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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

                                                                                                      Very comfortable villa and great pool

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We booked out stay at the villa blind as it did not have any reviews. But we liked the look of it and someone has to be first. Then a couple of weeks before our trip someone did review the villa. We were not put off, by a couple of the comments and were looking forward to our holiday. On our day of arrival, we had arranged to meet James at the villa at lunchtime. We didnt have too much trouble finding El Nido,the road is a bit bumpy but that's to be expected being up in the hills. The villa has everything you could need and is very clean and comfortable. The pool and patio was lovely, all enclosed by flowers and palm trees and the sun shining down on it all day. The outside eating area was perfectly shaded and lovely and cool. The previous review mentioned dogs barking. We did hear them but was not woken or put off by them, You are in the country and surrounded by woodland, would much prefer that than people shouting. You can walk into town from the villa but it's quite a walk, (about 25 minutes)but if your feeling energetic, why not. We visited many of the surrounding towns but found Mijas the most beautiful. We had a lovely stay, James and Connie are lovely and are very accommodating. PS ... Do not touch the buttons on the device,(on the cabinet) in the main bedroom, is not anything to do with the TV,............ it's an SOS...... and does work.....Thanks James for the late night call. Sorry😘
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Great stay in Cuevas Del Becerro

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We really enjoyed staying in the Villa, lots of space, with everything we needed. The raised terrace was great to have breakfast on, especially in the full sun in the morning. We used the BBQ, bought the steaks from the local butcher, they were great. Great place to chill out, the village was great. It's true, no-one speaks English, but that's part of the charm of the village. I enjoyed trying out my Spanish, limited as it is, especially in Bar Pescaero, where we ate tapas on many occasion. I had many a conversation with the owner, and one of their customers whose sister lived in Edinburgh, and who insisted on practicing his English to me, whilst I practiced my Spanish on him! Their patatas bravas is the best I have every tasted. Loved the way the village closed the Main Street for the restaurants at the weekends, though when you arrive at 11pm at night it does make it interesting as to how you get to the villa! Places to visit:- We went to Seville for the day, don't take your car all the way into the city, we drove to the metro station at Olivar de Quintos, left the car there and took metro in. Ronda - just stunning and only 20 minutes away. That is a must. We also went to San Pedro beach at Marbella. Stunning scenery on drive. Finally a thank you to Linda for her communications, friendly and always helpful, and Chris for running through all the stuff in the villa and how it all worked. Great holiday!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017