Enjoy a holiday with family, friends or co-workers in a Finnish countryside hotel in southern Spain, surrounded by stunning mountain scenery.

Rise above the everyday in the mountains and discover a unique place where the warm weather, peaceful nature and rugged beauty combine to create an unforgettable experience.

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Truth or tale: A Finnish countryside hotel in the stunning mountain scenery of southern Spain?


It’s true! Located a short distance away from the city of Málaga and its airport, the Axarquía region has spectacular mountain views. Here you will find Finca el Cortijillo, founded by a Finnish couple, which is much more than just a hotel. This is a place for memorable events and encounters. Or the perfect place for spending quality time with your family. Let the mountains and Andalusian warmth lift your spirits beyond the ordinary and the everyday.

Why here?


In a nutshell: this region is already worth a visit simply for its scenery. Finca el Cortijillo is in the village of Canillas de Albaida, in the Axarquia region. The climate is clean and fresh, which makes it ideal for outdoor activities and relaxation in unforgettable surroundings. The Mediterranean Sea, with its sandy beaches, is only about 10 kilometres away.On the mainland, the magnificent Sierra de Tejema, Almijara and the Alhama Natural Park have a magnificent backdrop: the La Maroma Mountain, which is 2065 metres high. Canillas de Albaida and the adjacent Competa have been selected among the most beautiful villages in Spain.

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Jaana and Juha organise weddings, birthdays and events for individuals,businesses and communities. An excellent way to let go of your work pressures is to take part in a yoga retreat or a mindfulness weekend, while enjoying the relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere and Finca El Cortijillo’s inspiring nature. Contact us and let’s discuss what is best for you!



The Finca El Cortijillo’s kitchen uses local,seasonal produce and ingredients for breakfast and dinner. We know the best local producers personally and enjoy excellent cooperation with them. The menu concept is based on fusion food, combining the best ingredients and ideas from both Finnish and Spanish cuisine.

Jaana and Juha


We are Jaana and Juha Tiitinen, a Finnish couple and long-term devotees of Spain’s Costa del Sol. We lived in Fuengirola for 14 years before moving to El Cortijillo. We have enjoyed trekking as a hobby for a long time, and this triggered the idea of ​​moving to the mountains and setting up a hotel. We loved the Axarquia Mountains and its nearby villages with their wine and fruit orchards. After a long search, we finally found our dream house and renovated it into a small, homely hotel. We also live here with our dog Toby.

The most important thing for us is that you enjoy yourself and you are happy with your stay. We promise you a warm welcome, stunning views and a cosy and relaxed environment. Come and make yourself at home!

Jaana ja Jussi Tiitinen