Situated in the heart of the Sierra Grazalema, the Hotel Fuerte Grazalema will reopen its doors again from November 30th until December 9, adding to the Fuerte Hotel and apartment options across Southern Spain during the Puente de la Inmaculada holiday.
The beautiful setting allows visitors quick access to hiking trails, quaint white villages and the historical and cultural highlights of Cadiz, Jerez de la Frontera and the Puerto Santa Maria. Below, we’ve included some highlights that our guests cannot miss this holiday season.
Grazalema, a Truly Charming Escape
If you want to get in touch with the stunning natural surroundings that Andalucía has to offer, the Sierra de Grazalema is an ideal and easy way to do just that. Offering miles of varied hiking trails to take in the impressive scenery, the natural park allows a quiet, relaxing way to explore the region’s wide variety of wildlife.
After checking into the Fuerte Hotel, our friendly and knowledgeable staff can point you in the right direction for a wide array of local routes, which can be done on foot or by bicycle. These include the “Ruta del Pinsapo” (“Pinsapo Route”), which highlights a protected native species of plant; the “Ruta al Puerto del Boyar” (“Path to Puerto del Boyar”), taking visitors to the port along the Guadalete River; or the“Ruta de la Ribera de Gaidovar” (“Bank of Gaidovar Route”), which guides hikers through the local farming community.
However, its important to remember that Grazalema is more than just a beautiful natural park – it is also part of the one of Spain’s most unique cultural and architectural gems, the Ruta de los Pueblos Blancos (Route of the White Villages), allowing explorers the chance to wander through narrow, cobbled streets. This also allows access to the “Ruta del Agua” (“Route of the Water”), which takes place within the old town where they can find some of the town’s most iconic outposts, including the Church of Our Lady of the Dawn, the council or the Church of San Joseph.
Another option available to local visitors is the “Ruta a la calzada medieval” (“Route of the Medieval Road”), running through a lower part of town, situated beside the river. Up above, guests can find stunning views at the los Asomaderos, El Tajo, Los Peñascos y Villa Turística outlooks, allowing glimpses of the town’s most interesting sites and the unique local landscape.
Fuerte Grazalema is a fantastic four-star hotel immersed in an amazing forest of oaks. It is an ideal natural paradise for a few days of peace and tranquillity, located just 5 minutes from Grazalema. It features rooms with spectacular views over the valley. For those travelling with children, there are a number of age appropriate activities, including visits to local organic gardens and a farm where they can feed the animals.
The Wonderfully Pleasant Climate of Marbella, Nerja and Torrox
If you want to enjoy a few days off with the best climate in Europe, do not hesitate to reserve some time for Marbella. Set just minutes walk from the famous Old Town, the Fuerte Marbella offers quick access to the famed history of the Plaza de los Naranjos and the Avenida del Mar or the luxury and glamour in nearby Puerto Banus.
Finally, guests can enjoy the wonderful weather and unique views of the Costa del Sol between the towns of Torrox and Nerja, which is home to the Olée Holiday Rentals apartments location.
Just a few minutes away, guests can find one of the most important archaeological sites of prehistoric western Mediterranean – the Nerja Caves. And at the end of a long day exploring the region’s history, culture and beauty, Torrox offers a variety of dishes worthy of the most sophisticated palette, all accompanied by a variety of local wines.
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