In the inland of Andalusia you will find many picturesque villages that seem to be attached to the mountain, such as Álora, Cártama, Mijas Pueblo and Frigiliana. In these villages, fiestas are regularly organized. They give a nice insight into Andalusian party life.
We believe this village is the most authentic one. It is located between three large mountains and on top of a mountain a castle ruin is located. There are many narrow streets in the village, some of them steep and with stairs and village life takes place in the central square with restaurants, bars and terraces.
Especially on weekday mornings it is cosy and crowded here with loudly speaking Spaniards. This is also the best time to visit the village. Always respect the siesta. After 2 pm and before 6 pm you have the streets almost to yourself; everyone is at home and shops are closed.
Cártama only has a relatively small authentic centre. A beautiful path winds up from this old centre. There is a small white church and, a little higher, a ruin of a fortress. From here you can enjoy a nice view of the Guadalhorce valley. You can make nice walks here.