Southern Spain - A Winter Warm-up


Having recently enjoyed 10 days in sunny south Spain. Here’s our pick of the top well known and lesser well-known places to enjoy making the best of the winter sun.



If you’re put off by the idea of visiting the Costa Del Sol then you wouldn’t be the first but, Malaga has undergone huge redevelopments and is a city break must-see. With quaint winding lanes through the heart of the city filled with shops, gastrobars and urban hangouts alongside traditional taverns, there’s a buzz in the air not to be missed. 


Things to do /  see / eat.

Pedregalejo- Great area to walk along, sit on the beach and enjoy tapas.

Andino Gastrobar - Wonderful food, try the cheesy Banana! Trust us!

Cathedral - A must see and you can go inside too.



7km north of Nerja sits the most beautiful town. Known for its impeccably clean, whitewashed houses this village could easily be mistaken for one of the Greek Islands. With a multicultural history and mosaic decorated narrow cobbled streets, it’s definitely a place to take your time. Slim gaps between the houses perfectly frame the views over Andalucía with each spare space filled with quaint restaurants and wineries, what’s not to love!!


Things to do /  see / eat.

Levi Angelo -  Great spot for breakfast or lunch. Delicious pastries!

Walking - The entire village is accessible to wander through and choose which house you wish you had!

Garden Restaurant - Climb to the top of the village for drinks with a view!


Sierra Nevada


Home to Spains highest inland peak and famed for its ski resort at Veleta Mountain, this 75km wide snow-capped mountain range is within driving distance from the coast. Reach here from Almuñécar in just under 2 hours and be skiing for dawn. Known for its picturesque villages on the route up and party-filled Aprés ski, it’s worth a visit even if you can’t ski!


Things to do /  see / eat.

Las Alpujarras - Explore this white-washed mountain side village.

Ski - Ski equipment hire and rentals are available at the resort and it’s only 50 euros for a ski pass.

El Lodge - If luxury is your thing, look no further than a stay at El Lodge $$$

La Herradura 


If the laid-back mediterranean vibe is what you’re after, La Herradura has this in abundance. This picturesque hillside town is reclaimed by its local residents after a busy summer’s trade, yet the beauty doesn’t dissipate. 


Things to do /  see / eat.

Marina Del Este - Take a boat trip, eat in the harbour, sit and enjoy the beach.

Bola Marina - There are two in La Herradura town. Great food. $$

Walk to Almuñécar - Climb to the lighthouse for views over Almuñécar then if you fancy it, walk down into the town. Level - intermediate. Length - 1-2 hours depending on pace.