Holidays in the Alpujarras offer a backdrop like no other. Picture brilliant green countryside rolling alongside tree-clad river gorges, framed by dramatic snow capped mountains. You'd soon run out of adjectives trying to describe this Spanish region as Alpujarras holidays are simply stunning. However, the region doesn't have just a pretty face: holidays in the Alpujarras are full of things to see and do and this amazing destination can be reached in just over two and a half hours travelling.
The main reason most people decide on a holiday to the Alpujarras is to soak up the scenery on a hike. There are hundreds of hiking trails available that vary in difficulty and length. It's easy to find one for all ages and athletic levels. Whatever time of the year you decide to embark on your holiday in Alpujarras, there's a good chance you'll get to see one of their many festivals. Lucky holidaymakers in June can take part in the Fiesta de Agua. This festival takes place in Lanjaron and is one giant water fight!
The beaches that can be found nearby on an Alpujarras holiday look like they should belong on a typical Mediterranean postcard. Crystal clear waters and white sands make a perfect place to relax on holiday in the Alpujarras. Just beyond Calahonda you'll find a number of small beaches tucked away that are ideal for snorkelling. El Canuelo beach, the heart of a national park, is more popular with tourists and at La Herradura you can really see a Moroccan influence.
Visits to Alpujarras are extremely popular with those on holiday in Granada. This nearby city is packed with historic monuments and some of the most incredible architecture you can find in the south of Spain. If you make the trip to Granada, during your holiday in the Aplujarras, make sure to visit the Generalife – a fantastic garden area bursting with flora and fauna. Alternatively, combine your visit to Alpujarras with a holiday in Almeria, which is around an hour’s drive away.
While on holiday in the Alpujarras it is impossible to leave without trying some of their local ham. It's famous across Spain for being the finest in the country and will leave carnivores returning for more and more. A holiday to Alpujarras, or a holiday to Spain in general, has to include a sample of the region's wines. Restaurant owners will be more than happy to let you have a taste of one, or all, of their specialities.
After a long day of hiking and exploring on an Alpujarras holiday, the evenings can be spent sipping a cool drink and reflecting on the surrounding scenery. Take the time to mingle with the locals and find out their hidden secrets about the area. Their advice could make your holiday in the Alpujarras even more fantastic.
Not many destinations give you the chance to pack both hiking boots and jumpers alongside swimming costumes and flip flops but a holiday in the Alpujarras does just that. Booking your stay with easyJet holidays lets you choose a deal that is flexible around you. Organise the flight and the hotel together to save even more money with a brand that you can trust.