Over the next few weeks temperatures in southern Spain will be in the mid thirties, so with schools off for the summer, many Spanish and visiting families are set to escape the heat of the city for the breezes of the valley and the coast… The Lecrin Valley has the best of all worlds: It nestles in… Read More Hello easy breezy Lecrin Valley summer
This time of year has to be the best time in the Lecrin Valley… the spring flowers are all out, the birds are singing, the weather is beautifully warm and sunny and the smell of citrus blossom, or “azahar” is everywhere. While the majority of this uplifting, sweet and pungent aroma is orange blossom, el Azahar officially… Read More Aaaaah, el Azahar!
February is always a busy time of the year in the valley with the winter citrus harvest. Already 50-60% of the harvest gathered, the cooperativa (the Lecrin Valley’s local farmers’ cooperative) at Melegis is working full pelt with truck loads of local Lecrin Valley oranges being weighed and boxed up every day. Most will be exported overseas… Read More Winter orange harvest is bittersweet!
Winter is an amazing time to get walking in the #LecrinValley, bathed in sunshine, surrounded almond blossom. … Read More Winter walks in the Lecrin Valley
No matter how many years you spend in the Lecrin Valley, you never tire of the amazing spectacle every January and February when the almond blossom appears.… Read More Amazing almond blossom
by Mel Kidby, Casa Molino, Pinos del Valle How did you discover the Lecrin Valley? We saw an episode of “A Place in the Sun” on UK TV back in 2003/4 and loved the look of the place being very similar to where we’d lived back in the late 80’s in South Africa. We were… Read More Mi Pueblo: Pinos del Valle
If you’re looking for some warm winter sun and crisp blue sky days, but prefer incredible scenery to sun-baking and love walking and a bit of skiing, then this is a great time of year to visit the Lecrin Valley. It’s also a great time to visit the Alhambra and the rest of Granada without all the busloads of… Read More Winter in the Lecrin Valley: crisp blue sky days and warm sunshine
In October and November the Lecrin Valley is a hive of activity, as the locals harvest and shell the almonds, gather fruit and tidy up their orchards. There’s that lovely smell of bonfires now that the fire ban has been lifted until next year. This area has a great climate for fruit and veg. Most of… Read More Lecrin Valley: It’s Harvest Festival gone nuts!
How often when we eat almonds do we stop and think how they got to our table? Living here in the Lecrin Valley at this time of year it is a question that can easily be answered, as during the months of September and October the normal peace and tranquillity of the valleys and villages… Read More Altogether Almonds: it’s harvest time in the Lecrin Valley
The Lecrin Valley is such a gorgeous place to sit out and admire the views and surroundings of this wonderful part of Spain. Now that the heat of the summer has dissipated a little, it’s the perfect time to lounge around al fresco. Here are some of the best places to kick back with a… Read More Best outdoor eating & drinking with views