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Make a holiday rental apartment or self-catering villa in Ardales, Spain your home away from home

The picturesque Andalucian village of Ardales is nestled in a peaceful valley in the Spanish Province of Malaga. The whitewashed buildings, winding cobbled streets and charming atmosphere are everything you would expect from a rural Spanish village.

An Ardales holiday property allows you to enjoy all that is best about rural Spain, with the privacy and flexibility to allow you to get the most out of an Andalucian holiday.

Things to do on holiday in Ardales, Spain

The village of Ardales, which is crowned by the Castillo de la Peña ruins and the Ermita del Calvario church, which sit on top of a rocky outcrop, is ideal for exploring on foot. The steep streets are lined with quaint little shops and cafés where you can enjoy traditional Andalucian dishes. The Museum of History and Traditions of Ardales has interesting exhibits and arranges tours to Prehistoric Caves of Ardales, which are situated 2km outside of the village.

The beautiful pine-covered countryside that surrounds Ardales is perfect for outdoor activities. The Ardales Natural Park is a wonderful place to enjoy bird watching, walking, hiking, horse riding and cycling. There are also 3 beautiful turquoise lakes where you can swim, picnic, fish or hire pedal boats. Nearby is the impressive El Chorro gorge, which is a popular rock-climbing destination.

Places to visit on holiday in Ardales, Spain

Malaga is less than an hour away from Ardales villas and is a great place for a day trip. There is a splendid cathedral, lovely museums as well as galleries displaying the work of Picasso. Malaga’s evening entertainment ranges from flamenco and jazz performances to traditional tapas bars and vibrant modern nightclubs, ideal for night owls visiting the city.

The pristine white, sandy beaches of the Costa de Sol are easily accessible from villas in Ardales, and offer water sports such as windsurfing, snorkeling, sailing and jet skiing. Stretching out on the beach soaking up the sun is the perfect way to spend a lazy morning.

Weather in Ardales, Spain

Ardales has a wonderful warm climate with very mild winters. Temperatures in summer are around 30°C. Winter temperatures are cooler, but still warm enough to enjoy a day at the beach. The best time of year to visit Ardales is in the spring, when the weather is pleasant, the surrounding countryside is green and flower boxes at windows are bursting with colour.

Flights to Ardales, Spain

The nearest airport is Malaga Airport (AGP), which lies 20 miles to the east of Ardales. Ryanair, easyJet, Monarch and Aer Lingus are just some of the airlines that offer cheap flights to Malaga. Visitors can take the Amarillos bus from Malaga bus station to Ardales, which takes less than an hour.

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Recent Reviews

It really is home from home. Everything to hand, we luxuriated in a beautiful house and garden.

5 of 5
Stunning location, beautifully kept garden and pool, numerous places to sit, eat, relax. The house was immaculately clean with everything to hand, including kitchen spices and oils. We arrived to a beautiful hamper of fresh fruit. Helen and Stephen responded quickly during our stay if we needed any help with anything. The pool was enjoyed by all of us especially our youngest daughter. A good size for doing short laps or just for keeping cool! Garden is a plantsmans paradise! House was cool and comfortable, kitchen well equipped with everything you could possibly need; ensuite bathrooms for every bedroom, even the single bedroom, were really convenient. Quiet location away from the hubbub of the town, countryside sounds of the cooing doves and goats bells as they were herded up the hill; smells of jasmine wafting in the breeze, added to the whole unforgettable holiday.
  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

Beautiful and peaceful

5 of 5
A charming restored farmhouse. Full of character with all the amenities and including 5 spacious ensuite double bedrooms. The outside area is great with a large terrace boasting stunning rural views. Lemons, Oranges and almonds all grown within the property are available to guests as are the fresh eggs from the chickens. To top it off Alan and Nancy are extremely friendly and helpful - full of knowledge of the surrounding area. We would definately return to this property
  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017