Villa El Cerro No. 5 Alcaucin - Location - La Axarquia, 1 hours easy drive - East of Malaga
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The villa at Alcaucin is just a 50 minute easy drive East from Malaga airport along the main coastal motorway, or 1.5 hours across country from Granada Airport, Alcaucin sits in the foothills of the Sierra Tejeda, the southern most tip of the Sierra Nevadas, just 20 minutes drive from the coast.
The secluded village of Alcaucin is only a 3 minute drive to the North and has several restaurants, bars, a bank, supermarket, and a doctor. Puente don Manuel lies just 2 minutes in the other direction and has several restaurants, a supermarket and many other amenities.
Lake Vinuela, which you would have passed on the way to the villa, has a wonderful 4 star hotel on its Eastern shore. It is just a 10 minute drive away and is well worth a visit to experience the tasteful surroundings and exellent cuisine. There you can also, fish, swim, sail and windsurf.
The whole area is a walkers paradise especially in the nearby Sierra Tejeda Natural Park where there are hundreds of mountain tracks to explore.
There are many other villages to visit within the local area including Vinuela, Comares, Canilles de Aceituno, Periana, Archez, Sedella, Salares, Arenas and Sayalonga. The Moorish city of Granada lies 1.5 hours drive north passing through the Boquette de Zaffiraya, where you can visit the famous Alhambra Palace and gardens and of course in Winter you can enjoy skiing and snowboarding at the Sierra Nevada ski resort.