Wednesday, 28 March 2012

New Owners At Bar Verde,Iznajar,Andalucia

After being in the same hands for many years there are now new owners from Stroud in England who have taken over Bar Verde in Iznajar,Andalucia.The new look restaurant/bar re opens on the 1st April to all of the public.
We would like to thank them for their hospitality on Monday for the private party night to look at the newly decorated bar and meet the new owners Naomi and Scott and also Glenys too who is Naomi's mom that is working there too.
They have a brand new menu,extensive specials board and are also offering a Menu Del Dia on a Tue-Fri lunchtime which is what we have been waiting for.
We welcome them all to the area and wish them all the luck in their new venture and we look forward to dining there soon.
Bar Verde is in the centre of Iznajar town in Andalucia and if your holidaying at Casa Pino Solo it is only 5 minutes away for you to enjoy English/Spanish foods.We can book a table for you and also organise taxis for you if you want to go and enjoy a night tasting the new drinks range and lovely wines on offer without worrying about driving.
For more information do e mail me or message me,thanks Lisa x

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Ronda Flea Market Every Sunday In Andalucia Spain

Every Sunday there is a really large flea market on in Ronda which has a real vibe going on,the armosphere is amazing!
They are many stalls for bargains, bartering and it is a major social gathering, In most cases, there is a not a tourist in sight and it's a part of the Ronda life that many travelers don't see but by going to visit this yourself you can really feel part of the community.
Ronda's flea market has a wide choice and you can buy knock-off designer goods, quality bed linens, cheap electronics, hand-made jewelry, knock-off sun-glasses, tools, leather goods, woodwork, and pots and pans.
You can also find a wide assortment of Andalusian-prepared snack foods and candy for kids. Several candy stalls have over-the-top displays and the kids really love it.
This largest open-stall market takes place every Sunday, near Ronda's Supersol grocery at the city fairgrounds.and there are about 60-80 open-air vendors that sell locally sourced vegetables, fruits, cured olives, and roasted nuts so whatever you are looking for it will be there!
If you are holidaying at Casa Pino Solo whether you are a group or a couple/small family you can visit Ronda easily the back way through the moutains and it will take you around one hour 15 minutes.Ronda is in Andalucia which is a major part of Spain and a place to ensure you put on your wish list to visit whilst staying at Casa Pino Solo ,Iznajar,Cordoba Province,Andalucia.
Have a great Sunday Lisa x

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Benhavis and Restaurante Las Canas Viejas In Andalucia Spain

During your holiday at Casa Pino Solo you can take a day trip and visit Ronda and then travel down towards the coast from here and see Benhavis.
This is a beautiful place nestled in to mountain only about 15 minutes from the sea front and is perfect to relax being a cosmopolitan place to be.
When we visited there last week we enjoyed our lunch at Restaurante Las Canas Viejas and being a Sunday they offered a lovely Sunday roast with choices of meats.
Nicola the Assistant Manager really looked after us and whilst we were there we took a look at the menu for other days besides a Sunday which looked lovely too.
For anyone who ends up in this area in Spain and along the coast of the Costa Del Sol then do visit Benhavis and also look out for this restaurant in the square and pay them a visit.
Lisa x

Sunday, 18 March 2012

GuadlaTeba In Andalucia Close To Casa Pino Solo,Iznajar

During your stay at Casa Pino Solo in Iznajar Andalucia you can visit the beautiful town of Rondawhich is  really easily to get to and the best way to go is the back way through the countryside which is stunning.It will take over about one hour and 15 minutes to Ronda and on the way you will pass GualdaTeba which i have posted some photos today.
The lakes here are stunning and driving this way is most relaxing and keeps you away from the manic roads of the coast Costa Del Sol.
If anyone would like more information on the area or would like to stay at Casa Pino Solo for a holiday then do contact me.We take bookings for large groups or individual units depending on the time of year so from 2 people to 20 are welcome.
Thanks and have a fab Sunday Lisa x

Monday, 12 March 2012

Juzcar,The Smurf Village In Spain

Yesterday we took a day trip from Casa Pino Solo in Iznajar Andalucia to the village called Juzcar in Spain.
Juzcar is a peaceful, traditional “pueblo blanco” village, located in the Genel Valley region of Andalucia.
 It has a small population of around 250 people and Sony selected it as the perfect location for the world premiere of its film “The Smurfs 3D”. The locals were delighted, especially since the news meant their small village would become a temporary tourist attraction, but their fame and fortune came at a price: Sony requested that the entire settlement, including its historic church be painted blue, to resemble the smurfs’ fantasy village.
In preparation for the big premiere in June last year unemployed locals turned Juzcar into a real life Smurf village. There have been no complaints from the locals regarding the sudden transformation and tourists have been flocking to the village ever since. Although Sony agreed to turn the village to its former white glory they have had a vote and its now been kept blue hoping Juzcar stays a permanent tourist spot.
You can visit Juzcar from our luxury villa and it is not too far from Ronda so both could be done as a days touring.It is a beautiful place and well worth a visit,especially for the kids!
We still have availability this year at our villa so do get in touch for any info and pricing.
Thanks Lisa x

Monday, 5 March 2012

New Tv's At Casa Pino Solo,Iznajar,Andalucia

We have just put the last two brand new flat screen tv's in to Casa Pino Solo so now they have all been replaced.They have built in dvd players and are great!
Casa Pino Solo is a large luxury villa that can sleep up to 20 people and during certain times of the year can be rented as individual units as the villa is extremely flexible.We are based in Iznajar in Cordoba Province in Andalucia that is a perfect location to get to the coast and to all the Andalucian cities too.
If you are looking for a holiday this year there are some great offers May,Sept and oct so do contact me for details.
Thanks and have a good week Lisa x