Casa del Malaga - holiday rental in Alora

The Surrounding Area

A family-run, three bedroom, holiday home available to rent in Alora – Malaga.

Casa del Malaga, located in the old town of Alora has plenty to see and do, but if you like to explore, and go further afield, our house, is perfectly placed to keep you busy, whatever the time of year you decide to visit. Here are just a few ideas that we would like to recommend.



Interesting places to visit


See the old whitewashed buildings and take a trip on a donkey in this beautiful old Spanish town. Peruse around the local shops and indulge in the local cuisine. Only 1hr 10 mins drive away.


Steeped in history and set amongst 2 gorges linked only by a single bridge, this town is well worth a visit. Breathtaking vistas and beautiful old buildings. The shops here are particularly gorgeous and worth looking round. Only 1hr 10mins drive away.



This beautiful coastal town is only 1hr 10 mins away. You feel like you have been whisked away when you see the splendid views of the sea and the beaches. Combined with some fantastic local shopping and restaurants this is definitely a town to visit. The ice creams here are also a speciality so be sure to indulge in a large one!

Malaga Town

Experience a Spanish city filled with the hustle and bustle of local life. Visit here for the fantastic shopping, beach, port, bars, restaurants and local history. You can also take in the views of this gorgeous city on a horse and cart, which makes for a memorable experience. Only 25mins drive away

Porta Banus

A place for the rich and famous. You can spend an enjoyable day here watching the big boats and yachts and relaxing in the unique atmosphere of this very attractive town and port. Also packed with shops, restaurants and bars, this town is perfect to visit day or night. Only 40mins drive away.

El Chorro

This amazing spot is known as the Andalucian Lake District and has many picturesque lakes. Alora is perfectly placed for anyone who fancies a visit as it is only 20 minutes drive away. Perfect for day trips, lake swimming, picnics, and is particularly famous for rock climbing, walking and gorge climbing.



Local Activities


The nearest beaches to Alora are Churianna, Malaga and Torremolinos all of which take 30 mins by car and 35 mins by train. You will find miles of golden sand lined with local spanish taverna’s serving drinks, snacks, icecreams and tapas.

There are some fabulous golf courses nearby, especially in the towns of Malaga, Porta Banus and the surrounding areas. The views are stunning and often overlook the sea. There is Lauro Golf, a 27 hole golf course and Alhaurin Gold, a 36 hole golf course that are definitely worth a try. These are both 30 mins drive away.


Rock Climbing, Walking, Mountain Biking, Gorge Climbing,
Bird Watching and other activities

Alora couldn’t be better placed for these outdoor pursuits as you benefit from the comforts of staying in a local town but only have to drive 20 mins before you’re in the depths of the most striking views, mountains, lakes and valleys. Perfect for those who love the outdoor life.

Quad biking in El Chorro  GO >
Horse Riding in Alora  GO >
Bird Watching in Alora  GO >

Skiing and Snowboarding
The famous ski resort of Sierra Nevada is only a couple of hours drive from Alora and is popular amongst tourists and locals alike. Perfect for a day trip or perhaps stay overnight in the local city of Grenada.

Other activities you may be interested in are listed below:

Theme Park  GO >

Safari Park  GO >

Wolf Park  GO >

Crocodile Park  GO >

Water Parks  GO >

El Torcal National Park  GO >

El Chorro National Park  GO >


Restaurants and bars in the surrounding area
There are a number of good restaurants on the shores of the lakes just past El Chorro about 12 km away. Stay on the road past the dam and the El Chorro gorge for a further 3 km and there are several on the roadside, El Kioskoll is particularly well thought of.

In El Chorro itself there is La Garganta, a converted flour mill overlooking the reservoir. You can't miss it, the large building up the hill in front of you. We never seem to leave El Chorro without at least a beer here!


In Antequera, El Angelote (Plaza Coso Viejo) has great atmosphere with lots of dark wood and beamed ceilings and is usually lively and packed.


Should you get as far as Mijas try El Padrastro (22, Paseo del Compas) perched on a cliff above the village - stunning views and good food.


Many Andalusians go to a "Venta" for Sunday lunch - atmospheric countryside restaurants that dish up vast portions of traditional food at reasonable prices. The hills around Alhaurin El Grande are noted for these.





The local markets are lively and fun and offer a real insight into Spanish life. There are several markets across the region, every day of the week. If you have half a day spare, just take a look:


Alora Market - Monday Morning



Malaga, Torrox and Alora



Nerja, Antequera, Fuengirola and Puerto Banus



Alhaurin de la Torre, Malaga (avda. Juan xx11), Mijas, Rincon de la Victoria and Estepona



San Pedro de Alcantara, Malaga (Cruz de Humilladero), Torre del Mar, Torremolinos, Velez Malaga, Nerja Alhaurin el Grande and Calahonda


Benalmedena, Almunecar, Manilva, and Ricon de la Victoria



Coin, Malaga (El Palo) Nueva Andalucia, Mijas, Ojen and Velez-Malaga



Cartama, Abdaljis Paragliding Club and School, Malaga (Martiricos) and Fuengirola Port


There is also a permanent market in Malaga (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays)

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"I must say the pool was a godsend – so refreshing! Your house is lovely and very well equipped. I honestly can’t think of any way to improve on it!"


Julia, June 12


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