Cottages, town houses and villas for rent in lush Valle del Guadalhorce

Holiday in Málaga's most peaceful valley, with the beaches and golf just moments away

Cottages, town houses and villas in Valle del Guadalhorce

Stretching across central Málaga Province, Valle del Guadalhorce is a beautiful marriage between the coastal resorts and the unspoiled landscape, with the crystal-clear Guadalhorce river flowing through to the sun-kissed Mediterranean. The southeastern side is bordered by the golden beaches of the Costa del Sol, while the rugged north and western region opens the door to many outdoor activities, from the knee-trembling walkway of El Caminito del Rey (The King's Little Pathway) winding around El Chorro gorge, to the picturesque hiking routes of El Torcal.

Become one with nature in Andalucia's most beautiful valley. While most of Málaga is brimming with tourists, especially during the summer, the fresh-aired towns and whitewashed villages scattered around this fertile region remain tranquil, low-key and picturesque. The Guadalhorce river flows through the valley giving life not only to the lush greenery along it, but many species of animal that live and migrate here. If you're worried about being cut off from the crowds, Málaga city is just a 30-minute scenic drive along the forests via the A-357 motorway.

Discover a simpler way of life away from it all. Foodies will love Valle del Guadalhorce for its delicious fresh produce and rustic countryside gastronomy of rich soups and wood fire baked bread. History buffs will want to visit the roman remains of Bobastro and the charming village of El Chorro, with plenty to captivate nature lovers besides the rivers and dense forestry. The mountains of Mijas are less than a 30-minute drive away, where Lauro Golf is known for its stunning views. Explore the beautiful, untouched Málaga countryside with a Clickstay home from home.

Key holiday info
  • Direct flights to Málaga Airport from the UK or Europe take between 2.5 and 3.5 hours.
  • Valle del Guadalhorce enjoys a micro climate. August is the hottest month with an average of 30°C and the coldest is January, at 8°C.
  • Walk the 3km long path of El Caminito del Rey, 'the King's Little Pathway', at the height of 400m. Don't look down!
  • The banks of the water reservoirs north of the region make for lovely picnic spots.
  • Lauro Golf is an excellent course with affordable green fees, located in the Mijas mountains.
  • The Castle of Alora is a Phoenician monument perched on a hilltop providing amazing views of Guadalhorce town.