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Make a holiday rental apartment or villa in Canillas de Aceituno, Spain your home away from home

Canillas de Aceituno, Spain

The mountain village of Canillas de Aceituno lies at the foot of Mount Morama to the northeast of Malaga. The outstanding natural beauty and tranquil setting of the whitewashed village gives those renting villas in Canillas de Aceituno a taste of authentic Spain, away from the hustle and bustle of tourist resort towns. Conveniently located, this unhurried village is a great base from which you can explore more of Andalucia.

Things to do in Canillas de Aceituno, Spain

Located within Sierra Tejeda nature area, Canillas de Aceituno is popular with climbers. You can take a leisurely stroll through olive groves and rural farmland, or you can do a more strenuous 4-hour hike up to the summit of La Maroma where you can enjoy spectacular views of Andalucia. You can also discover the splendor of rural Andalucia on horseback. If you would rather spend the day playing golf there are two courses within 20 minutes driving distance.

A great way to spend the day is exploring the old village of Canillas de Aceituno. Narrow, meandering alleyways and arches, characteristic of Moorish architecture, wind their way through whitewashed buildings. Colourful flower boxes decorate windows and charming plazas make this peaceful village picturesque and inviting. You can stop to enjoy tapas in one of the bars or have Menu del Dia for lunch at Bar Angle or enjoy excellent Andalucian food at restaurants such as Bodega and Sociedad. On the outskirts of the village there is a public swimming pool where you can cool off before heading back to your Canillas de Aceituno villa.

There are quaint shops throughout the village that sell clothes, ceramic goods, art and souvenirs. There is also a market every Friday where you can buy these things as well as tasty fresh produce.

The village has fiestas and carnivals throughout the year celebrating different saints. A great fiesta to observe if you’re renting an apartment or villa in Canillas de Aceituno in early September is “Candelaria” (bonfire night).

Places to visit on holiday in Canillas de Aceituno, Spain

Canillas de Aceituno is a great base from which you can explore the Costa del Sol. Malaga is only 1 hour away and has great beaches and entertainment. Torre del Mar is slightly closer and can be reached via the scenic Mudejar Route. The seaside resort town has a famous water park, Aqua Velis, where the whole family can enjoy exhilarating water rides.

If you are looking for sandy beaches then you should head to Nerja with its famous Burriana Beach and sparkling water. You can also explore fascinating caves here.

In the heart of Andalucia lies spectacular Lake Vinuela. Nestled in a valley it is a great place to have a picnic and enjoy the magnificent views of rural Andalucia.

Weather in Canillas de Aceituno, Spain

The climate is typically Mediterranean with hot, dry summers and cooler winters. The temperature during the summer months frequently reaches 35°C during the day. The weather is slightly warmer inland than in the coastal town. The warm weather all year round means that any time is a good time to rent an apartment or villa in Canillas de Aceituno.

Flights to Canillas de Aceituno, Spain

The village is a one-hour drive from Malaga Airport. Aer Lingus, Monach Airlines, Flybe and easyJet all offer cheap flights to Malaga from various airports in the UK. From there you can hire a car and take a scenic drive to your Canillas de Aceituno accommodation.

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                                                                                                      A lovely property!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This property really lives up to expectations. It is very well maintained and equipped, with excellent facilities and is very 'user friendly'. The owner ( Suzanne) has put much care and thought into making guests' stays as enjoyable as possible. The views from the outside dining terrace are stunning and the location of the house, within the village, means that all the local shops, bars and restaurants are within easy walking distance. The village is very friendly and it is lovely to feel part of the community, even for a small period of time. Definitely highly recommended!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Outstanding property, owners & views. Highly recommended.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Excellent holiday for two weeks in this outstanding property. High spec villa but feels homely, stunning views and outdoor areas for sunbathing and al fresco dining. The village is charming and lots of options for tapas, a drink and a meal. The local beach town is just 30 mins away and is excellent, Spanish resort - no yobs just families enjoying a lovely beach town. I travel widely and I have to say this is now a firm favourite and we plan to return next year.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017