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Published on: 13 May 2015
Andalucia is the magical home of vibrant fiesta, colourful flamenco and ancient folklore. With the longest coastline in Spain, this beautiful region boasts sun-baked beaches, stunning mountain scenery and picture perfect whitewashed villages. Its well-known cultural riches, including sumptuous Moorish palaces, churches and museums, reside in the historic cities of Seville, Córdoba and Granada. Vast, unspoilt areas of natural beauty remain untouched by tourism, alongside its passion for the time-honoured and traditional Spanish way of life.
We offer some beautiful villas in Andalucia, many of them set in idyllic, countryside locations. To reach some of our properties, you may need to drive off the beaten track along unsurfaced mountain roads where you'll get a real away-from-it-all feeling. When you take in the stunning views from your villa, it will make the journey entirely worthwhile.
With a dramatic backdrop of the Sierra de Tejeda mountains, picturesque beaches plus countless rocky coves, Nerja is one of the most beautiful regions of Andalucía.45 villas 45mins Malaga
One of the most beautiful villages in Spain, with whitewashed houses piled up on steep narrow slopes, Frigiliana sits in the foothills of the Sierra de Tejeda Mountains.35 villas 50mins Malaga
Competa is one of the many whitewashed villages or "pueblos blancos" that can be found dotted around the Andalucian mountains and countryside, situated just inland from the coast at Torrox Costa.5 villas 1hr 5mins Malaga
Torrox is a typical Spanish village with a quaint square, church, bars and a local market conveniently located a few kilometres away from an impressive promenade lined with restaurants and pavement cafés.5 villas 40mins Malaga
Set in the province of Granada on the Costa Tropical, Cantarrijan sits within an area of national park which enjoys fabulous views across the countryside and out to sea.3 villas 1hr Malaga
With beautiful, scenic mountain ranges to the north and Lake Vinuela and the coastline to the south, the village of Periana enjoys stunning panoramic views.3 villas 1hr Malaga
We have a couple of villas hidden away in the tranquil area of Rio de la Miel, a remote and beautiful natural park of avocado trees and sugar cane, hence the name which means ‘Honey River’.2 villas 1hr Malaga
Alcalá la Real is located in the province of Jaen, just an hours drive from the city of Grananda, Here the traditional Spanish lifestyle is rife and one of the many factors that attracts people to visit the area.1 villa 50mins Granada
A picturesque village set in the heart of a rugged mountainous landscape, with narrow winding streets meandering through white-washed buildings, Canillas de Albaida offers a wonderful opportunity to see traditional Andalucia.1 villa 1hr Malaga
Loja is an historic town in the province of Granada, surrounded by the Sierra de Loja mountain range. Formerly known by the Moorish invaders as Medina Lawsa it was recaptured by the Spanish Kings in 1486.1 villa 35mins Granada
Sanlucar Club de Campo can be found on a gentle rolling slope, on the southern Atlantic coast of Spain known as Costa de la Luz, just outside the seaside resort of Sanlúcar de Barrameda.1 villa 30mins Jerez
Triana is a quaint quiet resort giving it the ideal setting for a peaceful holiday. The nearest main tourist resort is Torre Del Mar which is a 15 minute drive from Triana.1 villa
We have chosen a selection of 20 villas from our full list of properties in Andalucia. Find the perfect villa below:
Rio de la Miel, Andalucia
The shoreline is blessed with a wide variety of beaches and secluded coves. Clear blue skies and year-round sunshine beat down on its pretty sands and sparkling clear waters.
Many of the busier seaside resorts have been awarded the Blue Flag for high standards and cleanliness. You’ll find a small selection of sun loungers, open air beach bars serving snacks and waterfront eateries. Discover deserted coves and unspoilt bays in the east – Andalucia’s wildest and least developed coastline.
Going from bar to bar sampling tapas - little portions of meat, fish, olives and Spanish omelette - is a real tradition in Andalucia. You’ll also find good seafood, paella and traditional migas (a local dish made with olive oil, garlic and semolina) along the coast. Try the locally-made sherry or an Andalucian beer, known to be good value and very drinkable.
Here, expect to re-tune your routine to take an afternoon siesta, eat early evening tapas and stay up late for dinner with the locals.
Andalucia has a good range of leisure activities, including a wide selection of golf courses. The region is also home to vast national parks and dramatic mountain scenery offering spectacular views.
Natural caves, filled with archaeological treasures, are also open to the public - the most famous of which can be found in Nerja. The rolling countryside and wooded valleys of this region are also packed with wildlife including ibex, deer, wild boar and an enormous variety of birds.
Flamenco is a traditional treat that can’t be missed in this region. During peak season, many villages and cities, like Granada, stage colourful and lively flamenco nights outdoors. You’ll find a wealth of tapas bars and street entertainers performing in a typically Spanish fashion.
Evenings in Andalucia’s smaller, more traditional resorts are low-key, usually just a stroll along the promenade before relaxing over dinner and a bottle of wine, while the more developed resorts along the coastline offer an abundance of busier bars and clubs.
Sometimes even the best of us need a little inspiration. Here are some recommendations from us to help you find your perfect holiday
Take time out to relax in your infinity pool whilst overlooking the sapphire waters that extend beautifully to the horizon.View Villas
Whether its for family fun or just a few lengths in the morning, enjoy all the space and freedom that comes with a large pool.View Villas
Our smaller villas are perfect for couples offering all the space, privacy and freedom to enjoy a fantastic holiday just for two.View Villas
Enjoy complete comfort and relaxation following a day of exploring in your very own Jacuzzi or hot tub.View Villas
From neighbouring properties to stand alone villas that sleep up to 20 people, there are plenty of options for large groups.View Villas
Enjoy the peace and relaxation that comes with a private villa located off the beaten track.View Villas
Improve your fitness or have some fun with a game of tennis, whether you're practising your backhand or taking a break from the beach.View Villas
Take in the wonderful site of the surrounding area from the comfort and privacy of your own villaView Villas
Nothing beats being able to enjoy a barbecue by the side of your pool, in the comfort of your own private villa.View Villas
Chill out in our air conditioned villas - respite from the midday sun and a guaranteed cool and comfortable nights' sleep.View Villas
Take a look at the added entertainment on offer at these fantastic villas - and perhaps swap the swimming pool for a pool table!View Villas
Travelling outside of the summer season? Don't worry - enjoy a long, leisurely swim at these villas with heated pools.View Villas
Free Wi-Fi connectivity makes it easy to plan your holiday itinerary - or show off your fantastic villa to your friends back home.View Villas
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