In the heart of Andalucía, surrounded by spectacular scenery lies the man made reservoir of Lake Vinuela, Spain, upon whose shores in the town of Vinuela. Situated in low hills covered in olive plantations, the views on a clear day reach as far as the Sierra Tejeda Mountains and the Boquete de Zafarraya Mountains. A villa in Vinuela has become synonymous with relaxation and tranquillity.
The white village of Canillas de Aceituno is nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Tejada offing magnificent views of Lake Vinuela and the mountains. On the far shore, Alcaucin’s narrow streets are awash with flowers and fountains.
There are a number of pre-historic remains around the edges of the reservoir, which are defiantly worth investigating by anyone with an interest in history renting a holiday villa in Vinuela. Pre-historic remains, Bronze Age artefacts and Moors relics can be seen at Axarquia and Zalia.
Historical discoveries have shown that there have been settlements here since the Palaeolithic times. Once you arrive at your holiday rental villa in Vinuela, a visit to the 16th Century Church of San Jose and the Shrine to the Virgen de las Angustias is well worth the trip.
Lake Vinuela is a reservoir, and so motor boats are not allowed to disturb the peace. Sailing and canoeing are encouraged, and are a great way to relax and soak up the atmosphere.
After taking a walk or playing on Lake Vinuela, there is nothing better that pausing on the shores, taking in the magnificent scenery and opening a bottle of local wine, a few olives from the olive groves of the shore, and soaking up the peace.
High in the mountains, Vinuela is slightly cooler than much of Andalucía. Peak average temperatures reach in the region of 26˚C, whilst the winter months see temperatures dropping to 13˚C, so there is never a poor time to take a villa in Vinuela and get away from it all.
Malaga Airport (AGP) is just 45minutes from a villa in Vinuela. Flights arrive on a regular basis from the UK, and cheap flights to Vinuela are offered by easyJet, Ryanair and ThomsonFly.