“How to enjoy FOUR great DAY TRIPS from Villa Sila”


Ever wondered where you can take a great day trip to play in the waves, walk on a world-famous bridge, see hundreds of butterflies or be mesmerised by the stillness of a prehistoric cave?


With these with 4 great day trips from Villa Sila you can get up in the morning and be at one of these fascinating or relaxing destinations in under 2 hours .

Let me give you my 4 suggestions for day trips from Villa Sila.






My FOUR suggestions for Day Trips:

  • Off to the Beach – Sabinillas

  • Up in the Mountains – La Cueva de La Pileta

  • Give me Town & Culture – Ronda

  • One with Nature – Butterfly Farm

Off to the Beach – Sabinillas

A great day trip for the beach and Italian ice cream

Sabinillas, my first suggestion for a great
day trip, is a lovely wide beach where
the warm waves of the Mediterranean
invites you to jump right in. 


>> Distance 40 km         Driving 40 minutes 

“The house is as seen in the photos, the site is wonderful, overlooking a spectacular valley.”

Up in the Mountains – La Cueva de La Pileta

A great day trip in the next valley


This fascinating cave was accidentally discovered by a farmer in 1905, but rose to great fame when nearly 50 drawings and symbols, estimated to be more than 30,000 years old, were identified later.


You will be awe-struck when you see the cave drawings and hear the deafening silence that enfolds you in this pre-historic wonder.


The drive there is part of the experience. For your great day trip, leave the lush green cork and oak forests of the Genal behind and within a few minutes you’re climbing a narrow and winding mountain pass with vultures gliding overhead.

The cave can be visited with a guide and by prior arrangement.

>> Distance 20 km                        Driving 1h40

“Had a very comfortable stay in this apartment with all the commodities, great views of all the surrounding mountains and lovely location on the edge of the village. Comfy beds. “

Give me Town & Culture – Ronda

A great day trip around the corner



Of course, the world-famous “Tajo” with a sheer drop of 120 meters and its just-as-famous Puente Nuevo or “New Bridge” need no introduction.

Legend has it that the architect jumped down the bridge after completion, because he was certain never to be able to build such a masterpiece again!







  • La Bola Street
  • delicious tapas
  • sunset from the Paseo de los Ingléses

>> Distance 35 km                  Driving 30 minutes

One with Nature – Butterfly Farm

A great day trip full of  Colour and Caterpillars

Andalucía really has something for everyone !

One of my favorite and most colorful discoveries for a great day trip is the Mariposario in Benalmádena.


  • 1500 butterflies flying freely!
  •  See the different reproduction stages such as eggs and caterpillars.
  •  Witness a butterfly hatching right in front of your eyes in the butterfly nursery!
  •  24 – 29 degrees Celsius and a high humidity of around 80%.
  •  gift shop and restaurant




Right across the road you can also visit the more than impressive Enlightenment Stupa of Benalmádena with its 33 meters in height.



>> Distance 116 km                                Driving 1h40

I hope I could inspire you with this post and a small glimpse of the area.

Watch this space to find more exciting suggestions soon.

Take a look at your LUXURY APARTMENT in the heart of the Genal Valley.


Thank you.


I hope to welcome you soon!


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