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Make a holiday rental apartment or property in Loja, Spain your home away from home

Loja lies in a narrow, barren valley in the Grenada Province of Andalucia, Spain. Loja is an ancient town, dating back as far as the Moors, and now concealing a great range of architectural treasures from throughout the ages. Loja is a wonderfully picturesque town, steeped in Andalucian charm, and filled with monuments from throughout the long history of the area. Outdoor sports thrive in the varied landscapes surrounding Loja, providing the chance to enjoy a wonderfully varied holiday in ‘real’ Spain, with both extreme natural beauty and historical heritage in abundance.

Things to do in Loja, Spain

Loja properties are located right on the edge of the Los Intiernos de Loja Natural Monument, a series of beautiful waterfalls carving their way through the limestone valley. There can be few places better than Los Intiernos de Loja for riverside picnics, and with excellent access to the barren landscapes of the Sierra de Loja Mountains, you cannot afford to miss this beautiful region from a Loja property rental. The Sierra Loja are wild and barren, with limestone geology that makes the region a veritable playground for potholers, walkers and cavers.

The surrounding countryside is a maze of contradictions. To the east, barren limestone landscapes give way to lush, undulating hills, covered in olive groves and littered with small, atmospheric farmhouses. This side of Loja is a haven for walking, mountain biking and horse riding, all of which thrive from accommodation in Loja. Further into the mountains, the bravest among you can even try paragliding.

There is a huge amount to discover within the town itself though. There is a rich Muslim heritage in Loja, having been a Muslim town until it was taken over by Christians in the 14th century. The Islamic Caseron de los Alcaides Cristianos fortress and Alcazaba district provide a wonderful comparison to the lavish temples and elegant, flamboyant palaces, gardens and public buildings which still adorn the town. The huge, 25 spout Fuente de la Mora fountain is certainly worth finding from a Loja apartment or villa too.

Places to visit on holiday to Loja, Spain

Further into the countryside of Andalucia is the small town of Illora, which lies along the foot of the Sierra Parapanda. Overlooking the town is an imposing Moorish fortress, precariously positioned at the head of a dramatic gorge. Hugely popular with walkers, Illora is the start of a huge range of walking trails, which emanate from the town, reaching far into the hidden corners of the mountains.

Weather in Loja, Spain

During the heat of the day in July and August, temperatures can reach the 40˚C mark, with the hot weather lasting long into the evening. Eating outside on a summer evening is an absolute delight from self catering Loja properties, something which is possible for a huge portion of the year.

Travel to Loja, Spain

Reaching a Loja property from the UK is remarkably easy, with Loja located just 35 minutes from both Granada (GRX) and Malaga (AGP) airports, both of which are served by regular flights from the UK. Malaga is by far the larger of the two airports, and it is likely that you will find cheaper flights to Malaga, as well as more options on hire car facilities. Taking a hire car to visit a Loja property is advised, only because of the huge amount to see in the surrounding areas. Public transport to Loja can be arranged from either airport.

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Loja Holiday Cottages & Homes (300+)

 

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Geat family getaway

4 of 5
We stayed at Casa Ana as a group of 8 - four adults and four kids. The villa and rooms were clean, well equipped and spacious, providing everything needed. Outside, the pool was lovely - the perfect size and there was enough seating and shaded areas to escape from the afternoon sun. Maybe not perfect for very young children or toddlers as the outside areas are all tiled and inside there's a steep staircase but for older kids, that's not an issue. Although rural, it was a pleasant surprise to find we could easily walk to the village restaurant/bar, where we had a warm welcome. A good mix of Spanish and a few English - this is not your typical tourist hotspot and is all the nicer for it. There's also a small village shop which is great for picking up fresh bread each morning and any essentials. Main supermarket is around 30mins away in Loja - a larger town and worth a visit, with lots of little back streets to explore. The villa's also within easy reach of Lake Iznajar - head to the beach there where you'll find warm turquoise waters, crystal sand, and a few boats for hire. It's popular with Spanish families and a real gem. Malcolm's communication with us was great throughout and deposit refunded within 48hrs of our return. The only reason we haven't given 5 stars is the lack of air conditioning. At temps of 37+, this would have been welcome, especially in bedrooms but fans are provided and we found that putting flannels in the freezer to use at bedtime provided a good way to cool down. Overall, a great villa at a good rate in a lovely location. Thanks Malcolm!
  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Much needed R&R

5 of 5
We enjoyed absolutely every minute of our stay. The casita is immaculate and has everything you could possibly need and if there was something that wasn't there we know Gill would make sure she tried to help you get it! Gill was on hand if you needed her but didn't intrude on any privacy. Perfect balance was met, loved our little chats as she is a very interesting lady. The casita has a shady terrace and down by the swimming pool there is full sun all day. Comfortable sun loungers up top and down below. Pool was great and stunning views all around. Oh how we miss it already. The kitchen is well equipped with cooker, big gas hob, microwave and big fridge freezer. The bathroom and shower was fab with a big shower head and a riser. Very modern accommodation and tastefully decorated - power points everywhere too - more than any villa I have ever stayed at! :) Nice big tele and Gill let us use her Netflix account which was great. Very comfy massive bed .. if its hot there is a fan - just remember to shut the blind and then it wont get as hot upstairs. There is a bar at the end of the road but must confess we didn't visit - our stay was purely to relax and get away from everything which we did. There is a small supermarket within walking distance for essentials which we did use but mostly we went to the big mercadona in the town and stocked up so we didn't have to go out much and just relax at the villa with the beautiful view and relaxing atmosphere. We did venture to Ronda for a couple of days which was about hour and half away I think, Ronda is beautiful and Seville isn't too far away too - couple of hours. Villa is a great base. Excellent stay and wouldn't hesitate to recommend and return. Fabulous THANKS ALOT
  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017