The old town
Casares might possibly be the most picturesque Andalucían town, just a 10-minute drive from TWO. Its white-washed and red-roofed village is perched up on a dramatically scenic hill uniquely surrounded by protected areas of nature with the coastline in perfect view. Wander through the winding alleyways and streets to catch some Andalucían local life at its finest. Walk up to the top of town where the Medieval castle and Roman ruins rest. Care for a trek? Several trail heads dot the village roads making the old town a great starting point. The drive in and around Casares is simply breathtaking... make your way down to the coast "the long way" and stop for a bite at a Spanish "venta" (roadside cafe). This quintessential Spanish hill town should not be missed during your Wild Olive stay.
Just 6 kilometers away, you will find the start of an endless coastline of Spanish beaches. The nearest ones being lively and bustling with boardwalk cafes and shops like at Playa de Sabinillas, where chiringuitos (beach bars) serving skewered fresh fish cooked on open flames in old fishing boats is what it's known for! But you can also find more serene and quiet spots in both coastal directions...we certainly have our favorites to recommend. There is no shortage of sun and sand while you are on holiday here in Casares.
We'd like to think The Wild Olive is the perfect base for a hiking adventure of any kind... some exceptional trails begin just outside the finca gates!
Casares is a little nature's paradise--a unique geographical location in between two diverse mountain ranges and situated where the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea meet. These characteristics give our local "caminos" a variety of landscapes that are really special. Whether you are seeking just a day's trek or if you'd like to host a hiking holiday, we can be your base or a stop along your trail.
The world famous Caminito del Rey is in our province of Malaga, 2 hours away by car.
If you wish to let your inner-cowboy shine during your stay, taking in the Casares mountain views by horseback is a great way to do so. Andalucía is globally known as one of the go-to regions for all things equestrian. Just up the main road, a local establishment hosts countryside rides for all ages & abilities.
Malaga province's biggest griffon vulture colony is found in the Sierra Crestellina, a short drive or pleasant hike away from our finca. On clear days, this mountain range rewards you with stunning views of the African coast as an added bonus. Other common sightings in the area include: lesser kestrel, Bonelli's eagle and peregrine falcon, all worthy of an exotic bird watch venture.
mountain & road biking
With rolling hills and winding pavement roads combined with a near-perfect climate, discovering Casares by cycle is a worthy method. Rent one at several nearby locations and start your adventure surrounding the finca...or hire a bike on the boardwalk for a more relaxing ride near the sea.
sup & water sports
SUP or Stand UP Paddle boarding is a sustainable and fun way to connect with the ocean. Casares and local seas are calm and perfect for this popular sport that is an accessible activity for the whole family. Take lessons or rent your own and start paddling!
A lot of SUP organizers also offer surf, kite surf and other water sports if you are interested for a deeper adventure!
climbing & canyoniing
The famous canyon just across the street from us (literally) has impressive cliffs to clip in and make your way to the top.
Via Ferrata as an alternative to traditional climbing is becoming more and more popular here for obvious reasons.
And canyoning is an adventurous fun option too if you want to stay low...
With an average of 320 days of sunshine each year, Andalucía is a golfer's paradise. Casares is home to three courses of its own, including the world famous Finca del Cortesin.
Ask us about:
Local fishing charter boat trips
Whale watching trips
Ziplining across Casares