What to do

Surroundings

Casa del Limonero is in a very privileged position close to a range of activities and interesting places to visit. From a lakeside beach and natural parks to cultural and historical sites, the area has something for everyone. Within easy reach of Casa del Limonero you will find the UNESCO World Heritage Sites at Granada, Córdoba and Antequera. You can have wonderful day trips visiting the beautiful Andalusian cities and towns of Sevilla, Ronda, Baeza and Úbeda which are a little further away.

Iznájar (10 minutes)

  • Castle
  • Lake
  • Large beach
  • Watersports
  • Boat hire
  • Basically Birding – Accompanied birdwatching tours. Contact Doreen Cage: bbirding@wanadoo.es or +34 952 745 028
  • Imeson Jackson Wellness – massage, hypnotherapy, reiki and beauty treatments

Beach at Iznajar

Rute (10 minutes)

  • Sierras Subbéticas Natural Park
  • GR7 footpath. This footpath, which stretches right across Andalucia and is part of the Eurpoean route No. 4, passes through the Sierras Subbéticas Natural Park and can be joined at either Rute or Iznájar.
  • Anis museum
  • Jamon museum
  • Donkey sanctuary. Call Pascual to arrange a visit: +34 610 841 720

Las Lagunillas (20 minutes)

  • Andalucía Bicycle Club at Cortijo La Presa – Mountain bike hire, guided rides and trail centre

Salinas (25 minutes)

  • Horseriding
  • Mountain bike hire

Loja (30 minutes)

Priego de Córdoba (40 minutes)

Archidona (40 minutes)

  • Plaza Ochavada
  • Ermita de la Virgen de Gracia

Antequera (40 minutes)

  • Alcazaba
  • Dolmens (UNESCO world heritage site)
  • El Torcal Nature Reserve
  • Golf course
  • Lobo Park – Home of the wolves. Activities include Wolf Howl Nights when there’s a full moon!
  • Fuente de Piedra Natural Reserve is where you’ll find the largest natural lake on the Iberian Peninsula with the second largest colony of flamingoes in Europe. Over 170 species of birds have been recorded here. A must-visit for bird lovers!
  • El Refugio del Burrito – donkey refuge
  • Dcoop-Hojiblanca Museum – olive oil museum

Riofrío (45 minutes)

Further afield

Granada (1 hour)

  • The Alhambra (UNESCO World Heritage Site) – we highly recommend that you book your tickets in advance of your stay to save long, and possibly fruitless, queueing.
  • The Albaicín – the picturesque old Arab quarter
  • Sacromonte – the cave district of the gyspy quarter, now home to several Flamenco bars
  • Cathedral
  • Waterpark

Córdoba (1 hour)

  • Mezquita/Cathedral (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Picturesque Juderia (old Jewish Quarter)
  • Casa de Sefarad (museum of Sephardic history)
  • The old synagogue of Cordoba – one of the few surviving synagogues in Spain dating back to the 14th century.

Caminito del Rey (1 hour)

Once known as one of the most dangerous hikes in the world, El Caminito del Rey is a walkway attached to the walls of the El Chorro gorge. The path has now been reopened after a project of major safety improvements, however you will still need a head for heights! It is important to book this very popular walk well in advance.

Ronda (1½ hours)

  • Beautiful white town perched dramatically above a gorge

Sevilla (2 hours)

Baeza and Úbeda (2 hours)