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SURROUNDINGS

Cantueso Cottages is situated in the heart of the Axarquía, offering breathtaking views of Lake Viñuela. A leisurely fifteen-minute walk from our park will lead you to the charming village of Periana. With its distinctive Andalusian character and a population of less than 3000, the village thrives on agriculture, particularly olives and peaches.

 

As you step onto the village square, you'll witness the essence of life in a small Andalusian village. On one side stands the town hall, accompanied by cozy bars and, of course, the picturesque church.

The annual festivities in May for the patron saint San Isidro are the highlight of the year, adding a vibrant and joyous atmosphere to the village.

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WHITE VILLAGES

The Axarquía region is renowned for its stunning white villages, such as Alhama de Granada, Alfernate, Iznate, and Moclinejo.

 

Are you considering a visit to the authentic village of Alcaucín? With a population of approximately 2000, it is nestled at the base of the highest mountain in the province of Málaga, the Maroma.

Alternatively, you might be interested in exploring Frigiliana, which has been voted the most beautiful village in Spain on multiple occasions.

 

And while you're touring the region, be sure to make a stop in Comares, the highest village in the area, boasting breathtaking views. Can you spot Cantueso Cottages from there?

HIKING

Hiking enthusiasts will find numerous trails near Cantueso Cottages, offering a range of difficulty levels. As you explore these paths, you'll meander through picturesque olive groves and encounter charming villages.

A must-visit hiking spot is just a fifteen-minute drive away: El Saltillo, the most renowned hike in the Axarquía region. This trail connects the villages of Canillas de Aceituno and Sedella, and along the way, you'll be amazed by a spectacular suspension bridge that adds to the adventure and beauty of the route.

BEACH

Just a short twenty-minute drive from Cantueso Cottages, you'll reach the sandy beaches of Torre del Mar. Here, you have various options to enjoy your time by the sea.

 

You can relax at one of the trendy beach clubs, take a leisurely stroll along the expansive boulevard, or indulge in some fresh fish at one of the beachside chiringuitos (beach bars/restaurants).

 

The choice is yours!

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CYCLING

Certainly! Cantueso Cottages is a perfect destination for both experienced cyclists and mountain bikers. We are here to assist you in selecting the most stunning cycling routes, and we can also help you with bike rentals.

Even if you are a less experienced cyclist, there's plenty to enjoy. You can opt for flat routes along the coast, or we can assist you in renting an e-bike, which makes uphill rides much more manageable and enjoyable.

Whether you prefer a challenging mountain trail or a leisurely coastal ride, we have options to suit all levels of cycling expertise.

SPORTS

For sports enthusiasts, Cantueso Cottages offers a wide range of activities to choose from.

If you enjoy water sports, kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) at Lake Viñuela can be a fantastic experience. The tranquil waters of the lake provide a perfect setting for these activities. Alternatively, if you prefer to explore the countryside on horseback, horseback riding is also available.

For those seeking more adventurous pursuits, you won't want to miss the opportunity to try the longest zipline in Spain, located in Comares. It promises an exhilarating ride and stunning views of the

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No matter your preference or level of adventure, there are plenty of sports and activities to keep you engaged and entertained during your stay at Cantueso Cottages.

SHOPPING

If you're in the mood for shopping, the villages in the area offer a delightful array of traditional products. You can find local specialties like cheese, honey, and, of course, olive oil. Additionally, if you're interested in typical Spanish tiles or ceramics, you're in luck!

If you're looking for clothing or shoes from well-known Spanish chains, Vélez-Málaga, Torre del Mar, and the recently renovated El Ingenio shopping centre are all within a convenient 20-minute drive from Cantueso Cottages.

These locations provide a variety of options for fashion enthusiasts.

Whether you're seeking unique local products or want to explore popular Spanish retail options, there are plenty of shopping opportunities in the nearby villages and towns, ensuring a satisfying retail experience during your stay.

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EXCURSIONS

If you're seeking excitement, why not consider booking a Vespa excursion through the Axarquia? It's a spectacular way to explore and appreciate the beauty of this surprising region.

 

Alternatively, if you're up for an adventurous ride, we can assist you in booking a thrilling buggy tour that promises an unforgettable experience.

For wine enthusiasts, a winetasting at an award-winning bodega, combined with a delicious lunch at its restaurant, is an excellent choice. It's a delightful opportunity to savor the flavors of the region and indulge in a memorable culinary experience.

No matter which excursion you choose, be it a Vespa ride, a buggy tour, or a winetasting adventure, you're sure to create lasting memories while exploring the wonders of the Axarquia.

SKIING & SNOWBOARDING

At Cantueso Cottages, you have the unique opportunity to combine sunbathing and winter sports in a single day!

 

After enjoying a delicious breakfast on your private sunny terrace and taking a refreshing dip in the pool, you can set off for the Sierra Nevada. This renowned skiing resort is only a one and a half hour drive away. The ski season typically runs from the end of November until the beginning of April, allowing you to indulge in skiing or snowboarding during your stay.

So, whether you're seeking relaxation under the sun or an exhilarating day on the slopes, Cantueso Cottages provides the perfect base for experiencing both winter and summer activities in close proximity.

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