Ski in Sierra Nevada, sunbathe on the costa and stay in the Lecrin Valley!

It’s that time of year when we say, come to the Lecrin Valley for an early Spring visit!   We’re bang in between the beautiful and very snowy Sierra Nevada and the gorgeous, Costa Tropical! And this year it’s all the more possible with EasyJet starting to fly to Granada Airport (GRX) in February. 

While it is sometimes said that you can ski in the morning and sunbathe in the afternoon, and while it’s definitely possible, you probably wouldn’t really do it in the space of one day… Just too much effort!

What you can definitely do though, is go for a day’s skiing then pop down to the coast the following day for a day in the warm sunshine.  You may not even bother going as far as the coast, because in February and March, the weather in the Lecrin Valley is lovely, sunny and by the end of March it can get into the 20s during the day.

In January and February the flowers are starting to appear, the almond blossom, cherry blossom and early citrus blossom is all around and there is still lots of winter fruit on the trees. A lovely smell of woodburning smoke pervades the air!

You’ll need to wrap up warm in the evening as the temperatures drop at night, but it’s lovely in front of the woodburner or open fire.

The Lecrin Valley is just 45 minutes up to Sol y Nieve (Pradollano) by car and Salobrena, Motril, Almunecar and La Herradura on the coast are all within 30 minutes’ drive.

Perfect for a sun and ski holiday. See you soon!

3 thoughts on “Ski in Sierra Nevada, sunbathe on the costa and stay in the Lecrin Valley!

  1. Coming to Granada in late March this year. Where in the Lecrin Valley should I head for to smell the Orange Blossom?

    1. Hi Peter. Well, it’s all around to be honest! There are lots of properties on Owners Direct and HomeAway if you search Lecrin Valley. Central valley villages (and easy for motorway pick up) are Melegis, Chite, Restabal, Talara, Murchas and Saleres. Niguelas is slightly higher up and too high for oranges! Though it has almonds and cherries! Ditto Pinos, but it overlooks the whole valley. Biggest “Town” is Durcal if you want to be in the thick of things. Bit further off the beaten track is the village of Albuñuelas. If you need more info, just shout. Sophie.

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