The Sierra Nevada is the ultimate last minute holiday. Year round it offers some of the best holiday options around the globe, yet each season brings a new side to Sierra Nevada and a new use for Sierra Nevada holiday accommodation. Sierra Nevada, which means ‘snowy range’, lies in the mountains of the Andalusia region of Spain, which makes it the most southerly ski resort in Europe.
Orgiva is a bohemian town in the fertile Guadalfeo River Valley, where tepees form one of the town’s suburbs. It is a very attractive town, and the twin spire of the Igesia de nuestra Senora de la Expectacion is a beautiful place to enjoy the scenery from. A Sierra Nevada holiday rental here is ideal for walking holidays throughout the Guadalfeo River valley and in the surrounding hills.
Walking holidays also thrive in Ugijar, a town steeped in myths and traditions. Ugijar has strong mythical links to Ulysses, and the warm welcome and delicious cuisine make taking a Sierra Nevada holiday rental in Ugijar an unforgettable experience.
Spain doesn’t automatically make you think of skiing, but don’t be fooled. The Sierra Nevada ski resort has magnificent facilities and skiing conditions are beautiful. With the season running from the end of November until April, Sierra Nevada has a range of terrains for skiing and snowboarding of all levels.
Skiing in Sierra Nevada is perfect for beginners or intermediate skiers, although there is plenty to entertain the experts staying in holiday accommodation here. Borreguiles is perfect place to take a Sierra Nevada holiday rental for a learner, and the resorts of Valeta and Luguna De Las Yeguas will occupy the more advanced snow sports enthusiasts with World Cup giant slalom and black runs, perfect for an adrenaline rush, as well as snowboarding friendly off piste areas.
In summer, walking holiday to Sierra Nevada keep the holiday villas busy. The breath taking views from the foothills and mountains of the Granada region entice hikers from around the globe to rent Sierra Nevada accommodation and tackle the peaks and valleys of this striking region.
Average temperatures in the Sierra Nevada are 17°C for the year. This, along with 320 days of sun a year, guarantees an unsurpassed amount of sun for a ski resort. Summer days can reach 30°C or more, and of course, due to the altitude of the skiing resorts of Sierra Nevada, the winter months are cold.
Holiday accommodation is Sierra Nevada has become far more accessible now that Ryanair have started providing cheap flights to Granada Airport (GRX) less than an hour away. These only leave from Stansted (STN) and Liverpool (LIV), but many direct flights from the UK arrive in Malaga Airport (AGP), which is 160km from the Sierra Nevada villas.