Andalucia is simply one of the most beautiful corners of Europe. Its a land where the excesses of the 20th century seem not to have taken root and where travellers are genuinely welcomed as honoured guests, rather than as tourists.
Andalucía is officially recognised as being an autonomous community in the south of Spain and is the second largest of the country`s seventeen autonomous communities. There have been settlements in Andalucía for thousands of years – the very name “Andalucía” having a distinctly Arabic origin – and this is an area of Spain that is particularly rich in culture and history. In fact many of the things that are commonly considered to be typically Spanish come from the Andalucían region, including Flamenco dancing, bull fighting and Moorish architecture.
Andalucía is home to a large portion of coast line that borders both the Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea. Yet whilst many naturally think of golden sandy beaches and the cool turquoise sea when they think Andalucía, the region actually has a very wide variety of natural wonders to offer besides the albeit beautiful beaches.
Due to the fact that it is situated in the south of the Iberian Peninsula, Andalucía has a beautiful and varied landscape, the jewel in the crown of which is the Valley de Lecrin and Sierra Nevada National Park. These two lovely regions are situated south of Madrid just 75 kilometres north of The Costa Tropical which as the name implies has a very benign climate.
This is the land immortalised by the writings of Ernest Hemingway and beloved by Orson Welles. Its the real Spain of Carmen, Figaro and Flamenco. Rich with the legacies of the Moors and the Romans, its charm and sheer delight will captivate you.
The Valley de Lecrin (Arabic translation “The valley of happiness”) is at the heart of your holiday home. The village of Albunuelas is just a short drive to the picturesque banks of Lake Beznar and its unbelieveable head of wild carp and it is just a little further to the beautiful city of Granada and the Alhambra Palace that is steeped in history dating from 1200 ad. The area is surrounded by orange and lemon groves, vineyards and almond orchards while the beaches of the Costa Tropical on the Mediderranean are just an hour away.
The magnificent views are framed by the imposing Sierra Nevada mountains which give the area its wonderful climate by sheltering it from the cold northern European winds.
Activities in the valley include Golf, Ski-ing, Angling, (we have all the tackle that you require), Mountain Biking, Painting, Walking, Bird Watching, Touring, Horse Riding or just chilling out watching the wonderful flora and fauna.