Carmen, owner and cook, offers a short menu..salad, as much soup as you can drink, a choice of chicken, lamb, rabbit, pork or kid, patatas a la pobre and a dessert. Washed down with as much local costa ( which some find an acquired taste!) as one can manage.
the 4 courses invcluding chicken come is at 11 euros.
Lamb and kid (choto) adds 4 euros.
The bar is on the roadside in Guajar Alto (NOT Faraguit as the addrees here says). In winter she maintains a good log fire and can seat around 20 in the small bar. In summer - or on the many sunny winter's days, she serves on the terrace across the street, shaded by massive plane trees.
The drive up from the coast is spectacular. The Guajar valley has been scoured from the surrounding moutains and is deep with very steep sides. Even so, those sides are terraced and because of its more or less frost-free micro climate the valley produces a great crop of avocados. There are NO plastic greenhouses!
A forest road leaves the village and continues up into the high mountains. It is concreted for the first few kilometres and then dirt for around anoth 16km until it goins the Padul-Almunecar road. There is a picnic and camping area mid-way along the road and spectacluar views. After heavy rain the dirt section from Guajar Alto to the crest can get very rutted by water run-off. Can be driven CAREFULLY in a regular car with decent ground clearance but a 4 x 4 is best for the job.
Approaching from Almunecar on the A4050 towards Duracl and Granada, trun right onto the forest track at kilometre 35.8 (+/-)
You can explore the village here: http://goo.gl/maps/nlMBW
Amzingly Street View goes ALL THE WAY over the forest track!
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