Surface Area: 22.5 square kilometres Population: 2,230 What the natives are called: Guareños Outstanding Sights: Parish Church of San Miguel, Chapel of Cruz del Puerto, Chapel of San Isidro, Marmolejo Olive Oil Museum, Al-Andalus Cultural Centre Geographical Location: in the Guadalhorce valley region adjoining the Las Nieves mountain range. The village is about 500 metres above sea level. It is 50 kilometres from Málaga and 15 from Marbella. The area records an average annual rainfall of 660 litres per square metre and the average temperature is 17º C. The municipality of Guaro, between Coín and Tolox and adjoining the River Grande, one of the tributaries of the Guadalhorce, is one of the ports of entry to the Sierra de las Nieves Nature Park, which has been designated by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve. This advantageous location will give some idea of the beauty of the setting. It is just a short distance from the Costa del Sol but at the same time is insulated from the hustle and bustle of the coast, all the more so by the fact that traffic is restricted in many of the village streets. A state of balance has thus been reached between the needs of contemporary life and the traditions of an eminently agricultural and therefore slow-paced village. This territory sprawls out gently among hills whose altitude varies between 200 and 500 metres and that are covered mainly by olive and almond trees and low brush, with groves of cork oaks here and there where the terrain is not suitable for crops. The landscape has an unmistakably agricultural flavour but is nevertheless compatible with the installation of new cultural and leisure facilities. Remains discovered in the area of Ardite show that the first settlements in these lands occurred in prehistoric times, and there is also evidence of the Roman imprint at Cerro del Polvillar. The village was founded by the Arabs, however, at a date that has not been determined with certainty. The Muslims first settled at Guaro Viejo (Old Guaro) and shortly afterward at present-day Guaro. It received the designation of “villa” (royal burgh) by decree of Felipe IV in 1614. Some years later, in 1648, this king wished to pay for certain services performed for the crown by Juan Chumacero Sotomayor Carrillo de la Vega, so the villa of Guaro was converted to a county and that person became its first Count. Find out more at Visit Costa Del Sol
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If you log on to www.skyscanner.net and have a look at flights from the UK to Malaga, you will find some really good deals. Ryan air ( I know how much everyone loves Ryan air) have just started a service from Bristol to Malaga, and I have just booked a flight on 4th May for £50 return all in, which I thought was pretty good. admittedly I am not taking a bag for the hold which would be an extra £30 for the return journey, but it does get me there.
If you ever use sky scanner, simply put in your airport of departure, and your destination airport (hopefully that will be Malaga, as you will be coming to stay at our lovely Villa) and then click the link on the dates for “Whole of month” you will see a bar chart which is a great way to find out when the best priced flights are, if you are not tied to travelling on a particular date.
In 2007 I had the pleasure of interviewing for television some lovely people who own and run a diving school on the south coast of Spain. They told me of some fantastic local diving spots off of the coast of Spain. Because this area is so rich for historic events because of its strategic location, there are many ships on which to dive that were either sunk during the second world war, or scuttled to cause havoc to enemy shipping in the area.
I’m not saying that if you have never dived before that you could simply rush out and dive on these sites straight away, But with the skilled dive masters that we know, you can certainly get well under way to seeing some of the fantastic sights there are to see off of the coast of Spain. for more details of diving in this area you can email me at email@example.com and I will pass your enquirey on to our dive training team.