Casa Louisa A holiday home in Rute Spain

Rute and the surrounding area

If you're looking for a self catering holiday rental in Rute, Andalucia then there's lots to see in the area. Córdoba, Granada, Seville, Malaga, the white washed villages of the Subbética or take a trip to the coast - all within a short drive. Just get in touch if you wish to make a booking enquiry or check our prices.



Rute sits on the edge of the Subbética Natural Park and is ideal for exploring the towns and villages that surround the Park and don’t forget to check out the Via Verde. You can go walking, running, hill walking, bird watching and cycling. There are local organisations offering organised tours or you can just go off to explore on your own.

If you like swimming there's an excellent municipal swimming pool in Rute and you can also use the pools at the local hotels when purchasing food. The pools are unheated and ideal for cooling off on those long hot summer days.

The town has several museums including a Jamon and Anis museum, where you can sample some local delicacies. There are plenty of local shops selling bread, jamon, cheeses, fresh fruit and a great supermarket with a superb selection of fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh fish and of course, wine and spirits!



Just a few miles from Rute is the picturesque village of Iznájar which is surrounded by the reservoir that bears its name. The village is located on top of a hill and looks like an island that emerges from the waters that surround it, joining the mainland through the bridges.

On the lakeside you will find Valdearenas beach where you can swim, take a boat tour, hire kayaks, pedalos and canoes. Ideal for a picnic or enjoy the local cuisine at the beach restaurant. There's also an excellent municipal pool close to the lake.

The Alhambra

Córdoba, Seville, Granada and Malaga

The cities of Córdoba, Granada, Malaga, and Seville are all within easy driving distance from the house and great for a day's sightseeing trip to La Mesquita, Alhambra, Picasso Museum and the Alcazar. Each city has a wealth of history and culture.

The open top bus tours are a great way of taking in the popular attractions in the city if you are restricted for time.

The Subbética

The Subbética and the coast

The area known as the Subbética takes in a number of historical towns and villages. Make you sure you check out gems such as Priego de Córdoba, Cabra, Carcabuey and Zuheros. The Via Verde is the former rail line that carried the olive crop and has been converted into a walking and cycle path. Be sure to check out some of the former stations on the line, most of which are now restaurants, whilst at Doña Mencia you can hire bikes.

If you want a visit to the tourist areas and the beaches; Nerja, Torre de Mar, Torremolinos and the Costa del Sol are just over an hour's drive from Rute and make for an excellent day out.

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