Castellar de La Frontera & Casares

Castellar de La Frontera and Casares. Discover the Costa del Sol's hidden villages with Marbella Escapes.

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Castellar de La Frontera & Casares

Castellar de La Frontera

Situated in Los Alcornocales Natural Park and perched imposingly atop a rocky promontory, Castellar de la Frontera commands impressive views over the Bay and Rock of Gibraltar as well as over to the Sierra Bermeja and north to the Serrania de Ronda. A hidden gem on the Costa del Sol, this abandoned medieval village inside a 12th century fortress is a breathtaking place to visit.

Its beautiful, narrow whitewashed streets are filled with plants and flowers and are a pleasure to follow and discover the hidden galleries and shops in this astonishingly pretty village.

The castle provides an imposing and protective backdrop and upon entering you’ll be amazed by the 360º panoramic views offered of the beautifully green Los Alcornocales Natural Park.

Castellar de La Frontera & Casares


High up above Estepona, in the Sierra Bermeja, Casares is a picture postcard village (apparently the most photographed village in Spain) clinging to the mountainside beneath a Moorish castle, the view from the approach into the town is stunning.

Designated a Historic-Artistic Site in 1978 it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful villages in the province of Málaga. Our short walking tour around the village, through its narrow and windy streets leads us to the fortress at the top of the village. The views over the village and the surrounding countryside are unsurprisingly spectacular and well worth the climb!

Casares is also the birthplace of the father of Andalusian nationalism, Blas Infante, more of whom can be seen in our Ronda tour.

Tour Package

The Best Views on the Coast

Our Castellar de La Frontera and Casares tour, as with all Marbella Escapes trips and excursions are private tours, meaning you get a truly unique and intimate experience. Pick up & Drop off are door to door, wherever you’re staying in Marbella or the wider Costa del Sol.

Entrance to the monuments that we visit are included in the tour price. Lunch is not included in the tour price, however we can recommend many good restaurants or tapas bars according to your tastes!

Please note, as in most towns and cities in the area, the streets of Castellar and Casares can be steep and cobbled, please wear decent walking shoes or trainers, sandals and flip flops are not ideal and the itinerary as a whole is not best suited to people with mobility problems. We can of course adjust the tour accordingly so please mention in the comments section when booking any issues we should be aware of.

Castellar is a fun but beautiful Marbella Escape, far removed from the busy Costa del sol. Contact Marbella Escapes today to come and experience these unique sights for yourself.

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