The beautiful Sierra Nevada in the Granada Province is one of the best mountain regions in Spain, if not THE best! Not just for winter pursuits, the Sierra Nevada, which is just a short drive from the Lecrin Valley, is also a great place to visit in the summer, with loads of activities from hiking,… Read More Sierra Nevada – not just for winter!
The Lecrin Valley is gearing up for a musical summer, with plenty of different music to suit all tastes… July’s temperatures are lovely and warm, but not too hot yet, so it’s the perfect time to enjoy some great music in this beautiful corner of Spain.
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 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…
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When you set foot in the Lecrin Valley, you don’t immediately think fashion, but there’s a very talented designer here who has come up with some beautiful designs for jewellery and… aprons! Yes, aprons! Not the first thing that springs to mind when you think fashion,…
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!