Casa Buganvilla

Alpujarras (Granada)

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Accommodation

  • Ground Floor: Open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen (fireplace, TV, DVD, CD, A/C, oven, microwave, washing machine) with patio doors to covered terrace. Double bedroom (A/C). Twin bedroom (A/C). Bathroom. WiFi.
  • Outside: Garden of lawns and flowerbeds. Covered and open terraces. In-built barbecue. Private parking.
  • Private swimming pool (8.5m x 5.5m)

As we walked through the entrance gates and stood in the colourful, mature garden of this pretty stone cottage, looking out towards the pleasing rural scene of the undulating hilltops of the Sierra de Lujar, it was hard to believe that we were only 100m from the market square of the lively local town of Órgiva.

It is this enviable location that makes Casa Buganvilla such a sought after holiday home. Stone walls, strewn with the bright blooms of trailing plants, surround a garden that is private and enclosed and yet just a short walk away is the bustling centre of the typical Alpujarran town with its animated weekly market and local bars, cafes and restaurants.

With Órgiva so close to hand and the picture postcard mountain villages and scenic walking trails of this unquestionably picturesque region just a short drive away, this is an ideal base from which to explore the area. You may, however, simply wish to relax in the charming accommodation where an open plan living room displays an attractive exposed wooden ceiling, local ceramic tiles and a charming brick archway leading the way to the kitchen. Patio doors make this area light and bright and provide easy access to a pretty covered terrace, which looks out across the garden and pool towards the peaks of the nearby mountains, visible beyond. The in-built barbecue that is conveniently situated to the side makes this an ideal spot for meals al fresco.

Clients paying the small party rate will have use of one bedroom. Please advise which bedroom you require at time of booking.

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Great Things to Do Near Casa Buganvilla

Chill out on a sunbed

in the lovely garden at Casa Buganvilla, enjoy the views of the mountains in the distance and just relax.

Put on your walking shoes and take to the hills

joining the long-distance footpath the GR7 which passes through the pretty groves of orange and almond blossom in the Lecrin Valley, or up through the more challenging National Park of the Sierra Nevada. Best walking months are in Spring and Autumn.

Take an evening stroll into Orgiva for an aperitif and dinner.

There's a good choice of restaurants, some with musical accompaniments such as jazz or acoustic guitar.

Shop for ceramics and textiles

Colourful tiles, plates, jugs - the most traditional styles are green and blue adorned with birds, flowers or pomegranates (granadas). You'll find some of the best in the Alpujarran village of Pampaneira.

A Botanic wonderland.

The Alpujarran hillsides can lay claim to having the largest number of species of flora in the world - there are over 2,500 species of flora and fauna.

The nearby town of Lanjarón is the gateway to the Alpujarras

and is a spa town with baths dating back to Roman times. You can visit the Balneario for some relaxing treatments or try the excellent mineral water then wander round the old town which has typical Alpujarran architecture. In the evening visit the Arabic Castle and enjoy the views over the surrounding valley.

Visit the market in Orgiva on Thursdays.

This is a bustling and colourful weekly event and people come from miles around to visit. All sorts of things are sold here including fruit and vegetables and arts and crafts.

Explore Granada

Granada is one of Andalucía's loveliest and most historic cities. Wander the tiny winding streets of the Albaícin, the oldest district of the city, explore the many churches, palaces and museums, and watch the sun set over the Alhambra in the evening - it's one of the most romantic scenes in the world

Music and Musicians.

Throughout the summer, the Alpujarras and the Costa Tropical come alive with all types of music ranging from impromptu sessions of flamenco, the summer festivals in Nerja or the Alpujarra Traditional Music Festival in Orgiva.

Gastronomic Feasts!

Granada province has developed a gastronomy influenced by the many different cultures who've inhabitated the region over the centuries. In addition, each village in the Alpujarras has its own speciality dish, for example, Lanjarón garlic and ham soup, Pampaneira stuffed peppers, Soportújar trout with ham.........why not try them all

Drive up the south face of the Sierra Nevada

to the 3 white villages perched above the Rio Poqueira - Pampaneira, Bubión and Capileira all declared to be of historical monumental interest. They are famous for the colourful textiles and pottery produced there and are not to be missed

A day on the beach

The coast is an easy drive from Casa Buganvilla and there are some lovely beaches to choose from.

The Alhambra in Granada is the jewel of the city.

Formerly a palace, fortress and small city, it was once the residence of Arabic sultans during the 13th and 14th centuries. The gardens are amazing, with walkways, fountains and beautiful flowers. The complex is rightly now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Alhama de Granada

is an ancient spa town where you can still enjoy the hot springs which are open to the public all year and which have been channelled into baths since Roman times. The town was once the headquarters of the Spanish Inquisition and is set above a beautiful gorge. Stroll around the Moorish quarter which is easy to explore on foot.

Visit the highest village in Spain

Trevélez, where some of the best hams in the country are produced. Have some lunch while there - try locally caught trout cooked with ham - a real delicacy.

Botanic Gardens in coastal Almunecar

Not only a delightful collection of over 400 exotic plants, flowers and trees which is one of the largest in Europe, but also a venue for music concerts in summer particularly the 10 day long Festival of Jazz in July.

Caves of Nerja

Situated in Maro just 3 kms outside Nerja near the coast, they have Palaeolithic wall paintings, stalactites and stalagmites and the world's widest column. Quite breathtaking, they are amongst the best caves in Europe. In summer months there are music festivals held there including flamenco in July. Afterwards, walk along the Balcon de Europa in Nerja town for amazing views out to sea.

Visit the Tibetan Buddhist monastery and feel on top of the world!

O Sel Ling (which means clear light) is a place of serenity, with amazing views over the Sierra Nevada, Orgiva and the coast and the air is marvellous. You'll find it off the road to Trevelez from Orgiva. They welcome visitors from 3 -6 pm only.

Sample life as a cave dweller

There are cave houses all over the altiplano of the Sierra Nevada. In the town of Guadix over half the population of 20,000 people live in caves. One of the caves which has been lived in for thousands of years has now been converted into a museum to give you a real taste of the cave dweller's life.

Ancient irrigation systems

The Alpujarran valleys have terraced fields full or orange, lemon and avocados. They are irrigated by water from the complex system of aquaducts which were installed by the Moors centuries ago but are still used by farmers today. It's fascinating to watch them working as you explore the white villages in the area.

Nearby

Towns

Orgiva 2 mins
Lanjarón 20 mins
Pampaneira 25 mins
Motril 35 mins
Nerja 50 mins
Granada 55 mins
Trevelez 55 mins
Almeria 90 mins

Beaches

Salobreña 40 mins
La Herradura 50 mins
Almuñecar 50 mins

Airports

Granada 60 mins
Malaga 90 mins
Almeria 100 mins
Sevilla 180 mins
Times are approximate

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