Recommended Urban Routes: The Walk from Marbella to Puerto Banus

Paseo marítimo de Marbella

It’s time for the holidays, so why not to take a walk every day as a part of a exercise routine? Marbella is a great place to do this – an interesting town that has managed to retain its traditional charm while entering the 21st century with energy and enthusiasm. Before you start your daily […]

Fuerte Hotels has donated a collection of beds in support of a shelter home in Ethiopia

Recogida de los colchones en Fuerte Conil-

Today on the Fuerte Blog, we have one of those stories that really touches our hearts. Its the story of the Ambessa project and the partnership that emerged after a trip to Addis Adaba, Ethiopia. This was a group that found themselves horrified at the appalling conditions they found orphaned and abandoned children living in. They […]

5 Reasons to Play Golf at El Rompido

Golf El Rompido

If you like golf, then El Rompido is your destiny. Each year, thousands of people choose to play this sport across Southern Spain and not just because of the Costa de la Luz’s privileged climate. This beautiful fishing village belongs to the municipality of Cartaya, in Huelva, and is home to four golf courses: the […]

Where Does One Go For A Taste Of Sardines? A Historical Pleasure

Espeto de sardinas

Where Does One Go For A Taste Of Sardines? A Historical Pleasure One the first things to tourists think of when they hit the beaches of Marbella and Andalucia in general are the famous “bars” and beach restaurants serving delicious seafood just steps from sea. If there is one dish in particular stands out among […]

Travel diary from Grazalema: Roman Road Route

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For another week we are lending space on our blog to Petra and her travel journal which, we regret to announce, will be her last post, describing the fifth day of her stay at the Fuerte Grazalema Hotel. This German girl wanted to share her experiences of sport, trekking and nature on the Llanos del Endrina (Endrina Plains) Route, the Salto […]

The Payoyo Cheese, One Of The Treasures Of The Sierra de Grazalema’s

Queso Payoyo

The Payoyo Cheese, an artisan cheese of the Sierra de Grazalema, is one of world’s finest cheeses. Recognised several times at the “World Cheese Awards”, it is made with milk of the native cattle species: the payoya goat and the merina sheep from Grazalema (known as “grazalemeña”). Around the middle of the 1990s, the entire […]

The Pleasures of Summer: € 6 Prawns

Gambas de Huelva

During the summer months, where can you taste white prawns from Huelva for just 6 € in El Rompido? Since the late nineteenth century, fishermen have sought out space near the old lighthouse in El Rompido to build small huts and over time, these have helped transform it into the fishing village it is today. […]

Ancient Traditions: Don’t Go Swimming Until El Carmen!

Virgen del Carmen, Marbella

There was once a tradition in Spain that people did not take their first swim in the sea until the procession of the Virgin del Carmen on the 16th of July. As tradition dictated, once the procession of the Virgin passed, our ancestors were threw themselves into the water. The belief was that the waters […]

Travel diary from Grazalema: Pinsapar Route

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Another week has gone by and, just like every Wednesday, we are lending our blog to Petra and her travel journal. This German woman wanted to share her experiences with sport, trekking and nature during her five day stay at the Fuerte Grazalema Hotel. After the  Llanos del Endrina (Endrina Plains) Route, the Salto del Cabrero […]

What are the 10 most beautiful villages in Andalucia II?

Pueblos más bonitos de Andalucía

As we discussed in our previous post, we here at the Fuerte Blog are out to find the three prettiest villages in Andalucia so we’ve set aside our top ten list so our readers can choose which one they like best – those that you just cannot miss when you come to Southern Spain. After […]

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