About the Area

Lake Viñuela is one of Andalucia’s best kept secrets and is unspoilt by tourism. The Lake is a reservoir and is also used for sailing, wind-surfing and fishing. There are no motorised boats allowed thus ensuring tranquillity. There are two excellent 18 hole golf courses nearby, Bavaria Golf (15mins away) and Club Añorets (25 mins away). You may also enjoy skiing in the Sierra Nevada in the winter season which is less than 2 hours drive away. The season can be open from November to May depending on weather conditions.

The nearest beach resort is the typically Spanish resort of Torre del Mar just over 20 mins away. A wide promenade runs alongside its sandy beaches to the marina at Caleta. There are many small beaches to enjoy, along the coast towards the resort of Nerja. Nerja, with its famous caves, is 30 minutes away. Make a day of it and stop and have a paella or fresh fish lunch in the typical “chiringuitos” or beach huts. Nearby is a fabulous shopping complex, El Ingenio with a hypermarket, Eroski, where you can buy all your groceries and holiday treats. Don’t forget to stop at their amazing fresh fish and sea-food counter. There are also numerous shops catering for all interests; a cinema; restaurants and tapas bars. Also nearby is a large water park and a go-kart track. The busier resorts of Marbella and Fuengirola are just over an hour away. The local village of La Viñuela, 10 minutes away, has a small supermarket and a choice of bars as does Puente Don Manuel, 10kms away, where you can also buy groceries etc.

All around the property are paths leading to some glorious walks through unspoilt countryside. On the opposite side of the lake is the National Park which is widely used by walkers and ramblers and is renowned as being the best walking area in Spain. The white-washed mountain villages (pueblos) are well worth a visit and where you can discover the real Andalucía. Take time to look into the dates of the local “ferias” or festivals, in the surrounding villages as these are a perfect way to experience the local culture. The villa is located within easy driving distance of Nerja and other towns like Malaga, Sevilla, and Granada, where you can take in the beauty and architecture of the Alhambra Palace.