The pretty inland town of Cartama is located due East of Malaga and offers a unique Spanish experience away from the busy tourist resorts but within close enough reach of local amenities to enjoy if and when you wish.
The beautiful scenery is a major attraction for those who settle here with the town overlooking farmland and the valleys rolling hills. This agricultural location hosts an abundance of great produce and the surrounding areas are lined with trees and orchards including olives, almonds and citrus fruits.
This partly whitewashed town is surrounded by thousands of orange and lemon trees and situated in the heart of the Guadalhorce River and at the foot of two small peaks – Espartales and Llana, which together form the Sierra de Cartama.
The unique and varied landscapes of Cartama are one of the things that make it so beautiful with the original town of Cártama Pueblo stretching across the steep side of the ‘Hill of the Virgin’ and its buildings and roads following the contours of the hills.
Cartama isn’t a coastal town but is much sought after thanks to its striking views, distinctive landscape and central location which allows for fast and convenient travel to nearby airports, beaches and resorts.
Malaga – 20km
Coin – 20km
Alhaurin del la Torre – 20km
Torremolinos beach – 20km
Marbella – 44km
The sub-tropical Mediterranean climate in Cartama is warm and pleasant with hot summers and warm winters.
The mountains separate the town from the sea which means that in summers the heat can soar however it remains comfortable for the most part and average summer temperatures sit at around 32 ºC.
The town itself is home to a wide selection of great bars and restaurants with lots of delicious fresh seafood and rice dishes on the menu.
For more variety nearby Torremolinos and Benalmadena offer a diverse range of modern and traditional tapas bars, cafés and both local and international cuisine.
The nearby shopping districts of Pueblo and Estacion offer a wide collection of local stores that can help fulfil your shopping needs including some great supermarkets, butchers, haberdashery’s, pharmacy’s, florists and more.
For some serious retail therapy then Malaga is just a short drive away and offers a trove of shopping centres that will allow you to shop ‘til you drop!
The beautiful beaches of Torremolinos are just a 25 minute drive away and provide the typical resort style offerings as well as Malaga which is a similar distance.
If you seek something more secluded, there are various little beaches up and down the coast for you to explore.
For adults and kids there’s so much to see and do in and around Cartama. If you like animals there’s a butterfly park in Benalmadena or the renowned Bioparc in Fuengirola which is home to over 200 species of animal and offers the chance to get up and close with some of these such as lemurs.
For some serious fun then Sould Park in Funegirola is home to a whole host of games, rides and amusements that kids and adults will love!
There’s also a number of awesome waterparks to choose from with Aqualand Torremolinos and Costa Water Park in Fuengirola both just a short drive away.
For keen golfers you’ll be spoilt for choice with a numbers of great courses nearby with the popular Lauro Golf located just 20 minutes away – close enough that you can enjoy a round anytime you want!
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