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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

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                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We wanted to experience a sample of life in a typical Spanish town house in a pleasant Andalusian village. This property lived up to those expectations in every way. There was excellent communication with the owners and with the lady who was on hand to meet and greet us on arrival and show us around the house. She was also well informed about the town and local area. The house was very cosy and comfortable with a very well thought out sunroom/roof terrace. We have lived in a bungalow for 30 years so we're not used to the 39 steps from the ground floor kitchen dinner to the roof terrace however we got used to them after a couple of days and did not find them a problem although those with mobility issues might struggle. Overall it was a very pleasant stay and I would be happy to stay there again. The house is well positioned in this small town and the slightly larger town of Competa is just a 35 minute walk away. You could do the walk in about 25 minutes but we kept stopping to take in the view. Whilst on the subject of views, the one from the roof terrace is fabulous.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Wonderful and relaxed holiday

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Hello George, We had a wonderful stay at your villa. It was more than we expected. You have created a beautiful place to have an extremely relaxing holiday. We had everything we needed there...all perfect. Thank you very much for everything!! Kind regards Karen
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Wonderful views

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      I went for a long weekend in October and it was really relaxing & peaceful. The accommodation is beautiful & well kept, with great facilities, but the location is really what makes it. The views over the mountains are fantastic & keep changing as the light changes. The sunsets made me want to take up painting!! It was magical watching the sun set over the mountains while listening to the bells from a herd of goats in the field nearby. Canillas de Aceituno is a lovely Moorish village about 5 minutes away by car and there are restaurants and bars there. The coast is only about 40 minutes drive away. Loved the Sunday market in Nerja! I really hope to go back and explore the area some more. Or maybe just relax by the pool...
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016