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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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                                                                                                  Lovely accommodation with great views

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                                                                                                  A lovely short break with great accommodation and fantastic views. The room was lovely and bright, the breakfast was superb. Make sure you have a navigation device to help find the accommodation - use the full address. Parking can be difficult but know Julie & Alan are trying to arranging something re a private parking space in the near future. Lovely proprietors, certainly recommend this accommodation. Tracy & Dave
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                                                                                                  A great family holiday away from it all

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                                                                                                  We had a fantastic stay here. Made to feel very welcome by Carlos, the owner, and locals alike. Pepe next door is good man to know, very friendly and generous with his produce. We enjoyed a few late evenings enjoying his home made wine with him. Accomodation would benefit from air con in all bedrooms as ceiling fans didn't really help when very warm. Outdoor area is fantastic, especially the BBQ. Pool is a good size and very well maintained by Cristobal the gardener. Kitchen well enough equipped and good supermarkets in Campillos a short drive away, though shop in Teba good for basics. Would definitely recommend this place for a chilled out or walking holiday. Pepe is in local hiking club and took us on a gorge walk and to see some caves. Looking forward to going back soon!
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
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                                                                                                  This was a fantastic holiday, the views are immense and the owners are so friendly,

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                                                                                                  The villa is phenomenal, the location, privacy, interior, gardens, attention to detail is amazing! Thank you we'll book up again for our third trip to your amazing Vila in 2017 with all the kids X
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                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016