Discover Comares

Discover Comares

 Tags: Villages

Would you like to do a bit of inner tourism? Holidays in Costa del Sol is not ever a synonym of sea and beach. Fortunately, we have a lot of inner villages and towns with a special charm that are well worth visiting. This time we’ll  talk to you about Comares, a small town in the Axarquía that is a must because of its scenic beauty and everything you need to enjoy an unforgettable stay.

 

Origin

Place of Arabic origin, its location shows the function of lookout it probably had and its urban structure keeps features of towns raised around a fortress, with narrow and windy streets dotted by white houses, barred windows and pots of geraniums.

You will be struck to see stone embedded in the white houses like another decorative element. You can walk and have the chance to let yourself be carried by the streets’s labyrinth and face its monuments: the fortress’ remains known as “La Tahoma”, el Aljibe de Mazmúllar,, declared Artistic-Historical monument in 1931 and Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación church (16th century) in the Mudejar style.

 

Gastronomy

The main wealth of Comares is oil and wine production and the collection of almonds, being a must in olive oil, wine and raisins’ route.

It’s a farming village so they have lot of delightful dishes. You won’t just know which one to choose!

Fish soup and stew are the most typical. Comares’ sweet wine, well-known since ancient times, is another of its chief attractions. Pork products are processed to make its cold meat. Finally, the migas were and are the thick winter dish for farmers.

A real delight for the palate!

 

Active tourism

Keen of open-air sport? Comares takes a challenge for active tourism offering visitors a lot of sports activities to be enjoyed in the heart of nature.

The most characteristic are its 3 Vias Ferratas: Cueva de la Ventana, Fuente Gorda y Puerta del Agua. You can go on vertical and horizontal routes on a rock wall, discover its caves and walk along up to four bridges. Don’t worry if you are a beginner, one of them is easy and short to get in contact with this kind of activity.

If you plan is hard adventure sports, fun is on the top of a mountain where, among vertical walls and hanging bridges, you can slide by Comares zip line, the longest one in Spain with a natural anchorage, 436 meters long and more than 110 high. Pure adrenalin!

  

 

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