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Ardales National Park

Ardales, Spain
+34 902 78 73 25
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David Rowe Reviews

Ardales is the heart of Andalucia, with malaga, Ronda and Antequera only 35 mins away. The area is... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2018
David R
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Ardales, Spain
via mobile
Andalucia’s Lake District

Beautiful scenery with several turquoise lakes among pine trees. Ideal for walking. A few... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2017
travelmadsenior
,
Kempten, Germany
via mobile
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“el chorro” (10 reviews)
“la isla” (7 reviews)
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Ardales, Spain
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+34 902 78 73 25
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"el chorro"
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"la isla"
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"beautiful area"
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"per adult"
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"lake district"
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"turquoise lakes"
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"picnic tables"
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"pine trees"
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"great fun"
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"stunning views"
in 3 reviews
"sun loungers"
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"national park"
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"salt water"
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"recommend taking a picnic"
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"hour drive"
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"kids love"
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Ardales is the heart of Andalucia, with malaga, Ronda and Antequera only 35 mins away. The area is stunning, offering the lakes, the Camino and the historic pueblo.

1  Thank David R
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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful scenery with several turquoise lakes among pine trees. Ideal for walking. A few restaurants and bars on the road near the lakeside.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

After our Caminito del ray trek we went for a swim and snorkel to La Isla del Chorro (a lake), the car parking and entry for two people was just €3. The water was much warmer than the sea obviously and we had a great...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful day at one of the three lakes and are so glad we left the beaches of Fuengirola for a day. We arrived just before midday and parked in La Isla Zone 3. There were a couple of cars but not busy,...More

1  Thank kakaboom
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We baited the lakes on an overcast day which could have to ok the show be of our experience but it was not the case. Great views and crystal clear waters. Children need to be able to swim I would recommend. Hired a boat with...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Stunning area, be sure to go and take your costume! There are good bars/cafes/restaurants in this area, make sure you visit El Mirador restaurant, its excellent!

1  Thank alitrezise
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing day out in clear blue waters. Kids did water obstacle course and we all went out on pedalos, great fun . Lots of parking nearby if you get there by 11, good facilities ( take your own toilet paper) if you have reef shoes...More

1  Thank darren k
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

When my kids come from England for a holiday they much prefer to visit the lakes rather than the coast. There are plenty of places for a picnic and also good restaurants nearby, like El Kiosko.Parking can be a problem in the height of summer...More

Thank Sheffield13
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Twice visited the lake. Go for car park 3. 2 euros to park plus 1 euro per person. Picnic tables and shade aplenty. Water assault course 10 euros per person. Pedalos 14-18 euros per hour for 4-5 people. Lovely to swim in. Get there early...More

1  Thank Clifford L
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

Loved swimming in the lakes...hiring a pedalo...good hikes and few restaurants with great views and delicious food!

Thank ManolaBristol
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RobertinSpain
18 April 2018|
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Response from David R | Reviewed this property |
Hi Robert, Indian Sport, offer the best selection of water sports equipment on the lakes. You can find them on google search, indian sport, Ardales. have fun!
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Mjn104
31 March 2018|
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Response from David R | Reviewed this property |
hi Michelle, last year was the first year it opened. however it was just for the summer months. I will try to find out as I live in Ardales. Regards David
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antoinette s
23 November 2017|
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Response from marsandbob | Reviewed this property |
The whole area around Ardeles is very picturesque and a lovely drive with some great picnic spots. Do not think you will be swimming in the lake at this time of the year though.
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