Some friends and I were recommended the Cortijo Las Olivas when we were looking for a 3 day break and I cannot rate this holiday venue high enough! We flew into Malaga airport which was only an hours drive away and got a great deal on car hire as recommended by the owners when we booked. There is some breath taking scenery on the drive to the Cortijo and the directions were clear so we had no problems getting there. The owner, Jess, is one of the most friendliest, welcoming person I have ever met and he quickly showed us to the villa we were staying in, La Finca, leaving us to it and letting us settle in. The villa was beautifully rustic and perfect for our needs, my partner and I stayed in the double bedroom which had a balcony/terrace with seating with stunning views. Our friend stayed in the other upstairs bedroom which had plenty of space and comfort. We spent a great deal of our time in the beautiful pool, soaking in the view of the hillsides and olive groves. We spent some time playing on the full size pool table and using the unique BBQ. There are shops and a supermarket not too far away to stock up and the villa had a great kitchenette so we could cook some things on the hob and store bits in the fridge. Make sure you stock up with water if visiting in the summer as you'll get through it quick enough! I do a daily yoga practice and being able to do it either on the terrace or by the pool in the mornings with the sunrise peaking up over the hills was simply magical. We also took some day trips to the lake in Iznajar which was great for cooling off and had watersports for hire which I would definitely look into when we visit again! Also unmissable is a visit to the nearby gardens and palaces of Alhambra in Granada..... Book in for the early slot to avoid the majority of the crowds!
Overall our time spent at the Cortijo Las Olivas was superb! This is a great place to use as a base when visiting the region or just to stay put, relax and recharge the batteries. Many thanks to Lianne for helping us book our trip and Jess and his amazing stories as well as his amazing hospitality. Mucho Bueno!!