Casarabonela Country Houses

Enjoy rural tourism in Casarabonela

Discover the charm of Casarabonela in our cozy country houses, where culture and nature blend to offer you an unforgettable experience.

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Casarabonela Country Houses.

113,72 km²

Area of 113.72
square kilometers

514 m

Altitude of 514 meters
in a picturesque setting


Inhabitants known for
their welcoming hospitality


It has a rich history dating
back to the 9th century

Casarabonela, a town steeped in history.

The history of Casarabonela is extensive and dates back to prehistoric times when the area was already inhabited. Traces of human presence can be found in various archaeological sites, including lithic workshops, burials, and caves containing everyday utensils. However, one of the most significant historical periods in Casarabonela dates back to Roman times when the city was known as Castra Vinaria or Castle of Wine.

When the Arabs arrived in the region, they largely respected the existing Roman monuments. Even Omar ibn Hafsún, who conquered the city and used it as a defensive front for Bobastro, fortified the area and changed the town's name to Qasr Bunaira. In the year 922, the Caliphate of Córdoba managed to reclaim the city and further strengthened it against rebels. These improvements in fortifications made Casarabonela one of the last settlements to surrender during the Reconquista, which finally occurred on June 2, 1485.

In 1574, Philip II granted Casarabonela the status of a villa. After the expulsion of the Moors between 1609 and 1614, many lands were left uninhabited and were repopulated by citizens from other areas of Andalusia and Extremadura.

A notable episode in the history of Casarabonela occurred in 1810 when Joseph Bonaparte, Napoleon's brother, stayed in the city during his journey to Málaga. This event marked a significant chapter in the town's history.

What to do in Casarabonela?

Sierra Prieta

Steep trails and spectacular panoramic views make this mountain range a paradise for hiking and nature enthusiasts like yourself.

Sierra Prieta - Casarabonela.

Sierra of Alcaparaín

You can immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature, explore its trails, and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views.

Sierra of Alcaparaín - Casarabonela.

Cactus and Succulent Botanical Garden

Here, you will find a collection of colorful and uniquely shaped cacti from around the world.

Cactus and Succulent Botanical Garden.

Jorox Waterfall

A gift from nature that will take you to a world of serenity. With its crystal-clear waters and lush surroundings, this place is perfect for you to enjoy a refreshing dip in the summer.

Jorox Waterfall.

Campana Lookout

Climb to the Campana Lookout to enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding region.

Campana Lookout.

Caminito del Rey

Venturing into the legendary Caminito del Rey in Álora means exploring a dizzying pathway with breathtaking views of the gorges.

Caminito del Rey - Casarabonela Country Houses.

Casarabonela, heritage and historic places

Castillos El Chorro Villas Icono Castillo El Chorro Villas

Arab Castle

Also known as the King's Small Fortress, located in the town center.

Iglesias El Chorro Villas Icono Iglesias El Chorro Villas

Churches and Chapels

Casarabonela houses several places of worship, including St. Sebastian's Church, the Hermitage of the Virgin of Fuensanta, and the Chapel of St. Mark.

Miradores El Chorro Villas Icono Miradores El Chorro Villas

Campana Lookout

Provides panoramic views of the surroundings.

Crafts in Casarabonela.

Crafts in Casarabonela

In Casarabonela, craftsmanship reflects the rich local tradition. From esparto, wooden articles, palm articles, pita articles, artistic ceramics, macramé, anea seats, and saddlery.

Monumentos y lugares de interés en Ardales.

Monuments and Places of Interest in Casarabonela

Casarabonela offers monuments such as the Arab Castle and the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, along with the natural beauty of the Prieta and Alcaparaín Sierras.

Cultural Festivals and Events in Casarabonela.

Cultural Festivals and Events in Casarabonela

Participate in traditional events like Holy Week, Santiago Apostle Fair, Cactus and Succulent Fair, Rondeles Festival, among others.

Gastronomy of Casarabonela.

Gastronomy of Casarabonela

Moorish cuisine is known for pipeo, a dish made of lettuce and broad bean seeds with a garlic and fried bread mash, served with small bread omelets.

A Private Retreat Nestled in Málaga, Andalusia

Unique Features

Unparalleled Privacy

Each villa comes with its own private pool, allowing you to enjoy moments of serenity with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and hills.

Stunning Gardens

Stroll through our meticulously maintained gardens, a sensory delight with lush vegetation and beautiful native flowers.

Modern Comfort

Immerse yourself in authentic Andalusian life, with typical architecture that blends tradition with modern amenities, ensuring a relaxing and comfortable stay.

Essential Services

Nestled in a natural setting, you'll have nearby access (within a 15-minute drive) to restaurants, medical facilities, supermarkets, and other essential services.

Explore Casarabonela

Málaga Distance
1h 10min

Altitude Above Sea Level
514 meters

113,72 km²

2 524 residents

Morisco, -a

Postal Code

Casarabonela Town Hall
Plaza Buenavista, 1, Casarabonela, 29566
(+34) 952 45 65 61

How to Get to Casarabonela

FAQs about Casarabonela

Q. Where is Casarabonela located in Spain?

A. Casarabonela is a charming town located in the province of Malaga, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, in southern Spain.

Q. What is the best time to visit Casarabonela?

A. Spring and autumn are usually the ideal seasons to visit Casarabonela, as the weather is pleasant, and you can enjoy outdoor activities and panoramic views without the extreme summer heat.

Q. What typical local dishes can I try in Casarabonela?

A. Some of the typical dishes of the local cuisine include the mollete de Antequera, porra, pío antequerano, and bienmesabe antequerano. You can also enjoy the locally produced olive oil with the Antequera designation of origin.

Q. What are the points of interest in Casarabonela?

A. Casarabonela offers a variety of interesting places to visit, such as the Arab Castle, Sierra Prieta and Sierra de Alcaparaín, the Botanical Garden of Cactus and Other Succulents Mora i Bravard, the Jorox Waterfall, and the Campana Lookout. These places provide a unique blend of history, nature, and scenic beauty.