We spent a long weekend at Los Olivillos as part of our annual horse riding vacation. Both of us are beginners (trotting - cantor) with one much more of a confident rider than the other so we needed somewhere that could cater to our range. Being discerning eaters we also needed good quality food. Los Olivillos ticked all those boxes. A tradition spanish finca has been converted to cater for guests who stay in their detached 3 bed finca - very traditionally built adn decorated. Quite basic in what it offers so manage expectations. For what we wanted it was sufficient. The only downside here was no Air Con which does make it slightly uncomfortable at night. The variety of horses and experience of the owners is splendid. They are very patient and can cater to all abilities. The surrounding Andalucian range provides lovely scenic trails that are really best explored on horse back. The food was delicious! Given there is nothing around for miles, all food is grown on site including the chicken and cooked. We had excellent paella and wildboar one night. There is a swimming pool for the guests exclusively and given that there is only one party of guests catered to at a time, you do feel as though you own the place. The 3 dogs do liven it up and make it feel very homely. No TV, amazing views through the valley and out to the sea along with the nearby towns and festivals make for a really nice short stay with plenty to do. Take your own car that can manage off road and steep routes so you have the flexibility to go and come although more than one trip out in a day was unusual for us. This place is excellent value for money given the high quality of food (breakfast, lunch and dinner), riding, etc. We were lucky enough to attend (gate crashed actually) a local wedding as we joined our hosts to the event they were invited to. The hospotality of our hosts really did make this an extra special visit.
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Competa
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Competa
Number of rooms: 3