Granada is greatly known for the Alhambra fortress and Sierra Nevada mountains, but the province of Granada has a lot more to offer. If you plan to stay a few days in Granada we recommend you to try one of our 4 secrets of Granada.
Alpujarra – Slow down and unwind
The southern mountains of Sierra Nevada is covered with small villages called pueblos blancos. In these villages the building facades are indeed white. Alpujarra has been quite an isolated area for centuries. You will be pleased to discover a unique culture in an unspoiled territory. In these villages there are many old traditions and their unique architecture make them a must-go place in your trip to the province of Granada. As an example for the foodies, the town of Trevélez features a famous ham and it’s one of the highest towns in Spain.
Costa Tropical – Freshen up
If the sun is scorching, why not go to the beach? A lot of people think that because Granada is surrounded only by mountains. Luckily this is not true, there are actually dozens of beaches to choose from within range. Costa Tropical features 73 Km of Granada coast. Granada has an average of 320 days of sun a year and an average temperature of 20º. To sum up, you can enjoy mild weather all year round. Costa Tropical also features examples of ancient monuments, stunning cliffs and a rich history. If you are around the coast be sure to try one of the tempting Mediterranean cuisine dishes. Almuñecar, Motril and Salobreña are the most popular places.
Montefrío – World’s most beautiful town
National Geographic recently described Montefrío as one of the most beautiful towns in the World. The amazing landscape and architecture makes Montefrío one of the jewels of the province of Granada. Most of the visitors are fascinated by the impressive monuments of old Arab culture and the church dominating the town. Once you are in the town, you can visit the fine Casa de Oficios and the Church of incarnation, which inspired the circular shape of the Pantheon in Rome.
A hotel in a cave
Cave hotels are a great example of how human activity modifies the landscape. These hotels are excavated in the living rock. Hotel guests can relax in an unexpected accommodation, but still enjoy the comforts expected from a quality hotel. For example restaurants, hammam (Arab baths), activities and lots more. Examples of these would be The districts of Guadix, El Marquesado and Altiplano have over 60 of these unique places.