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Accommodation and Holiday Apartment in

Villanueva del Rosario, Malaga, Spain


View from Bedsit towards El Chamizo


View from lower terrace towards town


View from lower terrace towards Sierra


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Climbing Holidays - Accommodation in Andalucia

Our base in Spain is a recently reformed, comfortable house in Villanueva del Rosario. This pretty mountain town lies in the hills 35 km north of Malaga and has easy access to a vast range of adventurous activities. The house has all modern amenities and has several accommodation options that can cater for groups of 2 - 6 people. It is a perfect base for a climbing holiday.

Bed Sit Apartment

The area around Villanueva del Rosario itself has a lot of climbing with many routes of all grades from 3 to 9b+, with some crags being within walking distance and most of them are only a 5 min drive.

The cave containing one of the world's hardest routes - Chilam Balam 9b+ - is easily seen from the house and can be reached by a 15 minute walk. Excellent crags such as Villanueva de Cauche, Archidona, Loja and El Torcal de Antequera are only 15 -20 minutes drive.

All these areas are in the new Rockfax El Chorro guide, although the guide has only done a half-hearted job of documenting these crags.

The popular area of El Chorro and Turon are about 40 km away. There is also some excellent bouldering, hiking and mountain biking in this area.

For those who would like to base themselves at El Chorro we can arrange accommodation, guiding and instruction on-site. We are associated with The Olive Branch which provides a wide range of accommodation from the use of a whole whole house to private rooms or camping with the use of cooking facilities.

Beaches are only 40 minutes away and, if you fancy a bit of skiing, the Sierra Nevada is only 1.5 hours away. The hills behind the village are also ideal for hiking and mountain biking with a myriad of trails that cater for all levels of ability.

There are travel directions to the house from Malaga and Granada airports on the Travel pages in the table at the bottom of the page.

In terms of accommodation there are several self catering options:

1. Studio Attic - Bed sit

This is a small, but cosy self-contained attic with kitchenette and shower room/toilet.

Facilities include: microwave, television, DVD player, hotplate, fridge/freezer and a heater/air conditioning unit. There are 2 separate armchairs that unfold into single beds, but also can be easily pushed together to create a double bed.View from top terrace over Villanueva de Rosarario Spain

There is also a wired broadband internet connect.

This room is on the third floor and has lovely mountain views from the balcony and has a private, sunny terrace.

Cost:   20 Euros per person per night. People on a climbing course will get a reduced rate of 15 Euros per person per night.

2. Studio Attic plus separate double bedroom and shower

You can have a bigger space enhanced with a separate bedroom equipped with a double bed and its adjacent shower room. There is also access to the second floor terrace. This combination will allow you to have the second and third floor of the house for private use.

Cost for accommodation only: 40 Euros per night based on 2 sharing, 50 Euros per night based on 3 or 4 sharing.

Cost for accommodation whilst on a course: 30 Euros per night based on 2 sharing, 40 Euros per night based on 3 or 4 sharing.

3. Main house

This option sleeps 6 and includes all of the above facilities plus the main lounge, the main kitchen and an additional bathroom.

The lounge is equipped with a sofa bed which becomes a double bed when unfolded.

Cost: 60 Euros per night. 

There is also a reduced rate for stays over 6 nights. Please do not hesitate to let us know your requirements.

Sacks and climbing gear can be stored in the garage or lobby, if you don’t fancy taking them upstairs. It is safe and there is plenty of room there.

Climbing Wall in SpainWe are in the process of building a training wall in the garage for those who arrive back from the crags with enough energy and skin.

The wall is now complete and has a main section at 35 degrees, a vertical side wall and a smaller section at 20 degrees. There are over 150 holds on the wall with more to come together with a full selection of hangers, chains and belay anchors.

It will provide not only a good fitness training facility, but will also allow us to teach rope techniques such as threading belays, clipping bolts and constructing belays in a really controlled environment before heading outside to practice everything for real.

The landing area is fully covered in foam plus there is a running machine and small finger board for warming up.

There is a washing machine in the basement  that can be used at a nominal charge.








La Ermita at Villanueva de Rosario

If you want more information on the area then the following may prove useful:

Information on Villanueva del Rosario 1

Information Villanueva del Rosario 2

Information Villanueva del Rosario (Spanish)

The town is within easy reach of both Malaga (50km) and Granada (75km) airports.

Dates, venues and duration of the courses are by arrangement and totally customisable. Please do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss your requirements.




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