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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.

Excellent! 4.5/5
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Villa #8126181
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Villa #1092358
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Villa #1023109
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Excellent! 4.7/5
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Excellent! 4.6/5
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Villa #8069259
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Villa #8016758
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Villa #76234
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Villa #822531
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Villa #463653
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Villa #17434
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Excellent! 4.3/5
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Villa #95236
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Villa #8018376
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Villa #857245
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Chalet #11424
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Villa #8115461
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Villa #1464177
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Villa #67785
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Cottage #8164134
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Villa #12182
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Villa #8276039
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Farmhouse #8001637
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Villa #8021537
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Apartment #1765871
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House #8252730
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Apartment #8252783
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House #1683378
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House #8252719
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Apartment #6907663
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Villa #6976057
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Cottage #1230779
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House #6491602
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Villa #3824363
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House #2303783
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Villa #8038544
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Apartment #2582654
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Villa #869507
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Alcaucín Holiday Apartments & Villas (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

Perfect summer vacation

5 of 5
Delivered all our expectations both in terms of booking and stay. Lovely house with a fantasy view and lot of space. Our children loved the swimming pool despite the fact that it had to be cleaned through the stay, which was done to the fullest satisfaction. David and Richard (The pool man) very friendly and helpful. Will keep our summer vacation the same place next year. Thomas Christensen, Denmark
  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Beautiful spot

5 of 5
Not an area of Spain that we'd been to before, and a bit of a hidden gem. Alcaucin is a small and picturesque hilltop village with a decent selection of bars and restaurants. Perfect for a wander in the evening for a bite to eat etc. The villa is set slightly down the hill from the village, meaning a bit of a steepish 10/15 min walk up to the village, but with the resultant benefit of a downhill return home in the evening. There is a small car park at the end of the village for those not wanting to walk. The villa itself and its setting are superb, a great vista from the patio of the surrounding hills and the valley. Olive who takes care of the villa was very friendly and welcoming, and is a mine of information regarding the village and local area. The accommodation is spacious and well finished. We were a party of 11 (6 adults & 5 children), and at no time felt like we were on top of each other.. The pool is large, and was a welcome relief when the temperature started soaring in the early afternoon. All bedrooms had A/C which was a blessing on a couple of very warm nights. There are plenty of poolside sun beds and tables and chairs dotted about the patio area. The shaded wooden veranda beside the pool was a lovely spot to laze and soak in the views. The outdoor BBQ worked well and is conveniently located close to the kitchen. All in all a marvellous location and a great holiday retreat. Many thanks to Catherine and Graeme for a friendly, very efficient rental booking. Would highly recommend.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017