Food + Shops
The town of Villanueva de Rosario has several small grocers - one is about 50m from our house - where you can pick up essentials. In the centre of town the is a branch of 'Dia' - essentially just like a large Spar. There is also a bakers and fishmongers very close to the house. All the local shops close beween 2pm and 4/5pm, but the stay open to about 8pm. All the town shops are closed on Sunday.
There are a couple of banks in town and both have ATM facilities.
Antequera is about 20km away and offers a full shopping mall experience with the massive Eroski complex on the outskirts of town. This is also the best place for cheap fuel.
Climbing kit is not easily available - the most convenient places are either Decathalon in Malaga (Avenida Simon Bolivar, Centro Comercial La Rosaleda, 29011 Málaga
+34 95 264 0598 / www.decathlon.es) or the small climbing store in El Chorro.
The Decathalon store is just off the motorway and very close to the airport. It is also close to a couple of Carrefours that lie on the way to/from the motorway, although the ease of both accessing them and getting back on to the motorway leaves a lot to be desired.