Sedella and surrounding area
The village is located at almost 700 meters altitude, approx. 2.5 km from the Finca and has approx. 400 inhabitants. Sedella’s retail life is limited, but offers a pharmacy, a hairdresser, a small grocery store, 3 restaurants and 2 bars.
Sedella is a very old, traditional village. Here we still see men with loaded mules walking through the streets while the goat herders pass by with their large flocks of goats. The priest blesses the animals once a year.
The native women meet for a talk at the weekly market where the men play cards at the bar in the afternoon.
The fishing car and bread truck come several times a week and the cutting grinder comes once in a while.
In Sedella there are taps where spring water runs all year round and where the mule gets a well earned drink after a hard day’s work.
Holidays / Parties
Fiesta de San Anton – According to the traditions, the priest blesses horses, mules – yes, all animals after the fair. The villagers go marching behind the effigies of local saints. It will be held on the weekend closest to January 17th.
Carnival – In mid-February.
Easter – March / April with various shows and festivities.
La Romeria – Last week in May: Everyone in the village takes their picnic basket and walks up to the picnic spot near the gribber’s reservoir. There are benches and barbecues and everyone grills and eats together. There are horses with riders and one can take a ride.
Townfestival – During the first week of August. Usually lasts for 3 days. A well-known group plays and there is also flamenco and disco and asmall market and a lot of competitions, by horse and by bike. It all ends with a huge free paella for the whole village.
Market day in Sedella – Monday, this is a very small market, with few stalls.
In the area there are many nice villages and towns, for example Cómpeta, Frigliana, Nerja and the exciting, hidden village of El Acebuchal.
From Sedella there is only a 40 minute drive to the coast, which offers several small coves, beaches with chiringuitos (small, local eateries).
La Casa Torreón – From the XVI century. With mudéjar tower and Arabic decor.
Church of San Andrés – From the XVI century.
La Rahige Natural Park – A few miles from the Finca, towards Canillas de Aceituno.
The park is an ideal place for nature lovers. The park has several natural pools and smaller waterfalls. There are benches and barbecues for picnics.
However, barbecuing in the summer is not allowed due to the fire hazard.
The spring water flows freely throughout the year.
Sierras Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Natural Park – La Maroma, Andalusia’s highest point.
Hiking or mountain biking – If you are hiking or mountain biking, Sedella and the surrounding area is just the place. There are high mountain peaks, valleys, nature parks, vulture sanctuaries, small picnic sites, streams and waterfalls. For example, you can hike all the way up to the top of La Maroma, where the views are outstanding. The trip can be done in one day, depending on temperament and ability.
Book with hiking suggestions is in the Finca library. Guided tours can be arranged for a fee.
Wine tasting – Just outside Sedella you will find the Sedella Vinos winery, where they produce good wine following biodynamic principles.
Dining places in Sedella
Restaurante-Bar El Chiringuito – The local place that always has a daily lunch menu for cheap money.
C / Villa del Castillo 24. Tel: +34 952 508 851.
Restaurante Lorena – Best in village.
C / Villa del Castillo 20. Tel: +34 952 508 850.
Bar Oasis – An outdoor bar / restaurant. Open during the summer months.
Bar Plaza – Located on the square by the church, cozy place especially in the summer where you can sit outside.
Plaza de la Constitución 2.