Casares is a beautiful, tiny town in the Costa del Sol with a long and rich history. Its roots go right back to Roman times, and it also has a strong Moorish heritage, which can be seen through a variety of interesting monuments and the striking architecture on display throughout the town.
Nestled on a hill, the delightful white houses spread right up to the very top where the crown of the settlement, the castle, is situated. This castle can be reached following a steep walk up the quaint streets, and although it is not much more than a ruin it is well worth a look. Nearby the castle at the top of the hill is the dilapidated but charming Iglesia de Encarnacion, a church dating back to the 16th century, and from here views across the valley below can be enjoyed.
There are a number of interesting things to do within the town itself. The Ethnographic Museum is one such activity, which includes interesting displays harking back to Roman times. The Roman heritage is enhanced through the common knowledge in the region that it was near this town that Julius Caesar was said to have been cured of a liver problem in the sulphur baths.
The centre point of the town is Plaza de Espana, a delightful square which includes a few quaint little restaurants and a fountain that provides pure drinking water. We would also recommend a trip to the village church of San Sebastian, which is situated right next to the Plaza de Espana, and is a small but charming building which boasts some stunning stained-glass windows.
There are a number of picturesque bars throughout the town, but it is primarily a peaceful settlement which does not attract a busy nightlife. However, the town is well catered for in terms of restaurants, and you will be able to enjoy plenty of different cuisines in a number of delightful establishments.
Casares is popular due to its beauty. The pure white houses and the calm and peaceful air of tranquillity mean that, although it attracts a number of tourists who visit to enjoy its calming properties, it still manages to hold onto its unique heritage and is a beautiful place to live. And although beautiful in the day, when it is lit up at night it is nothing short of spectacular.
Fairs are also important in Casares, and the major annual celebration takes place on the first weekend in August. Another important celebration takes place in the first week of September, and marks the day of the patron saint, the Virgen del Rosario.
Shopping is fairly basic, with no supermarkets in the town, but all of the essentials are catered for. However, for some more serious shopping we would recommend that you take a trip to the nearby settlement of Laguna Village.
As it is situated in the mountains, Casares itself does not have any beaches of its own. However, it is not difficult to find beaches within a short distance from the town, and Playa Ancha is perhaps the nearest and most beautiful of the beaches on offer.
Walking around the town is an activity in itself. Although steep in parts, the views from the various miradores are spectacular and you can spend plenty of the time wondering around and enjoying the scenery. We would describe it is a place where people choose to live to escape the fast pace of normal life, and to get back to something a bit more peaceful in a stunningly-beautiful setting.
Whether you are looking for a Spa retreat to recover from the stresses of everyday life, honeymoon retreat to celebrate your special day once again or just a romantic hideaway spot, we will be happy to make your stay with a very special experience at our luxury Retreat in Spain.
Apart from unique design and great location, we offer our Guests staying at Retreat an excellent opportunity to spend their special occasion with us.
You can choose the most convenient property for your stay depending on your needs:
Casa Pino is ideal for couples looking to spend their Honeymoon, anniversary or just a romantic break away.
Villa Daria would be suitable for small or large group of friends or whole family (children over 14) or couples who prefer to enjoy space and privacy. Villa can accommodate up to 14 Guests.
All Retreat - up to 16 Guests ( Villa Daria + Casa Pino and rest of Retreat).
Villa Los Olivos, for those who prefer to have the whole property to themselves away from others (located outside of Retreat). Villa can accommodate up to 8 Guests (suitable for children!), but can also be rented by a couple.
We look forward to welcoming you with us:)
Absolutely Unique Luxury Villa surrounded by tropical gardens and panoramic views. Heated Infinity pool, spa, tennis court and gym for the sole use of guests staying at Retreat. Ideal for family breaks, special celebrations or anyone looking to get away from it all. On the territory there is another Casa for 2 Guests located 200 meters from the villa. So if you prefer not to see any other Guests, then we recommend you to rent both properties to enjoy full privacy during your stay. Absolutely unique way to enjoy your holiday! This fantastic designer Villa with private heated Jacuzzi (for up to 12 Guests) is located within a territory of natural Retreat within 4 hectares of land surrounded by tropical exotic gardens, natural pines and flowers. Stunning panoramic views stretching over Mediterranean sea, Gibraltar and Africa. If you are looking for a very private property to get away from everyday life, then this villa would be perfect.
Villa has been designed to the highest standard and has absolutely everything to make you stay a very special and comfortable occasion. Villa has many terraces with panoramic views. Stunning heated infinity pool 15x5 meters is available for the sole of the guests on a daily basis. Sauna, steam room, gym, games, table tennis, CD, DVD and book library and tennis court are of complimentary usage of guests. At extra charge Guests can enjoy Spa treatments and chef services during their stay.
This luxury villa consists of 5 double bedrooms, (3 of them have on-suite bathrooms), 4.5 bathrooms and spacious lounge. Kitchen has been fully equipped with all of the necessary Gaggenau appliances. Villa Daria enjoys many terraces for al fresco dining. This luxury property enjoy spacious covered porch with fireplace making it a perfect hideaway for hot sunny days and cool raining weather. This property is suitable for stays at any time during the year thanks to heated infinity pool, sauna, heated Jacuzzi and fireplaces.
To make your stay with us more luxurious, we will provide organic skin care toiletries (Natura Siberica) to enjoy during your stay. Guests staying at our luxury villa upon arrival to Retreat will be greeted with a bottle of Champagne, fresh flowers and fruits.
This luxury villa can be rented by 2-4 Guests (ground floor of the villa with 2 bedrooms and the rest of Retreat).
Or up to 14 Guests (Villa and rest of Retreat). Or by 16 Guests ( Villa + Casa Pino and rest of Retreat).
For your comfort you will have your own laundry room with washing machine, dryer, washing powder and ironing board. Cleaning can be arranged during your stay upon request for an extra charge.
Car with powerful engine is advised to get around rustic asphalted road. Please note there is a steep part of the road leading towards the property. But trust us it is worth it to get to your private Shangri-La. We can arrange car hire for you. You will be personally met outside arrival’s gate and escorted to the office for quick completion of car hire which will really help to avoid the queues in overcrowded airport.
PLEASE NOTE - This property is mostly suitable for adult breaks (over 14) who wish to enjoy their special occasion or just relax in the private and luxurious setting. However, we are happy to accept younger children if the whole of Retreat will be rented.
Several great restaurants are only 2-7 minutes drive away frok the door step.
For those who enjoy driving along mountains with stunning sea views the local roads from the coast to the Retreat can be quite exciting!