Canillas de Aceituno

Canillas de Aceituno


Canillas de Aceituno is situated 61 kilometres east of Málaga at an altitude of 524 metres in the foothills of the Sierra de Tejeda. The village has a population of approximately 2,300 inhabitants and has a typically Moorish layout with narrow, winding streets of whitewashed houses, decorated with bougainvillea, jasmine and geraniums.

The natural spring from the highest mountain peak, La Maroma, attracts people from far away due to a belief that if the pure water is drunk, illness is prevented. Nearby is the spectacular canyon of the River Almachares where picnic and barbecue areas are provided. The nearby Cave of La Fajara and the Rahíges Nature Reserve are also worth visiting. The village forms part of the Mudéjar Route, declared a route of Tourist Interest in Andalusia and offers spectacular views down to the reservoir at Lake Viñuela.

The village has all local amenities including shops, bank and a variety of bars and restaurants. The village boasts an outdoor swimming pool with spectacular views.

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