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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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                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                      Away from The Crowds

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      A lovely apartment with all new decor throughout, immaculately clean and very well looked after.. Rooftop Terrace Astro turfed with hot & cold shower to freshen up in the evening sunshine. Antonia was welcoming and shows his pride with his lovely apartment. The only downside was the talking into the early hours by the local families, so loud, aparantly quite normal for them to chatter on into the early morning,it did disturb our sleep. We felt it only fair to mention this as it was our experience during our stay. No fault at all to Antonio, just a true observation, such a shame to take away a "Star" from an otherwise perfect holiday. Gracias Antonio.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017