Lagunas de Archidona Natural Reserve

The only lakes in Andalucia occupying a depression in the land formed by erosion, the Lagunas de Archidona are two lakes situated 900m apart which make up a protected area of 193ha. The biggest lake, Laguna Grande, is freshwater and significantly deep at 10m, with no significant seasonal fluctuations in its water level. The Laguna Chica is saltwater and shallow, with a fluctuating water level.


In the north of Málaga Province, about 50 kilometres from Málaga City (and 20 kilometres from Antequera), at the foothills of the Sierra de Gracia, is the welcoming village of Archidona. Bordering on the Granada Province, Archidona sits at the very centre of Andalucia, 660 metres above sea level. This rural community dominates the valley over which it presides.

Hostal Aljibe

Hostal Aljibe features an outdoor swimming pool, garden, a shared lounge and terrace in Archidona. With a bar, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge.


Almohalla51 has a garden, shared lounge, a terrace and bar in Archidona. The hotel also offers free WiFi as well as a paid airport shuttle service.

At the hotel, the rooms are fitted with a wardrobe. All rooms have a private bathroom with a shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer. At Almohalla51 the rooms include bed linen and towels.

Hacienda Mendoza

Hacienda Mendoza has a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a bar and shared lounge in Archidona. The property features a garden, as well as a terrace. Free private parking is available and the hotel also features car hire for guests who want to explore the surrounding area.

Hotel Rural Carlos Astorga

Located just outside Villanueva de Tapia, 40 km from Antequera, in central Andalucia, this hotel has easy access to the A-92 Motorway. It features an outdoor pool set in gardens. All air-conditioned rooms at Hotel Rural Carlos Astorga have a private bathroom. Decorated in typical Andalusian country style, they also have a telephone and TV. The Carlos Astorga restaurant serves regional cuisine. Apart from the rustic dining room, there is also a poolside terrace and bar, where you can enjoy eating outdoors.