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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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                                        Villa #6834612
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                                              Farmhouse #1008835
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                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                Villa #1896540
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                                                      Condo #6548234
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                                                                                              Chalet #1945512
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                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                                  Villa #1240461
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Amazing villa.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We really loved our stay in the villa which was very spacious, well equipped, exceptionally clean and very comfortable. Had some great evenings in with use of the BBQ and sampling the local wine. Cuevas del Becerro is a great place to stay to see the region, particularly Ronda and also has a number of walks locally. Chris and Linda were really helpful during the booking and throughout our stay.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      A truly wonderful stay

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A wonderful property and truly lovely hosts. We only spent a week but wish it was longer. The villa is well equipped and extremely large just for the two of us but it was only one of two available at such short notice but we were so glad that we picked it. Only walked into the town once as we went further afield most days but the town is quaint and we had a drink and Tapas in the square next to the church. Highly recommend going to Mijas if you like Flamenco as they have a free show on Wed & Sat at noon in the Plaza. Have had hols in The Costa Del Sol since 1987 and it has changed so much over the years but there are still some places worth a visit. Hope to come back to the villa soon and if you book and stay you will not be disappointed
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 11, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017