Things to do in Arriate
Lively Town Centre
Arriate is deceptive, one minute it looks quiet and sleepy but head to the town centre and you will find yourself in vibrant area of upmarket stores, restaurants and bars. This is a beautiful little town surrounded by the Ronda Mountains that you will find both charming and exciting.
There is a good selection of restaurants and cafes serving traditional dishes made from the freshest locally sourced ingredients. Delicious local dishes include spicy sausages and rabbit and garlic stews. There are also restaurants that serve international dishes and British favourites. One of the top rated restaurants in the town is El Muelle de Arriate, which is particularly renowned for its excellent Tapas. The wild boar and chicken is particularly well regarded, and the desserts are purportedly fantastic. What’s more, the restaurant affords stunning views across the valley.
The nightlife in Arriate can be low key and relaxed or a livelier affair. There are plenty of little bars and taverns in the area but for a night of bustling restaurants and pubs head to nearby Ronda where the bars and clubs because the town’s social centre as night draws in.
As you would expect from a sunny mountain resort there are ample opportunities to go hiking, horse riding, trekking and biking through the hills and mountains. Other sporting activities in Arriate can also include golf, fishing, tennis and hunting.
You are only 30 miles from the spectacular Malaga beaches if you are staying in Arriate. You can choose from a selection of beaches including the Blue Flag Playa de la Malagueta or Playa Polo, which has excellent diving facilities. Arriate holidays allow you to alternate between breath-taking mountain scenery and relaxing days at the beach.
City Day Trips
Day trips from Arriate should not be missed. You can visit the beautiful city of Seville where you can watch flamenco dancers and enjoy the vibrant restaurants and bars. A trip to Jerez will allow you to spend time on the spectacular beaches, play some golf and listen to local musicians in the bars and pubs.