The Lecrin Valley faces the dramatic Sierra Nevada
mountains, which are usually snow-capped from December until May each year. This view, as shown opposite, really adds to the unique atmosphere of
the area as, whilst it can be 30 degrees C in the valley, snow is still
It takes just over an hour to reach the Sierra Nevada ski resort from
the property via Granada. At the resort it is possible to arrange skiing and
snowboarding, including tuition, for whole weeks or just the odd day or
two. It is also possible to hire sledges by the hour.
There are a number of businesses in the area offering
other activities such as snow treks and climbing again on a daily basis.
This often includes transport to the Sierra Nevada if required.
The ski resort is well worth a visit, even if just to enjoy the apres
ski, and the roads to the resort are generally kept clear except during
heavy snow fall.We can help you book the activities you require as part of our service.
The Alpujarras are a smaller but no less scenic range of
hills within 20 minutes drive of Casa Buena Vista. The first town reached is
Lanjaron, which is an interesting spa town with historic ruins.
Another 20 minutes drive brings you to the capital of the Alpujarras.
Orgiva boasts several large traditional fiestas, and more modern cult
festivals, giving the town an interesting mix of inhabitants and cultures.
Just before Orgiva, the road leads off to a myriad of
mountain villages, most in idyllic settings. Many of these are well worth
exploring, offering traditional white houses (casas rurales) draped in flowers, bars,
restaurants and enticing shops selling local arts, crafts and produce (a
number of rugs from this area can be found in Casa Buena Vista).
Trevelez, the highest village in Spain, is located here. It has a
distinctly alpine feel, and is famous for speciality ham (jamon) widely
used in Spain and to be found in the local tapas (which is free in this
area of Spain when an alcoholic drink is purchased - make the most!!).
The Alpujarras are a walker's paradise, with a huge range of attractive
footpaths traversing the hills and linking the villages. You could do a
different walk every day for a fortnight, and still have plenty left for
your next visit! Again, we can help you plan your travels.