Great things to do near Sierravista
Mountain View
Lie on a sunbed by your own private pool and relax, gazing at the peaceful and majestic mountains in the distance

Oasys Theme Park
Visit the mini-Hollywood studio in the Taberna desert close to Almeria. The unique landscape has provided a backdrop to films such as The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Indiana Jones.

Jamón in Trevelez
Taste and purchase some of the famous air-cured ham which is produced here. Trevelez is one of the highest villages in Spain at 1,486m.

Visit the Sacramonte gyspy quarter of Granada and then stay for a show and dinner at one of the many tavernas.

The magic of the Alhambra
Book your tickets online in advance, and explore the stunningly beautiful and fascinating Alhambra in Granada city. It's like stepping back in time, to the centuries when the Moors ruled Andalucía.

Underground marvels
Visit the huge Nerja Cave, with its amazing galleries, halls, stalagmites and stalagtites. Afterwards, the pretty town of Nerja is worth exploring. Don't miss the views from its famous 'Balcón de Europa' viewing point.

Go up to the Berber villages
Their exotic names roll off the tongue: Pampaneira, Capileira, Bubión... drive up to these lovely traditional mountain villages, enjoy some of the local cuisine and wander round the shops with their colourful handmade ceramics, rugs and textiles.

Don't miss the market!
The outdoor market takes place in Órgiva on a Thursday morning, in the upper part of town. It's excellent for locally-grown fruit and vegetables, fresh bread, olives, pickles and handicrafts and is a great way to soak up the atmosphere of a traditional market town.

Sample the local wine
The Spanish wine critic José Peñin has pin-pointed this area as a key up-and-coming wine area. " Keep an eye on La Alpujarra of Granada,” he said. “Its winemakers are capable of making great wine."

Bird watching
The Alpujarras region of Granada is excellent for birdwatching and guided birding tours are available. Even if you're not a keen ornithologist, take your camera as you explore the area because the countryside and views are spectacular.

Water, water, everywhere...
At least, in the pretty town of Lanjarón, where the local water is famous throughout Spain and is often served in restaurants. There is also a spa in Lanjarón, with a variety of water treatments and therapies.... go on, why not treat yourselves?

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