Find the best place to stay — Colmenar

Where to stay around Colmenar?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 510 holiday lettings near Colmenar. From 160 villas to 128 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: 143 holiday homes
  • Las Chapas: 274 holiday homes
  • El Palo: 174 holiday homes
  • Pedregalejo: 149 holiday homes
  • Centro Histórico: 1,444 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: 3,157 holiday lettings
  • Malaga Cathedral: 5,730 holiday lettings
  • Los Alamos Beach: 6,918 holiday lettings
  • Alcazaba: 5,840 holiday lettings
  • La Farola - Andalucia Open Future: 5,858 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 160 villas in Colmenar. Our other popular types of Colmenar holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 128 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 89 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 71 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Colmenar?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 393 holiday homes with 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!

    Attractions in and around Colmenar

    First time in Colmenar and looking for places to see? Visitors searching for nearby cultural experiences can take a trip to Gibralfaro Castle and Picasso's Birthplace, or spend an enlightening afternoon at Museo de la Miel or Salvador Rueda Museum. To appreciate the outdoor scene, make time for green spaces such as Parque Natural Montes de Malaga, Malaga Botanical Garden and Torcal de Antequera. You might also want to add other must-see places in the region such as Alcazaba, Malaga Amphitheatre or Malaga Cathedral to your agenda.