Our finca is situated near Ardales and El Chorro, this area is a thrue Mekka for nature lovers and outdoor entusiasts, no matter age.
The lakes are devided into three different lakes called; Embalse de Gaitanejo, Embalse del Conde de Guadalhorce and the biggest of them all Embalse del Gualdalteba-Guadalhorce, which is the one in front of our finca.
By the lake you will find different restaurants and picnic sites as the area is a quite popular excursion spot. Here you have the option to do different watersports such as kayak or canoeing. You can even fish in the lake, we have a couple of fine fishing rods for free disposal.
Do you enjoy walking or mountainbiking you will find several marked walking paths across the fields. And the mountains behind our finca have some of Spain's best possibilities for mountain climbing. Paragliding and Rapelling is also very popular.
The neighbouring villages are Alora, Antequera, Pizzara, Bobadilla and Campillos. El Torcal is close by and spectaculary formed from limestone weathered over eons of time and its moon-like landscape makes it a "must see" attraction.
By El Chorro you find the most overwhelming natural gorge, here an enormous rock has been divided as with an axe and the edge is very sharp and narrow, it is called La Garganta del Chorro; the throat of the spring. The water runs from the lakes and a bridge connects the two rock sides where the train goes through on the Malaga-Cordoba run.
Alcazar de Bobastro by El Chorro is the remainings of an old Moorish fortress and the ruins of the first chuch in Spain; Iglesia Rupestre de Bobastro.
El Arpa is close to Malaga and some of the world's most appreciated cultural tresures such as the impressive Alhambre Palace in Granada, the big moorish moske in Cordoba with the beautiful columns, La Giralda cathedral in Seville and not to forget the bullring and the impressive bridge in Ronda.
Malaga has been going through a huge development both cosmetic and cultural during the last 10 years. In 2003 the opening of the impressive Picasso Museum took place and today it exhibits more than 200 pieces of his art. Also a visit to the village museum by the Alcazaba-Gibralfaro-fortress and the roman theatre is very intersting. Picasso's native home and the magnificent cathedral. Or maybe just a walk through the city with all its life, small alleys with bussy coffee bars and modern shops on the renovated main street Calle Marques de Larios. Everywhere lots of life and joy.
Antequera is a very historic city and the city with the highest amount of churches per inhabitant in Spain (200). Here the Santa Maria la Mayor and the Iglesia Colegial de San Sebastian are the most impressive. A medieval fortress on the top of the mountain overlooks the city and in the city center you will find the bullring where a cosy restaurant/museum serve you the best tapas and a good glass of Spanish Sherry while you can experience the bullfighters stories through times. 3 big prehistoric caves; Cueva de Menga, Cueva de Viera and Cueva del Romeral by Antequera is also worth a visit. And then you can enjoy El Torcal on you way home, the amazing stone formations which reminds you of a moon landscape.
Golf Course On Drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
Nearest travel links
Airport: Malaga:68 km
Ferry: Malaga:68 km
Railway: Bobadilla:16 km
How to reach
Directions to El Arpa
Set your trip meter before leaving the airport. When leaving the Airport follow the signs for N340 towards CADIZ (very quickly taking a slip road to the right).
After 2km. You see the sign post for COIN and CHURRIANA (A-404). The turn of for this exit is by 3km and also the first real slip road off the N340. Turn right here towards COIN and CHURRIANA (A-404).
Almost immediately you meet a roundabout at which you turn right towards CHURRIANA and go up the hill.
At 4km. Turn right at the large roundabout as you leave the town of Churriana, sign posted to CARTAMA-7052). Follow the signs to CARTAMA and eventually CAMPILLOS along this road.
At 15 km. At a roundabout follow signs towards CARTAMA and at a second roundabout turn left to join the A357 main MALAGA-CAMPILLOS road.
Now continue 37km at A357 going towards CAMPILLOS.
By 53km you take the road going towards EL CHORRO. (Here you have the village Ardales on your left). Straight after the tur
The prices are for one week accomodation for 2 persons in a studio with private kitchen and bath, towels and bedding. Full use of the finca's facilities and a welcome package.
Mid season 1 April - 30 June: euro 345,- a week.
High season 1 July - 31 August : euro 395,- a week.
Mid season 1 September - 31 October: euro 345,- a week.
Low season 1 November - 31 March: euro 295,- a week.
Christmas, New Year and Easter is considered mid season and priced at euro 345,- a week.
Holiday Rental Conditions
Cleaning upon departure is an additional charge of euro 35,-.
When ordering a deposit of 20% of the whole amount is to be paid, the balance is paid 7 days before arrival.
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