What to do
In Setenil, sight-seeing, doing sport, enjoying nature, relaxing or simply passing the time are options available to all visitors. Setenil boasts a wide array of natural spaces, pasturelands, and olive groves, as well as mountains of exceptional ecological importance, ideal areas for adventure sport enthusiasts.

The village is also great for tapas-bar hopping or simply meandering through the streets. A tour of the local taverns also makes for a beautiful walk around the town, sure to fascinate visitors at every turn as they discover new and even more amazing sights with each step they take.

The bars and restaurants in Setenil are very popular especially at weekend lunchtime when there is a lively atmosphere including motorbike . Tapa hop along Calle Cuevas del Sol, Cuevas de la Sombra y Plaza de Andalucía.


As well as the ruined Moorish castle - in theory, you can climb the vestigial tower, if you're careful - there is also the nearby church of the Encarnación, and the multi-tiered warren of steep, narrow streets in this compact, cliff-enclosed town (motorists beware). The tourism centre is also housed in a medieval building with a beautiful patterned Moorish wooden ceiling.

If you like hiking, there are some recommendable tours to be made in the inmmediate natural surroundings of Setenil, including the route of El Escarpe del Río Trejo, an area of amazing beauty and natural richness which has been declared a Naturan Monument; la Ruta de los Bandoleros (Bandits), which runs along pathways and past ambushes told in romantic legends. El Camino de las Limosnas (Alms), El Camino de los Molinos (Mills) and La Cañada de Málaga and del Viajero (Traveller).

Apart from trekking, many other sports and outdoor activities can also be done in the area including horse back and cycling tours, swimming (at the public swimming-pool), hang-gliding and gliding.

If you are driving or hiking in the region of Setenil, there are two notable sites to visit quite nearby. The magnificent Roman ruins of first-century AD Acinipo, or Ronda la Vieja ('old Ronda'), are barely eight kilometres from here, and the views from above the ruined open-air theatre, complete with stage, backstage areas and semi-circular seating, are stunning. On the road between Setenil and Ronda a small signpost on the eastern side of the road also points to the Bodega Las Monjas (a former nunnery), which produces the fine local red wine Principe Alfonso, named after the late Principe Alfonso de Hohenlohe, who founded the bodega - as well as the original jet-set hangout, the Marbella Club. The bodega sells its own wines.

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