What a Difference a Day can make…………..
Not many people know that David owner of Sunny Villa Spain is a singer, and would like to invite you all to a grand and very exciting night at the Seven Stars hotel in Totnes Devon, on Friday 28th June 2013 where he will supply the evenings amazing entertainment.
To get the chance to Win a Weeks Holiday in the idilic Sunny Villa Spain, just turn up and have a Great night!
Click here to download a form that you can print off, fill out with all your details and then just bring it with you on the evening to enter a Prize draw for this amazing prize…….
Good Luck all
Marbella is, without a doubt, one of the Costa del Sol’s major tourist centres, thanks to the high quality of the facilities and services it provides. Puerto Banús, one of the main focal points for tourists in the town, houses an exclusive leisure area inside the excellent facilities of its marina. But Marbella is also a paradise for golf lovers. A dozen magnificent courses allow the golfer to play the sport before the unusual backdrop provided by the sea and the mountains. The historic part of town, sitting on a beautiful bay, shelters lovely corners of a typically Andalusian flavour, with whitewashed houses and orange trees adorning the streets and squares. An ideal setting for sampling any one of the tasty recipes of the local cuisine. Read more
Guaro is a lovely white village on the edge of the Sierra de las Nieves natural park and 20mins walk from Sunny Villa .
Thanks to its elevated position, at over 350 metres above sea level, the village offers privileged views across the surrounding countryside. Some of the best vistas are from its 16th century church of San Miguel, found at the top of the village’s narrow, winding streets.
ALMONDS & OLIVES
Historically the area was a noted producer of almonds, with until recent times a village factory making cakes and biscuits from locally produced almonds. Although the factory has now closed, local artisan almond products such as cakes and nougat are still available; and the almond trees remain, covering the countryside with a sea of white and delicate pink blossoms each spring.
Olive growing remains an important part of the local economy and Guaro has an up to date co-operative olive oil mill where local producers have their harvests pressed.
Increasingly the village is also used as an eastern base for access to the Sierra de las Nieves natural park, for nature hiking and adventure activities.
FESTIVAL DE LA LUNA MORA
Like many of the white villages of Andalucía, Guaro dates back to the Arabic occupation of Spain. The small community of some 2,500 people keeps its Moorish history very much alive with the annual ‘Festival de la Luna Mora’ or Festival of the Moorish Moon.
Held between the middle two weekends of each September, this arts, crafts and music festival has grown from a humble celebration into a significant event playing host to local, national and international talent. More>
Artists from the fields of classical, popular and flamenco music and dance offer concerts in the village’s purpose built, open-air amphitheatre. Past performers have included internationally acclaimed classical guitarist Paco de Lucía; contemporary flamenco/pop singer Diana Navarro; and Malaga-born pop singer Pablo Alborán. Throughout the evenings of the ten day festival there is a Moorish style street souk, and the entire village is illuminated by over 20,000 candles.
Each July the village celebrates its annual pilgrimage parade or ‘Romeria’ terminating at the tiny chapel of ‘Ermita del Santuario del Puerto’.
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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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org and I will pass your enquirey on to our dive training team.