excursion to rum factory and tropical fruit farm

Tour for the Gourmet Taste Buds


Exclusive opportunity to experience a man-made pollinating of Chirimoya trees. The exotic fruit tree Chirimoya is blooming here at the end of May/beginning of June. We are invited to follow the work of the fruit grower (likewise the owner) when nature is given an extra hand. All is done by hand at the fruit orchard we visit. Among Chirimoya we also find loquat, mango and guava growing. The guava plantation is said to be the only one in Andalusia.

The fruits grown here are cultivated and transformed into delicatessens in jars by the family, in their own small-scale production. We get to taste both their fresh fruit in season as well as the home-made marmalades and preserved fruits and learn about their production from plant to jar. For sure your tastebuds will explode at the taste of “fresh fruit in a glass jar”.

In connection with the visit to the fruit farm, we take a coffee break at one of the Salobreña beachside chiringuitos.

We continue a short drive to another family run business but here the delicatessens are bottled instead into dark rum. This region of Andalucia used to have a huge production of sugar cane after the Arabs brought them to Southern Spain. The business was very prosperous business until it was closed down decades ago and moved to other countries with less production costs.

Some years back this young couple decided to continue the old tradition of growing and processing sugar cane. They also decided to take it all one step further into making their own brand of rum. They are happy to show us the handmade production from cutting and pressing the sugar canes, to the distillery and finally the ready to drink result.

Needless to say, we get to taste their rum experience to understand their given International awards achieved for high quality.

We finish with a light lunch prepared by the owner who also runs a restaurant.

What is included?

+ Visit & guided tour at the fruit finca

+ Tastings of marmalade and fresh fruits (in season)

+ Coffee break at a chiringuito

+ Guided tour at an awarded rum distillery

+ Tasting of uniqe local rum produced on sugar canes grown in Salobreña

+ Tropical lunch (salad) at the distillery

+ Round trip in an air-conditioned bus from Almuñécar/Nerja

+ Swedish tour management (also English speaking)


At 09:00 - Bus picks up in Nerja (Estación de Autobuses Nerja)

At 09:30 - Bus picks up at Hotel Helios (Almuñécar)

≈ 09:45 - Bus picks up at the main entrance Aqua Tropic Water Park (Parque Acuático de agua salada en Almuñécar)

≈ 14:30 - We are back in Almuñécar

≈ 15:00 - We are back in Nerja

Are you interested in joining the tour 'Tour for the Gourmet Taste Buds'?

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Price range:

49€ - 58€

The final price of the tour is subject to confirmed participants.

Bus station in Nerja (Estación de Autobuses Nerja)
Hotel Helios, Almuñécar
Aqua Tropic Water Park main entrance, Almuñécar