Tales of the Lecrin Valley

A personal view of life in an andalusian village.

With the price of the euro sinking there are a few houses we have which are absolute bargains.

When I first came down here it was just to have a bolt-hole from a stressful job back in UK. I wanted somewhere I could get away to for a week or so to re-charge and at the same time be close to the coast and a major city. I didn’t realise at the time that Granada was one of the best venues in Spain and that the food and nightlife were superb. The beaches on the Costa Tropical, although not fine white sand, were clean with chrystal clear water and fantasstic fish restaurants right on the beach. Although I managed to get in at the right time, price-wise, the prices now are not too far off what they were nearly twenty years ago, so if you find yourself in the same situation and have a bit of money to spare, buying here makes a lot of sense. The walking and the skiing are an added bonus for the winter. From where we are at 700m to the mountains the other side of the motorway which go up to 3400m, you have all the choice you need, from hill walking to ice and snow work on the upper slopes. Fantastic and still relativley undiscovered.