Found in south western Spain, holiday villas in Aracena are set in and around a small market town in the Andalucian countryside. This region is famous for its stunning beaches, lively coastal resorts, dramatic mountains scenery and rich architectural heritage, with a strong Moorish flavour. On the fringes of the town, and just a short walk from Aracena apartments, is the Gruta de lasMaravillas, a stunning network of caves comprising more than two kilometres of underground chambers. The 12th Century Prioral Church of Aracena is equally impressive and was founded on the site of castle, giving it a fortified appearance. Visitors to Aracena self-catering holiday accommodation will find themselves in the heart of the Sierra de Aracena, one of Spain’s most scenic mountainous regions. The area surrounding Aracena cottages couldn’t be more suited to hikers, with dense forest, dramatic hillsides and historic villages to discover. Thanks to an unusual microclimate, the landscape here is dotted with cork oak and sweet chestnut trees, and a great variety of wildlife inhabits the wild hills. More than 85 bird species have been recorded in the Sierra woodland – with such abundant fauna, a stay at a villa in the Huelva Province would be a nature-lover’s dream. And foodies should also find plenty to admire at an Aracena accommodation rental; the Sierra de Aracena is home to the PataNegra pig, the hams of which are cured over years to become Jamon Iberico, one of Spain’s top delicacies. The area is famous for the quality of its produce, making it a hotspot for high-quality restaurants. Further afield is the magnificent city of Seville, with its breathtaking array of Moorish-influenced architecture. Weather Visitors to Aracena holiday apartments can expect warm temperatures from May to October with scorching temperatures at the height of summer and relatively mild conditions in winter.