Comares · Spain | Costa del Sol - Costa Blanca - Mallorca
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One of the highest pueblo blancos in Andalucía (739 metres above sea level), Comares can be spied for miles around, rising high above the surrounding countryside and resembling a natural extension to the craggy rock face.
A map is useful, although first time visitors may still find the approach hard to find and, equally baffling is the fact that the village keeps disappearing from view as the windy country roads dip and curve round a succession of death-defying hairpin bends!
However, when familiar with the approach, the journey from Málaga airport is less than an hour, while the nearest coastal resort - Torre del Mar - is just 24 kilometres away.
Comares has a population of approximately 2000. About 10% of these are northern Europeans who have chosen to live here. The Village is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, surrounded by towering Mountain ranges and views down to the coast. There are several bars and restaurants in the Village serving traditional and international meals. There are a few shops in the village providing all your day to day needs. The village has all the usual amenities including a school, church, bank, shops and swimming pool.
Comares is one of the famous 'white villages' of Spain, its streets are flower bedecked alleys and life moves at a very slow pace. Comares is located in a National Park.
The area is very Mountainous and includes a large lake at Vinuela. There are countless scenic drives in the area. Hill walking is particularly well catered for with many well marked routes. Horseriding is available locally and many lovely beaches are only half an hours drive away. Nerja and its famous caves are a 40 minute drive from Comares. Daytrips are possible to Granada, Seville, Cordoba, Gibraltar and even North Africa! Fortunately, despite being breathtakingly pretty,
Comares has not yet succumbed to the coach tour circuit, although there are several Brits and other foreign residents here, and an exquisite small hotel on the main plaza. Throughout the village, there are colourful ceramic plaques depicting Comares´ important place in history, which can be traced back to the third century BC.
The village was one of the principle defensive bastions of Omar Ben Hafsun and during the early times of the Moorish caliphs in Cordoba, protected what are now the ruins of the local capital on the Mazmullar plateau, some four kilometres from the village and worth a visit.
This is, without doubt, one of the prettiest villages in the province of Andalucía and should be visited soon, before the raffia donkeys go on sale. Geographical situation: 28 km from Malaga and 24 km from Vélez.
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