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Surrounding area

Surrounding area

It ́s only 4,5 ks to Orgiva on a covered country lane. In Orgiva you will find everything you might be
looking for. A choice of bigger or smaller grocery stores, banks, teller machines, Restaurants and bars, a
daily market and every Thursday a big market with lots of fresh fruit and veggie, vets,dentists, doctors,
farmacies and also a day clinic etc…
The whole area is very alternativ and home to many old and young hippies and „drop-outs“ from all over
the world, proof to the tolerance and generosity of the locals! A very harmonious mixture which is best
experienced on a Thursday, the marketday.
Therefore it is no surprise to find many handicraft people and artists in this area with wonderful
craftwork!
Orgiva is the ideal base from which to explore the wider area. It ́s only 20-30 mins to the main villages of
the Alpujarra – Pampaneira, Bubion and Capileira, a little further to Pitres, the La Taha and Portugos and
to Trevelez , the highest lived in village of the whole of Spain it is 45 mins. Trevelez gives the name to
the famous ham that comes from here. The air at this altitude is very dry and used to (air) dry the hams.
The Alpujarras is a paradise for outdoor fans! You find many short and long hikes, that you can do alone
or with a guide, all the way up the the highest mountain of Spain, El Mulhacén 3479 m.a.S. ! Rent a bike
or a mountainbike, even a quad or a 4×4!! Or go horse riding to explore the beauty of this region! Find
one of the refeshing waterholes in summer or a waterfall.
In about 35 mins you are down at the Costa Tropical, with a big choice of beautiful beaches. The main
villages are Salobreña, Almuñecar or La Herradura, where you can also scuba dive. Then comes Nerja ,
with its famous „Balcón de Europa“ . Many guests also visit the caves near Nerja or the picturesque
village of Frigiliana.
Between La Herradura and Nerja are 3 beautiful nature bays without any buildings and nearby nudists
will find their beach as well as dog lovers.
In summer you can do a very exceptional hike/walk up the Rio Chillar (need good shoes) and find your
private waterhole to take a dip. Should you prefer it a bit wilder and less touched, go to the Junta del Rio
and walk up the Rio Verde, near Ótivar. The waterholes there are just amazing! Ask us!
Between Motril and Salobreña golf lovers will find a golfcourse right on the beach.
In winter you can ski down the slopes of the Sierra Nevada in the morning and go golfing in the afternoon
on the Costa Tropical! The ski slopes open as early as beginning of November and only close on the 1st
of May, in the peak time you will have a choice of more than 85km of slopes of all grades.
In less than 1 hour you are in Granada, with its famous Alhambra – Spains most visited attraction, so do
book ahead! In July and August a stage is built up in the Generalife, the gardens of the Alhambra, for an
incredible Flamenco Ballet nearly every night– the setting alone is worth a visit!! Ask us about tickets.
Granada on its own is highly recommended as well, the old quarters of the Albayçin with its Plaza de San
Nicolas with breathtaking views across to the Alhambra and the Sierra Nevada as a back drop! And the
area around the cathedral, where shopping freaks will find a great choice of shops. If you are here in
spring , a visit to Granada on the 3rd of May is an absolute must, the Dia de la Cruz, a great day to
experience the joie de vivre of the Andalucians live!
Some guests even visit Cordoba from here or the cave houses of Guadix. In summer it ́s fiesta time and
you will have the problem of deciding which fiesta not to go to!
The Contraviesa, the mountainchain across from us, is well known for its wineries, lovely villages,
breathtaking views and ist cork woods.
Orgiva celebrates its most important religious event every year two weeks before Easter. On the Thursday
you have to be in the church a bit before 12.00 noon, you will have never experienced anything like it!!
Promissed! On the Friday then takes place the big procession, that lasts nearly all night. The Feria, a kind
of former farmers Fair, takes place the last few days of September and first few days of October – 4 days
of Fiesta! With lots of things going on, like big paella free for all, a Flamenco competition, a making
Migas (Couscous) competition and lots of different music and dance all night.

In Orgiva you will find everything you might be looking for. A choice of bigger or smaller grocery stores,
banks, teller machines, Restaurants and bars, a daily market and every Thursday a big market with lots of
fresh fruit and veggie, vets,dentists, doctors, farmacies and also a day clinic etc…
The whole area is very alternativ and home to many old and young hippies and „drop-outs“ from all over
the world, proof to the tolerance and generosity of the locals! A very harmonious mixture which is best
experienced on a Thursday, the marketday.
Therefore it is no surprise to find many handicraft people and artists in this area with wonderful
craftwork!
Orgiva is the ideal base from which to explore the wider area. Directly from the house you can do shorter
and longer walks and hikes.
It ́s only 20-30 mins to the main villages of the Alpujarra – Pampaneira, Bubion and Capileira, a little
further to Pitres, the La Taha and Portugos and to Trevelez , the highest lived in village of the whole of
Spain it is 45 mins. Trevelez gives the name to the famous ham that comes from here. The air at this
altitude is very dry and used to (air) dry the hams. The Alpujarras is a paradise for outdoor fans! You find
many short and long hikes, that you can do alone or with a guide, all the way up the the highest mountain
of Spain, El Mulhacén 3479 m.a.S. ! Rent a bike or a mountainbike, even a quad or a 4×4!! Or go horse
riding to explore the beauty of this region! Find one of the refeshing waterholes in summer or a waterfall.
In about 35 mins you are down at the Costa Tropical, with a big choice of beautiful beaches. The main
villages are Salobreña, Almuñecar or La Herradura, where you can also scuba dive. Then comes Nerja ,
with its famous „Balcón de Europa“ . Many guests also visit the caves near Nerja or the picturesque
village of Frigiliana.
Between La Herradura and Nerja are 3 beautiful nature bays without any buildings and nearby nudists
will find their beach as well as dog lovers.
In summer you can do a very exceptional hike/walk up the Rio Chillar (need good shoes) and find your
private waterhole to take a dip. Should you prefer it a bit wilder and less touched, go to the Junta del Rio
and walk up the Rio Verde, near Ótivar. The waterholes there are just amazing! Ask us!
Between Motril and Salobreña golf lovers will find a golfcourse right on the beach.
In winter you can ski down the slopes of the Sierra Nevada in the morning and go golfing in the afternoon
on the Costa Tropical! The ski slopes open as early as beginning of November and only close on the 1st
of May, in the peak time you will have a choice of more than 85km of slopes of all grades.
In less than 1 hour you are in Granada, with its famous Alhambra – Spains most visited attraction, so do
book ahead! In July and August a stage is built up in the Generalife, the gardens of the Alhambra, for an
incredible Flamenco Ballet nearly every night– the setting alone is worth a visit!! Ask us about tickets.
Granada on its own is highly recommended as well, the old quarters of the Albayçin with its Plaza de San
Nicolas with breathtaking views across to the Alhambra and the Sierra Nevada as a back drop! And the
area around the cathedral, where shopping freaks will find a great choice of shops. If you are here in
spring , a visit to Granada on the 3rd of May is an absolute must, the Dia de la Cruz, a great day to
experience the joie de vivre of the Andalucians live!
Some guests even visit Cordoba from here or the cave houses of Guadix. In summer it ́s fiesta time and
you will have the problem of deciding which fiesta not to go to!
The Contraviesa, the mountainchain across from us, is well known for its wineries, lovely villages,
breathtaking views and ist cork woods.
Orgiva celebrates its most important religious event every year two weeks before Easter. On the Thursday
you have to be in the church a bit before 12.00 noon, you will have never experienced anything like it!!
Promissed! On the Friday then takes place the big procession, that lasts nearly all night. The Feria, a kind
of former farmers Fair, takes place the last few days of September and first few days of October – 4 days
of Fiesta! With lots of things going on, like big paella free for all, a Flamenco competition, a making
Migas (Couscous) competition and lots of different music and dance all night.

Each Wednesday a small market takes place in the village, perfect for buying fresh fruit and veggies. Up
next to the bar/restaurant “La Parada” you find a small grocery store, at the entrance of the village is
another bar open on weekends. The village has got two bakeries, a postoffice, a farmacy and a day health
centre.
A few steps away from the house is a small square, where different food sellers park at various times a
day. Every time you hear some beeping it means a seller is telling you – come and buy! The baker comes
up to 3 times a day, the fish seller, every day, except Son and Mon, around lunchtime, sometimes they sell
frozen foods, cheese or meats or even fresh pastry!
Directly from the house you can do short o longer walks and hikes. Maybe go up tho the “Castillejo”, a
ruin of a moorish fortress – about 30 mins. You can see it from the roof top terrace, directly oposite us.
Once up you ́ll enjoy lovely views across the whole valley. From here you can go back or go down
towards the other village, Guajar Fondon, (which has got a bar for some refreshments), then go back
home via another path, like this it will be a 2 hour round-trip through Avocado-,Chirimoya-,Almond-
,Olive- and Citrus fruit trees. By now you will understand why the Moors called this valley “The hidden
gardens”
Half way up towards Guajar Alto, the 3rd village in the valley, you will go through a small gorge, with a
waterfall to the right. At the entrance of the village on the left hand side is the bar “Carmen”, a very
popular place to eat on weekends, people come up all the way from the Costa Tropical. Carmen does local
specialities, like Choto (kid) or conejo (rabbit), her portions are massive, so come being hungry!
In summer, the river, La Toba, just above Guajar alto is blocked into a natural pool, from which the
helicopters scoop up water in case of bush fires. This then is the beach of Los Guajares!! The pool is very

refreshing and big enough even for adults to swim, it ́s an idyllic place, with shady trees and picnic tables.
In 20 mins you are down at the Costa Tropical, with a big choice of beautiful beaches. The main villages
are Salobreña, Almuñecar or La Herradura, where you can also scuba dive. Then comes Nerja , with its
famous „Balcón de Europa“ . Many guests also visit the caves near Nerja or the picturesque village of
Frigiliana.
Between La Herradura and Nerja are 3 beautiful nature bays without any buildings and nearby nudists
will find their beach as well as dog lovers.
In summer you can do a very exceptional hike/walk up the Rio Chillar (need good shoes) and find your
private waterhole to take a dip. Should you prefer it a bit wilder and less touched, go to the Junta del Rio
and walk up the Rio Verde, near Ótivar. The waterholes there are just amazing! Ask us!
In Motril (20mins) you ́ll find all big supermarkets, but in the centre there are also many nice shops.
Motril is not a tourist town, which makes it a lovely place to be. The old sugar factory here has been
turned into a very interesting museum – an inside tip! Only a few years ago they were still growing lots of
sugar cane all along the Costa Tropical.
Between Motril and Salobreña golf lovers will find a golfcourse right on the beach.
In winter you can ski down the slopes of the Sierra Nevada in the morning and go golfing in the afternoon
on the Costa Tropical! The ski slopes open as early as beginning of November and only close on the 1st
of May, in the peak time you will have a choice of more than 85km of slopes of all grades.
In less than 1 hour you are in Granada, with its famous Alhambra – Spains most visited attraction, so do
book ahead! In July and August a stage is built up in the Generalife, the gardens of the Alhambra, for an
incredible Flamenco Ballet nearly every night– the setting alone is worth a visit!! Ask us about tickets.
Granada on its own is highly recommended as well, the old quarters of the Albayçin with its Plaza de San
Nicolas with breathtaking views across to the Alhambra and the Sierra Nevada as a back drop! And the
area around the cathedral, where shopping freaks will find a great choice of shops. If you are here in
spring , a visit to Granada on the 3rd of May is an absolute must, the Dia de la Cruz, a great day to
experience the joie de vivre of the Andalucians live! On that day in the village you will find a few
decorated crosses as well, an old and very lovely tradition!
It ́s only 50 mins to the main villages of the Alpujarra – Pampaneira, Bubion and Capileira, a little further
to Pitres, the La Taha and Portugos and to Trevelez , the highest lived in village of the whole of Spain it is
1.15 hrs. Trevelez gives the name to the famous ham that comes from here. The air at this altitude is very
dry and used to (air) dry the hams. The Alpujarras is a paradise for outdoor fans! You find many short and
long hikes, that you can do alone or with a guide, all the way up the the highest mountain of Spain, El
Mulhacén 3479 m.a.S. ! Rent a bike or a mountainbike, even a quad or a 4×4!! Or go horse riding to
explore the beauty of this region! Find one of the refeshing waterholes in summer or a waterfall.
On your way to the Alpujarras, you will pass through Orgiva. The whole area is very alternativ and home
to many old and young hippies and „drop-outs“ from all over the world, proof to the tolerance and
generosity of the locals! A very harmonious mixture which is best experienced on a Thursday, the
marketday.
Therefore it is no surprise to find many handicraft people and artists in this area with wonderful
craftwork!
Some guests even visit Cordoba from here or the cave houses of Guadix. In summer it ́s fiesta time and
you will have the problem of deciding which fiesta not to go to!
Guajar Faragüit celebrates its biggest fiesta in August, always around the 10th and 11th, the namesday of
their Patron Saint San Lorenzo. You do have to experience that, 4 -5 days of pure celebrating, mostly
through the nights, since it is cooler, during the day they sleep. On the 10th and 11th in the evening, a
procession goes from the church up to the bar, followed by a most amazing fire work display – on both
days!! The whole night through you can dance to live music.
La Cueva is ideal for a familyholiday near the Costa Tropical or a hiking holiday near the Alpujarras, a
culture trip to Granada, a holiday with dog in Andalucia, a holiday for two in the Valle de Lecrín or even
a long term rental in Andalucia.

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