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Places to Visit and Things to Do

Orgiva

Visit the nearby town of Orgiva, made famous by Chris Stewart in his book Driving over Lemons. With a daily indoor market, weekly street market and it's selection of shops, bars and restaurants it offers an ideal opportunity for people watching.






Granada

The moorish city of Granada offers the most
visited tourist attraction in Spain, the Alhambra.
With it's inspiring architecture and cool,
relaxing gardens it really is an unmissable day out.


Costa Tropical

The coastline east from Nerja offers some beautiful
rugged coastline spotted with coves, which offers a
welcome relief from the packed beaches of the
Costa del Sol. Try visiting the pretty seaside town
of Salobrena or the restaurants on the
beach at Cantarrijan.





Walking

A stroll along the banks of the river Guadalfeo, only 30 minutes walk from the house, or up the Torvizcon Rambla will offer spectacular views and an appreciation of rural life. You may well meet the local goatherd and his flock or simply someone working their Huerto (Vegetable Plot) who will be only too pleased to send you home with some of his produce. For the more adventurous, the Sierra Nevada, including Mulhacen, Spains highest peak, is waiting on your doorstep.

 

Cycling, Mountain Biking and Quad Tours are all available locally. The Sierra Nevada is generally used for the Mountain Section of the spanish equivalent of the Tour de France and is a popular destination for cycling clubs. Hire is available in Orgiva, details on request

Skiing

Many people only associate Spain with sand
and sun and are surprised to find that Spain
also offers a wide range of winter sports.
Spain's number one location for winter sports,
the Sierra Nevada is located just one and
a half hours away from the house.
Located above Granada it has the best snow
and the longest season in the country.


Explore the Villages of La Alpujarra

Scattered along the lower slopes of the Sierra Nevada are numerous pretty white pueblo Blancos. Pampaneira, Bubion and Capileira offer many shops selling the locally made rugs and pottery, Trevelez, the highest village in Spain, is famous for it's hams, whilst others such as Jubiles, Castaras and Mercina Bombaron remain largely untouched by tourism and are like stepping back in time.