Granada is culture, sea, mountains, towns, gastronomy, adventure sports, family tourism, etc.
The province of Granada is full of places in which getting lost may be the most enjoyable excursion.
Thanks to its indigenous flora and fauna, Sierra Nevada has been declared a National Park.
Just half an hour from the city of Granada, we find the most southern ski station in Europe. Over 100 kilometres of slopes with an almost 100% guarantee of abundant snow and sun, not to mention an unbeatable range of establishments to enjoy après ski.
The quality of its services and facilities make this a station of internationally renowned prestige, a meeting point for snow lovers.
In the summer season, Sierra Nevada also offers a multitude of open-air activities aimed at all kinds of visitors.
Dozens of beaches and small coves with crystal clear water, 320 days of sun per year, and an average annual temperature of 20 degrees. These are the features of the Tropical Coast, the 73 kilometres of coastline of the province of Granada.
Its name is due to the exceptional climate during all seasons of the year, which two centuries ago allowed it to become the only place in Europe where tropical fruits such as mango, cherimoya and avocado are cultivated. These names evoke exotic flavours and places which, nevertheless, belong to one of the most privileged corners of Andalusia.
Almuñécar, one of the 19 municipalities forming Andalusia, is a place full of history which has the ruins of a Roman curing factory, five sections of aqueduct, and an Arabic castle. In summer, this tourist centre holds a celebrated jazz festival.
Between Sierra Nevada, the Sierra de Lújar and the Sierra de Gádor, the Alpujarras are found, opening onto the Mediterranean.
This region is made up of a rough landscape, ravines, gorges and valleys, among which are located picturesque towns, with whitewashed houses.
Due to its terrain, this territory has been preserved almost unspoiled, as if time has stopped there.
Lanjarón, a resort town famous for the longevity and good health of its inhabitants, is the entrance point to the territory. Trevélez, the highest municipality in Europe, is known primarily for its delicious cured hams. Another of the main tourist destinations is the Poqueira gorge, where the towns of Pampaneira, Bubión and Capileira are located. It is said that this is a region of elves and sorceresses, as well as the scent of olives and trout with cured ham.
Next to the Alpujarras is Valle de Lecrín where, in spring, the air is flooded with the aroma of orange blossom thanks to the orange and lemon tree plantations.
Guadix and El Marquesado
This district is made up of a large plateau which has a rich archaeological and historical legacy.
It is a landscape of contrasts between the slopes leading to Sierra Nevada and the arid, lunar landscape of the Montes Orientales mountains, with the reddish tones of la Hoya de Guadixand the green valleys of the rivers which flow through the region.
A crossroads since ancient times, Guadix is notable for its cathedral and the Castillo de La Calahorra castle, which houses one of the most beautiful renaissance palaces in Spain.
In this area there are also cave houses, homes which are dug into the ground and which have a natural thermal isolation which keeps their temperature constant throughout the year. They are warm in winter and cool in summer, rustic and welcoming, with whitewashed walls and simple forms which enchant all who choose them as tourist accommodation.