The surrounding area is alive with nature, being within very close proximity of three Natural Parks: the Sierra de Baza and the Sierra de Cazorla. Also close by is the Negratin lake and the Jabalcon hills, making this one of the most beautiful natural spots in Andalucia and indeed in Europe. There are many lovely excursions on foot, by bicycle or by car in the surrounding area.
Throughout the year there are many Fiestas
Like most of rural Andalusian, traditional fiestas and religious festivals are very much a part of village life.
The last week in April sees a very popular and fun “Fiestas de Moros y Cristianos” (Festival of the Moors and Christians). The celebrations take the form of live street theatre, involving the people of the village, as well as actors from all over Andalucia. In Benamaurel it is timed to honour the patron saint, Nuestra Señora de la Cabeza. The celebrations include the traditional floral offering, local pilgrimage, and processions through the village with the image of the Virgin Patron Saint.
Another important religious festival is during “Semana Santa” (Easter Holy Week)