If you are looking for a different hotel, something off the beaten track, in the province of Malaga you have multiple options. Here we tell you some “unique establishments of Malaga”, a hallmark granted to lodgings and restaurants with special characteristics and originality.
Some, such as La Viñuela Hotel, combine comfort with the enormous possibilities for outdoor leisure in its incomparable surroundings, next to La Viñuela reservoir and the Sierra de Tejeda-Almijara. Others, such as the Cortijo del Arte in Pizarra, offer activities ranging from horse-drawn carriage rides to dance classes or adventure sports. In every activity you will live experiences you’ll never forget.
Unique accommodation in Antequera
Antequera is one of the destinations of the hinterland Malaga with greater historical and natural heritage of Andalusia. In fact, its dolmens, the natural park of rock formations of the Torcal and the surprising mountain monument of Peña de los Enamorados, with human shape, have been declared Heritage of Humanity by the UNESCO. Its old town is also rich in unique buildings. This is the case of the Convent of Magdalena, with arches, vaulted ceilings and murals that recall the monastic past of the building, now transformed into a distinguished five-star hotel.
Also on the outskirts of the city of the Dolmens, ten minutes by car from the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria la Mayor or from the Alcazaba, you will find Finca Eslava Hotel, an eighteenth century Andalusian farmhouse where you can enjoy a stay in the hinterland of the province and taste the most representative dishes of the local cuisine.
Very close to Antequera is the Tempranillo Inn, in the municipality of Alameda. This inn recreates the era in which the legendary bandits (fascination of romantic travellers like Washington Irving or Benjamin Disraeli) inhabited these lands. In fact, the inn has the nickname of a famous bandit whose remains lie in a mausoleum of this town.
Also in this area, you will find the Convent of Santo Domingo de Archidona, a hotel founded in 1531 and which currently houses one of the most important cooking schools in the province of Malaga.
Havens of peace
Between Ojen and Monda, gateway to the Sierra de las Nieves, there is an old hunting lodge, property of the Marquises of Larios: Refugio El Juanar Hotel. This accommodation is an ideal place to relax, lose yourself in nature or taste the delicious meats served in its restaurant.
In the vicinity of the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park, declared a Biosphere Reserve, you will find La Molineta Rural Complex in Guaro, from where you can see the Rio Grande Valley; the majestic Casa Grande de El Burgo, and the Hotel Balneario de Tolox, located next to a wide pinsapos forest, a species of fir typical of this area of Spain.
Relaxation or adventure in the Sierra de las Nieves
Waters with therapeutic properties are the main asset of another historic spa in Malaga: Carratraca. If that is added to the facilities of a luxurious resort, the combination is perfect. We speak of the Villa Padierna Thermas Hotel, famous for its mineral-medicinal spring. Did you know that these waters healed Lord Byron?
In the region, the Gorge of the Gaitanes and the Caminito del Rey, which make up one of the most exciting trails in the world, are a must. La Garganta Rural Complex of Alora, housed in an old flour factory, and the Posada del Conde in Ardales enjoy privileged locations next to the natural landscape and have restaurants with succulent menus. What more could you ask for?