Our main facilities are located in Cuevas Bajas (Málaga), in the heart of Andalucía. It is just twenty minutes far from Antequera and Archidona, one hour far from Granada, Málaga and Córdoba, and one hour and a half far from Sevilla and Jaén. This village is also five minutes far from the A-45 highway.
We offer adventure activities throughout Andalucía (check each activity to know where it can be carried out).
The amazing nature around this place will be the perfect setting to enjoy adventures in the middle of the Mediterranean mounts.
This small size village gathers around a main square where the church called Iglesia de San Juan (18th century) is located, and this is the most interesting monument to visit. The rest of the urban area consists of short and narrow streets, full of houses decorated with barred windows and balconies. Cuevas Bajas still preserves the local tradition based on using reed to make wicker baskets, hampers and bulrush chairs.
The gastronomy is the typical from the whole region of Antequera. You will have the chance to taste typical dishes like “porra fría” (type of cold and thick soup made with tomatoes), and some local ones like “gachas de mosto” (sweet dessert made with grapes), “migas” (rural dish made with hard bread, chorizo and black pudding), “pucheros” (type of typical stew) and “potajes” (vegetable stew). It is also remarkable the artisanal elaboration of a typical drink called “resoli”. This is made with sweet anise and coffee beans mixed with aromatic herb and the most important and exclusive product, the purple carrot (locally called “zanahoria morá”). This strange kind of carrot is only cultivated in Cuevas Bajas since more than 1300 years ago and it has been inherited from father to son. It is full of aphrodisiac properties, rich in carotene and anticarcinogenic. Finally, you will enjoy the patronal feasts of the village in honour of San Juan (St. John); a whole cultural week which finishes with the celebration of a wonderful religious pilgrimage. Other interesting festivities are the Candlemas Day, the fair of August (typical Spanish feria), the celebration of the purple carrot’s day (día de la zanahoria morá), etc.
Cuevas Bajas is located in the North of Málaga.
The bordering villages are:
Cuevas Bajas is formed by three population nucleus: the village itself and the hamlets of Cedrón and Moheda, with Jewish origin, the first occupants of our village.
The main water resources of the village are Río Genil and Arroyo Burriana; they are the main connectors of all the river channels of the municipality. The water of the Río Genil (river) comes from Pantano de Iznájar (Iznájar’s reservoir), and this regulates the water level, which makes possible to enjoy a lot of water sports on summer.
Tourism – What should I visit?
- Iglesia de San Juan Bautista (church), built in the 18th century.
- Calle Real (street), where you will see beautiful facades.
- Waterwheel at Río Genil, build in the 19th century.
- Panoramic view of the village from Altos de San Antón (mount).
- The hamlets of Moheda and El Cedrón, which preserve the traditional local architecture.
- Huertas del Marqués (vegetable garden), where the irrigation system is still used, a direct legacy from the Arabs.
- Río Genil settings, which passes through the village.
- If you are a nature lover, the best period of the year to visit Cuevas Bajas is the spring, when the valley of Río Genil is covered in green and the surrounding slopes are a picture of exuberance and colours. The best days to be here are during the Holy Week and on the 25th of April, when the local people celebrate San Marcos (St. Mark’s Day) in the countryside, eating and drinking with their families and friends.
- If you like rejoicing and having fun, the best period of the year to visit the village would be summer, coinciding with the patronal feasts on 24th and 25th of June, and with the fair of August (typical Spanish feria), which is celebrated during the third week of August.
- Having said that, if you prefer a retreat and tranquillity, the best period of the year to visit it will be on autumn. On autumn, the trees along the riverbank of Río Genil become ochre and the rays of sun give us a respite after the summer.