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4 bedroom Costa del Sol villa to rent
July 2019

Lovely villa! Great views fabulous pool, everything we needed, Tony was very accommodating and helpful, wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this villa we were three couples and two children and was plenty of room for us all. The only thing that must be pointed out is even though the village of Benalmádena Pueblo is very close by there is a very steep hill to climb to get there, but a totally stunning village when you get there.

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Renter: Jacqualyn
Jacqualyn Family from Winsford Cheshire, United Kingdom
5 bedroom holiday villa in Andalucía, Spain, with private pool
July 2019

We had an excellent time in the Villa la Sirena, 12 family members of all ages celebrating a 50th Birthday. Facilities were excellent, slight problem with the electric tripping when catering for a large number but nothing we could not overcome. The pictures on the website do not do the property justice, we would thoroughly recommend.

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Renter: Tracy
Tracy Family from Ipswich, United Kingdom
3 bedroom Costa del Sol villa to rent
July 2019

Casa Sofia and its owners were brilliant. I cannot fault a single thing. Our flight from Southampton UK was delayed by 5.5hrs and our plan to arrive in daylight with enough time to go food shopping etc was dashed. It was a pretty stressful start to the holidays. Our children's faces when we arrived at the Casa Sofia helped make up for our delayed flight though. Everything about this place is awesome. Communication with owners was very easy, prompt, clear and welcoming. Almost don't want to write this review because I want to keep this Villa a secret ;-) Thank you team Casa Sofia.

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Renter: Sophy
Sophy Family from Southsea, United Kingdom
2 bedroom holiday villa in Andalucía, Spain, with private pool
June 2019

Fantastic. No complaints. From arrival to departure everything was most enjoyable. That goes for the whole family. The area also, restaurants beautiful villages. I have no hesitation in recommending this villa. Would love to return. Thanks to Rafael. The Harkins family.

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Renter: Michael
Michael Family from Glasgow, United Kingdom
3 bedroom villa rental in Andalucía, Spain, with private pool
June 2019

This is a nice villa with all you need for a relaxing holiday away from tourist areas, but still within easy driving distance of all. Rental and communication was simple with good directions to villa from airport, but advise the access road is steep and rough so be prepared upon arrival with a decent rental car. The villa is comfortable and airy with aircon to all rooms, a great pool and patio area with excellent views down to the sea. Catering is made easy with a good selection of cooking facilities including a small but serviceable barbecue to enjoy outdoor cooking in the cooler evenings. We went with a 6 month old baby and cot/high chair were supplied upon request. The pool was great with ample sun loungers and cushions to accommodate all and the property has several opening doors that provide a cooling breeze throughout the day. We enjoyed our 12 night stay at Casa Las Yucas and visited many of the sights of the coast and region, Torrox Costa is a particularly nice beach with a good promenade and plenty of restaurants to enjoy good food, it never appeared to be that busy. Well stocked supermarkets are within easy reach by car at Velez-Malaga and Arenas and the coastal resorts nearby. A good quality, private, quiet property, with excellent views that is situated away from busy tourist areas.

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Renter: Christopher
Christopher Family from Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
3 bedroom villa rental in Andalucía, Spain, with private pool
June 2019

We had the most wonderful stay at Casa 10.Communication with Jerry was great right from the start.We had very clear, accurate directions to the property. The villa has everything you need for your stay , we haven't stayed anywhere that was so well equipped. Good WiFi, big telly, English channels, comfy beds, great pool ! We love Andalusia and the area, Tolox is a lovely village with an easy walk from the villa to get your morning fresh bread, and a little market on a Wednesday, filled with fresh fruit and veg. we went from Tolox on a day trip to Ronda and Cordoba , both beautiful places. We hope to come back,as it was such a wonderful place to stay.Thanks Jerry !

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Renter: Emma
Emma Couple from Ferndown Dorset, United Kingdom

Travel guide

Villas in Andalucia

A mix of magnificent coastline, stunning hinterland and rich cultural history is what makes Andalucia one of the best holiday destinations in Europe. From the traditional food and customs, to the friendly locals, festivals and varied landscape, this beautiful region has much to offer. Andalucia lies on the southern coast of Spain, with ten airports in the region; the two main being Malaga and Seville, with direct flights from the UK taking no longer than 3.5 hours.

As Spain's southernmost region, Andalucia’s beautiful year-round climate makes it stand out from the rest of the Iberian peninsula, boasting over 700km of soft sand beaches, warm waters and some of the most glorious costas in the country. With a history spanning over 50,000 years, discover a wealth of ancient remains, cultural gems and architectural wonders such as The Alcázar of Seville and The Alhambra, in the province of Granada, which is one of the most visited monuments in Spain. Immerse yourself in the traditional Andalucian way of life in Cordoba, Cadiz or Jerez de la Frontera, or revel in the metropolitan atmosphere of modern Málaga city, where you can enjoy everything from seafood paella to exploring the works of one of Spain’s most famous artists at The Picasso Museum.

The diverse landscape ranges from the snowy, rugged mountains of the north and south, to the sun-drenched, family-friendly coast, where the beaches of the Costa del Sol and Costa Tropical provide the perfect backdrop for a relaxing summer holiday. The Sierra Nevada is a hikers' and skiers' dream, while the rolling hills, cliffs and rivers open the door to countless outdoor activities and adventures, such as surfing, paragliding, climbing and kayaking. The pleasant climate provides the perfect opportunity for golf, with over 100 world-class courses to choose from. Enjoy the breath-taking scenery and warm atmosphere of southern Iberia and take home memories to last you and your loved ones a lifetime.

Key holiday info

  • Flights from the UK to Malaga or Seville airports take between 2.5 and 3.5 hours.
  • Temperatures in summer range between 28°C and 36°C.
  • Andalucia is a year-round holiday destination with sea temperatures ranging between 17°C in winter and 25°C in summer.
  • There are over 70 Blue Flag beaches in Andalucia with over 20 in the Costa del Sol alone!
  • Alcazar of Seville is an 11th century Moorish palace, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Andalucia's coast boasts over 100 golf courses scattered across 8 districts.

Where to go in Andalucía

Málaga Province

Málaga Province is home to some gorgeous beaches, pueblo blancos and cultural spots, boasting colourful festivals and a vibrant nightlife. This is where the famous, beaches of the Costa del Sol lie, and the ancient Alcazaba of Málaga fortress.

Granada Province

In the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, Granada is a mix of unspoiled hinterland and pristine coastline, with a region steeped in history. Discover the stunning  Alhambra, with the Mulhacén mountains providing the perfect postcard backdrop.

Cádiz Province

The ancient province of Cádiz is home to some glorious beaches and architectural wonders, dating back to 3100 years. Known as the gateway to Africa, it lies opposite Gibraltar, bordering the provinces of Huelva, Málaga and Seville.

Almería Province

Stunning beaches fringe the coast of Almeria Province, meeting the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. Tabernas desert is the only desert in Europe, famous for being the location where Sergio Leone shot some of his most famous western films!

Seville Province

Seville is the most popular destination in Andalucia. No wonder, as it has much to offer in terms of entertainment, history and leisure. Landmarks include Seville Cathedral and the extravagant beauty of Plaza de España, where scenes of Star Wars were filmed.

A beginner's guide to villa holidays in Andalucia

Andalucia, also spelled Andalusia, is an autonomous community in the south of Spain boasting gorgeous landscapes, endless stretches of postcard beaches and more tourist attractions than you’d ever think you'd need for a holiday. It resonates with culture, colour and history, with countless historic monuments, museums and festivals. Comprised of eight provinces, the coast is the most popular for its Blue Flag beaches, golden, white and dark sands and calm waters of popular resorts like the Costa del Sol and Costa Tropical. While the Atlantic kisses the shores of Huelva and Cadiz provinces to the west, the provinces of Malaga, Granada and Almeria have the Mediterranean sea to enjoy.

Taxis are ideal for getting around the cities, while Andalucia is well connected with plenty of bus routes and train services. Discover a land of contrasts where you can ski down the slopes of Sierra Nevada in the morning and sunbathe on the La Rijana beach in the afternoon. But it's also a land of tradition, where you can relax during siesta or go wild during fiesta, dance the night away in a vibrant Marbella nightclub or enjoy an authentic flamenco dinner show in Malaga. Think alfresco dining, festivals and historical sites. Festivals occur year-round, and the most popular are located in the provinces of Granada and Cordoba. With an enviable number of World Heritage Sites and historic monuments, Jaén, Granada and Seville provinces are the perfect destinations for those seeking some culture.

Whether you're looking to explore the sites, catch some rays or just sit and watch the world go by, Andalucia is an ideal Spanish escape destination. The region will have you exploring new places and at the same time making you feel right at home. 

Did you know...

  • Mulhacén is the highest peak in continental Spain, reaching 3,478.6m in height.
  • Over 10 million tourists visit Andalucia each year, with approx. 1 in 3 tourists visiting Alhambra palace in Granada.
  • It is very common to see whales from the coast of Andalucia, so keep a look out for a glimpse of one!
  • In Al-Andalus, Jewish, Muslim, and Christian believers had peaceful relations and lived together in harmony.
  • Andalucia is the birthplace of Picasso, one of the most prominent and influential artists of the 20th century. The region has also inspired authors, film makers and painters from across the globe.
  • Cuevas de Almanzora is home to the first ever desert golf course in Europe.

Discover Andalucía

Take a look at our blog posts about where to go in Andalucía and what to do on your holiday in Andalucía.

3 Great Water Activities To Try In Andalucía

4 February 2019 Posted in Family Holidays, Spain

Thinking about making a splash in Andalucía? Well here's 3 great sports to get you going!

8 Reasons Why You Should Never Go To Marbella

8 February 2019 Posted in Spain, Inspirations

The official playground of the rich and famous, Marbella is without a doubt Spain's most glamorous resort. With lively beach-bars, restaurants, nightlife and shops, it surely seems the perfect destination for your most stylish beach holiday yet. But we've got news for you. Here's why you should NEVER go to Marbella...

9 Pictures to Inspire a Holiday to the Beautiful Costa del Sol

29 March 2019 Posted in Spain, Inspirations

Famous for glorious weather, sandy beaches and Spanish charm the Costa del Sol is a popular holiday destination for families and attracts millions of tourists each year. The Costa del Sol isn’t just about beaches and tourist towns though… with stunning scenery, incredible architecture and fascinating nature reserves there’s so much more to be discovered. Here’s a little bit of photo inspiration. Enjoy!

14 Things You Must Do In Estepona

29 March 2019 Posted in Spain, Top Lists

Estepona is Marbella's quieter, less raved-about cousin. We think this rustic, coastal region deserves a moment in the spotlight, so here are our 14 Things You Must Do In Estepona...

8 Reasons To Holiday In Beautiful Benalmádena

18 September 2019 Posted in Spain, Top Lists

Benalmádena is a town in Andalusia, Southern Spain - 12km from Malaga on the Costa del Sol. This small area attracts a huge amount of tourists all year round with its balmy average temperature of 19 degrees celsius. From nature parks and beaches to Buddhist temples, we give you the top things to do in Benalmádena.

The 10 Best Seaside Towns On The Costa del Sol

14 March 2019 Posted in Family Holidays, Spain

Very much the 'Promised Land' for sun-worshippers, Costa del Sol is blessed with bronzed beaches and a glitzy nightlife to match. With almost as many towns as sunny days, you'll be spoiled for choice on where to stay and that's where we step in. 

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Costa del Sol?

27 February 2019 Posted in Family Holidays, Spain

The Costa del Sol is on most Brits' holiday hit lists for good reasons. The golden stretch boasts sun-soaked beaches, bountiful golf courses, decent shopping and a diverse nightlife scene. Not to mention the richly immersive culture and history, and an impressive collection of famous names linked to the coastal region - it is safe to say that this sunny pocket of Spain has some SERIOUS bragging rights. Not sure what we're on about? Have a go at our quiz and see how much you really know about the Costa del Sol.

12 Photos to Inspire A Visit to Costa Tropical And Granada

8 March 2019 Posted in Spain, Top Lists

The Costa Tropical gets its name from its exceptionally warm climate. There is no real winter to speak of, unless you drive up into the Sierra Nevada mountains, so the Costa Tropical makes the perfect winter sun holiday destination. It takes just under an hour to drive to the alluring city of Granada, which attracts bohemian types and culture vultures a like. I'm sure you don't need much convincing, but here are 12 photos to inspire you to visit Costa Tropical and Granada...

Guest Post: Marbellista's Best Bars in Marbella

11 March 2019 Posted in Spain, Guest Posts

Marbella has a mild climate all year round, which means that most people spend much of their lives on the street. There is a deeply-rooted bar culture which means locals head to the bars most evenings to meet up with friends. Almost all bars have outdoor terraces from morning until night, so you'll find people in bars at any time of day, summer or winter. These are some of the most popular bars in Marbella, most of them do fantastic food too...

10 Best Beach Resorts Near Malaga Airport

10 October 2019 Posted in Family Holidays, Spain

Flying into Malaga Airport? Stay near the beach at one of these top Malaga holiday resorts.