Periana, Axarquia, Costa del Sol, Andalucia, Spain
Rural Mountain Retreat in Alta Axarquia, Malaga, Spain
A purpose-built mountain retreat where you can really relax
9 bedroomed Guesthouse / B&B (sleeps 10)
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Montana Palmera location
Pool wiith panoramic views
Living room & bar area
A purpose-built mountain retreat where you can escape the ""little"" problems in your life and really relax for one week. Local area is excellent for walking or biking (mountain bikes provided), or horse riding (about 15Euros an hour) or you can just lie in the sun and enjoy the perfect peace and tranquillity. Due to its climate it is open all year round. The altitude of 2200' moderates the seasonal affects, in the summer the temperature is typically in the high 20's C, rising to the low 30's C in August, cooled by the mountain breezes.
Rental periods - prices are in Euros (€)
Full board per week starts at
B&B per person per night starts at
There are nine rooms in three blocks, each with their own en-suite facilities. There are eight singles and one that can be used as double or single. Although quite small they are tastefully decorated and comfortable, south facing with a patio outside giving magnificent views down the valley to the sea. This venue is relaxing, comfortable and personal and reflects the care that has been taken to make you feel at home.
Notes on accommodation
This is a delightful retreat situated in a tiny hamlet, high in the mountains above Malaga and thirty minutes from the coast by car. Perfect for walking, the local scenery is stunning - take Donna the owners dogs with you!
There are four mountain bikes for exploring the quiet roads and surrounding countryside, or visiting the next village. Alternatively take your bike to the old railway line behind the retreat and cycle along it and across the hills, through fields of olive and almond trees and past picturesque old farmhouses.
The oval pool with its mosaic lining depicting leaping dolphins sits next to the rooms and the area surrounding it is a natural sun trap, even in winter its south facing aspect warms quickly once the sun is shining, which it does more often than not. If you don't mind cool water you can even swim in the winter sunshine!
The retreat is about 50km from Malaga, and the taxi will take about 1 hour 15 minutes. This costs Â£35 per journey. On yoga weeks we will try to link people arriving at similar times so they may share the taxi cost. Car hire is cheap in Malaga and some people prefer to team up and hire cars for the transfer.
There are no shops or village within close walking. The nearest village is Periana, 4 kms away down the mountain - here you will find a variety of shops, cafes and a restaurant. For those of you who do choose to walk down to the village the owners of Montana Palmera will always do their best to come and collect you, enabling you to avoid the return journey up the mountainside!
Sunbathing takes place by the oval pool, with its mosaic lining depicting leaping dolphins; the relaxation area surrounding it is a natural sun trap. Lay on the sun-beds with a book and look down through the olive groves to the lake below you and, far in the distance, glimpse the glittering sea, on a clear day you can see Africa. Although this retreat appears to be totally cut off from the outside world this is not the case, close by is a local bar with coffee, drinks and snacks. A short bicycle ride away is a small village with several cafes and shops.
For booking and further information
Mr. Robin Palmes
MontaÃ±a Palmera, S.C.
El CaÃ±uelo, 29710 Periana, MÃ¡laga, Spain.
Tel No: (+34) 952 536 506
Fax No: (+34) 952 536 506