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Make a holiday rental apartment or villa in Colmenar, Spain your home away from home

The town of Colmenar marks the western point of Axarquia on the Mediterranean coast of Spain. Located 35km from the Mediterranean coast, Colmenar is an excellent starting point for tours of the scenic ‘Olive Oil’ route into the Sierra de Camaroles and the Miraflores Mountains. Colmenar is the ‘capital of the Malaga Mountains’, providing the outlying villages with an accessible commercial centre. If you are looking for a mountain retreat oozing Axarquian charm, then a holiday rental in Colmenar is the perfect option.

Things to do in Colmenar, Spain

When you first arrive at a self catering Colmenar holiday rental, a great option is to walk up to the village’s highest point, marked by the Convent of the Virgin of La Candelaria. The views from the convent are absolutely stunning, with the snow capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada providing a picturesque backdrop. The Church of Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion is also worth investigating from a Colmenar property, built in the 16th century.

The rural location of Colmenar makes it an ideal base for hiking holidays and mountain biking breaks. The town enjoys unrivalled access to the mountains of Malaga, and the olive grove carpeted plains that stretch out in front of the town.

Colmenar is known for its gastronomy, with many little family run restaurants serving local dishes, washed down with the finest local wines. The bean omelette (tortilla de habas) and garbanzos soups are particularly good local dishes, particularly in the winter when the weather has cooled off a little. Despite the fact that much of the calendar is affected by harvest and mules are still a common form of transport in Colmenar, the town can come to life during the evenings as there are some wonderful bars, which welcome visitors with open arms.

Colmenar hosts a great selection of festivals and fiestas during the year, which visitors are fully encouraged to join in with. The Dia de la Pipa on the 3rd of May is a wonderful time to be staying in Colmenar accommodation as the whole town heads into the countryside for a huge picnic. The Colmenar Fair in August and the Easter Holy Week are two of the most exciting times to be in a Colmenar property, with endless music, dancing and feasting occurring throughout the town.

Places to visit on holiday to Colmenar, Spain

The beaches of Malaga are a wonderful attraction from May until late September as the weather demands refreshment, and if your Colmenar villa doesn’t have a pool, the cooling waters of the Mediterranean are irresistible. It is only a short drive to Malaga, which is well worth it, especially if you would like to try any water sports or would like a round of golf during your Colmenar holiday.

Weather in Colmenar, Spain

There is never a bad time to escape to the tranquillity of a Colmenar villa. During the summer months, temperatures soar well into the mid 30’s (°C) during the middle of the day, staying easily warm enough to eat outside long into the evening. Even in January, the coldest month, temperatures are rarely below 15°C.

Travel to Colmenar, Spain

Malaga Airport (AGP) is just 30km from a holiday rental property in Colmenar. There are regular flights to Malaga from across the UK, as it is the main transport hub on the popular Costa del Sol. Taking a hire car from the airport is strongly advised, as public transport in Colmenar is less than reliable!

    Excellent! 4.4/5
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    Villa #8022534
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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      • 3 BR
      • 2 BA
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      Villa #8103231
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        Exceptional! 5/5
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        • 2 BA
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        House #1807672
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          Villa #8018583
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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            House #1379882a
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              Excellent! 4.7/5
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
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              Villa #8016341
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                Exceptional! 5/5
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                • 3 BA
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                Farmhouse #8037043
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                  Villa #79814
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
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                    Chateau / Country House #6779159
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                      • 3 BR
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                      • Sleeps 6
                      Villa #6893767
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 3 BA
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                        Farmhouse #8001718
                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                          • 3 BR
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                          Farmhouse #8015249
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                            • 1 BA
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                            House #6925965
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 3 BA
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                              Farmhouse #56611
                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
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                                House #8087009
                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
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                                  Apartment #6545347
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                                  Viewed 63 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
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                                    Apartment #2582654
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                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
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                                      Apartment #6748748
                                      5
                                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        Apartment #4270009
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                                        Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
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                                          Apartment #6658886
                                          66
                                          Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                            (27 reviews)
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Villa #11867
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                                            Viewed 149 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                              (52 reviews)
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                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 3
                                              Studio #6310706
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                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (35 reviews)
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                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Condo #1852848
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                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                  Apartment #1242420a
                                                  10
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                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                    • 3 BR
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                                                    Farmhouse #1786290
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                                                    Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      Apartment #4173312
                                                      4
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                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                        (16 reviews)
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 7
                                                        House #1230722
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                                                          Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          House #2537802
                                                          4
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                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                            House #850950a
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                                                            Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                              House #2550142
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                                                              Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                • 3 BR
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                                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                                Apartment #6130984
                                                                7
                                                                Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Apartment #1928701
                                                                  12
                                                                  Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (15 reviews)
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    Apartment #8168969
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                                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                                      Apartment #6015452
                                                                      3
                                                                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                        Apartment #1728966
                                                                        11
                                                                        Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (42 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Apartment #1135646
                                                                          42
                                                                          Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (15 reviews)
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                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                            Condo #1168897
                                                                            15
                                                                            Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Very Good! 4/5
                                                                              (5 reviews)
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Apartment #6801424
                                                                              5
                                                                              Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                • 3 BR
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                                                                                Apartment #2571343
                                                                                2
                                                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                  (12 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                  Apartment #2417718
                                                                                  12
                                                                                  Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (54 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    Studio #6301976
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                                                                                    Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (15 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      Farmhouse #499748
                                                                                      15
                                                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                                        Apartment #1853758
                                                                                        5
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                          (13 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Villa #8126181
                                                                                          13
                                                                                          Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Apartment #6885065
                                                                                            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                              (30 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                                                              Apartment #453402
                                                                                              30
                                                                                              Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Apartment #6800017
                                                                                                3
                                                                                                Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                  (29 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Apartment #1125133
                                                                                                  29
                                                                                                  Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (10 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    House #1932226
                                                                                                    10
                                                                                                    Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (16 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                                                      • 5 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                      Farmhouse #1008835
                                                                                                      16
                                                                                                      Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Wonderful apartment

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This is a spacious apartment finished to a really high standard. Owners go above and beyond to make sure your stay is perfect. Its location is ideal for first time visitors to Malaga like us. It is in a quiet area but so close to the tourist centre and the beach. Loads of restaurants, artisan bakeries and a supermarket close by.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful and peaceful

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A charming restored farmhouse. Full of character with all the amenities and including 5 spacious ensuite double bedrooms. The outside area is great with a large terrace boasting stunning rural views. Lemons, Oranges and almonds all grown within the property are available to guests as are the fresh eggs from the chickens. To top it off Alan and Nancy are extremely friendly and helpful - full of knowledge of the surrounding area. We would definately return to this property
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017