Accommodation and gastronomy
The villages on the outskirts of the Natural Park are small, with the nearest town being Nerja. For this reason, accommodation is generally in small hotels and guesthouses, with the exception of Frigiliana, which has a medium sized hotel.
The local gastronomy is based on stews, wild boar, goat meat, with fresh vegetables grown in the highly fertile plains in the area of Alhama. Sugar cane syrup is still produced on a commercial scale in Frigiliana, and complements fried aubergines and desserts. The surrounding area is also famous for tropical fruits, such as avocados and mangos. During the summer months, many of the lower south facing slopes of the Natural Park are literally covered with the famous Malaga grapes, which are sun dried before being made into one of the multiple varieties of sweet wine sold throughout the world.