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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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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      beautiful house in rural Andalucia

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We spent a fantastic week over Christmas in this house. There were 15 of us from 2 yrs old to 80 and there was something for everyone. The house is in a great location with many good days out close by. The house has been built and furnished with great care and each of the bedrooms has character and charm. The kitchen is very well stocked with cooking equipment and there are two fridges and a laundry room making it very straightforward to cater for large groups. Colin and Francesca were very thoughtful hosts. They were in touch to ensure we had a perfect stay and on the occasion when we had a small issue they were on hand to help us resolve it. I would definitely recommend the house for large groups looking for a place to get away.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Just wonderful

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      A lovely house with everything you need in an amazing inland mountain town
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Don't hesitate!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The Penthouse is in an excellent position in this delightful Spanish hill town. Just forget about getting your car closer than the town car park (8 mins walk away) and live like a local, walking everywhere - there is even a shopping trolley provided for you. It is the best equipped rental with lots of items you never realised you would want. We stayed for 5 weeks and enjoyed every minute - even coping with some torrential rain! Our fitness improved greatly walking up and down the hilly streets. Plenty of eating and drinking places close by. Good day trips can be taken to Ronda, Antequera and Malaga and lots of nearby small towns and villages. We asked to be left to our own devices regarding cleaning etc but it was great to know that we could call on Helen and Steve for any problems or advice and when we did, their response was swift. If you want a taste of real Spain then this is the place for you.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 16-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016