Fully furnished, one bedroom town house in the multi cultural town of Benamocarra. An amusing "Upside Down" house with amazing views from the roof terrace. Based over two floors, this is a bijou residence or holiday home. Very safe to lock up and leave.
Vélez-Málaga and Torre del Mar are both very close with superb shops, restaurants and the beach. Benamocarra has two hotels with Corijo Bravo (5 star) specialising in food and golfing packages.
Benamocarra is situated 33 kilometres from Málaga and just 9 kilometres from the coast, the closest beach being the naturist beach at Almayate. The town is of Arabic origin and its name derived from Banu Mukarram which means The Tribe of Mukarram who were quite possibly Berbers. Benamocarra was conquered by Ferdinand the Catholic after the capture of Vélez-Málaga in 1487 and the following years proved to be an uneasy time for both Christians and Moslems. After the expulsion of the Moriscos (the Muslim converts to Christianity) in the latter part of the 16th century, Christians returned to the town from Antequera, Estepa, Puente Genil and other locations.
The lovely Gothic style church of Santa Ana which was built in the 16th century has a Mudejar tower and is quite majestic inside with its high wooden beamed ceiling and the streets surrounding it are typical of the area, narrow, steep, white washed and full of plant pots brimming with colourful flowers and plants. All the usual facilities are provided with many shops hidden away in houses, banks, hairdressers, bars, restaurants and a health centre. The village square has been changed recently and the once beautiful fountain which was in the middle of the roundabout has been dismantled and there is now a more modern water feature with a statue and the road has been blocked on one side to provide a pedestrian area.
There are many foreigners living in and around this lively village and the locals are extremely friendly and welcome us guirri´s into their towns and their homes.
In mid September, Benamocarra boasts a Music and Culture Festival with free food and drink to tempt locals and strangers alike and the streets are full of performers playing different types of music from traditional, with groups dressed in medieval costume, to popular and jazz and even classical being played in the church. It is certainly a treat for all the senses and a festival that should not be missed. Mid October is the month of the annual Feria but there is another famous festival earlier in the year during February where the younger members of the community dress up as witches and goblins. In Springtime during mid May don´t miss the annual Romeria where all the townsfolk suddenly appear to have acquired a horse and they all show off their riding skills, the men dressed in typical Spanish equestrian outfits with tight black pants and fresh white shirts and waistcoats topped off by a large black hat, quite often sitting behind them is the girl of their choice sporting a poker dotted frilly Spanish dress. You don´t often see a Spanish female riding astride in trousers, this is reserved for the foreign jinete´s who not only ride alongside the men but even enter the equestrian competitions sometimes even winning a prize! Olé!