Explore

The perfect location for exploring mountains and coastline.

Explore beautiful mountain villages, the beaches of the Costa Tropical and Granada with the magnificent Alhambra all within an easy hour’s drive.

 

The roads vary from excellent to tracks, but the majority are new and very good! The tracks are obvious and therefore easy to avoid. Driving is a pleasure as the motorways are excellent and have stunning views.

Órgiva

Órgiva is about a 30 mins walk along goat tracks and lanes, or 10 mins drive away. There are bars and shops, including a fishmonger and many health food and eco shops.

 

On Thursday mornings pick up fresh local produce at the market and enjoy local artisans showing their crafts.

 

Enjoy a meal at several restaurants, cafes and bars. We like: BARAKA, BERLIN 61, PEURTA NAZARI, LA TABERNA DE PACO, PICOTEO 130, VENTA MARIA.

The White Villages

Explore Pampaneira, Bubión and Capileira, with stunning views, a chocolate factory, hikes, jamón, reed weaving and home-spun rugs, are about a 25 mins short drive along winding mountain roads.

Venture further to Trevélez and the ‘Gerald Brenan’ village of Yegen. A joyous journey whichever route you take.

Lanjarón

Famous for its mineral water, and about a 15 mins drive. Visit the renowned mineral water spa, ruins of a Moorish castle, wander through the park, and visit the water and honey museums.

 

Fill up your water bottles at any of the many fountains along the streets and in the plazas.

scene from local fiesta

Fiesta Time

Spain is all about festivals, ferias, music, food, dancing! There are 3,000 fiestas annually in Andalusia with 14 public holidays and 8 national holidays, 4 of which fall on a Friday or Monday making long weekends.
 
Festivals start on January 5th with The Three Kings festival. The first Sunday of February is the patron saint of Granada’s special day – San Cecilio – with a pilgrimage to Sacromonte. The beginning of February – Malaga celebrates all its pork products across the city and Nerja has a 4 day festival.
 
Take a look at this very informative website for what’s going on

Walking, horse riding, skiing and more.

There are lots of activities for children and adults alike, all nearby to Almond Hill House. It could be a stroll around 1000-year-old olive trees or something more challenging higher up the mountains!

Beaches

The beaches of the Costa Tropical are a little over 35 mins away. You could be swimming in the Mediterranean Sea at Salobreña with its seafood restaurants called chiringuitos.

 

La Herradura, Almuñécar (castle, aqueduct and Phoenician fish salting factory) and Nerja (famous for its caves) are further along the coast.


We like: HOYO 19 BEACH CLUB, CHIRINGUITO UHA, EL BAMBU, EL TESORILLO, COSTACABRIA.

Granada

The magical city of Granada ia about an hour away, is a magical city with a vibrant mix of modern city life and the traditions of the Albaycin, Old Town.

 

The magnificent Alhambra is a must for a full day trip – it is wonderful. Book well in advance, taking your ticket and your passport with you.

 

Granada is easy to get to by bus or car, has many good tapas bars and is bustling with cultural city life. The old town is a pleasure to walk around and get lost in. Start at the top, all down-hill walking and then get a taxi back to the car!

Málaga, Córdoba and more

Head further afield to Córdoba and the magnificent Mezquita, or Málaga for the Alcazaba, Picasso museum and bustling markets.

 

Venture east to Almería, the Tabernas Desert and Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park.