In the heart of Andalucia’s beautiful La Subbetica National Park perched on the top of a rocky outcrop is the picturesque white washed town of Iznajar. Less than one hour from the historic cities of Granada and Cordoba, this ancient town is an excellent base in which to explore this beautiful area of Andalucia.
Accessible via two bridges, Iznajar is is almost entirely surrounded by the Lake of Andalucia, a reservoir stretching out for over 20 miles which offers world-class fishing, water sports and a beautiful and usually deserted beach.
Experience 'The Real Spain' in beautiful Andalucia
Located in the heart of the picturesque 'Pueblo Blanco' of Iznajar, Casa de Hisn Ashar offers a unique opportunity to sample Spanish life in this beautiful Spanish Hilltop Town, whilst Villa Almendro offers the convenience of being on the outskirts of Iznajar and peace and tranquillity on an exclusive urbanization directly on the lakeside beach of Valderaenas.
Untouched by tourism the town is an excellent base in which to explore this beautiful area of Andalucia. The area is ideal for bird-watching, mountain-biking and walking, with many trails around the lakeside and surrounding mountains.
Accessible via two bridges, Iznajar is is almost entirely surrounded by the Lake of Andalucia, a reservoir stretching out for over 20 miles which offers world-class fishing, water sports and a beautifully clean, and usually deserted beach. The water in the lake is warm in the summer, and great for swimming - the water is fresh and salt free - a wonderfully refreshing experience!
The town also has a lovely municipal out-door swimming pool just a short walk from Casa de Hisn Ashar, which is open during the Summer months. Villa Almendrobenefits from its own private pool, set within its private grounds.
The area is surrounded by an abundance of interesting and historical villages and towns and Iznajar itself boasts one of the oldest Moorish Castles in the region as well as ancient churches and an historic library. To eat out in the area you are spoiled for choice as Iznajar and the surrounding area has a wealth of traditional tapas bars and restaurants.
Whether you would like to dine at the world famous La Bobidilla Hotel (favourite stay for the likes of King Carlos, Tom Cruise and honeymoon hotel for Brad Pitt and wife) or you would like to chat with some of the friendly local ‘Iznajenos’ in one of the town's numerous tapas bars, the choice is endless.
The exclusive beachside location of Villa Almendro enjoys uninterrupted views over the lake of Iznajar, the spectacular surrounding countryside and over the picturesque town of Iznajar itself, whilst still being within walking distance of the town itself. There are rural houses to rent in the countryside, but often these are fairly remote meaning a car is essential every time you wish to eat out, have a few beers in a local bar, or even stock up on provisions! For those of us who prefer to sample real Spanish life in a warm and friendly Spanish community both Casa de Hisn Ashar and Villa Almendro are perfect - what could be better than taking a stroll out in the evening to a local tapas bar for a few glasses of Tinto Verano without the need to drive home?
Iznajar is the real 'Inland Spain!' Just 50 minutes from the bustling Costa del Sol, one hour from Malaga airport, and within easy reach of the historical cities of Granada, Cordoba and Sevilla. The ski resorts of the Sierra Nevada are just 90 minutes away, and golfing facilities are within a 30 minute drive.
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