Culture, nature, sports, beach entertainment and fun for the children

Something for everyone …

Whether you like to stroll through a beautiful white village, explore nature on foot, go cycling, get a strong adrenaline rush, do a fun activity with the kids, lie down on the beach or just enjoy the pool of our B&B? It does not matter. In the region around Casa El Corasueño and Málaga your holiday will certainly be too short.

White villages and beautiful cities

A coffee on a square in a typical white village? Immerse yourself in the Moorish culture in Granada? We’ll give you some tips.

Almogía is a typical Spanish pueblo blanco and is located only 20 minutes walking or 5 minutes driving from our b&b. Discover the beautiful squares, churches and medieval watchtower through the narrow streets of this lovely white village. Take a breather in the village square where many locals gather to have their daily chat and have a cerveza or tinto de verano at the local bar.

Be amazed by the magnificence of Andalusia’s second biggest city. Plenty of variety for everyone; shops and bars, morning markets, various museums (such as the Picasso museum, car museum, museum of imaginations,…) and monuments, the cathedral, the harbour and last but not least the impressive Moorish Alcazaba fortress. Málaga is a wonderful city to stroll through!

Mijas Pueblo is famous for its white houses built on a mountain hill, narrow streets and donkey taxis, charming shops, squares and cozy atmosphere. Add in the beautiful panoramas across the Mediterranean and the coastal village Fuengirola and you can spend a good couple of hours strolling around here.

In this authentic city you go from one historic site to another; Moorish ruins, beautiful churches, prehistoric crypts and the biggest Dolmen of Europe. Plenty of magnificent miradors or views will make you watch in shock and awe. The many white houses and friendly atmosphere complete the package.

A busy touristic city filled with Moorish influences. The beautiful white walls, cobblestone streets and picturesque window barriers will certainly enchant you along with the magnificent bridges, bull arena, Moorish bathhouses, squares and city gates,…

Be sure to walk to the old city district by crossing the medieval bridge which provides a breathtaking view over the Guadalhorce Valley. Definitely worth a daytrip!

This charming white village is situated in the nature park of Sierras Almijara, Tejeda and Alhama, about 7 kilometres north of Nerja. In its glowing narrow streets with their white painted houses you’ll quickly notice how you’ve left all your worries behind and simply enjoy the moment. Discover its landmarks and nature while you dive into the simple and romantic atmosphere of one of the most unique white villages in Andalusia.

The ancient Moorish town centre of Frigiliana, also known as the Barribarto, takes you back to an era wherein the Moors reigned supreme. It’s considered one of the best kept historic centres in the Málaga province. It was therefore designated a National Heritage Site and awarded the title Conjunto Histórico-Artístico.

A large city, at the bottom of the Sierra Nevada which has mountain peaks above 3.000 meters and where the Moors ruled for centuries. You can find those Moorish influences all over this thriving city with many places to visit. Check out this city’s various squares, historic buildings as well as the Alhambra de Granada world wonder. Until a few years ago this royal palace also served as the Spanish king’s residence so this particular landmark certainly deserves a visit. Tickets for this must be pre-ordered through the official Alhambra Patronato website. Need help? Let us know and we will be happy to help you.

In the heart of Córdoba you find the Mezquita (the world’s second largest mosque) which consists of a church with a mosque built around it. A unique sight to behold! In addition, you can also discover the imposing ancient bridge across the Río Guadalquivir which connects the 2 city districts. The small and atmospheric city streets also invite you to walk through this town for hours. If you prefer art, you can visit this city’s numerous museums and exhibitions.

Consider, for example, Nerja, a coastal city located on a cliff with the famous Balcony of Europe, which with its cannons was a former point of defense against piracy. From here you have a magnificent view over the Mediterranean Sea. There are also many shops and restaurants in the small streets of Nerja. The largest cave complex in Andalusia is also located in Nerja.

Or Comares, a typical Spanish white village, high and beautifully situated on a hilltop. On the way there alone, you are guaranteed to park your car a number of times to enjoy the beautiful views. In the village itself you can follow a nice walk, indicated with footsteps, that takes you past all the sights.

Also discover Iznajar. The white village surrounded by the apple-blue-sea-green water of the reservoir is more than worth a visit.

And this is just a small selection of the many sights in Andalusia. We have all the information available in B&B Casa El Corasueño.

Hiking in the beautiful nature

Do you like to put on your hiking boots to discover the exceptional beauty of Andalusian nature? The possibilities are endless.

Casa El Corasueño (in the Málaga region) is located in the middle of the Guadalhorce Valley and creates the perfect starting point for beautiful walks. After a solid breakfast you can lace your hiking boots to explore and discover the authentic village Almogía, a typical pueblo blanco located only 20 minutes walking from our b&b.

Various signposted walking routes start at our b&b. You can choose between an adventurous river walk, a walk through the wonderful Espinar valley, a walk to the highest point of the area and a walk around our village and so much more!

Moreover, the famous pilgrimage route Santiago de Compostella crosses through Almogía as well and you can explore it perfectly from our b&b!

The iconic pilgrimage route of Santiago de Compostella (Camino Mozárabe) passes through Almogía as well. You can explore four parts of the pilgrimage from our b&b. If you wish we can drop you off at the route’s starting point or pick you up at its ending point. For more information, take a look at to the official Camino Mozárabe de Málaga website.

Just outside the city of Málaga is the Montes de Málaga Natural Park. This vast area is characterized by the many pine trees and beautiful hills. You also have fantastic views of the coastal strip around Málaga. In Montes de Málaga Natural Park you can choose from 5 marked hiking trails.

Would you like to visit some UNESCO world heritage? Then go for a walk in the impressive natural park El Torcal with its uniquely formed rock and limestone formations. There are three different walking distances, suitable for every type of traveller and also very fun to do with children. Do not hesitate to visit this place, it will be an unforgettable experience!

By following the signposts you will encounter ravines, caves and other curiosities. If you keep quiet you may even spot some of its inhabitants: foxes, eagles, vultures, mountain goats,… There’s also a magnificent view over the Guadalhorce Valley and the Mediterranean Sea. During sunny winter days you can even spot snow at the Sierra Nevada peaks.

Another recommended hiking route is El Santo in Pizarra. This 7 km long route swings upwards the mountain through the eucalyptus forest while climbing some rock sculpted staircases. The signposts guide you to the peak of the Sierra de Gibralmora with the impressive statue of El Santo (Jesus) and a fantastic panorama over Pizarra and the Guadalhorce Valley. During nice weather conditions you can see the various mountain peaks of over 2.000 m and kilometres wide in diameter. Complete the loop walk by descending from the mountain’s other side so that you can behold the Mediterranean shine with the Málaga coast in front of it.

About an hour away from B&B Casa El Corasueño are the mountain ranges Sierra de las Nieves, Sierra de Mijas and Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama. You will find mountain peaks of more than 2,000 meters. A little further away (1h50min) you will find the Sierra Nevada. This mountain range includes sixteen peaks that are higher than 3,000 meters. One of those peaks in this mountain range is the highest mountain of the Iberian Peninsula, the Mulhacén (3,482 m). There are also several ski slopes for winter sports.

Small village just north of Ronda. Here the rocks determine the street scene. For centuries, the inhabitants of Setenil lived in the caverns of these protected rocky outcrops and today this is the main reason why it is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the Sierra de Cádiz.

Two of Setenil’s main streets are located on both sides of the river that crosses the town, the Guadalporcún. The streets are called Cuevas del Sol and Cuevas de la Sombra (Caves of the Sun and Caves of the Shadow respectively). They owe their name to the phenomenon created by the rocks that lie over the streets like solid roofs. This prevents the sun from heating the Cuevas de las Sombra and you can even see stalactites appear during the cold winter season. The Cuevas del Sol, on the other hand, always enjoy the warm sunlight.

Do you prefer a flat walk along the sea? Then walk through a part of the Senda Litoral de Málaga. This walking route of almost 200 km connects the coastal cities of the Costa del Sol from Estepona to Marbella and Málaga all the way to Rincón de la Victora, Torre del Mar and Nerja.

Fuente de Piedra is a unique protected nature reserve north of Antequera with the largest salt lake in Spain and is also the breeding ground for hundreds of flamingos in the spring. Every year in March, many flamingos settle here before returning to West Africa. In addition to flamingos, you can also observe many other migratory and breeding birds here.

Also discover the reservoir of Viñuela with its apple blue-sea green water. You can drive around completely and in the meantime explore some white villages, with various beautiful viewpoints along the route.

Sporty and adventurous

Do you like to feel adrenaline rushing through your body? Or are you just a bit more sporty, then you will find almost endless possibilities in the region around Málaga and B&B Casa El Corasueño (Almogía). A few tips:

Walk through the iconic Caminito del Rey (King’s route). This 7 km route passes partially across a mountain side sculpted path and after 6 km you reach a suspension bridge serves to cross over to the cliff’s other side. The beautiful views you’re going to see during this route will stick in your mind forever. You walk from the north of Ardales to the south of Álora.

Tickets for this must be pre-ordered through the official Caminito del Rey website. Need help? Let us know and we will be happy to help you.

Kayaking on the Casasola reservoir of Almogía. Just around the corner from our B&B is the beautiful reservoir of Casasola. Here you can rent a kayak every weekend, go exploring and enjoy the peace, the water and the wonderful nature around it.

This nature reserve can be found between Alhaurin El Grande and Coín. Barranco Blanco is one of the most adventurous hiking routes that you can do in the Coín region. It’s a little paradise on earth! There are thousands of different types of green vegetation. The contrast with the white rocks is magnificent. Here you also have crystal clear water from the Río Alaminos which you can walk through.

Visit the Nerja region and cross the Río Chillar. This 17 km walk will often make your feet wet, but it is definitely worth it! You can choose to walk a part of it, but the further you enter the gorge, the more beautiful and adventurous the path becomes. Along the way you see magnificent rocks, natural pools where you can swim and so many more wonders of nature.

Just outside of the village of Tolox, in the vicinity of the Sierra De Las Nieves, is the Río Grande. The destination Charco de la Virgen is a crystal clear waterhole that’s been supplied by a waterfall of more than 20 meters high. You can swim in it and the hiking route is about 5 km back and forth.

This mountain hike is almost 9 km long and begins on top of the village of Canillas de Aceituno. Here you walk on the border between the Granada and Málaga provinces in the nature reserve of the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama.

Since October 26, 2020 there’s a new suspension bridge of 52 meters long (1 of the 3 longest suspension bridges in Spain) in order to cross over towards the other white village of Sadella.

The white village of Alhama de Granada is situated on an enormous rocky offshoot surrounded by a deep gorge, the Tajo de Alhama, where the Alhama river flows through. You have a magnificent panorama of both the village and the river surroundings. From the village square with its grand church begins a hiking route through the profound gorge via a well-passable path.

In the old neighbourhood, amongst a network of narrow and steep streets are this village’s most remarkable monuments. In the proximity of Alhama de Granada you can enjoy beautiful landscapes of red-brown rocks, vineyards, yew and pine trees.

This 8 km long hiking route at the border of the village of Otívar is a paradise for people who love adventure and water fun. You can swim in crystal clear lagoons and diving from the natural rocky platforms is possible as well. The entrance is a bit hard to find but on the internet you can find various descriptions as to how to get there.

A guided quad or buggy ride, a jeep safari or a trip with a Vespa scooter. Or rather horse riding, rafting, canyoning, kayaking, abseiling, paragliding or a challenging via ferrata? Or do you prefer fun on the water? You can go sea kayaking, snorkeling, diving, water pedalo, dolphin watching or a trip with a small private boat.

We are happy to show you the way between all these cool and sometimes challenging activities in the Almogía – Málaga region.

Sun, sea & beach

Would you like to cool off by the sea? You can choose one of the many small, typical Spanish coastal villages. Or you opt for the glitz and glamor of fashionable seaside resorts such as Marbella and Puerto Banús.

Malaga is a fantastic city. There is a lot to experience. In addition to the port, which is partly touristic and partly industrial, Málaga also has fifteen (15!) city beaches with all facilities, of which La Malagueta is the best known. In short, we definitely recommend that you plan a day in Malaga during your stay at Bed & Breakfast Casa El Corasueño!

The famous sand beach of Torremolinos with its many bars, pubs and so much more is the busiest coastal city in the region. A few interesting local attractions are Parque de la Batería, Crocodile Park and the Molina del Inca botanical garden.

Benalmádena features a wide walking boulevard with many bars and restaurants. Located in the centre is the harbour which has a fairytale like look with houses that seem to float on the water surrounded by various boats. You can find many shops and restaurants in these docks.

Just outside of Benalmádena you can also find the cable car ride which lead you right to the top of the mountain where you can enjoy a beautiful sight of the Benalmádena coastline and the Mediterranean and where you can also watch a falconry show. You can also find Andalusia’s largest butterfly garden here. Some more fun attractions; Sea Life, Parque de la Paloma and el Castillo de Colomares, which is a memorial to Christopher Columbus.

Two fun seaside resorts connected with each other by a wooden walking path along with broad sand beaches. All of those are opportunities for you to enjoy the sun and sea. Add to that a beach bar or restaurant here and there where you can spend hours enjoying the view of the glistering sea.

The mundane Marbella with its own yacht harbour and countless shops of famous brands is the region where the money keeps on rolling. The historic city centre is free of traffic which makes it very enjoyable to explore on foot.

Located nearby is Puerto Banús, also known as little Monaco because of the exclusive cars and expensive yachts you can behold here.

Right next to Málaga you will find 2 typically Spanish fishing villages: El Palo en Pedregalejo. They are connected to one another by a narrow (at certain places) walking dyke which features countless fish restaurants. Mainly the Spaniards visit these villages because of the authenticity and the typically Spanish atmosphere and hospitality.

Relax in this less touristic place at sea and walk for kilometres across a beautiful dyke with broad beach. Halfway on the road you find a zone with cliffs which you can walk on to enjoy a magnificent view over the sea or you can walk straight through the three tunnels carved out of the surrounding rocks. You can also visit the place by bike en route to Málaga.

Starting from the white-blue lighthouse you can stroll through the extensive walking boulevard straight towards the docks and once again the route is scattered with chiringitos where you can have a typically Spanish good time.

Fuengirola has about 8 km of sandy beach with names such as Los Boliches, Gaviotas and Torreblanca and the long boulevard, the Paseo Maritimo. On Tuesday morning there is a market at the Recinto Ferial, the largest outdoor market on the coast.

Estepona is a beautiful coastal town with more than 20 km of beach where you can walk on the dike along bars and restaurants. The city has a historic center with squares and several churches as well as a tourist port.

Away from the crowds and in the middle of nature you will find Torre de Benagalbón and Benajarafe. Two coastal towns with a wide sandy beach and here and there a typical chiringito or beach bar.

With the kids

There is a lot to do with the kids. Adventure parks, animal shows, a crocodile park, water parks, or caves in Rincón de la Victoria and in Nerja.

  • Lobopark (Antequera – 1 hour)
    Very nice wolf park.
  • Biopark Fuengirola (Fuengirola – 45 minutes)
    Beautiful zoo with animals in the wild.
  • Crocodile Park (Torremolinos – 35 minutes)
    Crocodiles, caimans, alligators and much more!
  • Waterpark Aqualand (Torremolinos – 35 minutes)
    A true paradise for real water lovers.
  • Sealife (Benalmádena – 40 minutes)
    Beautiful aquarium, children’s zone and adventurous pirate mini golf course.
  • Selwo Marina (Benalmádena – 40 minutes)
    Shows with dolphins, seals and penguins. Swimming with dolphins.
  • Adventure Park (Marbella – 1 hour)
    Fun for young and old, safe course with ropes and walkways.

A rainy day???

There are more than 300 days of sunshine a year in Andalusia, but what if there is a lesser day during your holiday? Don’t worry, we have the following tips:

Indoor shopping in shopping centres
You can also shop at home, but in Spain it is slightly different. In addition, prices are often lower than in your country, especially during the “rebajas” (sales).

Even with good weather it is a nice change from every day at the beach or swimming pool. You will enjoy shopping in Málaga: Plaza Mayor, Designer Outlet, El Corte Inglés, Larios, …


Celebrating Christmas and New Year in Andalusia with a pleasant sun and clear blue sky, it is possible! Do you want something different than grey and dull weather for the Holidays? Then why not come to Andalusia and spend the Holidays with a pleasant winter sun and a radiant blue sky? That certainly has its charms!

December is a festive month in Málaga with a wonderful light show set to music three times a day. The typical white villages are also bathed in Christmas decorations and there are numerous Christmas markets in Málaga, Granada and other major cities.

You really should have experienced this at least once in a lifetime!!