Albuñuelas and surroundings
La Casa Escondida is located at the edge of the Barrio Bajo, in the more charming part of Albuñuelas, and at the end of the village for hikers who are following the GR-7 in the direction of Saleres. The name of the house was chosen because of its location. Without help and directions it is actually impossible to find, therefore you can be assured of enjoying complete privacy.
The GR-7 enters the village from above and runs all the way through the village coming out next to La Casa Escondida. In the valley below the town is the river Rio Santo, which flows into in the Mediterranean at Motril. With the river below and the ‘acequia’ irrigation system alongside, the route continues on to Saleres.
The local climate is strongly influenced by the sea. Consequently the temperature never drops as low as it does in Granada, which is behind the Sierra Nevada and therefore suffers from the icy wind blowing off the mountains’ snowy peaks. As a result the weather is mild in the Valley, and the oranges and almonds, which cannot stand the frost, blossom and flourish.
The village has three tiny supermarkets, a clothes-shop, four bars and restaurants. There is a pharmacy, a bank and a bakery. Horses are available for hire and in one of the next villages old Arab baths have been converted into a modern though modest swimming pool which is free for everyone to use.
Albuñuelas is located 35 kilometers from Granada, so it’s easy to visit the Alhambra on a day trip. (If and when you do this, stop by the hostal for a map and advice about the sites and the best tapas bars!) If you follow the highway in the other direction you can reach the beaches of Salobreña, Almuñecar or Nerja in about the same amount of time. In wintertime the pistes of the Sierra Nevada are open for skiing and you can be there within 45 minutes.
For those of you who can’t choose between a city or village break, something lively or more relaxing, the nightlife or hiking, we can make you an offer you can’t refuse;
Why not go for two days in our hostal in the centre of Granada followed by three days of peace and quiet in our lovely hidden house? This way you can enjoy a couple of days of sightseeing in our beautiful historic city and then take a well earned rest enjoying the scenery of the Valley of Happiness.
This 5 day holiday for 2 we are offering for 200 euros. (excluding 40 euros cleaning expenses)