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  • 23/04/2017.....Farewell 2016-17!

    After a spectacular start to the winter season which effectively guaranteed the whole season ahead, Sierra Nevada will be closing the lifts down for this year as of 3pm this afternoon. The Winter Season of 2016-17 has officially been declared as the most successful campaign in recent years contributed initially by the fantastic snowcover received at the beginning of season, the consistently superior piste maintenance work and a natural influx in ski visitors. With the end of season due to finish next Sunday 30th, the decision to close early has been one of great consideration and due to basic safety concerns with the unusually high temperatures and lack of precipitation for the time of year, the resort management company have assessed the impossibility to maintain the slopes in adequate conditions for another week. We sincerely thank all our clients and anyone else who has benefited from our services this season and wish you all a very happy summer!

Costa Tropical

Almunecar Costa Tropical

This stretch of coast runs from Motril to Nerja, at which point it becomes the more famous Costa del Sol.

The drive to Motril takes less than an hour from Granada.  One of the villages well worth exploring here is Salobreña. 

Topped by a Moorish castle, there are expansive views over a huge expanse of flat agricultural land running along the coast, with the mountains behind stretching up to the Sierra Nevada where snow can be seen during the winter months.

 

 

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Driving west along the coastal road you will pass other towns of interest such as Almuñecar, La Herradura, Marina del Este and finally Nerja.

The drive takes you through some stunning coastal mountain scenery, making the experience even more memorable.

If you have the time, a highly recommended route to take from Granada is along the mountain road to Almuñecar.  As you leave Granada heading in the direction of Motril, take the Carretera de Montaña a Almuñecar which is just past the Puerto del Suspiro del Moro (Port of the Moor's Sigh) which is said to be the spot where the conquered Moorish king, Muhammad XII or Boabdil, on being ejected from Granada by the Catholic Monarchs in 1492, looked back at the city and sighed with regret.

Drive carefully - I guarantee you will not be disappointed by the views! Look out for the sign.

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