The Genal Valley is a great destination for motorcyclists, cyclists, walkers, hikers, bird watchers, star gazers, rock climbers, painters, photographers, writers and nature enthusiasts generally. All the villages are connected by walking trailers offering spectacular views and possible bunny rabbit, boar, fox or other wildlife sightings.
Especially for bird watchers, this area is a must as it is located on the north-south corridor of the annual bird migrations. It is not unusual to hear owls hooting, nightingales chatting, wood-peckers pecking, black birds tweeting or to see griffin vultures, golden eagles, falcons or other birds of prey soaring high above the mountainous terrain.
With all the natural subjects to paint (ruins, mountains, rooftops, churches, valleys, chimneys, villages, trees, flora, etc.) and stunning changing light, painters / photographers could spend endless days with their countless subjects. And for those interested in local culture, all of the villages have annual summer patron saint fiestas, romerías (a traditional Andalusian outdoor festival involving singing, b-b-q’s, dancing, horses, drink and campfires) plus all the festivities of Semana Santa (Easter and Holy Week) in the spring.