We had 6 wonderful days staying in the self catering apartment at Casa la Parra, Algodonales. The villa owner, Julie and her son were extremely friendly and very helpful when it came to giving advice about the local area and places to eat etc. The villa is really nice and offers good value for money. The pool and gardens are well maintained and it is the ideal place for a relaxing holiday. The surrounding area is very beautiful and there are lots of interesting places to visit nearby as well as places like Seville and Jerez which are within a couple of hours driving distance. Algodonales is a small working village and the people are very friendly even though it put our limited Spanish to the test as not a lot of English is spoken here! The bars and restaurants offer a variety of good food at extremely reasonable prices (a beer or a glass of Rioja for 1 euro!) We will certainly consider returning to Casa la Parra as it is the ideal location with an excellent hostess and there is so much more to see in the area.