Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Almonaster la Real, Spain your home away from home
Tucked away in the mountain foothills of southwest Spain, Almonaster is one of the least spoilt of the whitewashed villages in the Sierra. The hilly village grew up around the 10th century mosque which itself is in the ruins of an old castle. The quiet cobbled streets are lined with small houses, each with their distinctive casement windows and bright bougainvillea hanging over every wall. The town has a few shops, bars and restaurants and it has a railway station.
Things to Do in Almonaster la Real, Andalusia
Almonaster la Real holiday rentals are well located for nature lovers, hikers and those wanting to escape the bustle of the city. Set in the Natural Park Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche, in the western Sierra Morena, visitors can walk through the forested areas amidst a host of wildlife or go horse trekking in the mountains. Mountain bikers can explore local villages. You can even drive up the second highest point in the Sierra, the Cerro de San Cristobal for panoramic views. A day at the beach is also possible from Almonaster for sunbathing, swimming, boating, fishing and watersports. The nearest beach is an hour’s drive away at Playa de Mazagon.
Places to Visit Around Almonaster la Real, Andalusia
Explore the delightful town of Almonaster la Real with its magnificent hilltop mosque and castle. From the top of the minaret you can look down into another local landmark – the bullring. The area around your Almonaster la Real holiday rental has many other charming rural towns to visit such as Aracena, Fuenteheridos and Cortegana. The cultural city of Seville is well worth spending time in. It is famous for its Gothic Cathedral and La Giralda belltower, the Torre de Oro and the Real Alcazar Palace.
Weather in Almonaster la Real, Huelva
Holiday rentals in Almonaster la Real enjoy hot sunny summers and mild showery winters. From October to March temperatures range between 17-21°C (63-70°F). During the summer temperatures are 21-30°C (70-86°F) and there is zero rainfall. The maximum rainfall is during the winter, particularly in December which has around 121mm (5 inches).
Travel to Almonaster la Real, Huelva
The nearest airport is Seville San Pablo (SVQ) Airport located 10 km north east of the city and about 118 km from Almonaster la Real holiday villas. It is served by Ryanair from various European cities along with Air Europa and Iberia which offer mostly domestic flights. Average flight time is 2Â½ hours from the UK. Faro Almeria (FAO) Airport, just over the border in Portugal, is a little further away at 183km. Faro has flights from over 20 airports in the UK with many budget airlines. From Faro it is an easy drive along the E1 to Huelva Province.