There are many forms of Cartama entertainment, and we've divided them into three categories: festivals, outdoors, and nightlife. Festivals is for those who want to observe or even take part in the activities of the local culture. Outdoors is for those who have an adventurous spirit. Finally, Nightlife is suitable for those who are looking for something to do after the sun sets.
Like most Spanish towns, Cartama has a yearlong calendar of religious activities. These celebrations - majority of which are known as fiestas (festivals) - are all Roman Catholic in nature and are participated in by a vast majority of the locals. If you wish to know more about Cartama's local customs, we encourage you to drop by at these times of the year:
February - This is the time of the Carnivals, the festive season that precedes the solemn season of Lent. You'll be able to witness street parties, fairs, and costumes. Expect an upbeat mood here.
April - This is when the most important celebration of Cartama is held. It is a fiesta to honor the town's patron saint - the Virgen de los Remedios. Since it is considered as a "Fiesta of National Touristic Interest", expect to see many visitors from the surrounding regions.
May - Another big celebration is the Verdiales festival, which is held during this month. There are traditional song and dance competitions with participants from neighboring towns, so expect lots of lively music.
Other noteable fiestas are the Cattle Fair and the El Sexmo fiesta in September, and the feast marking the return of La Virgen to the Ermita in June.
The neighboring regions of Cartama are known for their rugged terrain and scenic spots. Hence, they are ideal for outdoor sport activities like horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, and golf. Two of the best golf clubs nearby are: Guadalhorce Club de Golf in Malaga and Lauro Golf in Alhaurin de la Torre.
After a long, fun-filled day in Cartama, you might have enough energy to stay up a little late. A few cold drinks, great music, and some chitchat with your companions or the locals would be the best way to wrap up your day. The best places can be found in either the pueblo or in the estacion.