Hotel Finca el Cerrillo
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We stayed here on Friday 13th. Not unlucky at all though. We first visited 6 years ago with Caroline and Jonathan. Loved it and decided to have another night here on this trip. It's such a lovely place and worth a visit if you are in this part of the world. Great food too !
Mind you, there wasn't a room service hatch in the wardrobe... …
This morning we were up before dawn to get a little walk in before the heat of the day.. We started off near Canillas which is about a 10 minute drive from here and then he made me get out of the car..
We followed a pretty stream winding through a deep gorge surrounded by wild rhododendrons and fruit trees . As we walked we watched the sun come up and hit the peaks around us. Then we started to climb…..and climb…. and ...
It's a mountain with two names, about four summits and, as far as I know, no documented routes of ascent. And, surprisingly, at 1824m, it's also the third highest in the Sierra de Almijara.
Cerro Puerto lies not far to the west of Lucero, but whereas Lucero's pointed shape catches the eye, even from a long way a way, Cerro Puerto appears as a group of rounded stony lumps. It's hard to regard it as a single mountain and even harder ...
I've tried getting up Malascamas twice before. The first time, like today, was from the southern side, when I ran out of time and visited Cerro Alcubaz instead. The second attempt was from the north and quickly ended in failure, when I found that all the paths (and half the valley!) had been washed away in a flood a couple of years ago. So it's back to the southern approach, only with a very early start this time, and on a cool day, which might assist my progress.
I leave ...
For some reason, Lucero hasn't featured in this blog before. Which, considering it's the most impressive mountain in the Tejeda-Almijara-Alhama National Parks, is distinctly odd! Whenever you start a discussion with someone about the mountains around here, the question is always asked: "What's the pointed one that you can see from the motorway coming from Malaga?" Well, the answer is that it's Lucero, so it's about time I wrote something about ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking