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

Alora, Spain, is a small, whitewashed Andalucian village set high in the rocky hills of Malaga Province. Far from the busy Costa del Sol, Alora is a beautifully quiet, natural place, which always extends a warm welcome. Taking a self catering rental villa in Alora is perfect for those wanting a more authentic Spanish holiday, where beautiful natural surroundings, rich wildlife, fine food and traditional architecture shape your holiday. Rock climbers will be very happy in Alora accommodation too!

Things to do on holiday in Alora, Malaga

When you first arrive in a rental property in Alora, Spain, on of the best ways to get to know the village is to take a walk to the top of the hill, upon which Alora Castle stands. The castle is built in Moorish style, with many of the decorative Moorish features still visible. The streets which cross the hills below Alora Castle are lined with citrus trees, converging onto a delightful square at the bottom, where the imposing Church of La Encarnacion stands.

Being an agricultural area, Alora’s Monday market is a lively event, where all the finest local produce can be bought cheaply, meaning you can stock the shelves of your self catering Alora rental villa with some of the finest local produce without breaking the bank. Of particular note are the olives and citrus fruits which can be seen growing on the slopes surrounding the village, and the brandy which is distilled in the village.

Alora accommodation is set in peaceful surroundings for much of the year, but the village does enjoy a number of lively fiestas throughout the year. At Easter, the Santa Semana festival is one of the most colourful and vibrant festivals in Malaga, and is a perfect time to take a holiday rental in Alora, as this fiesta is certainly not for the benefit of tourists, and is celebrated with vigour.

Alora is a haven for nature lovers and walkers. There are many miles of marked trails, and the spectacular lake region just a few miles from the village is a very special place to walk and revel in the scenery. The surrounding hills are particularly rich in bird life, and walking, cycling and horse riding holidays are actively encouraged. The rocky El Torcal National Park is especially beautiful and suited to walking, horse riding and cycling holidays. After a day exploring the hills, the nearby Carratraca Spa offers the perfect way to recuperate and prepare for another day of exploration.

A rental villa in Alora is also perfect for exploring the surrounding region, with good access to the Granada, Cordoba, Seville and the beaches of the Costa del Sol, as well as the less known attractions of the Lobo Wolf Park, Ardeles Caves and the Fuente de Piedre, a favourite habitat for migratory flamingos.

Places to holiday in Alora, Malaga

The El-Chorro gorge is just 12km from accommodation in Alora, and is one of the best gorges for climbing in Spain. Climbers flock to Alora property from all over the world with the express intention of tackling the grade one rock faces.

Weather in Alora, Spain

Although temperatures in the summer are very hot, reaching daily peaks of around 36°C in the summer, there is no need to shelter in your Alora holiday rental property during the day as the stiff mountain breezes keep the air fresh. Walking holidays to Alora are great at any time of year, as temperatures very rarely dip below 10°C.

Flights to Alora, Spain

You can be settling into your holiday rental villa in Alora within forty minutes of leaving Malaga Airport (AGP), which receives daily flights from across the UK throughout the year, especially in the summer months.

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                                                        EXCEPTIONAL [ deliberately in higher case!] by all criteria

                                                        5 of 5
                                                        I was fortunate enough to spend a month in this unbelievably wonderful property. If anything, it is even more wonderful than the photos suggest, not least because the photos can't show the oh so many very thoughtfully chosen extras. All a person could possibly need is supplied - in abundance, and lots more as well. The large terrace, even in March, was a heavenly place, huge, with a sizeable retractable canopy and washline, and, most importantly, the views must be the best in Álora. It is literally within 2 minutes from the delightful hustle and bustle of the town's centre, and the top quality eatery that is Casa Abilio. Álora itself was for me a hidden gem - It's relatively easy to access from Málaga airport. It's large enough to have a good range of shops and eateries, but small enough such that the people are warm and friendly, and the views on any of the short walks round about are truly phenomenal. .......and I could use all those superlatives above for Helen and Steve. They have their whole package perfected to the highest possible level. From the initial welcome to the drop off at the station, [how thoughtful is that!] everything is done soooo very well, and with such a lovely friendly manner. Methinks I'll be back!!!
                                                        • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2016
                                                        • Date of Stay: Mar 2016

                                                        wonderful place

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                                                        We had a wonderful and very relaxing stay at the really lovely cottage with the beautifull situatet terrace and pool. The cottage is very spacious, clean and very well equipped. At first it was a little bit cold, but with the two well functioning fireplaces in the living room and kitchen/dining room and one mobile gas oven it was very comfortable. The bedrooms have airconitioner to warm up in a fiew minutes. We never have had problems to get a hot shower for all (and we stayed with 6 people!). The WLAN is fast and running well. The pool was clean and ready to use and on the last evening we could enjoy the gas grill outside, great :-) Colin and his family was very friendly and they helped us immediately if we had any questions or needed help. We went there for climbing. The cottage is a great starting point, because you have all kinds of opportunitys. Directly above the cottage is one spot, others to get by feet with a little hiking and if you have a car it is a short way to achive both, El Chorro and Abdalajis .
                                                        • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2016
                                                        • Date of Stay: Mar 2016

                                                        Fantastic apartment in a lovely village

                                                        5 of 5
                                                        A lovely, well equipped and tastefully decorated, comfortable apartment. Alora is a welcoming village with an excellent selection of bars, restaurants and a variety of shops catering for everything we required for a two week holiday. The owners, Steve and Helen made us feel very welcome and we now regard them as friends. They arranged transport from the airport, met us at the apartment, provided the best and most comprehensive welcome pack EVER, drove us round the village the following day and pointed us in the direction of tapas bars and restaurants and supermarkets, printed boarding passes, drove us to the train station and did everything they could to make us feel very welcome. We cannot recommend this apartment and the owners enough and we will be back there next year with a view to buying our own property.Helen and Steve introduced us to local estate agents and gave valuable advice regarding property purchase in the area. The property itself has quality kitchen equipment which is important when the tapas bars have been exhausted and the views from the balcony are beautiful. Already looking at flights for a return visit!
                                                        • Review Submitted: 19-Dec-2015
                                                        • Date of Stay: Dec 2015