top of page

Canillas de Albaida

Canillas de Albaida is situated in the Axarquía region, nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Almijara mountain range. The village is characterized by its narrow winding streets and whitewashed houses.

As part of the “Sun and Wine Route” in the region, Canillas de Albaida is a small inland town that started as an Arab village in the 13th century. It belonged to Velez-Málaga and was named “Albaida”, which meant “white”, because, according to legend, it was surrounded by an abundance of white flowers.

The village is surrounded by stunning natural landscapes, including the Sierra Almijara mountains. The area is popular among hikers and nature enthusiasts, offering scenic trails and panoramic views.

Canillas de Albaida offers you unique access to nature – a wonderful way to experience our countryside, whether you are hiking, jogging, bicycling or riding.

The village has become a destination for those seeking a peaceful retreat and a taste of traditional Andalusian life. Rural tourism has gained popularity in the area, attracting visitors who want to experience the charm of small, authentic Spanish villages.

The town is only 25 minutes’ drive from the lovely beaches and 50 minutes’ from Malaga airport.


In Canillas de Albaida you can find 3 supermarkets, the best fish shop in the area, a butcher, a pharmacy and a few restaurants just behind the corner.

In Competa, there are bigger supermarkets (Eroski and Dia), Fruteria, a Market (on Saturdays) and a fantastic wine shop (pictured below). 


Best food markets for the bigger need can be found in Algarrobo or Torre del Mar (Mercadona, Lidl).

Resturants in our village:

Posada La Plaza / Plaza Ntra Sra Del Rosario


Bar Cerezo / Calle de la Estación


Sierra Almi-Jara / Avenida de Competa


Las Esperillas / Carretera de Competa

Restaurante bar piscina (Oscar) / Camino San Antonio


Big and clean public pool just 250 m away (life-guarded). The average cost (price can vary/season) is 2 euro per day/adult and 1 euro per day/child and you can leave the pool for example for lunch and come back with the same ticket. It opens around the 20th of June and closes around the 7th of September (depending on school vacation in Spain). The pool area also has a restaurant.


 The cuisine of the region is influenced by both Andalusian and Moorish traditions. Local dishes may include a variety of seafood, olives, almonds, and other Mediterranean ingredients. Visitors can enjoy exploring local eateries to experience the flavors of Andalusian cuisine.

Canillas de Albaida, like many villages in the region, celebrates various cultural events and festivals throughout the year. These events often include traditional music, dance, and religious celebrations that reflect the local culture and heritage.


Andalusia is known for its vibrant and lively traditional fairs, known as "ferias." These events are an integral part of the region's cultural and social calendar, featuring a mix of religious, cultural, and festive activities.

Ferias are an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in Andalusian culture, enjoy traditional music and dance, and savor local cuisine.

Fiesta of San Anton with open air music & dance - Mid January

Feria de Canillas de Albaida - Early August

Fiesta of Senora del Rosario - Early October

Christmas Fair - December 25th

bottom of page