A beautiful place to enjoy nature. In and around house and garden, listening to the song of the birds, the evening cry of a fox and the songs of partridges.
Watching a flock of bee-eaters with their colorful plumage and always chatting, or the pair of golden eagles that from time to time circulate above our valley, descended from the high mountains.
You can make beautiful walks or bike rides in the high mountains and around Casa Limón. Or take a car or bike ride passing the charming villages of La Alpujarra. And of course there are beaches, cities and nature to explore nearby.
Casa Limón – A country house with a private pool in La Alpujarra
La Alpujarra is one of the most beautiful regions of Spain: it is watered by 4000 km of watering channels, and Sierra Nevada is home to the Mulhacén: the highest peak on the Iberian Peninsula. The nature is impressive here, perfect for shorter or longer walks, bike rides or mountain bike rides, climbing and canyoning or, why not, just take a drive by car and enjoy the views behind each curve. The villages are picturesque and there are many restaurants with good local cuisine.
Or how about going to the beach one day: it’s only 45 minutes by car. And don’t forget to visit the beautiful, lively, romantic and historic Granada. It’s only an hour’s drive from Casa Limón.
After a day exploring the area, it is wonderful to return to Casa Limón, where we recommend relaxing surrounded by clean and fresh air, enjoying its large garden, its views and of course, its private 8 x 5 m saltwater pool!
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Advantages of renting a rural house in La Alpujarra.
Would you like to know what life in the country is like, to feel part of nature again without the noise and pollution of the city or the stress of schedules and the alarm clock? Relax and disconnect in a natural environment? Here you can find out how our ancestors lived and, of course, those who have opted for rural life, healthy and respectful of the environment. You often hear the bells and see José’s flock of sheep and goats strolling through the valley. It is advisable to look at the starry sky at night: you have never seen the stars so clearly: there is no air or light pollution here.
What to see in La Alpujarra of Granada
La Alpujarra is a historical region of Andalusia (southern Spain) that encompasses the provinces of Granada and Almería. It was the last refuge of the Moors in the 16th century: for example the villages closely resemble the Berber villages in the Rif in Morocco.
The region consists mainly of a series of beautiful valleys and ravines that descend from the peaks of the Sierra Nevada area (National Park and Natural Park) formed by the basins of the Guadalfeo river in the part of Granada and the Andarax river in the part of Almeria. To the south the Sierra Lujar, the Contraviesa (with its vineyards and almond trees) and the Sierra de Gádor with its ravines, descend to the Mediterranean Sea, ending in the Costa Tropical. It is an area of enormous natural beauty with a mild Mediterranean climate.
The closest village to Casa Limón is picturesque Pampaneira (7 km), one of the ‘Most Beautiful Villages in Spain’, as are nearby Bubión and Capileira. In these three villages there are many restaurants and shops with products from the region. Pampaneira, Bubión and Capileira are located in the beautiful and famous Barranco Poqueira: the application for the list of the World Heritage Site has been prepared. Above the Barranco Poqueira you will see the Mulhacén: the highest peak on the Iberian Peninsula.
Trevélez, the highest village in Spain, is famous for its Serrano ham. The village, with its drying rooms and ham museum, is worth a visit too.
Órgiva (11 km), surrounded by olive groves, is the regional center of La Alpujarra. Every Thursday morning you will find a colorful and extensive market here.
Órgiva (11 km), surrounded by olive groves, is the regional center of La Alpujarra, with associated facilities. Every Thursday morning you will find a colorful, extensive market here.
And why not enjoy one or more days of snow: the Sierra Nevada ski/snowboard area is normally open from late November to early May and has up to 110 km of slopes. You are there in an hour and a half! Or how about a long walk to the top of Mulhacén at 3479 m (fortunately a bus takes you from Capileira to 2650 m …), canyoning on the río Verde or horseback riding in the mountains?
At 45 minutes by car you are on the beach: visit the beaches of Salobreña or Almuñecar, the quieter beach of Motril or discover one of the hidden coves, sometimes you can even only get there on foot …
Granada is at one hour’s drive from Casa Limón: a very lively student city full of historic monuments, culminating in the Alhambra (do not forget to reserve on time, see Links), the Moorish quarter the Albaicín, the cathedral … Go ‘tapear’, strolling along the city centre: you get a free tapa when you order a glass. Also with us in La Alpujarra and in the rest of the province of Granada you get a free tapa almost everywhere.
Enjoy your trip to La Alpujarra best: book Casa Limon now.
In Casa Limón there is tourist information and advice on activities in the area and many ideas for the most beautiful walks. There is so much to do and to see, but don’t forget to enjoy the nature, the peace, the views and the space around Casa Limón!