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Make a holiday rental villa or property in Alcaucin, Spain your home away from home

Located deep in the Axarquia countryside, Alcaucin, Spain, is a small village which has graced the front cover of travel brochures for the area due to its traditional architecture and beautiful surroundings of the lower slopes of the Sierra Tejeda Mountains. You can see as far as the sea, some 25km, away from many Alcaucin properties, especially those at the top of the village (Alcaucin is a maze of narrow streets build upon a fairly steep slope).

Things to do on holiday in Alcaucin, Spain

There are many prehistoric sites adorning the countryside of Alcaucin, the most famous of which can be visited in the caves of El Boquete de Zafarraya in which a body of a Neanderthal man from 30,000 years ago was discovered. The Phoenician Castle Zalia also makes for interesting and inspiring viewing from an Alcaucin property for rent.

Just outside the town limits is the boundary of the Sierra del Alcazar Nature Park. The park takes in much of the Alcazar River and the peak of Tajo Fuerte. There are tracks for walking and cycling, some of the most interesting of which lead through the various habitats leading up the mountain. The whole region is a mecca for hikers, mountaineers and climbers, who flock to Alcaucin holiday rentals for their proximity to the mountains.

The various festivals and fiestas throughout the year are celebrated with gusto in Alcaucin, from the Festival of San Sebastian in January to the Pilgrimage to Alcazar in May, when fires light the sky, around which people eat, drink and chat, enjoying the chance for the community to come together. However, the event with which most visitors really get involved with is the annual fair in October, which is marked with flamenco dancing, great food and wine and a number of excellent displays and events.

Places to holiday in Alcaucin, Spain

The closest stretch of beach to an Alcaucin property is just 25km away at Torre del Mar. The long stretch of beach at Torre del Mar is backed with a wide, well designed promenade, which is covered with great bars and fine restaurants.

The largest town in the region, Malaga, is also one of the most famous with British tourists. If you are looking for entertainment put on for tourists, from theme parks to concerts and from safari parks to art galleries, you will be able to find it in Malaga during your stay in an Alcaucin property.

Weather in Alcaucin, Spain

Average temperatures in Alcaucin are a remarkable 18˚C for the year, with summer temperatures soaring to over 30˚C for the vast majority of days. Mountain breezes do however keep the air fresh, and in winter, despite the altitude of the village, Alcaucin basks in winter average temperatures of 14˚C.

Flights to Alcaucin, Spain

Malaga International Airport (AGP) takes around 45 minutes from a holiday rental property in Alcaucin, and there are both car hire facilities and fixed price taxis available at the airport. Reaching Malaga Airport should be no problem, as there are no less than 23 British Airports that have flights running to and from Malaga.

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                                                                                              Recent Reviews

                                                                                              Wonderful stay in this beautiful, well-kept cottage outside Frigiliana

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              We stayed 15 days in Sharons beautiful cottage just outside of Frigiliana. Everything was as described on the website about the house. Kitchen (well-equipped) and living/dining room in the upper level, which has access to an amazing terrace facing south towards Frigiliana and the Mediterranean. Downstairs the bedroms and bathroom are; as well as access to the garden. The house was rustic and charming, exactly what houses should look like in Andalucia. It was easily heated in the chilly evenings; has a very effective wood burning stove as well as several electric heaters. It was very private and a very quiet area, although it was only 1400 m to the entrance of Frigiliana; it took us 15-20 minutes to walk there (to Frigiliana it is downhill, and back home is uphill). We were bringing our 2 dogs and they immediately felt at home; the only thing we would have loved, was if the property (or part of it) was fenced, so the dogs could run out by themselves. Frigiliana is a beautiful village! We were cycling many hours every day, and the roads are generally in very good condition, except 8 km between the house and Torrox. It is very hilly terrain, the only flat is along the coastline to the west of Nerja. There are an abundance of spectacular MTB routes in the area. The access to the house is easy, the entrance is just few metres off the road. Sharon was very kind and welcoming and we couldn't have had a better stay! We really look forward to come back in June/July, to spend the summer holidays in this wonderful house; and enjoy long warm summer evenings sitting on the terrace resting after a hard day of training in the muntains. We highly recommend the house and Sharon, you won't be disappointed.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2017
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                              A lovely home with fantastic views

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              We love this apartment, it was clean and well maintained. It is situated next to Playa Torrecilla, well situated to walk to where we wanted in Nerja. My husband and I were on holiday with our adult son and the apartment was a good size for the three of us, it feels really homely. The lounge/diner is a really good size, we loved the balcony with its views across the pool and the sea. The kitchen is really well equipped and it's views are fantastic. We loved sitting in the kitchen watching the sunrise at breakfast. Staying in January it was really good to have that indoor balcony/conservatory from the kitchen as it gave us all the views and warmth until it warmed up enough in the morning to sit on the outside balcony and that balcony was a lovely sun trap. As the kitchen is well equipped it was nice to have the option to do some cooking as well as going out to eat. It was the wrong time of year for us to try out the pool but it looked great and we really appreciated being such a short walk to the beach. The time flew by and we didn't want to leave, we hope to return.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2017
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                              Our 5th stay here was as good as the 1st

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              This is the 5th time we've stayed here and it was as good as the first time. The villa is fully equipped for everything you need and we were greeted with another warm welcome from Boz & Polly. Boz also told us about new restaurants which had opened (which were as good as he said). The location offers superb views, and the villa provides us with all the comfort we need for a relaxing week in the winter sun. Many thanks Boz and we hope to see you again soon
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 18-Dec-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Dec 2016