Av. Santa Mª del Reposo, 4 29320 Campillos, Málaga Telephone: 952-722-168 www.campillos.es
About the Area
This peaceful little town of less than 9,000 inhabitants, equidistant between the Costa del Sol, Granada and Sevilla, has been an important cattle farming, leather production and mining centre since Roman times. Archaeological digs in the vicinity have uncovered Roman architecture and coins, as well as brass busts of Octavius, Claudius, Constantine and Trajan. Nowadays, however, it is mainly known as one of the key stops on the Algeciras-Granada rail line.
Drivers, who reach Campillos just 30km from Antequera on the N342 which continues on to Olvera, Arcos de la Frontera and Jerez de la Frontera, will also find it a worthwhile diversion to see the flocks of brilliant pink flamingos that, in season, nest in the nearby La Fuente de la Piedra ('fountain of stone') waterlands.