... A place to stand and admire the views, or allow your senses to be seduced by impressions...
To the south of the imposing massif of the Sierra Nevada we find an area which looks toward the Mediterranean. For many years the Alpujarras has been one of the least known areas of Spain. This is due to its size and its inaccessability, stretching from Granada in the west to Almeria in the east.
The first town encountered when entering from Granada is Lanjaron, well know for its medicinal waters and spa and its connecting role between the Lecrin Valle and the Alpujarras.
The Guadalfeo river crosses logditudenally through its centre, dividing the area into two areas: The High Alpujarras are to the north and the Low Alpujarras to the south, making up the Contraviesa.
The Alpujarras is a world apart with its personal charm and its Berber architecture, unique in Spain with its spectacular geography, with rivers and gorges that spring from the highest reaches of the Sierra Nevada.
The Alpujarras is characterised by its large number of human settlements. We could almost talk of hundreds of villages. This is caused in great part by the difficulty of the terrain split by a multitude of gorges and gulleys.
The Alpujarras has two main entrances; to the east from the N-323 from Granada to Motril and at Beznar Dam follow the A-332 to Orgiva. To the east, from Almeria, take the A-340 parallel to the coast and in La Rabita take the A-332 to Orgiva.