Comares is an enchanting world of Moorish charm awaiting visitors who travel off the beaten path to this picturesque pueblo blanco. It has only 1700 inhabitants and is perched on rocky outcrop with a spectacular view. There are a few restaurants in the village serving local favourites such as Spanish omelette; a delectable combination of eggs, potatoes and onions; patatas bravas; the most ubiquitous of tapas, and paella, the famous rice dish from Valencia. You can buy postcards, almonds, raisins, olives, honey, cheese and cured meats from local artisans in the village.
An entrepreneurial catering company La Rosilla is a long-standing friend and partner of La Zahúrda. Over many years, the Spanish-speaking gourmand and well-known foodie Lynsey Drake has entertained our guests at La Zahúrda. Lynsey conducts cooking classes with paella for all guests. Lynsey also conducts gourmet catering experiences such as food excursions in Málaga, including a visit to Mercado de Ataranzas, a market dating back to the 14th century. The locals shop here for fresh produce and enjoy tapas in the historic building. Lynsey is a local resident of Colmenar, a local village in Andalucía. www.larosilla-catering.com.
The village of Comares is a fifteen minute walk up the hill. You can buy groceries, beer, wine and spirits, and personal care items every day except at siesta time between 14h00 and 18h00. Send a postcard from the local post office. But note it is only open for an hour a day just before lunch! And maybe not even then.
The names and contact details of local restaurants and bars are listed in our information pack which is in each villa.
There is a doctor on call in the village and if needed there is a clinic in Benamargosa, a village less than 30 minutes drive away.
We adopt sustainability principles at La Zahúrda running our holiday home in a responsible, efficient and mindful manner.
Our footprint is gentle, non-invasive and guided by practical and achievable environmental goals in waste, energy and water. We promote cross pollination and innovation in the garden. An example is encouraging wildflowers to grow around our trees, which is not typical in the region, but it promotes birdlife. Coffee beans are returned to plants – please feel free to add yours. Waste is recycled and disposed of responsibly at the local municipal depot.
Safety first and well-being always for guests and other individuals in the La Zahúrda world, this is our approach during COVID-19 pandemic.
We remain alert to advice and direction from the World Health Organisation, the Spanish health authorities and the local authority in Andalucía. We encourage you to fully understand travel or other requirements in your own country.
If you are planning a future trip to La Zahúrda, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org to seek clarity on current movement restrictions.