Where to stay around Colmenar?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 506 holiday lettings near Colmenar. From 161 Villas to 120 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Colmenar for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Colmenar?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Colmenar:

  • Miraflores del Palo: 138 holiday homes
  • Las Chapas: 308 holiday homes
  • El Palo: 168 holiday homes
  • Pedregalejo: 165 holiday homes
  • Centro Histórico: 1,624 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Colmenar?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Colmenar. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Museo de la Miel: 3,457 holiday lettings
  • Malaga Cathedral: 6,140 holiday lettings
  • Los Alamos Beach: 7,211 holiday lettings
  • Alcazaba: 6,135 holiday lettings
  • La Farola - Andalucia Open Future: 6,101 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Colmenar listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Colmenar?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 161 Villas in Colmenar. Our other popular types of Colmenar holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 120 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 99 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 99 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I rent mountain rentals in Colmenar?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 302 mountain rentals in Colmenar. You have also many other possibilities in Colmenar area, including:

  • Rural rentals: 274 holiday rentals
  • Village rentals: 143 holiday rentals
  • Golf course rentals: 103 holiday rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday lettings.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with heated indoor pool in Colmenar?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with heated indoor pool among our 23 holiday homes with heated indoor pool available in Colmenar. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a holiday rental apartment or villa in Colmenar, Spain your home away from home

    The town of Colmenar marks the western point of Axarquia on the Mediterranean coast of Spain. Located 35km from the Mediterranean coast, Colmenar is an excellent starting point for tours of the scenic ‘Olive Oil’ route into the Sierra de Camaroles and the Miraflores Mountains. Colmenar is the ‘capital of the Malaga Mountains’, providing the outlying villages with an accessible commercial centre. If you are looking for a mountain retreat oozing Axarquian charm, then a holiday rental in Colmenar is the perfect option.

    Things to do in Colmenar, Spain

    When you first arrive at a self catering Colmenar holiday rental, a great option is to walk up to the village’s highest point, marked by the Convent of the Virgin of La Candelaria. The views from the convent are absolutely stunning, with the snow capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada providing a picturesque backdrop. The Church of Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion is also worth investigating from a Colmenar property, built in the 16th century.

    The rural location of Colmenar makes it an ideal base for hiking holidays and mountain biking breaks. The town enjoys unrivalled access to the mountains of Malaga, and the olive grove carpeted plains that stretch out in front of the town.

    Colmenar is known for its gastronomy, with many little family run restaurants serving local dishes, washed down with the finest local wines. The bean omelette (tortilla de habas) and garbanzos soups are particularly good local dishes, particularly in the winter when the weather has cooled off a little. Despite the fact that much of the calendar is affected by harvest and mules are still a common form of transport in Colmenar, the town can come to life during the evenings as there are some wonderful bars, which welcome visitors with open arms.

    Colmenar hosts a great selection of festivals and fiestas during the year, which visitors are fully encouraged to join in with. The Dia de la Pipa on the 3rd of May is a wonderful time to be staying in Colmenar accommodation as the whole town heads into the countryside for a huge picnic. The Colmenar Fair in August and the Easter Holy Week are two of the most exciting times to be in a Colmenar property, with endless music, dancing and feasting occurring throughout the town.

    Places to visit on holiday to Colmenar, Spain

    The beaches of Malaga are a wonderful attraction from May until late September as the weather demands refreshment, and if your Colmenar villa doesn’t have a pool, the cooling waters of the Mediterranean are irresistible. It is only a short drive to Malaga, which is well worth it, especially if you would like to try any water sports or would like a round of golf during your Colmenar holiday.

    Weather in Colmenar, Spain

    There is never a bad time to escape to the tranquillity of a Colmenar villa. During the summer months, temperatures soar well into the mid 30’s (°C) during the middle of the day, staying easily warm enough to eat outside long into the evening. Even in January, the coldest month, temperatures are rarely below 15°C.

    Travel to Colmenar, Spain

    Malaga Airport (AGP) is just 30km from a holiday rental property in Colmenar. There are regular flights to Malaga from across the UK, as it is the main transport hub on the popular Costa del Sol. Taking a hire car from the airport is strongly advised, as public transport in Colmenar is less than reliable!

    Sightseeing in and around Colmenar

    Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that Colmenar has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • El Candado Golf Course (13.4 mi / 21.5 km)
    • Anoreta Golf (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)
    • Antequera Golf (16.6 mi / 26.7 km)
    • Lobo Park (16.9 mi / 27.2 km)
    • Aquavelis Water Park (17.1 mi / 27.5 km)
    • Baviera Golf (17.9 mi / 28.9 km)

    Exploring the natural landscape of Colmenar

    Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Colmenar is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Parque Natural Montes de Malaga (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
    • Monte San Anton (11.9 mi / 19.1 km)
    • Malaga Botanical Garden (12 mi / 19.3 km)
    • Torcal de Antequera (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
    • Monte Victoria, Málaga (13.4 mi / 21.5 km)
    • Treasure Caves (13.6 mi / 21.8 km)