Things to enjoy whilst staying at Finca Colina ...
Historical and Botanical Garden - La Concepcion... created in 1855 by the Marquis of Casa Loring and his wife. The gardens fell into disrepair over the years until they were taken over by Malaga City Council in spring 1990. They were opened to the public on 20th June 1994 but when we first visited in 2006 there was much work still to do.Some areas were fenced off as work was being carried out and other areas were completely untouched. Much work has been done since then. There are currently over 2,500 tropical and sub tropical species on show. If you visit in early April the Wisteria arbour is spectacular. Thousands of visitors come each year to see it. Even though we've visited several times we were surprised to find on our exit this Earth Day that we'd spent three hours of absolute enjoyment.This is the place for you if you're a plantsperson or just wanting a tranquil place to wander and "to be".
The Butterfly Park in Benalmadena.... where colours fly. You can see how a butterfly is born and have butterflies flying around you as you walk through the garden listening to soothing music. It is amazing!
We've enjoyed some beautiful sunsets.
The flamingo lake at Fuente de Piedra and the donkey sanctuary next to it are well worth a visit. Entry is free and you can wander around all day if you like.There's an information point and shop. The staff are friendly and helpful.
There is a visitor's centre with a huge window so you have panaromic views of the lake in comfort.There are good paths for those who enjoy walking.
Check out the Lobo Park near Antequera. You can have an evening visit with meal and tour at certain times of the year or a day visit with tour only. It's an amazing experience!
Wolf photos by kind permission of Daniel at Lobo Park
Visit Vino Mio restaurant in Malaga. The tappas are still good.Take time out to enjoy food and flamenco.
Photograph taken by Chris Rose
Flamenco is performed
by a group of three every evening from 8pm until 9.30pm.3€ supplement
is added to your bill.This means you can enjoy authentic flamenco, cheaply
at a reasonable hour! We highly recommend you add this to your list
of “things to do” when you stay at Finca Colina.