrabá
A great base for exploring this fantastic area of Spain.
Over 20+ beautiful villages and towns within one hours drive.

An artists and photographers dream, the light is wonderful.

Surrounded by National Parks.
Some of the best walking and cycling in the world.

On the migration route to/from Africa
Lots of Eagles, vultures, storks and other fantastic species in the area.

You are guaranteed a warm welcome in Benarrabá.
A very very special place!!


Published on Thursday May 12th, 2005


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Tue, May 17 2005 - 06:52 AM rating by davidx

I'm addicted to Andalucia so I loved this. How do you get tere by public transport?
My addiction doesn't lead to automatic 5* though - rather the reverse as i always want the reports to live up to the place. Therefore my rating says a lot!

Sat, May 14 2005 - 04:10 PM rating by magsalex

Great pic of the bee eater!

Fri, May 13 2005 - 12:24 AM rating by ravinderkumarsi

nice to know about this village and nice report indeed

Thu, May 12 2005 - 12:39 PM rating by bear495

Not bad for a first report. Please give us more like this.

Russ

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