Where to stay around Ardales?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 207 holiday lettings near Ardales. From 74 cottages to 63 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Ardales for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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

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

  • El Chorro Gorge: 551 holiday lettings
  • Caminito del Rey: 565 holiday lettings
  • Ardales Park: 500 holiday lettings
  • Bobastro Ruins: 648 holiday lettings
  • Cueva de Ardales: 730 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Ardales 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 cottages in Ardales?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 74 cottages in Ardales. Our other popular types of Ardales holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 63 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 38 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 23 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Ardales?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 144 holiday homes with pool available in Ardales. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a holiday rental apartment or self-catering villa in Ardales, Spain your home away from home

    The picturesque Andalucian village of Ardales is nestled in a peaceful valley in the Spanish Province of Malaga. The whitewashed buildings, winding cobbled streets and charming atmosphere are everything you would expect from a rural Spanish village.

    An Ardales holiday property allows you to enjoy all that is best about rural Spain, with the privacy and flexibility to allow you to get the most out of an Andalucian holiday.

    Things to do on holiday in Ardales, Spain

    The village of Ardales, which is crowned by the Castillo de la Peña ruins and the Ermita del Calvario church, which sit on top of a rocky outcrop, is ideal for exploring on foot. The steep streets are lined with quaint little shops and cafés where you can enjoy traditional Andalucian dishes. The Museum of History and Traditions of Ardales has interesting exhibits and arranges tours to Prehistoric Caves of Ardales, which are situated 2km outside of the village.

    The beautiful pine-covered countryside that surrounds Ardales is perfect for outdoor activities. The Ardales Natural Park is a wonderful place to enjoy bird watching, walking, hiking, horse riding and cycling. There are also 3 beautiful turquoise lakes where you can swim, picnic, fish or hire pedal boats. Nearby is the impressive El Chorro gorge, which is a popular rock-climbing destination.

    Places to visit on holiday in Ardales, Spain

    Malaga is less than an hour away from Ardales villas and is a great place for a day trip. There is a splendid cathedral, lovely museums as well as galleries displaying the work of Picasso. Malaga’s evening entertainment ranges from flamenco and jazz performances to traditional tapas bars and vibrant modern nightclubs, ideal for night owls visiting the city.

    The pristine white, sandy beaches of the Costa de Sol are easily accessible from villas in Ardales, and offer water sports such as windsurfing, snorkeling, sailing and jet skiing. Stretching out on the beach soaking up the sun is the perfect way to spend a lazy morning.

    Weather in Ardales, Spain

    Ardales has a wonderful warm climate with very mild winters. Temperatures in summer are around 30°C. Winter temperatures are cooler, but still warm enough to enjoy a day at the beach. The best time of year to visit Ardales is in the spring, when the weather is pleasant, the surrounding countryside is green and flower boxes at windows are bursting with colour.

    Flights to Ardales, Spain

    The nearest airport is Malaga Airport (AGP), which lies 20 miles to the east of Ardales. Ryanair, easyJet, Monarch and Aer Lingus are just some of the airlines that offer cheap flights to Malaga. Visitors can take the Amarillos bus from Malaga bus station to Ardales, which takes less than an hour.

    Sightseeing in and around Ardales

    Do you want to discover attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Ardales a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Bodega NiNo de la Salina (12.4 mi / 19.9 km)
    • Lobo Park (14.1 mi / 22.6 km)
    • Antequera Golf (16.2 mi / 26 km)

    Exploring the natural landscape of Ardales

    Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Ardales is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Ardales Park (3 mi / 4.9 km)
    • The Gorge of Gaintanes (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
    • El Chorro Gorge (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
    • Botanical Garden of cacti and other succulents 'Mora i Bravard' (7.8 mi / 12.5 km)
    • Reservatauro Ronda (15.5 mi / 25 km)
    • El Torcal National Park (15.7 mi / 25.3 km)