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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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                                                                                                    Beautiful, relaxing home from home

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                                                                                                    We had such a wonderful stay here! One of the most relaxing and peaceful places I have stayed- up in the hills and with incredible views over the countryside and to the sea. The terrace is such a beautiful hangout spot and perfect for meals, sunbathing and sundowners to make you feel a million miles away from London! Every detail in the house has been thought about - from the comfortable beds to the well stocked kitchen. The village is perfectly Spanish with a great selection of tapas bars, cafes, restaurants and beautiful streets to explore. The beach down at Torre del Mar is also within easy reach from the villa and the Tanit beach bar is a great place to spend the day, eating lunch and spending a lazy afternoon on their sun loungers. I couldn't recommend Casa Beni more! I just wish I had been there for longer!
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                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                    We highly recommend Villa Amores, the owners have thought of everything and the views are amazing!

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                                                                                                    We absolutely loved our stay at Villa Amores! The villa was set along a track completely hidden from the road. The first thing that struck us all were the views, oh my goodness they were amazing! It was so quite, birds and the tinkling of the goats bells are the only things you really hear! We have stayed in many villas, however, this is by far the best, everything you could possibly need and more is provided! The bottle of Champagne was a lovely welcome and surprise. The village of Canillas de Aceituno was within walking distance and we enjoyed eating in the restaurants, great food and reasonable prices. We shall be back!
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                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: May 2017