The area and nature varies a lot and has a many things to offer
Besides relaxing in our villa, our location is also a good base for visits to the beautiful cultural cities such as the Alhambra in Granada, Seville, Cadiz, Ronda, the oldest city of southern Spain, Cordoba, Malaga, all within a distance of 1/2 to 2 hours. Morocco is also an option and can be reached by boat from Gibraltar within 2 hours and certainly worth to visit during a longer stay. The nearby village of Mijas Pueblo, although a bid touristic, it is a nice white Spanish village, and worth to visit . There are another 23 Andalusian villages that are worth the visit because of the white houses, little streets, the many restaurants and ceramics shops.
Golf courses around Mijas, Malaga, Alhaurin and further
For golf lovers there is plenty of choice. The nearest "Lauro Golf" is 5 minutes away and the beautiful golf resort "Alhaurin Golf" in the Sierra de Mijas is about 10 minutes. For more information on the multitude of golf courses, which are easy to very challenging, please visit: http://www.golfeninandalusie.nl/Mijas_Golfbanen.html. All within 15 to 20 minutes reach by car.
Hiking, cycling, mountain biking, horse riding etc
Also for the hikers, cyclists and mountain bikers etc, it is a good place to be. Casa Ardalejo is located on the edge of the mountains with pine forests. There are several routes from easy to heavy, from short to long http://wikiloc.com/routes/wandelen/spanje/andalucia/alhaurin-el-grande and mountain bikers http://en.wikiloc.com/routes / mountain biking / spain / andalucia / alhaurin-el-grande.
For beautiful rides on horseback at sunrise or sunset or day rides through the campo, hills or woods and through little villages http://www.ride-in-spain.com/
Those who are not in to active holidays can relax or swim in the quiet and relaxed surroundings of Casa Ardalejo or the beaches of the surrounding well-known seaside resorts. All within 25 minutes reach, from Malaga to Marbella.
Sun, sea and beach lovers
Even the Sun and Snow combination (Sol Y Nieve) is an option. The village of Pradollano is about 30 km from Granada with a height of about 2100 meters in the Sierra Nevada and it is possible to ski at 3396 meters. The ski area has about 121 kilometers of slopes with more than twenty ski lifts. For both beginners and advanced skiers there are a lot of ski runs, varying from blue to black. The ski season runs from the months of November to May. The ski area is only a short drive from Malaga and it is worthwhile to spend a day, and then return to the warmth of the coast.
Beautiful Spanish ski area
Spain has different types of markets. In addition to the well-known fresh markets, there are regular small outdoor markets. The markets in the open air generally have craft products and clothing. The daily fresh markets have a large selection of fresh fish, beautiful vegetables and beautiful meat. In these markets you can taste the Spanish culture at its best. The most famous and largest covered market is "Mercado de Atarazanas" in Malaga center. During shopping, we advise you to have a nice glass of wine with a tapas between the locals.