Campillos, A Traditional Andalucian Town

Published on 14/10/2007 in Places of Interest

CampillosCampillos is situated in the western area of the Antequera region. Most of the land is cultivated with olive groves and cereals; to the south of the town there is beautiful landscape formed by the Guadalteba and Guadalhorce natural reservoirs.

A self contained agricultural town with approximately 8000 inhabitants. The town is well laid out, has wide flat streets, a friendly sociable atmosphere, easy paced and has bags of traditional Andalucian rural charm. 


Here in Campillos there is a Mercadona supermarket.   There are many other small privately run family shops where you will feel welcome to practice your Spanish. Also in the Plaza there is an indoor market where you can buy fresh vegetables, meat and fish.  

On Tuesdays there is a market (mainly clothes, shoes, pots & pans, plants spice and selections of local produce i.e. honey & olives)

Bars and Restaurants

There are a number of really good bar restaurants here, serving freshly cooked Andalucían dishes. The "menu del dia", menu of the day, (3 courses and drink included) generally costs between 6.50 to 7.50 euros. There is a newly opened Chinese restaurant also serving a very good value menu of the day, as well as a varied evening menu.


The town boasts excellent schools and colleges.  The adult education centre presently offers free Spanish classes to foreigners, 2 hours a night, 5 nights a week.


There is plenty here to entertain the young children including an indoor ball park.  Most weekends there are bouncy castles erected in the park area as well as a lovely safe play area with swings, slides etc.  Children are always included and catered to in the local restaurants, although they always have to eat the same food as the adults, (no kid's menus on offer!)


Hostal San Francisco is located in the town centre and Hotel los Chopos is a 5 minute drive from town centre.


In Campillos there is a public health centre (24 hour doctor's surgery), three pharmacies, and two dentists.

Public transport

Daily buses travel to and from Malaga and Antequera. Campillos train station links to the nearby Bobadilla station which goes to both Malaga and Ronda.  Santa Ana train station is only 10 minutes drive away and there you will find the main line running to Spain's great cities of Madrid and Barcelona.

Travel by the AVE bullet train which makes the journey to the city of Madrid less than 2.5 hours long. (Quicker than driving to Malaga airport then flying there!)

Currently in development close to the Cordoba Road is the Antequera Airport due to open in 2009 servicing both passenger and merchandise flights.


There are several late night/all night weekend drinks bars, disco bars and a large discothèque called Megatron (holds up to 1000 people) and opens 1am till 8pm.


Campillos has a number of fiestas, celebrations, and processions every year, the most intriguing and spectacular being Semana Santa; Easter /Holy week consisting of about 10 processions on different nights/days, with the whole town coming out to participate or spectate the solemn carrying of the enormous effigies of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary throughout the evening until about 2am.

Campillos Feria usually falls the 3rd week of August, families come out at midnight to enjoy the live music events, many fairground rides, stalls, food & drink and a jolly good time!

Go Karting: 10 minutes drive from Campillos, there is one of the largest out door all weather go-kart tracks in Europe.

Campillos is less than one hour by car from many typical Andalucian villages and towns Approximate journey times from Campillos:-

15 minutes El Chorro Lakes (Andalucia  Lake District)
20 minutes to the lovely town of Antequera
50 minutes Málaga coastal city
1 hour Cities of Cordoba and Granada1 hour Granada Airport
1 hour 35 mins City of Seville
1 hour 25 mins Sierra Nevada Ski Resort 

Written by: Campillos Properties

About the author:For more information about Campillos and the surrounding areas.Please contact Don or Samantha at Campillos Properties by telephone: 952 722 420 Or email  Website:

About Campillos Properties:

Our office Campillos Properties has been established for four years and is based inland in the up and coming Andalusian town of Campillos, 45 minutes from Malaga airport. We specialize as a small independent agency in selling inland property from townhouses in the small white Andalucian villages to Villas, many of our property finders being from as far and as wide as the provinces of Cordoba, Seville, Cadiz, Granada and Malaga.We have built an excellent local reputation and have ongoing relationships with all the required professionals to make purchasing as stress free and straight forward as possible.Our team at Solfincas has a good knowledge of the areas as we have lived and worked here ourselves for several years. Our aim is to provide a quality and personal service to our clients: which includes assistance in arranging bank accounts, preferential mortgages, legal advice, and translation services, NIE applications and residencia. We can also help you with locating schools, medical services etc is wholly owned by Campillos Properties and is not part of any group, we have knowledge of every property offered for sale and do not offer property for sale through a 3rd party.

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