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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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A perfect hideaway! This is a spacious, comfortable villa in a stunning, remote location.

5 of 5
We wanted a peaceful holiday in an authentic Spanish location and that is exactly what we got at Villa Zalia. The villa has 2 double & 1 twin, good sized bedrooms, with comfy, clean beds & plenty of storage space for all your clothes, although there's a fully equipped laundry room if you like to travel light. There are 2 large bathrooms (1 en suite). Everything was really clean with plenty of towels & bathmats. The large kitchen has all the essentials including dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave and a small dining table. The huge living room has a large corner sofa, TV and a larger dining table and leads out onto a balcony, which runs the length of the back of the villa. This large balcony is where our family ate most evenings, watching the awesome sunsets over the mountains. None of our many photos seem to do justice to this fantastic scenery! There are 2 pools at Villa Zalia, a small "plunge" pool at the back beside the terrace and a large, "not-quite-infinity" pool at the bottom of the garden. Warning! the bottom of the garden is literally that! The access is via a steep, slippery, rough path which is NOT suitable for flip-flops, small unaccompanied children or frail grannies!! Otherwise it is worth the effort and has a bamboo covered, shaded gazebo if the sun does get a bit too intense. The drive is incredibly steep, so we parked just outside the gate & saved the hire company a new clutch! Access from the village is an adventure, being along a very dusty, narrow, bumpy mountain track. Watch out for the herd of goats in the evening - you can just about hear their bells clancking in the olive groves all day over the noise of the cicadas. The small, unspoilt village of Alcaucin is typical of the region with narrow streets and white houses with a friendly bar/restaurant in the centre and there's a street market on Saturday mornings. Like most of rural Spain, the few small shops close for siesta, so we advise an initial "big shop" at Lidl in Velez-Malaga at the start of your stay. Days out require a bit of forward planning, as you have to factor in the remote location but there are some great days out if you're prepared to travel about 1/1.5 hours each way (eg.The Alhambra). Torre del Mar is less than 1hr and has a huge, long beach, which is gritty not sandy, with plenty of sunbeds for hire and several beach bars. We chose this villa for a chilled out, relaxing family holiday and that's exactly what Zalia delivered. Can't wait to come back!
  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2018

Fantastic property and great customer service from Bruce

5 of 5
Great venue and would definitely recommend
  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2018