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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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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      The property is roomy comfertable, Well equiped ,and clean.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We arrived a week before Christmas ,the instructions we received were clear and precise .opened the gate with the key ,up a flight of stairs to the apartment . The apartment was clean, and the living area was a good size, with two comfortable sofa's ,A nice bedroom which had air con and a bathroom with a lovely shower. They had left us a nice welcome pack milk tea, etc .I can not fault this apartment plenty of equipment it is like home from home. So anyone staying here should enjoy themselves. We did .I thank Chris and Gill for letting us use your Apartment. M@R from Tamworth.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Wonderful stay in this beautiful, well-kept cottage outside Frigiliana

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed 15 days in Sharons beautiful cottage just outside of Frigiliana. Everything was as described on the website about the house. Kitchen (well-equipped) and living/dining room in the upper level, which has access to an amazing terrace facing south towards Frigiliana and the Mediterranean. Downstairs the bedroms and bathroom are; as well as access to the garden. The house was rustic and charming, exactly what houses should look like in Andalucia. It was easily heated in the chilly evenings; has a very effective wood burning stove as well as several electric heaters. It was very private and a very quiet area, although it was only 1400 m to the entrance of Frigiliana; it took us 15-20 minutes to walk there (to Frigiliana it is downhill, and back home is uphill). We were bringing our 2 dogs and they immediately felt at home; the only thing we would have loved, was if the property (or part of it) was fenced, so the dogs could run out by themselves. Frigiliana is a beautiful village! We were cycling many hours every day, and the roads are generally in very good condition, except 8 km between the house and Torrox. It is very hilly terrain, the only flat is along the coastline to the west of Nerja. There are an abundance of spectacular MTB routes in the area. The access to the house is easy, the entrance is just few metres off the road. Sharon was very kind and welcoming and we couldn't have had a better stay! We really look forward to come back in June/July, to spend the summer holidays in this wonderful house; and enjoy long warm summer evenings sitting on the terrace resting after a hard day of training in the muntains. We highly recommend the house and Sharon, you won't be disappointed.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      A lovely home with fantastic views

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We love this apartment, it was clean and well maintained. It is situated next to Playa Torrecilla, well situated to walk to where we wanted in Nerja. My husband and I were on holiday with our adult son and the apartment was a good size for the three of us, it feels really homely. The lounge/diner is a really good size, we loved the balcony with its views across the pool and the sea. The kitchen is really well equipped and it's views are fantastic. We loved sitting in the kitchen watching the sunrise at breakfast. Staying in January it was really good to have that indoor balcony/conservatory from the kitchen as it gave us all the views and warmth until it warmed up enough in the morning to sit on the outside balcony and that balcony was a lovely sun trap. As the kitchen is well equipped it was nice to have the option to do some cooking as well as going out to eat. It was the wrong time of year for us to try out the pool but it looked great and we really appreciated being such a short walk to the beach. The time flew by and we didn't want to leave, we hope to return.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017