Book your tickets online in advance and spend a day exploring the stunningly beautiful and fascinating Alhambra in Granada. Its views of the Arabic Albaicín district of the city will tempt you into wandering around those atmospheric narrow streets, too.
Thursday is market day in Orgiva - a fantastic opportunity to stock up on fresh produce such as aubergines, peppers, watermelons and courgettes, as well as olives and spices. There are also a number of stalls selling clothes, shoes and lots of interesting bits and pieces!
In less than 30 minutes drive, you have the opportunity to visit the beautiful hilltop villages of Pampaneira,Bubion and Capileira. Visit their quirky shops, have a coffee in one of the pretty squares, enjoy the views of the sierra and sample the local cuisine in one of the tapas bars.
Jamón in Trevelez
Drive up to the village of Trevelez and sample some of the air-dried ham. The village is one of the highest in Spain at over 1400m.
Visit the chocolate factory and shop in Pampaneira, ideal for those with a sweet tooth or looking for a present to take back home.
Indulge yourself with a thermal spa treatment at the Balneario de Lanjaron followed by lunch at the organic restaurant.
Ruta de los Olivos
Stroll or hike this 9km circular walk around Orgiva, observing the different fruit and olive trees, some of which are over 100 years old. Enjoy views up towards the Sierra Nevada and the Lecrin Valley.
Sardines on the beach
Try the locally caught espeto de sardinas down on the coast at Salobreña. Look out for them on the menu at any one of the beach bars.
The Cuevas de Nerja are large and fascinating, with halls, galleries and a wealth of stalagmites and stalagtites. If you're at Casa Benisalte in July, you may be lucky enough to catch the famous Nerja Cave Festival of Music and Dance in the underground auditorium.
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