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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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                                                                                                Very special villa with amazing mountain view!

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                                                                                                We loved it, I went with some friends for a whole weekend, the view is amazing, the weather is magnificent, and there's a lot of terrain to go hiking. It was super relaxing in a spiritual way. There are also Easter eggs hidden all over the house, like interesting sculptures and decor!!! Would love to come back very soon. Thanks to the Landlords they are so lovely!
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                Lovely villa with spectacular scenery

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                                                                                                This was our first time in Costa del sol and we had a fantastic time. The villa is situated high up in the hills and had a view that never ceased to amaze me. The villa itself was comfortable and welcoming. It was spacious inside and the children enjoyed the darts and the pool table upstairs when it got too hot for them outside. The pool was clean and so refreshing, surrounded by picturesque flowers and plenty of room to relax. We enjoyed several barbecues by the pool but also enjoyed eating in the local villages 5 minutes drive away. Nerja, Torres del mar and Torrox were all close by where we enjoyed swims in the sea and their beach restaurants. Fernando (the manager) was very helpful and sorted out a couple of minor problems we had immediately. All in all a wonderful villa with spectacular views, shame we had to return to England!
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                Fantastic Location!!

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                                                                                                The cottage was as described with the most beautiful views over the mountains. There were 'snake' eagles flying over the cottage daily and we spotted vultures, bee eaters, blue rock thrush, spotted fly catchers just to name a few. There were lizards out in the garden day and night and to top it off after lights went down there were bats flying past. The sunrises and sunsets were spectacular and what a way to see them but sitting relaxing in the pool or on the terraces. There were lots of native fauna however I am not very green fingered so not sure what they were but some were unusual and beautiful. The cottage was clean and spacious with all facilities as described, appropriate for a family of three. Would definitely recommend a visit to anyone if they want a quite relaxing holiday in a part of Spain that has not been ruined by tourism. The local shops, cafes and restaurants in Canilas de Acetunia and Competa were well stocked and very cheap for eating out and shopping.
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                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Aug 2016