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.
Marina del Este
Stroll around the marina close to La Herradura admiiring the yachts. Boat trips and water sports available for hire.
Oasys Theme Park
Take the children to the mini-Hollywood set where films such as Indiana Jones and The Good, The Bad & The Ugly have been filmed. An action-packed day out.
Tapas tour of Granada
Stroll around the tapas bars in Granada, for every drink you purchase, the waiter will treat you to a free tapa!
Night tour at the Alhambra
Escape the midday day heat and visit the magical Alhambra at night time instead. Tickets available 8pm - 10:45pm.
Shopping in Pampaneira
Visit one of the local mountain villages and purchase some of the local artesan products.
Seafood on the beach
Sample fresh and locally caught barbecued sardines and octopus at one of the many beach bars in Salobrena.
Visit the chocolate factory and shop in Pampaneira, ideal for those with a sweet tooth or looking for a present to take back home.
Visit these interesting and unique original cave dwellings where people still live today.
Gaze at the view
You'll find it hard to tear yourselves away from the gorgeous mountain views at Cortijo Las Gallinas. Breakfast by the pool, lunch in the garden, dinner on the terrace, siesta on a sunbed... all as you gaze at those beautiful mountains.
Thursday is Market Day!
Head for the upper area of Órgiva on a Thursday morning for the colourful market and stock up on beautiful local produce, bread, olives and pickles, and handicrafts. The streets in this part of town are closed to traffic for the market, so you can stroll around and soak up the atmosphere.
A day on the beach
You can be on the lovely golden sands of the Costa Tropical in just over half an hour from Cortijo Las Gallinas. Take your pick from a variety of coastal towns - Salobreña, topped by its hilltop castle, is a picturesque choice.
Visit Nerja Cave
The Cueva de Nerja is large and fascinating, with its halls, galleries and wealth of stalagmites and stalagtites. If you're at Cortijo Las Gallinas in July, you may be lucky enough to catch the famous Nerja Cave Festival of Music and Dance in the underground auditorium.
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.
Up into the Alpujarras
Leave space in your suitcase for souvenirs and head up to the Berber mountain villages of Pampaneira, Capileira and Bubión, where you will find a wealth of tempting colourful ceramics and textiles. Stroll around the picturesque streets and sample some local hearty Alpujarran cuisine - not forgetting to try the local wine, of course!
Find some flamenco
Granada is one of the birthplaces of flamenco in Andalucía (Cádiz, Sevilla and Jerez have the same claim to fame) so visit a traditional 'tablao' in the city and discover the genuine thing.
Spas and fountains
The nearby town of Lanjarón is famous for its water, and streams and fountains abound. It's a pretty town to explore, but you may also decide to treat yourself to some of the treatments on offer at its historic spa....
This area of the Alpujarras is famous for its variety of birds and birding tours are available. Of course, for those who come on holiday to relax, birdwatching can also be great fun from the comfort of a sunbed by your own private pool, drink in hand....
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