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
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 new series of A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun is now on Channel 4 and the episode featuring the Lecrin Valley/Granada will air on Friday, January 23rd at 14.10 (GMT), 15.10 in Spain (if you’re lucky enough to still get Channel 4)! So if you want to find out more about the Lecrin… Read More A Place in the Sun’s Lecrin Valley Episode Airs 23 Jan!
The Lecrin Valley is a wonderful place, rich in history and primarily an area devoted to fruit. All over the place you’ll find old and existing mills, factories for frutos secos (nuts) and of course citrus orchards and olive groves as far as the eye can see. Sadly over recent times with the recession and… Read More Full of Fruity Goodness: Produce of the Lecrin Valley
In case you don’t know the Lecrin Valley, here you go… this is what the LECRIN VALLEY is all about! Lemons and Limes – they’re everywhere. They’re not as obvious as their brighter cousins, the oranges, but they’re in most orchards and by roadsides. Your gin & tonic will never be without this very important… Read More LECRIN VALLEY IS…
by GYM HALAMA In 1970 I lived in the hills behind Marbella with the Australian Architect Donald Grey, who was building villages along the coast in the traditional Andalucian style. He opened my eyes to this fantastic landscape, taking me to Ronda, Seville, Cordoba and to Gerald Brennan’s Yegen in the Alpujarra mountains. My dream… Read More Mi Pueblo: Chite
This is the first in a series of mini articles from local residents to give you a picture of what each village is like… Mi Pueblo – Restabal, by Danielle Gouwens Let’s start with some facts: Restabal is a smallish village in the municipality of El Valle, together with Saleres and Melegís. It’s set in the… Read More Mi Pueblo: Restabal
A couple of years ago we (me, husband, daughter and two cats) were living in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, wondering if we were ever going to make a dent into our huge Aussie Homeloan and if we’d be slaves to our jobs forever. Having moved to Sydney from London in 2001, when you got 2.6 AUD… Read More Bienvenidos Al Valle de Lecrín!