The Arab Castle which crowns Casares, a small town in Málaga which has been declared a site of historic-artistic interest, affords a fine view of the white silhouettes of the house perched on the hill and teh labyrinthine lanes with their distinctive andalusí legacy. Vestiges of the first Phoenician, Iberian and Roman settlers have survived in its surroundings. An example of this are de Baths of La Hedionda.
Its geografphical location, between the mounstainous range of the Serranía de Ronda, the Straits of Gibraltar and the coast, offers a diversity of landscapes boasting natural areas of un paralleled beauty. In addition to this, the municipality of Casares has more than 2km of beaches and a busy calendar of festive events and celebrations.
it seems that nature choose Casares to create one of its finest Works. Thist municipality on the Costa del Sol stands out for its biodiveristy and the variety of its landscapes which are part of the Andalusian Netwok of Protecte Natural Areas, which are ideal for lovers of active tourism.
The municipality contains the Natural Area of the Sierra Bermeja, a massif whose main peculiarity is its origins. In 1837, Felix Haenseler and Edmond Boissier discovered the pinsapo, a rare type of fir which is endemic to the area and grows in forests on the peaks of Los Reales, on the Sierra Bermeja, and on El Puerto de la Mujer.
On the western side of the Sierra Bermeja we find a different type of landscape: the limestone formations of the Sierra Crestellina, which has been declared a Protected Natural Area.
No tour of the natural delights of Casares would be comlete without a visit to the Canuto de la Utrera or without seeing one of its true marvels, the River Genal and its valley as they enter into the Alcornocales Natural Park.