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Make a holiday rental, home or villa in the Central area of the Costa del Sol your home away from home

Central area, Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol is a 300km stretch of coastline through the Cadiz, Malaga and Granada provinces of Andalucía, dotted with coves, broad beaches and fishing villages. Inland from the coast, the mountainous landscape hides pretty villages, spectacular view points and valleys adorned with orchards. A Costa del Sol holiday property allows you to enjoy all that is best about the Costa del Sol with the privacy, freedom and flexibility to allow you to get the most out of a Costa del Sol holiday.

Places to holiday in the Central area of the Costa del Sol

Alhaurin el Grande is situated 240 metres above sea level in the Guadalhorce Valley, and is only a short distance from Mijas and Fuengirola. The town has a very spacious feel, despite the narrow winding streets, as there are many picturesque open squares. The town gives a real lesson in Spanish culture, with delicious tapas, and festivals of flamenco and jazz. Fiestas are also celebrated with passion, especially the Dia de la Virgen de Gracia on August the 15th. The main incentive for taking a Costa del Sol property or self catering holiday villa here is its prime location for access to three 18 hole golf courses and fantastic walking in the Sierra de Mijas.

Coin has a huge wealth of archaeological finds, dating the settlement to the first century BC. The most absorbing monument here is the beautiful shrine of Nuestra Senora de Fuensanta, Coin’s patron saint. It is also a hive of activity, with exceptional golf courses, aqua parks, a zoo, theme parks mountain biking, go-karting, and all the water sports imaginable within a short distance.

Alora is a stunning whitewashed village in the rocky outcrops of the Sierra de Mijas, in the shadow of the ruins of the magnificent Alora’s Castle. The town comes alive on Mondays with the market. For the best local craftwork, Carratraca boast some fabulous traditional produce.

The town of Cartama remains the regions most historically important area with many archaeological sites from Roman times and long before. Its location in the mountains also make taking a Costa del Sol holiday property here an idea base for walking, mountain biking or visiting Europe’s only crocodile park!

Things to do in the Central area of the Costa del Sol

Taking a Costa del Sol holiday property or self catering villa in the Costa del Sol in the central area takes you back from the coastal resorts, and into the traditional Spanish lifestyles of the hills. Time goes much slower in the central regions than down by the sea, and Costa del Sol villas here give fantastic access to mountain biking and hiking tracks in the mountains, and are the base for superb Costa del Sol golfing holidays. All this, and the famous beaches of the Costa del Sol are only a short journey away.

Weather in the Central area, Costa del Sol

There is never a bad time to rent a Costa del Sol holiday villa. Temperatures for the year average 18°C, and even in the winter, temperatures remain above 10°C, perfect for walking, mountain biking and golf. The summer temperatures are cooled by the gentle mountain breezes too.

Travel to the Central area, Costa del Sol

Malaga International Airport (AGP) is the nearest airport, just 15 minutes – half an hour from the majority of central Costa del Sol properties.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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    Cottage #1896534
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      Villa #1842867
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          Cottage #1890617
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            Villa #6789956
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              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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              Villa #6789722
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                Cottage #6750750
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                  Apartment #6551078
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                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                    Villa #8128939
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                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                      Villa #8145083
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                        House #81681
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                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                          Villa #8024489
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                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                            Cottage #6733576
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                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                              • 5 BR
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                              Villa #8149985
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                                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                • 3 BR
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                                House #1052316
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                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                  House #838139
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                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                    • 2 BR
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                                    Villa #60049
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                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                      • 4 BR
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                                      Villa #8061652
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                                        • 3 BR
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                                        House #6468538
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                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                          Cottage #849581
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                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                            Villa #412014
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                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                              Villa #8075562
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                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                Villa #8149754
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                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                  • 3 BR
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                                                  Villa #6714432
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                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                    • 6 BR
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                                                    Villa #1990442
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                      Apartment #8049084
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                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                        Villa #8075823
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                          Villa #8028694
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                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                            Villa #8168738
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                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                              Cottage #619401a
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                                                              Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                • 3 BR
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                                                                Villa #8131159
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                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                  Villa #419124
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                                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                    Apartment #8020890
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                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                      Villa #8167189
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                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                                        Villa #441740
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                                                                        Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                          • 2 BR
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                                                                          Cottage #10949
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                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                            • 5 BR
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                                                                            • Separate Toilets
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                                                                            Villa #8147898
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                                                                              • 2 BR
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                                                                              Apartment #1840821
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                                                                                • 1 BR
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                                                                                Cottage #6720461
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                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                  Bungalow #8036413
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                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                    Villa #1935374
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                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                      Apartment #8034876
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                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                        Apartment #411480
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                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                          Villa #457829
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                                                                                            Apartment #400101
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                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                                              Villa #1647372
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                                                                                                • 4 BR
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                                                                                                House #6287144
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                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                                                                  Apartment #8010745
                                                                                                  5
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                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Villa #8155169
                                                                                                    3
                                                                                                    Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (17 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                      Villa #18267
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beautiful Apartment!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a wonderful time in this lovely apartment. It was immaculately clean with an excellent kitchen for self catering. We were able to make full use of the local markets and then cook at home with the stunning backdrop of the surrounding countryside. Very peaceful yet within striking distance of many interesting places. The boardwalk along Cala di Mijas was a particular favourite of ours, although we also ventured as far afield as the Sierra Nevada near Granada. We would have no hesitation in recommending this property to family and friends and would definitely like to return again. Many thanks Nicola and Jon for sharing your lovely home with us. Isobel
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Great stay!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely, charming and we'll equipped villa set in the beautiful Andalicia country side. The villa has everything you would need for a comfortable stay and then some. Kids particularly loved the pool, high speed internet, smart tv and ping pong table. Great outdoor area with covered section, second kitchen and bbq. The area around is peaceful and the villa is set in its own olive grove with stunning mountain views. Only a few minutes drive from Alhaurin de la Torre and 15 minutes from Malaga and the coast. The owners were really pleasant and helpful and couldn't do enough for us. We look forward to our next visit!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017