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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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                                                                                                      Our very first holiday abroad as a family (2 adults & 2 boys 16 & 18) was made all the more memorable by our choice to stay at Casa Levana. This traditional Spanish house with its typical country style layout and rural setting amid the hills and acres of olive groves felt like we were totally immersed in unspoilt Andalusia, away from the cosmopolitan business of the costas (might not suit families with very small children given steepness of some of the internal stairs) Whilst we were within striking distance of the coast and other big towns, we always had the tranquil oasis of Casa Levana and its beautiful courtyard to escape to. We especially enjoyed the nearby lakes for swimming and eating out in nearby La Roda Andalusia. Best of all were the mornings and evenings around the house in the courtyard and patios. Anne was very helpful with useful advice leading up to our stay and we loved reading about her story in acquiring the house. If you want the real deal but still be close enough to big towns like Antequera (rental car vital) then we would heartily recommend Casa Levanna to you. Jim & Janice
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                                                                                                      A beautiful, well equipped, scenically lovely house in a fabulous location.

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                                                                                                      We had an absolutely fabulous time. As a party of six we had no problem with there being enough beds, chairs, sun loungers, space etc. The villa was beautiful inside, well set up for a hot climate with plenty of air conditioning and shutters for the windows. As the temperature reached 47 degrees whilst we were there that was very important. Sadly the lemons on the trees were not quite ready to harvest! It was the best villa we have rented, over a period of 15 years of renting. High praise from us indeed. Caroline and Michael Irving
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