The town of Guaro is located on the road between the Costa del Sol and the Serran├şa de Ronda. It is the gateway to the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park and it has been declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.
It is a beautiful natural area, even within the town center. The streets are colourful and striking, with flower boxes and whitewashed walls and balconies.
Guaro's first settlers are believed to have been prehistoric people, as remains from this era have been found in the Ardite area. However, there is also evidence of Roman settlements in the Arab and Polvillar zone in the old part of town.
Visitors should stop by the San Miguel parish church, the Santuario de la Cruz del Puerto Chapel, the San Isidro Shrine (situated on the banks of the Rio Grande), and Los Rulos de Molino (a small oil museum exhibiting folk arts).
The R├şo Grande basin is one of the best preserved landscapes and is home to a number of endangered species such as otters, foxes, genets, different types of bats and wild boar. It also contains a number of important species of plants including the white poplar, willow, tamarisks, etc. People living in this area have integrated themselves perfectly into the natural environment so as to cause minimal disruption.
Guaro's Festivals begin at the end of August. In September, in the second and third week specifically, the town hosts one of the most unique cultural events in the region: The Festival of the Luna Mora. The town celebrates its medieval heritage on this occasion and there is Andalusian music, dance, belly dance and medieval Andalusian cuisine.