Casa Las Jaras
 

Natural Park 'Sierra Tejeda-Almijara'

 

Costa del Sol - Malaga - Andalusia - Spain

Fancy a walking holiday in Spain? Want to go hiking in Andalucia? 'Casa Las Jaras' is located in the boundaries of the Natural Park Sierra Tejeda Almijara. This large and rugged mountainous region of more than 42000ha stretches across the provincial border of Granada and Malaga. Its western part in Malaga province is known as the Axarquía and is famous for its attractive villages dating from Moorish times. It is also superb hiking country and its numerous steep mountainsides make it ideal for climbers. Its highest peak is La Maroma, at 2,080m.

You will find a number of spectacular walks here. Walks vary from easy to difficult, so the region can easily cater for all tastes and abilities.

Geologically, the area is has some distinctive features. It is rich in quartzite and gneiss, which date from over 300 million years ago. The Sierra Almijara has one of Spains's most important areas of dolomitic marble, which gives the landscape its characteristic grey and white hues where erosion has broken down the marble into small stones. The main rock in the Sierra Tejeda is limestone, which has been severely weathered leaving a lanscape riddled with steep-sided ravines and plunging cliff faces.

Its relative remote nature has meant that it has a high number of endemic species of flora and is rich in wildlife, particularly raptors and mountain birds. Over recent years we have experienced increasing numbers of bird watchers at our villa, who appreciate birdwatching holidays in the unspoilt landscape, the superb views, its proximity to the Natural Park and the typical white villages. Come on a birding trip,  just bring your binoculars and you will be amazed at the stunning views, the wonderful local area and typical white villages.

Walking is an important attraction in the region. The natural park Sierra Almijara and Tejeda  offer a wide variety of walks. The summer in the area is very hot. If you want to have an active walking holiday the summer is not the best time of the year. The rest of the year the climate is agreeable (usually 10 to 15 degrees higher than Great Britain and the Netherlands).

The photographs shown below have been taken a 3 minutes' drive away from the property. The area is breathtakingly beautiful and has not been taken over by tourism. Move away from the coast line and the main attractions are the dramatic hills and mountains with the wonderful scenery they offer and also the unspoilt, white villages which are a pleasure to visit and stroll through whilst soaking up the local atmosphere.

Spaniards in general are not great walkers, although the walking area here is immense. So it often happens that while walking a whole day in a fantastic area, you won’t encounter any other walker.

We hope to see you soon in 'Casa Las Jaras' for an unforgettable walking holiday!.
 


Testimonials

 
'Had a lovely time… we are not walkers but really enjoyed the walks in this area with lovely views.'
Paul Jantunen, Holland.

 

'We loved your house in Malaga. The area is also great. We walked a lot and had the perfect wheather to do that. We will of course tell our friends what a great place we stayed. Thank you for your help.'
Adrie & Jan. The Netherlands.

 

'Casa Las Jaras has been a comfortable and relaxing place to stay - and our first taste of Spain. We have both felt really at home and have found plenty of walks. Thank you for allowing us to share your beautiful home.'
Dot & Greg. UK.

 

'Casa Las Jaras is a perfect holiday base for exploring Real Andalucia. The house is clean, well-maintained and has every convenience you would need to make your holiday relaxed and comfortable. The pool is well-kept and very welcome in the hot Andalusian sunshine. I would certainly not hesitate in recommending this property to my own family or friends. Overall an excellent holiday home.'
Peter B. London.

 

'A lovely property.
Beautifully situated, decorated and maintained house. An "interesting" access road - but just take it easy and it was fine. But the house was great and I would unreservedly recommend it. A complete rural, isolated blissful spot on the side of the Andalucian mountain.
I would go back tomorrow if I could. I congratulate the owner on creating this property - as far as I can see they just got everything right'.
Margaret T.

 

'We have just got back myself and my husband from a lovely holiday at Casa Las Jaras. We went for Easter and had a fabulous time. The cottage was exactly as described in a really peaceful setting. Lots of walking done and lots of relaxing. Lots of interesting places to go, the white villages were very pretty and the weather fantastic. The house itself is dead comfortable and we were very sad to leave it. Hopefully we will be back in the not too far distant future.'
Suzanne and Jim. Holland.

 

'A comfortable villa, with great terrace and views. Lots of possibilities for hiking. Canillas de Albaida is not far away, has several small supermarkets and some good restaurants. The house has a well equipped kitchen and a fireplace in the living room, which we used several times. We had a great time. After several walks higher in the mountains Las Jaras is a good place to come home,  lay back and to have some local wine on the terrace!. A real taste of Spain.'
Andrew P. Guildford.

 

'Lovely cottage, tucked away in stunning countryside, perfect for walking and exploring rural Spain.'
Gilly. Leicester.

 

'Charming and unike. I was looking for rural tranquillity as far away from impersonal hotel chains as possible. This is exactly what I got and more. Accommodation is simple but homely and charming. I must admit I wasn't sure if I'd find enough to do in the area, but in the event 2 weeks wasn't long enough and I will be back!.
Gerlinde Hofmayer.

 

'This beautiful cottage was a wonderful holiday experience. The cottage itself was clean, well-kept, and most importantly - quiet and private. The private pool was surrounded by a nice terrace with sun-beds and other outdoor furniture creating a nice ambience for outdoor dining or just enjoying a glass of wine.' 
Justin Chill, Norway. 

 

'With my mom we spent at Casa Las Jaras really wonderful time!. The house is located amongst beautiful hills, with an amazing view!. Casa Las Jaras is a house which we loved from the beginning, with its spirit and the atmosphere, where You feel like it was your own house, at least for a while! To sum up, it is just a great place to enjoy the warm soul of Andalusia! All the trip was my birthday present from my mom and it was the best I ever had!.
Alice, Groningeng. 

 

'To get to Casa Las Jaras is a holiday on its own. We saw wonderful nature, and villages that aren't spoiled by tourism, but kept their typical spanish influences.  The best thing we experienced is the silence. Almost nowhere in our busy world you will find such silence, which is remarkable. We have definitely enjoyed our stay, and could recommend it to anyone!.
Sue and illy. Leicester.

 

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