Holiday rentals in Higuera de la Sierra are surrounded by dramatic mountain scenery at the entrance to the Sierra de Aracena Natural Park and the Picos de Aroche. The whitewashed village is famous for its Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos, or Three Kings Procession. The festival is the oldest of its kind and everyone in the village portrays different bible stories.
The village of Higueras de la Sierra has a long history being at the intersection of several Roman routes. The baroque St Sebastian Church has an impressive collection of paintings. Outside the church is a statue of the religious sculptor Sebastian Santos Rojas who was born in the town. Those staying in Higueros de la Sierra holiday rentals will find plenty of local cuisine to sample at the bars and restaurants around this lovely village. Hikers will find plenty of trails along with the Camino de las Tobas in this area of outstanding natural beauty. There are many limestone caves in the area including one where the dripping water has created the image of the Virgin of Lourdes in the karst cavity. Those wanting a day swimming and sunbathing on the beach will find the coast is just over an hour’s drive away.
Aracena is within easy reach from holiday rentals in Higueras de la Sierra. As well as the castle and 14th century church it has a beautifully restored Cabildo Viejo. The spectacular limestone caves known as the Gruts de las Maravillas, or Caves of Marvels, are just outside Aracena. The 12 caves stretch for 1200 metres with dramatic limestone formations and underground lakes. The city of Seville is also within easy reach and has many attractions and superb historical architecture.
Holiday villas in Higuera de la Sierra enjoy hot sunny summers and mild showery winters. From October to March temperatures range between 17-21°C (63-70°F). During the summer temperatures are 21-30°C (70-86°F) but cooler in the mountains with zero rainfall. The maximum rainfall is in December when around 121mm (5 inches) falls.
The nearest airport is Seville San Pablo (SVQ) Airport located 10 km north east of the city and about 80 km from Higuera de la Sierra holiday villas. It is served by budget airline Ryanair from various European cities. Average flight time is 2Â½ hours from the UK. Faro Almeria (FAO) Airport, just over the border in Portugal, is a little further away at 209 km. Faro has flights from over 20 airports in the UK with many budget airlines. From Faro it is an easy drive along the E1 to Huelva Province.