Monda is a picturesque town set in the Sierra de las Nieves mountains. Surrounded by olive, almond and citrus groves, the town immerses you in the natural beauty of Andalucia. Relax in the laid-back village filled with whitewashed houses, or hit the road and day trip to wineries and historic towns that speckle the region.
Things to do in Monda
Monda is set around Plaza de la Ermita, a sunny square lined with cafes and tapas bars. Pull up a chair and spend a few leisurely hours sipping sangria and enjoying Andalusian delicacies such as fried fish and gazpacho. Casa Museo Marigloria occupies a historic townhouse filled with centuries-old artefacts.
Scenic trails wind through Sierra de las Nieves nature reserve and showcase the natural beauty of Andalucia. Several trails start in Tolox, a picturesque town with cobbled streets and whitewashed houses, while trails feature rocky climbs and descents ideal for mountain bikers. As you hike, keep your eyes peeled for wild ibex grazing in the meadows.
Perched on a tree-covered hilltop, Castillo de Monda is a local landmark. The beautiful hotel occupies a former Moorish castle and charms travellers with its beautiful grounds filled with flowers and vines. A reservation at the fine-dining restaurant offers a chance to enjoy excellent cuisine and spectacular views over the town.
For a change of scenery, day trip to nearby cities such as Córdoba and Granada. The coastal town of Marbella is a 15-minute drive away and will captivate you with its lovely Old Town and gorgeous beaches strung along the sun-drenched Costa del Sol.
Getting around Monda
Monda is compact and easy to get around on foot. Rental cars are a good way to explore at your own pace, while local buses connect Monda with nearby towns and cities in Andalucia. Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport is a 40-minute drive away.