Salvador Dali


Surrealist genius Salvador Dali and his eternal muse, Gala, were among other notable guests to stay at the hotel. Dali stayed for several weeks at Carlota Alessandri's hotel El Parador de Montemar during the early 1930s while working on his El Hombre Invisible.

Gala raised the eyebrows of the local Roman Catholics by bathing topless on the beaches of Bajondillo. A photo taken at the time is thought to be the first record of this pastime on the Costa del Sol.

Living in Andalucia