Spring has finally arrived this week, just in time for Semana Santa and the Lecrin Valley will be bursting with sunshine, flowers and Easter parades!
The weather may have turned a bit chilly and autumnal in the UK this week, but not so in the Lecrin Valley, where the sunshine persists to provide lovely late summer weather, well into October and beyond.
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
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 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
Restabal’s Fiesta de Santa Ana falls on the last weekend of July and for a number of years the fiesta has featured its own “Festival de Flamenco” on the Saturday night. This year’s VIII Festival de Flamenco de el Valle is sure to be another spectacular show. 25 July 2015, 22.30 (10.30PM), Plaza del Antiguo Cabildo. Held in the Plaza del Antiguo… Read More Flamenco in the Lecrin Valley!