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The inland white villages of the Costa del Sol

One of the most authentic experiences offered by the Costa del Sol is a route through the white villages of Málaga.

The advantage of offering such route during any incentive programme is that its length can be adjusted depending on the available time. An idea would be to visit one village per day, in order to have enough time to enjoy the traditional cuisine, picturesque streets and natural surroundings. Let’s start!

 

Ronda

Today, the ancient town of Ronda is a prime tourist destination that combines historic views with an active shopping experience.

The famous and really breath-taking El Tajo bridge on its own is worth the travel, but Ronda has more to offer: it features the only bullring in all Spain which is entirely made of stone, and several interesting buildings, dating back to the Moorish period such us the Mondragón Palace. Ronda’s big central square is very lively, and several restaurants invite to taste the specialities from the surrounding mountain range.

 

After having discovered this beautiful and historic village, our team suggests to have lunch at el Cortijo de Cortés, located in the Paraiso Alto area, a privileged location surrounded by golf courts.

 

In Ronda it’s also worth to visit one of its ecological wineries. Extraordinary wines are produced in the area thanks to its special microclimate and they can be tasted through a guided tour at the Finca Los Frutales or Bodega La Melonera.

 

Mijas

Surely you’ve heard of Mijas, the small town 430 meters above sea level, famous for its taxi donkeys

While walking through the centre, you will end up in the street of San Sebastian, one of the most photographed streets of Spain.

 

A treasure hunt in Mijas, is one of the best option to get to know the village in an exciting way. The activity has a story-line with actors: in order to solve the various enigmas, participants will have to stop by the most emblematic places of of Mijas and interact with locals to find out about their culture and customs.

 

Alternatively you can opt for a more adventurous experience off the road: a reforestation programme on 4×4 cars which transmits values of sustainability and teamwork among participants with the backdrop of the beautiful natural environment of the Sierra de Mijas.

 

Antequera

The city of Antequera, also known as the heart of the autonomous community of Andalucía, had a glorious history, which is still reflected in the more than fifty buildings of both religious and civil architecture, dated between the Bronze Age and the beginning of the 20th century. Nevertheless, Antequera is not only known for its monumental attractions, but also for the natural ones: amazing natural landscapes such as the fertile Vega or El Torcal, which can be explored through a wide range of hiking tours.

 

A major attraction not to forget is the Antequera Dolmen Site, recently named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This archaeological treasure, consisting of three exceptional megaliths is one of the first conscious integrations of architecture and monumental landscape in the European Prehistory.

 

When planning your programme in Antequera, remember to include a lunch in the Bullring Restaurant, with full access to the Bullfighting Museum of the plaza, where your guests will enjoy Andalusian and Spanish typical dishes in the unique setting of the traditional arena.

 

To discover and learn more about our programmes in Spain please visit Ovation Spain DMC and get in touch with our expert Elena Rubio.

 

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