CASARES is in the south-western part of the province of Malaga, in the region known as Costa del Sol Occidental.
The town of Casares is located between the Serranía de Ronda and the Costa del Sol, it is one of the typical Andalusian towns located part on the mountain and part on the coast. The village has a clear Arab influence like most of the towns in Andalusia, Casares has been declared a hitorical-artistic village since 1978.
Its limits are as follows:
To the North: with Genalguacil and Gaucin.
To the West: with the province of Cadiz, specifically the municipality of Jimena de la Frontera.
To the South: with Manilva, San Roque and the Mediterranean Sea.
To the East: with Estepona.
The distances in kilometres from Casares (urban centre) to the nearest and most interesting municipalities are the following:
- Manilva: 12 km.
- Estepona: 22 km.
- Marbella: 50 km.
- Fuengirola: 78 km.
- Torremolinos: 92 km.
- Málaga: 105 km.
- Ronda: 57 km.
- La Línea: 45 km.
- Algeciras: 60 km.
- Gibraltar: 47 km.
It seems as if Nature chose Casares as the location for some of its best work, with this Costa del Sol municipality standing out owing to its Biodiversity and the variety of landscapes. Its geographical location divided between the Strait of Gibraltar, the Ronda Mountain Range, and the coast, has provided this territory with three different environments which form part of the Andalusian Network of Protected Natural Spaces.
Casares has a total of four beaches that offer health and rescue services, as well as having bathrooms and showers, information panels and adaptation for people with reduced mobility.
Its extension is 1,300 meters long by 50 meters wide. The average occupancy rate is high. It is an urban beach with a promenade, accessibility for people with reduced mobility and health and rescue services.
Playa Piedra Paloma:
Piedra Paloma is a beach for pets where they can enjoy playing.
It is made up of stones and sand, and until recently it was in a semi-natural state, since there was no building, or any type of service was provided. A beach bar has recently been built.
It is limited in its extension by a cliff partially covered by vegetation. It only has pedestrian access to de sea and a lovely sea walk.
Playa de la Sal:
It occupies a section of 4,100 m2 and is accessed from the Paseo de la Perla de la Bahía (next to the Torre de la Sal). You will find parking, beautiful stone path to enjoy the Mediterranean Sea, you will find one of the best known chiringuito ¨La Sal¨ in the area and Beach Club el Cortesin.
Casares also offers 11 hiking trails, each one with a different landscape, distance, duration, and difficulty but all of them can be done on foot, riding a horse or by bicycle. Most of the trails start from the urban center.
In these beautiful trails you will find pure nature, rivers, streams, fruit trees, wild olive trees, cork oaks, gall oaks, a variety of birds and animals and if the day is nice and clear you can enjoy spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea.
Finca Cortesin is globally renowned for providing one of Europe’s most unforgettable golf experiences. Rated among Spain’s best golf courses, including by the prestigious Golf Digest magazine, the harmonious relationship between the natural Mediterranean landscape and environment on the resort’s world-class 18-hole championship course make for a most attractive design, while the excellent weather we enjoy all year round provides the perfect setting for playing golf.
Renowned for its attention to detail, Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa has won further acclaim after completing a comprehensive summer upgrade of its greens in 2017 – to become the first golf course in Spain to feature a new, environmentally-friendly type of Bermuda grass on all its putting surfaces.
Doña Julia Golf Club is a magnificent 18-hole golf course perfectly integrated into the natural landscape of the Sierra de Casares, where you will never forget its magnificent views of the Mediterranean Sea and the African Coast.
The Doña Julia Golf Course is strategically located, 46 kilometers from Marbella, 18 from Sotogrande or 35 from Gibraltar. While the cities of Malaga, Jerez and Seville are 96, 134 and 221 kilometers respectively, all of them equipped with airports and magnificent rail links, especially Malaga and Seville with AVE trains, as well as a very wide network of motorways and dual carriageways.
Located on a strategic point on the Casares coast between the Manilva river and the Camarate stream, the Salt Tower can be found, also known as Moor’s Leap Tower. It has two heights and has the peculiarity of having a square floorplan, which differentiates it from the rest of the towers found along the coast. It is because of this, its difference from others, that the Salt Tower is not exactly a watchtower.
It has existed since the 16th century where it appears as part of the official system of marine towers. It appears to be a Moorish work and more specifically, due to its type, Nasrid.
Owing to its expansive territory, Casares offers two types of cuisine: that of the mountain and that of the beach, with its rich casseroles with “pringá”, a stew made from stock, chickpeas, meat, and bacon, being the highlight.
The traditional cuisine of the coastal area is remarkable for its fried fish, accompanied with a succulent Andalusian gazpacho or a salad of orchard products. Nevertheless, the main dish is that known as moruna de sardinas, a type of marinated sardine dish that is seasoned with lemon and a touch of paprika.
Living in Casares village or Casares coast means living a life surrounded by nature and tranquility, with various sports activities, if that is what you are looking for, come and visit the area. It will be an experience that you will not forget.