Beyond Estepona, 8 km along the coast, there's a minor road leading into the hills to Casares, one of the classic andaluz white town.
Declared a site of historical and artistic importance, Casares is known as the "Hanging Village" due to its peculiar little streets, which twist and slope amongst the whitewashed houses on the side of the mountain.
The Arabic castle and the streets with their typically Moorish layout, along with La Hedionda (The Foul-Smelling Woman) Baths, of Roman origin, make up the historical legacy of this mountain village situated in the Sierra Bermeja range. This privileged position means that Casares offers beautiful natural views, which can best be seen from Los Reales. Casares Fair takes place in the first two weeks of August.The day of its patron saint, the Virgin of the Rosary, and the Fair of the Crucifix are other important celebrations.