Take it Easy at the Malaga Hills Boutique and Wellness B&B 

Written by Rachel Webb
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“Sit back, relax and take it Easy at the Malaga Hills Boutique and Wellness B&B “
 

Malaga Hills Boutique and Wellness B&B 

 
If you fancy a break in the Málaga sunshine, which with over 300 days of sun a year, is almost every day, but don´t fancy the costas, head inland to a B&B near the delightful small town of Cómpeta. Located in the Axarquia region, on the edge of one of Andalucia´s many Natural Parks – Parque Natural de Tejeda, Almijara & Alhama, charm and beauty abound.

Heading inland from the coast road we wound upwards passing pomegranate trees, vines and heavy-hanging avocados, just a promise of the fresh local produce found in this area. White hill villages and towns come and go with lush scenery and constant lovely views.

Cómpeta is one of the larger and livelier towns in the area and just a short distance from our destination, the aptly named Malaga Hills Boutique and Wellness and B&B. We arrived to a friendly welcome from local girl Estrella and a guided tour of our home for the next two nights.

Our large corner room had both balcony and terrace, huge double bed, tea and coffee making facilities and very nice décor. The terrace looked north towards the hills and the balcony southwards back to the Mediterranean Sea, it didn´t take long to relax.

Pool-and-gym-area
The pool and gym area

A weekend of evening strolls into the town of Cómpeta, then back to a bottle of wine from the honesty bar taken up to admire those sea views and twinkling coastal lights from our terrace. We tested the all-year round pool, the gym equipment – very briefly and basically just chilled in the peace and quiet of its out-of-town location.

It was market day on Saturday with locally grown vegetables galore, along with wine, olive oil and honey from Axarquia that are also served at Malaga Hills B&B.

It’s a hideaway near enough to civilisation and the beach if wanted yet far enough away to enjoy the silence and get into that ´take it easy´ groove.

The owner-run Malaga Hills is home to Ruud and Vreneli who are on hand to help you get the best out of the area they know well. From recommendations of where to eat – and table bookings if required – to the best walking routes or drives in the area.

Sustainability is very important for the owners of Malaga Hills, from Solar Panels and solar lighting to heat pumps and water collection to compostable coffee capsules it´s hard to beat the thought and effort that goes into protecting our environment here.

With all that sunshine and short winters it´s easy to imagine that water is a very precious commodity, that too is stored for use, even that produced by the air-conditioning.

Terrace-View
Terrace-View

For a real away from it all, especially the hubbub of the coast, add Malaga Hills on your ´want to escape to´ list. It´s around an hour´s drive from the airport yet only 11 miles away from the beach. It´s easy to make the most of both worlds, coast and inland, if wanted in the hills of Málaga and at Malaga Hills, which is more like a mini hotel with the facilities on offer: it is a superior Bed and Breakfast in more ways than one.

 
A great home base for walking, mountain biking or just taking in views and relaxing,  the adults-only Malaga Hills Boutique & Wellness B&B lulled us in with its weekend stay motto:´Take it Easy.´ And we did!


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Rachel Webb has lived in Jaén province since moving from England in 1996. She’s an estate agent and writer often found visiting boutique hotels for her portfolio of Only Spain Boutique Hotels. She blogs at Andalucia Explorer and Luxury Spain Travel, and has written the Cordoba and Jaen chapter for Lonely Planet´s Andalucia Guide. She enjoys sampling Spanish red wine and tapas while exploring Spain.

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