For years the trade route between inland rural towns and villages and the coast of the Costa del Sol was out of bounds as fresh produce and other textiles would suffer because of the long journeys around the mountain.
That was until some crazy explorers decided to make their own shortcut around the mountains via tiny ledges translates for me into the walk of death of i.e The Kings walk, “Camino del Rey” in Spanish.
For a detailed look into thie beautiful and must do walk please see this review post of the Kings Walk Camino del Rey its a must read.
Worlds Most Dangerous Walks
As well as the Caminito other dangerous walks to get your thrills off are Rainbow Gorge in Drakensberg.
And I quote from Getaway website verbatim….” Rainbow Gorge Trail is a delightful meander into a verdant kloof. It’s a six-kilometre return walk from Cathedral Peak Hotel – an easy ramble for the whole family. The picturesque trail follows the Ndumeni River upstream, winds through lush forest into a gorge, past rock pools, rapids and waterfalls. Look out for the magnificent yellowwood trees growing here. If you catch the sun in the right position, water pouring down the sides of the kloof throws up sparkling rainbows that dance in the spray. Even without the blessing of rainbows, this is a spectacular nook of the Berg. “
The Moors were known worldwide for their embrace of artistic beauty; they wore bright and colorful clothing, created gardens that appealed to the nose and the ears as much as to the eyes, and famously entertained dinner guests by having them dine off of tiny boats that floated at a controlled pace along artificial streams – while said guests reclined on colorful silk pillows.
They built tremendous forts, mosques, and other structures, some of which still survive intact today. These include the Arabic fortress monument complex at Alcazaba. The ancient aside, the modern region offers its own cultural heritage as well.
There are many museums and galleries to visit during the course of your stay. Some, such as Museum of Municipal Heritage in Malaga itself, offer a substantial focus on history, while also playing host to a variety of traveling contemporary exhibitions. There are also tours of the many cultural highlights, locations of major sporting events, and art galleries available throughout the region.
The Bezmiliana Fort in Rincon de la Victoria is a common example of the function to which many of the regions ancient military installations have been repurposed. Heading: Regional Geography The Costa del Sol includes the towns of Benalmadena, Casares, Estepona, Frigiliana, Fuengirola, Manilva, Marbella, Mijas, Nerja, Rincon de la Victoria, San Pedro de Acantara, Nerja, Torrox, Torromlinos, and Velez-Malaga.
There is also the city of Malaga itself; with a population of more than half a million people, and a million more in its greater metropolitan region, Malaga is the sixth most populous city in Spain. The coastal region of the Costa del Soul is defined by mountain ranges to the east and the west, part of the Penibaetic system – the southernmost of Spain’s three series of mountain ranges.
The most famous of these ranges are the mountains of the Sierra Nevada; these include Spain’s highest point, Mulhacen (11,411′ above sea level), as well as making skiing possible at Spain’s southernmost ski resorts. The coast itself is made up of a variety of landscapes, including sea cliffs, beaches, bays, and sand dunes. All in all, the Costa del Sol area is very intriguing to visit if you’re looking to travel to Spain. The history, the culture, and the geography cannot be overlooked.
Sure, many people would rather catch an FC Barcelona game, or travel through Madrid, but exploring Costa del Sol is something that you’d never forget. If you want a once-in-a-lifetime experience, visit Costa del Sol today.