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Apartment in La Viñuela (Lake Vinuela)

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  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 3
  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 toilet
  • 71 m² living area
  • 90 m² terrace
  • Private pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Patio

Villa in La Viñuela (Lake Vinuela)

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  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 150 m² living area
  • 100 m² terrace
  • 50 m² garden
  • Private pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Balcony
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Villa in La Viñuela (Lake Vinuela)

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  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 135 m² living area
  • 150 m² terrace
  • 600 m² garden
  • Private pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Balcony
La Vinuela

The charming village of La Vinuela (Little Vineyard) is situated 45 kilometres from Malaga and 19 kilometres from the coastal town of Torre del Mar, in the stunning natural surroundings of the Axarquia region.

The village is on the famous Route of Olive Oil and Mountains, which takes you through the villages and countryside of the Axarquia olive groves and scenic mountain ranges. The landscape consists of low lying hills, covered in olive and cereal plantations, which are served by the local reservoir, when it has enough water. From here you can see right across to the Sierra Tejeda and the Boquete de Zafarraya Mountains, and flowing beneath is the River Guaro.

History
La Vinuela is actually a fairly new town in Axarquia terms, dating from the 17th century, although records show that the area has been inhabited since middle Palaeolithic times, after which the region, as many, became a Roman settlement.

Although the cultivation of olives has been the main stay of industry since Roman times, in the 19th century the area also became a great producer of raisins.

Natural surroundings
The tiny village of La Vinuela lies amongst some of the most spectacular scenery in Andalusia. Close by is the main-made reservoir Lake Vinuela, which is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the province of Malaga, and which not only serves to feed the land around, but is also a perfect area for a picnic and where you can take light pleasure craft, canoes etc.

It’s a great get-away spot, where the only sounds you hear are the calling of the birds and small animals that inhabit the countryside and olive groves.

Around town
The village of La Vinuela has been referred to by some locals as The Oasis of the Axarquia, as the town started off as an Inn on a royal road between Vélez and Granada, and from there it grew. The inn still exists on the main street of La Vinuela.

There are some interesting monuments around town, including the San Josñe Church, the hermitage of La Virgen de las Angustias and the Torre de la Atalaya (watchtower).

Festival
Each September La Viñuela holds a two-day festival, the Festival de la Pasa, to celebrate the raisin harvest in the local area.

Cuisine
The cuisine in Las Vinuelas is typical of the Axarquia region; specialties include Ajoblanco con Uvas (Garlic Soup with Grapes), Chota a la Cazadora (Kid in Almond Sauce), Cordero Asado al Horno (Roast Marinated Lamb) and sweet Churros, fried dough sticks, a bit like donuts, dipped in hot chocolate, delicious!

Climate
La Vinuela enjoys a typically inland Andalusia climate, being extremely hot in the summer and temperate in the winter, although when it rains the streets become awash. The residents enjoy around 2,800 hours of annual sunshine.

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We didn’t stay in the village.


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Torre del Mar is a nice city
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Very clean and great restaurants
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Small village with a few good bars and restaurants


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Did not visit coast
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The city is very small, but Spanish. And the environment is really very nice.


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Nice but a little touristic.
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Viñuela isn’t as pretty as other pueblos we have been to. It’s small with a variety of restaraunts which didn’t look too appealing to us. It’s not very touristy, so therefore no shops to browse in. This goes for other villages near by.


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The beaches aren’t great - black dusty/ stony sand and the sea gets deep very very quickly. Inflatable water parks in the sea at nerja (very good) and Torre Del Mar. Eating and drinking is very reasonable.
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Nice Costa
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Beautiful scenery, need a car but great area to explore


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The villa is located between La Vinuela and Alcaucin. Alcaucin is a nice little village with an old spring from which the locals get their drinking water. La Vinuela is a small village too; there is a lake nearby where watersports are possible. Near the villa are shops and restaurants and bars. Big shopping areas are situated at a distance of 17 km.


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De Costa del Sol in that region offers a lot of possibilities in visiting beaches. When you have a car you can choose from quiet to crowded tourist beaches. There are also possibilities for sea fishing. Torre del mar is the nearest beach at about 19 km.
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Suited us but wouldn’t say it is for everyone.


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The coast is not for us, to commercial and urban
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Very nice area really enjoy going there


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Nice and quite when we went nice and clean
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Nice, very British


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Torre del Mar is a very Spanish resort where a little local language skills are appreciated
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