Located at the foot of the huge El Torcal Natural Park, the hill town of Villanueva de la Concepcion is a fantastically laidback, atmospheric town surrounded by the most spectacular scenery anywhere in Antequera. The town remains small, although you will not want for restaurants or timeless cafes during your stay in any of Villanueva de la Concepcion’s properties for rent.
There are a surprising number of things to see in Villanueva de la Concepcion when you consider its size. The ruins of Roman villas in Villanueva de la Concepcion attract many discerning travellers, and there are still parts of the Roman forum, a large theatre and many smaller artefacts visible throughout the village and surrounding countryside. However, the village really comes to life during its two main annual festivals. If you are lucky enough to be staying in a self catering Villanueva de la Concepcion property during the February Carnival or the Summer Feria (around the middle of August), you will have an unrivalled chance to enjoy the village at its finest, when the streets are filled with revelling locals, local food stalls and the sounds of music and dancing.
As the entrance to the El Torcal Park Nature Reserve, self catering properties in Villanueva de la Concepcion are hugely popular with nature lovers and those with a desire to get out and explore the best of Spanish landscapes. Covering 17 square kilometres of staggering limestone rock formations, the park makes for essential viewing from any Villanueva de la Concepcion accommodation, as the main gates are located just over 1km from the centre of the village. There are three main walking routes, taking between half an hour and three hours, all clearly marked and taking in some of the finest viewpoint, from which the coast of Africa can be seen on a clear day.
During the winter months, the Sierra Mountains become home to the most southerly ski resorts in Europe, all of which are accessible in less than two hours from an apartment or villa rental in Villanueva de la Concepcion. The mountains also offer visitors a magnificent range of hiking, climbing and riding possibilities during the summer and autumn.
The amazing pre-historic monuments, tombs and dolmen which surround Antequera are certainly worth further investigation. The dolmen caves are particularly fascinating, but there is a huge amount to discover in the area. There are also a vast range of magnificent eateries within the town, ideal for a little refreshment after a tough day in the countryside and before you return to the comfort and luxury of your Villanueva de la Concepcion property rental.
There is never a poor time to take a holiday rental property in Villanueva de la Concepcion. During the long summer months, conditions are blissfully hot, with temperatures averaging 28°C from June until September, although the reliable mountain breezes keep the air wonderfully fresh. Walking in Villanueva de la Concepcion’s winter conditions is a real treat, as temperatures remain warm and dry, averaging monthly temperatures of around 17°C.
Villanueva de la Concepcion properties can be reached within an hour of leaving Malaga Airport (AGP). As the main transport hub for the whole of the Costa del Sol, there should be no problems associated with finding a cheap and convenient flight from wherever you live in Britain. easyJet, Ryanair and Thomsonfly are among the large range of airlines offering cheap flights to Villanueva de la Concepcion.