Sierra Nevada is the third highest monanitary system in Europe. More of 20 of their peaks exceed 3.000 altitude meters, being the Mulhacen with 3.482 meters the ceiling of the Iberian Peninsula. In these mountains you will find the southernmost ski resort with the most hours of sunshine in all of Europe., situated at 31 kilometers from the city of Granada. The ski resort is located in the western area of the Sierra Nevada National Park, which is in turn Natural Park and Biosphere Reserve.
Did you know that Sierra Nevada in Granada is considered the ski resort with the most nightlife in Europe? Sport in Sierra Nevada combines very well with fun.
Sierra Nevada slopes
There is a Snowpark with 7 tracks: Sulayr Superpark for freestyle and snowboarding, that has 60 modules and snow jumps with areas for all levels. Here you will also find a Halfpipe and a Ski Cross circuit.
Órgiva is a town in the Alpujarra of Granada that offers the traveler to visit: the parish of Our Lady of Expectation, the hermitage of San Sebastián, the palace house of the Counts of Sástago, the Alpujarra square, the Cervantina Agustín Martín Zaragoza room, the Alto neighborhood, the mill of Benizalte and a rich gastronomy.
Has a surface of 134,14 km² and is made up of the towns of: Bayacas, Planks, Augustines, Tijola, Alcazar, Olias, Fregenite, Bargís, The Barriers.
Visits that cannot be missed on a trip to Montefrío: the National Geographic viewpoint, the church of the Villa, that of the Incarnation, that of San Antonio, that of San Sebastián, the convent of San Antonio, the arab fortification, the house of trades, City Hall, the hospital of San Juan de los Reyes, the granary, the Rock of the Gypsies, rural tourism, outdoor sports, etc.
Alhama de Granada
The town of Alhama de Granada is located on a huge rocky spur, surrounded by a deep gorge, the Tajo de Alhama, through whose bed the river of Alhama runs, offers magnificent panoramic views of both the town and the surroundings of the river. In the old quarter, network of narrow and steep streets where moments of history intersect, are the most notable monuments of the city. A must visit is the Spa, one of the most renowned thermal establishments in all of Spain.
Pampaneira is characterized by its picturesque setting between mountains, its set of white houses arranged in a staggered way, its tinaos and its narrow streets winding up and down, with its balconies full of plants. The town has little more than 300 inhabitants and covers so less than 18 km² so it can be visited in a short time by walking through its streets.
An essential place to visit in Pampaneira is the Plaza de la Libertad, the heart of the town. What's more, in the center of the square is the Church of the Holy Cross (s.XVI), that stands out among so many white houses because of the reddish color of its bricks. Inside, The Mudejar coffered ceiling and the wooden altarpieces deserve mention. In front of the church you can see the Fountain of San Antonio («La Chumpaneira») and read his particular legend.
In this wonderful location, we can visit the Vallejo Hams drying-museum in Trevélez, Parish church of San Benito, hermitage of San Antonio, La Era del Fuerte viewpoint, Bairro Alto Square, streets, sources, tinaos, hiking trails, etc. A surface 91 km² and at an altitude of 1.476 meters above sea level, it is the highest town in Andalusia, and the second highest in Spain, behind Valdelinares (Aragon).
It is located in the south of the province of Granada, It is located in the heart of La Alpujarra and within the Sierra Nevada National Park, Due to its location, we could well consider it as “Puerta de Sierra Nevada” due to its southern slope.. Here is known as "Barranco de Poqueira". Your situation, and its altitude of almost 1,500 meters offers us the best views of the ravine from the different viewpoints it has. Another of its most unique attractions is found in its architecture of Berber origin, ancient peoples of the mountains of North Africa who after their forays through the strait were leaving their influences.
Of the wars of the Moors and Christians that dictated the end of a kingdom, the one from Granada, when Fernando the Catholic conquered Lanjarón in 1490 there is hardly a witness left: the old muslim fortress, where Qasim the rebel mutinied and faced the enemy troops with the slogan of winning or dying. Today, These centuries-old stones continue to guard the steep valley that extends to the sea, trimmed by the blue mountains of southern Sierra Nevada. Now it is absolute peace that plunges the people into a sweet lethargy. Peace that is breathed in clean air, in their quiet journeys under the tinaos, with its white houses of flowers and pots.
Alpujarra de la Sierra
The water bearing the name of the town through which it passes is extracted from the highest peaks of the peninsula. Lanjarón is the town of ‘eternal youth’, since it is one of the oldest populations in the country. Many of these properties are attributed to the water that passes, that is why in Lanjarón we can find a spa with a legend behind. Since then, its sources began to be used for therapeutic purposes and thus the spa arose.
Beaches of Almuñécar
The coastline of this municipality is one of the busiest on the entire Costa Tropical. Total, 19 kilometers of coastline, that make it the preferred destination for tourists who frequent this area. Among so many kilometers we find a great variety of beaches for all tastes or to live a different experience every day. Long beaches, small coves or naturist corners, the coast of Almuñécar is for all audiences. Here we have the beach of San Cristóbal, bathed by the clear waters of the Mediterranean and with fine dark sand. It is located in one of the most urbanized areas in the area, so it has all the services. On one side of the beach is the Peñón del Santo and right at the other end the Cala de La China. On the other side of the Peñón del Santo is Puerta del Mar beach, It is the most central of the town so it is one of the most populated. It has one of the most beautiful promenades, where you can find a Phoenician monument.
This is a quieter municipality than Almuñécar, its beaches are less crowded because they are less urbanized, but most have hammock services, beach bars, umbrella rental ... They are one of the most ideal places to go to the beach with children. La Charca beach is one of the best options. Also known as Salomar, it is a beach composed of fine sand, but as you get closer to the shore pebbles appear. It has easy access and parking at the entrance, although it is usually full in high season due to the high occupancy on these dates.
If what you are looking for is tranquility go to El Caletón beach. It is a small cove, less crowded and with very calm waters. Its seabed is spectacular, so one of the most recommended activities is snorkeling.
La Guardia Beach
Also in Salobreña is La Guardia beach. A quiet corner on the coast, without overcrowding, but with the comforts and services offered by urban beaches. It is a perfect choice to spend a sunny day with children or as a couple.
Is long, although it makes a U shape, it has fine dark sand and crystal clear waters with little waves. Its access is easy and it has a parking lot at the entrance. It also has, from a center where you can do activities like kayaking, pedal boats or rent hammocks and umbrellas.
What's more, It has a wide variety of restaurants and beach bars on the beachfront, in case you get hungry between baths.
La Herradura Beach
The coastal area of this municipality was declared a Natural Area in the year 1989. It is undoubtedly one of the most charming areas, although less known from the Costa Tropical. It is located in this town, of seafaring tradition, and is considered one of the best beaches in Granada.
The promenade borders the entire beach area and is a perfect enclave to enjoy with children and play sports. Sometimes the sea is conducive to windsurfing, but the most popular is diving or snorkelling.. La Herradura has one of the most beautiful and richest seabed on the entire Granada coast and its coasts are filled with adventurers who are ready to enjoy it..
Also in La Herradura, we found this naturist location. This nudist beach is one of the busiest even though it has a bit more complicated access. It has vegetation in the back, it has fine dark sand and a sea with calm waters.
Playa de La Riana
In the town of Castell de Ferro, Gualchos municipality, is this beach. It is an area of coves since the coast is more abrupt and rugged, so it is also a not very crowded area.
La Rijana Beach is the best known in this municipality. It has dark sand and exceptionally clear waters, it is perfect for scuba diving or snorkelling. Not easy to find and access, so it is not very crowded.
La Joya Beach
A small cove ideal to spend the day with hardly more company than the noise of the waves of the sea. Just over seven kilometers separate the cove from Motril and just one of its annex from Torrenueva. The cliff and the rocks that protect this piece of beach mean that the tides and storms barely reach the shore and you can enjoy the calm most of the summer days, also the schedule is unlimited.