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Make a holiday rental villa or self-catering home in Canar, Spain your home away from home

The whitewashed Spanish village of Canar is perched precariously on a steep hillside in the Sierra Nevada, with magnificent views of Orgiva in the fertile Guadalfeo River Valley. On a clear day visitors can see all the way to Morocco from this Andalusian village in southern Spain. The peaceful surroundings and traditional village atmosphere make villas in Canar a great option for those looking for a relaxing getaway.

Things to do on holiday in Canar, Spain

Canar villas are perfectly situated for walking holidays in summer. Canar is located on the famous GR7 Spanish walking route. The tranquil environment is the ideal spot for cycling, hiking, horse riding or bird watching. Energetic walkers can visit the spa town of Lanjaron, which is situated a 2-hour walk to the west of Canar, or to Soportujar, which lies a 90-minute walk to the east. At the halfway point hikers can stop and rest at the beautiful 200ft El Diue waterfall. The Buddhist monastery of Osel Ling is also within walking distance of villas in Canar. The Sierra Nevada Natural Park lies above Canar. Here visitors can explore vineyards, almond groves and poplar woods in the foothills of the Alpujarras.

In winter, visitors to Canar accommodation can enjoy excellent skiing facilities in Sierra Nevada. The ski season runs from the end of November until April, and there are a range of terrains for skiing and snowboarding of all levels. Nearby is Borreguiles ski resort, perfect for beginners, and the resorts of Valeta and Luguna De Las Yeguas, for the more advanced snow sports enthusiasts looking for an adrenaline rush.

Places to visit on holiday in Canar, Spain

The market town of Orgiva lies in the Guadalfeo River Valley below Canar. Attractions in the picturesque town include the twin spire of the Igesia de nuestra Senora de la Expectacion. From Orgiva, visitors can travel by bus to the popular seaside town of Malaga. Here you will find a splendid cathedral, fascinating museums and galleries displaying the work of Picasso. Evening entertainment in Malaga includes flamenco and jazz performances, traditional tapas bars and vibrant modern nightclubs.

Canar is only an hour away from Granada, with its lovely Generalife Gardens and The Alhambra Palace. The city has historic, Moorish architecture and vibrant nightlife, and makes an excellent day trip for visitors to villas in Canar.

Further away are the historic cities of Seville and Cordoba. Approximately a 3-hour drive away from Canar, these cities offer great shopping and great cultural experiences such as flamenco and traditional tapas bars.

Weather in Canar, Spain

With 320 days of sunshine a year visitors are guaranteed great weather on Canar holidays. Summers are hot with temperatures in the 30s (°C). Due to the altitude winters are cold, making Canar a great base for Sierra Nevada skiing holidays.

Flights to Canar, Spain

Granada (GRX) is located 70km away from Canar. Ryanair offers cheap flights to Granada from Stansted (STN) and Liverpool (LIV). Visitors can also fly from the UK to Malaga (AGP) with carriers such as easyJet and British Airways.

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                                                                                                      Winter break at Casa Jazmin

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have a lovely relaxing and restorative break at Casa Jazmin. Both Nick and Pauline's warm welcome and care ensured that we made the very best of our time there. The house was very comfortable and the views outstanding. A great place to stay.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Gorgeous!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      I'm writing this review 6 months after the holiday whilst reading my holiday diary, and I have to say it's wonderful to be transported back to the hills above Orgiva and the villa that was our home for 8 nights. We chose to come in June when it shouldn't have been so hot, but it was! So we were glad to be in the mountains and in the shade until 8.30am, which made the house cool enough to sleep. We loved being amongst the olives and fruit trees. There's nothing quite like fruit fresh from the tree. Bettina provided other fruit on arrival and bread and fresh eggs too - she's a helpful, laid-back owner who doesn't intrude but is there if you need her. Just the way we like it. This was the perfect place for us. Very private, secluded (the approach road is not for the faint of heart!), within easy reach of the town and the beautiful white villages high in the mountains and just a great place to relax. If it wasn't for our tendency to always visit new places we would certainly return regularly, and we would recommend LOV to anyone.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                                      Lovely quiet cute house with sunterrace and refreshing pool

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      My stay at The Love Nest was fantastic. I was there for a week in june and loved coming home to my cool Spanish cosy house after a day of walking in the beautiful surrounding area. Everything one could possibly need is there. Mandy and Ralph are very friendly. When my luggage didn't arrive with me on the plane Mandy helped me out with a spare toothbrush and some clean clothes etc. untill I could buy some new things in Orgiva. At my request Ralph arranged for me to go horse riding and came along which was so much more fun then going alone. I would recommend The Love Nest to anyone and hope to stay there again sometime.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 18-Nov-2016
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