Casa Altavista is located next to the attractive village of Alora in its own grounds of 5 hectares and fully fenced. Surrounded by an Arab garden with lemon and orange trees, olive groves and fruit trees like figs, avocados, almonds and medlars. The 100 years old country house is decorated in Andalusian style and has been restored whilst preserving its original features. Two bedrooms, living room with fireplace and stove, dining kitchen, yard 'patio', bathroom with shower, pool, terrace and parking space. With its capacity for 4 people (max 5) is ideal for couples and families with children. Breathteaking views of the Guadalhorce river valley.
The village of Álora has about 13.500 inhabitants and is situated on a hill dominated by the Arab Castle which is still now well maintained and lit. In 1484 the Catholic Monarchs Isabella II and Charles V reconquered de town. By the way, the spanish novelist Cervantes worked here from 1587 to 1593 as a tax collector.
The location of Casa Altavista offers a 5 minute walk to the village. In Álora you will find everything necessary during your stay: supermarkets, fish and fruit market, pharmacy, bakery, banks, etc. and a variety of restaurants to enjoy the traditional cuisine and Andalusian 'tapas'. Álora is also well known for its beautiful Easter processions.
The most impressive around Álora is undoubtedly the rock formation called 'El Chorro' (nature reserve). This rugged cliffs area belongs to the municipality of Álora. On the cliffs over 100 metres above the Guadalhorce river gorge runs a walkway known as 'Caminito del Rey' which is currently being restored. With well over 1.000 climbing routes is 'El Chorro' one of the greatest climbing areas in Europe. The reservoirs in 'El Chorro' are three stunningly beautiful turquoise coloured lakes bordered by pine forests. A quiet place for a picnic, swimming, fishing or rent pedal boats and kayaks. The area is also frequented by hikers and mountain bike lovers.