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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

Beautiful traditional Spanish holiday home

5 of 5
Loved the house and alora. A perfect holiday.
  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

Villa is stunning just gorgeous

5 of 5
Very quiet area and very comfortable beds!!
  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

A Great Centre for a New Year's Trip.

5 of 5
We are a group of nine ex-colleagues and friends who regularly celebrate the New Year together. This year we went to Finca Amorosa for a week and we could hardly have made a better choice. The villa housed us all in comfort and had everything needed for our stay. Alan and Nancy were perfect hosts; making sure we had everything we needed without intruding. We were extremely lucky with the weather and were able to sit out in the sun on the beautiful terrace. The wood burning stove in the living room kept us warm in the evening. There are good restaurants close by, from friendly village eateries to an elegant establishment up the hill for a special occasion and the village supermarket had everything we needed. You don't need to buy oranges, lemons or eggs, though, as these are all available to pick or collect on the estate. We had a great time in a beautiful part of Spain. Many thanks, Alan and Nancy.
  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016