Friday, 17 May 2013

A guide to 'South of Los Alcornocales'

CAMPO DE GIBRALTAR (and beyond) The Los Alcornocales Nature (not 'Natural' as is too often translated) Park promotion group, the Asociación Grupo de Desarrollo Rural de Los Alcornocales (GDR for short) has published a guide book to the municipalities bordering the southern limits of the nature park, which are Alcalá de los Gazules, Benalup-Casas Viejas, Castellar de la Frontera, Facinas, Jimena de la Frontera, Los Barrios, Medina Sidonia, Paterna de Rivera and San José del Valle. Not only does it include information on each of these places but also suggests routes by car. The only criticism we have is what appears to be less than accurate information on places to eat and stay,  as well as on some historical facts, which is certainly a shame as the booklet is evidently aimed at promoting tourism - it is called 'a tourist guide' on the cover. A shame too, and for the same reason, is that it is only available in Spanish (Prospero, under his TranslationHELP hat,  has offered to do a translation, at a price). Still, it is a handy thing that, in a bow to new technologies, includes GPS coordinates for just about everywhere in it. In Jimena, it is available at the Town Hall (until copies last), and we assume the same to be true elsewhere. (Watch this space for information on other such booklets.)

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