Health boost weekend

Blow the cobwebs away and get back into your routine after summer with a three night break at award winning Almohalla 51.  The weekend includes fitness sessions with Elle from DevElle, a fully qualified trainer, and great, healthy food. Make the most of the amazing scenery and late summer weather and exercise in the fresh Andalucian […]

A visit to an Andalucian vineyard

Here in the Malaga province of Andalucia we’re best known for our sweet, syrupy wines, but increasingly there are vineyards (known as “bodegas”) where production is challenging that preconception. Close to Archidona, on the slopes of El Torcal, is the bodega of Hermanos Gross, a small family run winery to which we organise tours. Check […]

COVID 19 ready

As we look at reopening on Moday 22nd June we want to reassure our guests that we’re doing everything possible to ensure their safety during these unusual times. We will be opening in Phase 3 of de-escalation from the state of emergency, which will mean that public transport is at 100%, beaches (with social distancing) […]

Gracias from Almohalla 51

“Look at the real heroes who come to light in these days: they are not famous, rich and successful people; rather, they are those who are giving themselves in order to serve others.“ Those are the words of Pope Francis from his Palm Sunday Mass on April 5, 2020. These words resonate with as we think of […]

A flavour of Archidona’s culinary offerings

Archidona, high up in the hills behind Malaga, is a small town but one with a rich history and vibrant community. In this little corner of Andalucia we’re blessed with great places to eat a few minutes walk from the front door of Almohalla 51. This time we’re celebrating three of our favourite Restaurants in […]

Walking routes near Almohalla 51

Sit back and think of Andalucia and what comes to mind? Maybe rolling hills lined with silvery green olive trees, rivers flowing through deep valleys, craggy mountains, sleepy whitewashed villages with shaded bars and a cool beer and the faint smell of the sea mixed with warm air from Africa? Once safely installed in Almohalla […]

Top 5 beaches and wild swimming in Andalucia

Essential during an Andalucian summer is access to water! Somewhere to cool off, sit beside, paddle in or just to look at. If our beautiful plunge pool is not enough for you then here’s our Top 5  favourite beaches and places for wild swimming, all about an hour from Almohalla 51, with top tips on where […]

Top 5 Spanish winter dishes

It’s not always sunshine, red wine and paella in Spain you know! Come October and the days start to get shorter (getting dark at 8pm instead of 10:30pm – imagine…) and sometimes it’s cold. Our minds are starting to turn to some classic winter dishes in the Spanish cookbook and here are our Top 5: […]

Why Spain is still one of the most visited countries in the world

We love Spain, and especially Malaga and of course our wonderful town, Archidona. Longer days, sunshine, outdoor living and a mediterranean diet of olive oil and tomatoes have no doubt contributed to the population being in first place with highest life expectancy in the world by 2040, with a staggering 86 years! That’s one good […]

TOP 5 country restaurants near Archidona

We’re incredibly lucky in Archidona for many reasons, but particularly when it comes to good places to eat within walking distance of Almohalla 51. But when we want to head out to the “campo” we’ve some great options too, all an easy drive or taxi ride away. Road side “Ventas” dot the landscape in rural […]