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We are situated on a strategic location on the Costa del Sol, and are able to organise excursions to various destinations nearby, being able to travel from the mountain snow in Sierra Nevada to the beaches on the Costa del Sol  in just one hour. The following excursion proposals of interest to visitors are classified by distance from Go Vegan:

Cueva del tesoro

Treasure Cave

Treasure Cave (Cueva del tesoro). In the municipality of Rincón de la Victoria. With many spectacular galleries, it is one of the three known marine caves in the world and the only one of its kind in Europe. The Cave can be reached by bus , on a bike or as part of a pleasant walk along the seashore. Dating back to the Jurassic period, the Cave is carved in a natural limestone promontory forming a cliff on the shores of the Mediterranean sea. Its name stemming from a legend about an Almoravid royal treasure hidden there. See more.

 

 

 

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Añoreta Golf Course

Añoreta Golf Course. Away, in the same municipality of Rincón de la Victoria and 500 metres from the sea. This golf course designed by Ryder Cup champion José María Cañizares is the first 18 hole course built on the east side of the city of Málaga. It is a par 72, with a length of 6,016 metres for professionals and 5,833 for amateurs. At Añoreta Golf Course golf lovers can enjoy the same enviable pleasant climate of the Costa del Sol in both winter and summer and it is possible to play all year round. See more.

 

 

 

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Natural Park Sierras Tejeda Almijara

Sierra Tejera and Almijara.One of the wildest places of the Axarquia region of Málaga is within walking distance. It is a protected Natural Park located in an unspoilt highland region ideal for hiking and biking routes. The Natural Park of Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama has an area of 40,662 hectares covering the mountaineous landscape of the sierras of Tejera and Almijara between the province of Málaga and Granada, in a Northeast Southeast direction toward the sea and the natural cliffs of Maro. See more.

 

 

 

 

Nerja Caves

Nerja Caves

Caves of Nerja. Located on the slopes of the Almijara mountains, 5 kms from the tourist resort town of Nerja and 1 km from Maro, are a series of caverns called the ¨natural Cathedral of the Costa del Sol¨, with an area of 140,000 square metres and a maximum length of 700 metres open to the public. The most impresive feature is a huge central column 32 metres high in the Hall of Cataclysm, considered the tallest in the world and the world´s largest stalagmite. The Show Gallery is accessed by a 8 metre flight of stairs leading to the Entrance Hall (Sala de Vestibulo) where archaeological excavations took place and where some of the finds are now displayed. Work is currently under way to open new galleries. See more.

 

 

 

Chillar River

Chillar River

Chillar River.- Nerja. A tourist trail for hikers to enjoy the beauty spots and clear mountain waters running under  their feet. A tour with alternating gorges, where the river narrows, and pools of water. The source of the river is over 1200 metres high on the Almijara mountain range in the heart of the Natural Park of the sierras of Almijara, Alhama and Tejeda, at Piedra Sellada Mountain, although its main tributaries are 500 metres away at a location known as la Vegeta de la Grarna. The Chillar River maintains a fairly constant flow throughout the year even during periods of drought and runs almost entirely along a deep gorge of dolomite marble. See more.

 

Frigiliana - White Village

Frigiliana – White Village

Frigiliana.Among all the villages of the Axarquia region of Málaga, Frigiliana stands out as the most beautiful and picturesque. It is a white village that has kept intact its steep cobblestone streets and retains its Arab heritage and roots. Frigiliana has won twice the Improvement and Beautification Competition of Provincial Villages: second prize in 1961 and first prize in 1967. It won first prize in the National Beautification Competition of Spanish Villages in 1982 and first prize in the Improvement and Beautification Competition of Andalusian Villages in 1988. See  more.

 

 

 

 

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

The “Casa Natal Picasso Museum. The birthplace of the world famous artist Pablo Ruiz Picasso has been an official heritage site since 1983. Located in Plaza de la Merced, in the historic centre of Málaga, it has been restored and converted into a museum and pilgrimage site not far from the Picasso Museum. The Pablo Ruiz Picasso Foundation Museum showcases the original works of the permanent collection of Pablo Picasso and temporary exhibits. The museum is located on the first floor of the house where the painter was born and lived the first few years of his life. There are three rooms dedicated to different artistic expressions by Picasso: ceramics, prints and illustrated books. See more.

 

 
Museo Picasso Malaga

Picasso Museum

Picasso Museum. Home to the Picasso Museum is the Buenavista Palace; a XVI century renaissance building and most important example of stately architecture of that period. The permanent collection shows the extraordinary vision of the artist. With over 200 works by Picasso, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics and engravings testifying to the magnitude of his long and prolific career from his early years as a student to his last paintings in the nineteen seventies. Also on display are Phoenician remains found during the restoration of the palace. See more.

 

 

Museo Thyssen

Carmen Thyssen Museumv

Carmen Thyssen Museum Art gallery at the Villalón Palace, a stately building holding the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza picture collection. The museum, located in the historic centre of Málaga, features over 250 works of art mainly from the 19th century and specially Andalusian paintings. The museum inaugurated on March 24, 2011 as headquarters of the Foundation, in addition to the exhibition rooms dedicated to the Thyssen collection, also include a library, showrooms for temporary exhibits, an auditorium, teaching room, museum shop, a section for restorations and an archaeological showroom. See more.

 

 

 

Alcazaba Moorish fortress

Alcazaba Moorish fortress

Alcazaba.The Alcazaba of Málaga is a Moorish fortress palace overlooking the harbour in the centre of the city. Built around the topography of a hill next to the Roman Theater in the mid-11th century by muslim rulers, the Alcazaba is one of the main landmarks of Málaga and the best preserved citadel in Spain. It comprises two walled enclosures formerly connected to the city ramparts and a third defensive wall, but only two inner walls remain: the first completely encloses the second inner area dotted with defensive towers. The outer citadel entrance is through a gateway called ¨Puerta de la Bóveda¨or Vault Gate, as well as by a lift, leading to open yards with beautiful gardens of pine and eucaliptus trees and elaborate fountains to the inner citadel through the ¨Puerta de Granada¨ or Gate of Granada, where the Governor´s palace and other dwellings of the royal residence were built on three consecutive Andalusian patios during the 11th, 13th and 14th centuries. The Alcazaba is a unique historical enclave on the foothills of mount Gibralfaro, on whose summit stands the Castle of Gibralfaro which is connected to the Alcazaba by a walkway. See more.

 

Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden. Distance 30 kms. The Concepción Gardens are part of the Municipal Botanical Council ¨Ciudad de Málaga¨, created around 1855. It comprises a beautiful tropical and subtropical open air collection. The vegetable species come from Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Oceania. Despite the beautiful lush gardens, in Europe it was known since its inception thanks to the magnificent archaeological collection held in the Loringian Museum, a Doric temple erected over a Roman mosaic discovered in Cartama showing the exploits of Hercules. Among the many archaeological remains recovered, the most important was the Lex Flavia Malacitana, a bronze with existing Roman government laws in MálagaSee more information.

 

 

El Torcal Antequera

El Torcal Antequera

El Torcal. Antequera.  El Torcal in Antequera is a natural scenic landscape area within the province of Málaga famous for the whimsical limestone rock sculptures shaped by various processes of erosion or agents of change, like the action of water, freeze and thaw and chemical weathering over a period of several hundred million years. Going back about two hundred million years ago, when much of Europe and the Middle East were submerged under the Tethys Ocean, between the continents of Gondwana and Laurasia during the Mesozoic era, began a process of carbonated sedimentation, due to the accumulation and deposit of skeletons, shells and seashells at the bottom of the sea, that took about one hundred and seventy five million years. See more.

 

 

Finca agricultura ecológica

Organic Farm in Coin

Organic farm in Coin.  Visitors to the organic farm will become acquainted with natural farming methods to dispel their doubts about organic agriculture and learn how to take care of the land that grows the foods we eat. The Hevilla family, owners of the farm, have an open policy for visitors who are also welcome to buy any of their produce. Other than providing consumers top quality fruits and veggies without chemical products, their field experience consists in the sale of organic produce at local organic markets within the county of Guadalhorce. See more.

 

 

The Alhambra – Granada

Alhambra. Granada The Alhambra is perhaps today the greatest treasure in the city of Granada. It is a group of monuments created by a diversity of cultures spanning over more than six hundred years from  the Muslim, Renaissance and Romantic periods. Watching the gardens of the Alhambra and listening to the breeze rustling through the trees at the same time as the sounds of water provides a shelter from everyday noise. To enjoy such beauty while touring the palatinate rooms and experiencing the aromas emerging from the yards and gardens, relishing the light and colour from the ornate halls and enjoying the view of the impresive sights of the Albaicin and la Vega are quite a privilege for the senses. See more.

 

Sierra Nevada – Granada

Sierra Nevada. The beach and the snow are just within one hour´s drive. Sierra Nevada is a natural phenomenon in both winter and summer, with the highest mountain – Mulhacen (3482 m) – in the Iberian peninsula and continental Spain. At the Sierra Nevada Ski Station and resort, other than the 100 km (62mi) of alpine skiing runs, it is possible to enjoy many sporting activities all year round. Sierra Nevada has witnessed some great chapters in the history of Spain like the arrival of the Romans and Muslims, and the rebellion of the Alpujarras in the 16th century. The most important event in Sierra Nevada in contemporary history took place in 1986, when UNESCO declared the area a Biosphere Reserve. In 1989 it was declared a Natural Park by the Andalucian Government  and it is a National Park since 1999. See more.

 

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2 comments

  1. Sherry Reisch

    I am interested in this trip. I am looking to travel mid January 2016. What is the calendar for 2016? Thank you,
    Sherry

    1. Govegan

      We will replay by private mail

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