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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Aracena, Spain your home away from home

Aracena is the largest town in the Parque Natural Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche. It is famous for its ruined castle and pretty church. It was once ruled by the Moors and later by the Knights Templar, both of whom left an interesting architectural heritage behind. Around the pleasant square are several shops and bars along with the Confiteria Rufino, famous for its fine cakes.

Things to Do in Aracena, Andalusia

Explore the local town with its Castillo and large church which is entered through an impressive archway. The Iglesia Nuestra Senora de los Dolores was built by the Knights Templar in the 14th century. The 15th century Cabildo Viejo, the former town hall, is now the tourist office which has excellent displays and information. Walking is popular in this scenic area and the GR41.3 is a beautiful trail through the chestnut trees to La Nava. Take the popular PR A-48 to Las Presa for a dip in the river or go swimming in the Aracena swimming pool. Scenic drives, walks, horse riding and mountain biking offer endless natural attractions, small villages and plenty of wildlife with over 85 species of birds.

Places to Visit Around Aracena, Andalusia

The spectacular limestone caves known as the Gruts de las Maravillas, or Caves of Marvels, are just outside Aracena. The 12 caves stretch for 1200 metres with dramatic limestone formations and underground lakes. There is also a small geological museum. Northeast of the town is the Aracena Reservoir, Embalse de Aracena, which offers swimming, pleasant beaches and picnic areas beneath the oaks. Alajar is a handsome whitewashed village within easy reach of holiday rentals in Aracena. Close to the Portuguese border, Aroche has mediaeval walls and a bullring.

Weather in Aracena, Huelva

Holiday villas in Aracena enjoy hot dry summers and mild showery winters. From October to March temperatures range between 17-21°C (63-70°F). The maximum rainfall is in the winter, particularly December which has around 121mm (5 inches). During the summer temperatures are 21-30°C (70-86°F) and there is zero rainfall.

Travel to Aracena, Huelva

The nearest airport is Seville San Pablo (SVQ) Airport located 10 km north east of the city and about 90 km from Aracena holiday villas. It is served by budget airline Ryanair from various European cities along with Air Europa and Iberia which offer mostly domestic flights. Average flight time is 2½ hours from the UK. Faro Almeria (FAO) Airport, just over the border in Portugal, is a little further away at 200 km. 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 the Huelva Province.

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Aracena Holiday Cottages & Homes (121)

 

Recent Reviews

Stunning views in peaceful setting

4 of 5
It was a little hard to find and 4.5km down a narrow windy road with a steep entrance to the properties. Well worth the effort , this is a beautiful setting , the casita is well thought out with very comfortable bed , hob and fridge with a freezer section. We had plenty of hot water and the shower was powerful although there were only two of us and the house could fit a family of four. The owners were friendly and very helpful . The swimming pool area is unusual for U.K. residents as it was clean but had a lot of green algae and frogs but I think this is normal in Spain. It was a delight to sit in the shaded patio area looking at the views and listening to the water running and the frogs. We took our two dogs and they mixed easily with the owners dogs who are very placid. There is no wifi ( or tv ) in the house but you can relax in the large patio area or dining area attached to the main house and use the internet . There is a washing machine and washing line. We stayed in April and temperatures were unusually high at max 29-30*C , the house was always cool and we always slept well. Cabeza la vaca is a charming village with many bars and restaurants, a shop and tabac . This accommodation is perfect for a quiet , relaxing holiday in a beautiful area with stunning views.
  • Review Submitted: May 04, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

Nicely converted/renovated townhouse in a beautiful/typical Spanish village.

5 of 5
Perfect location for a couple like us. The accommodation itself has been thoughtfully converted/renovated to a high standard, and there was everything there that we needed. Unlike some self catering places, the kitchen is stocked with all the necessaries (oil, salt, pepper, washing up liquid etc), and combined with the very generous 'welcome' pack, this allowed us to hit the ground running, and not waste our time or money unnecessarily. Fran and Mike are extremely knowledgeable and well connected in the village, and did everything they could to make sure we enjoyed our stay. Nothing is too much trouble for them. The area is fascinating, beautiful and full of character, from the abundant wildlife to the beautiful (and very tasty) black pigs responsible for the famous Jamon Iberico. We were blessed with fine weather so sat round in the sunshine for long periods (drinking wine), but there's loads to see within a fairly small radius. Rural Spain at its very best and we will undoubtedly be back. Hasta pronto!
  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017