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Lake Iznájar


Lake Iznájar is teeming with fish, and is a world class carp fishing location. Other species include Barbel, Tench, Pike, Black Bass, Mullet and Trout. The average size for Carp and Barbel is in the 3-5lb range with a good head of specimens 15lbs plus. This is very popular place for fishing enthusiasts.


The lake, which is also known as Lake Andalucia, provides excellent course fishing and many competitions are held along its banks.


The lake at Iznajar is a man made embalse (resevoir) and was created in the early sixties by flooding the valley below and around the town. A dam was constructed at the western end.


It extends for approx 30 kms from east to west and has several islands and inlets. Access to the waters edge can be difficult but there several large access points by car and across the olive groves by foot, one access point is a man made beach area Valdearenas, providing picnic and barbecue facilities, where you can swim, rent pedalos and canoes or learn to sail.


Only sailing dingies and non motorised boats are allowed on the lake. It is very deep in places and can be in excess of 150ft. 



Opening out onto our colourful Mediterranean gardens, La Hacienda is a beautifully decorated traditional Andalucian cottage with all the comfort of a modern home. Look out for it's original Andalucian features including a high vaulted ceiling, wide windows to take in the view and gorgeous marble staircase. La Hacienda has stunning views and caters for up to 4 people. please click to find out more.



La Finca is Cortijo Las Olivas' largest cottage and caters for up to 5 people. Opening out onto our colourful Mediterranean courtyard, La Finca boasts a balcony with panoramic views of the mountains, pool and gardens, beautiful marble staircase and fully equipped kitchen, please click to find out more.

Opening out onto our large 'Mountain Spring water pool', La Casita is a quaint little cottage which caters for 2 people. La Casita is open plan and consists of a fully equipped marble topped kitchen, double bed and bright airy shower room.  Perfect for romantic getaways. please click to find out more.