Find the best place to stay — Castril

Where to stay around Castril?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 62 holiday lettings near Castril. From 37 cottages to 13 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Castril 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 Castril?

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

  • Cazorla Natural Park: 121 holiday lettings
  • Torre del Vinagre: 128 holiday lettings
  • Museo Zabaleta: 121 holiday lettings
  • Marzuela Arab Baths: 80 holiday lettings
  • Jabalcon Ermita de la Virgen de la Cabeza: 95 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Castril 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 Castril?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 37 cottages in Castril. Our other popular types of Castril holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 13 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 8 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Castril?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 40 holiday homes with pool available in Castril. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.


    Make a holiday cottage in Castril your home away from home

    Cottages in Castril are in a landscape of mountains, waterfalls, caves, gorges and traditional whitewashed villages. It’s an authentic rural location, where donkeys and herds of goats roam the hills and where local culture and celebrations are preserved. Castril cottages suit those with an adventurous spirit, as the range of outdoor recreation on offer here is extensive. For a unique vacation, many holiday homes in Castril are set in caves, decked out with domestic appliances and furniture. In a region with big differences between winter and summer temperatures, underground dwellings are warm in winter but stay cool when things heat up outside. 

    Things to do

    -Nature: The dramatic topography means there’s lots of interesting things to see close by. The Río Castril that runs past the town has a gorge that can be explored via a special walkway. Deep in the Seca Mountain range are majestic caves like the Cueva del Muerto, notable for impressive geological formations like stalactites and stalagmites. 

    -Recreation: This an ideal setting for active tourism, as well as more unusual pursuits like speleology thanks to the many underground cavities in the area. More conventional activities on offer include kayaking, canoeing, horseback riding, 4x4 trips, mountain biking, climbing and of course, trekking, with a large network of trails snaking through the natural park to the north.

     

    -Local sights: Castril has some fascinating heritage, but is also a very attractive town in the way it adapts to the precariousness of its landscape. From the El Cantón viewpoint in the town there are absolutely dazzling vistas of this mountainous setting, and the same goes for the other lookout, the Peña del Sagrado Corazón. Man-made sights to seek out include the original Moorish defensive walls and Church of Santa Maria from the 1500s.

    -Local handicrafts: Castril has been an important centre for glassmaking for several centuries. Although this industry has been scaled back over the last century it’s still possible to buy locally produced glassware made in a time-honoured manner. There’s also a preserved former glassmaking factory to visit, which shut down just over a century ago.

    -Food and drink: In this unpretentious town it’s possible to sample authentic, rural Andalucian cuisine, which is delicious and relies almost entirely on locally sourced produce like garlic, olive oil, almonds and a variety of meats. Trout is also a staple as the Castril River has an abundance, while partridge and rabbit are recommended for more adventurous palates.

    Weather in Castril

    Castril holiday homes are in an elevated setting, where summers are hot and winters can be decidedly cold. Daily temperatures climb into the mid-30s from June to September, and in this season rain can be quite scarce. Things cool down quite dramatically towards the end of the year though, and by December the peaks to the north tend to be capped with snow. In Castril temperatures get up to around 10°C on normal winter days, but there is occasional snowfall.

    Travel to Castril

    The closest international airport to Castril holiday rentals is Federico Gárcia Lorca (GRX) just outside Granada. It’s a destination with a couple of links to the UK, only via London. As Castril is in a remote mountain setting, use of a car is a good idea. It’s some distance from the town to the nearest train station. Heading here from the airport in Granada visitors can take the A-92, which becomes the A-92N after Guadix. At Baza there’s a junction for the A-4200, which runs up to Castril. In all the drive takes around two hours.

    Attractions in and around Castril

    First time in Castril and looking for things to do? To appreciate the outdoor scene, make time for green spaces such as Cazorla Natural Park, Rodriguez Penalva Park and Cerro Jabalcon. You may also want to visit Santa Maria Teaching Church, Plaza Mayor de Huescar or La Iruela Castle.