The whitewashed Spanish village of Canar is perched precariously on a steep hillside in the Sierra Nevada, with magnificent views of Orgiva in the fertile Guadalfeo River Valley. On a clear day visitors can see all the way to Morocco from this Andalusian village in southern Spain. The peaceful surroundings and traditional village atmosphere make villas in Canar a great option for those looking for a relaxing getaway.
Canar villas are perfectly situated for walking holidays in summer. Canar is located on the famous GR7 Spanish walking route. The tranquil environment is the ideal spot for cycling, hiking, horse riding or bird watching. Energetic walkers can visit the spa town of Lanjaron, which is situated a 2-hour walk to the west of Canar, or to Soportujar, which lies a 90-minute walk to the east. At the halfway point hikers can stop and rest at the beautiful 200ft El Diue waterfall. The Buddhist monastery of Osel Ling is also within walking distance of villas in Canar. The Sierra Nevada Natural Park lies above Canar. Here visitors can explore vineyards, almond groves and poplar woods in the foothills of the Alpujarras.
In winter, visitors to Canar accommodation can enjoy excellent skiing facilities in Sierra Nevada. The ski season runs from the end of November until April, and there are a range of terrains for skiing and snowboarding of all levels. Nearby is Borreguiles ski resort, perfect for beginners, and the resorts of Valeta and Luguna De Las Yeguas, for the more advanced snow sports enthusiasts looking for an adrenaline rush.
The market town of Orgiva lies in the Guadalfeo River Valley below Canar. Attractions in the picturesque town include the twin spire of the Igesia de nuestra Senora de la Expectacion. From Orgiva, visitors can travel by bus to the popular seaside town of Malaga. Here you will find a splendid cathedral, fascinating museums and galleries displaying the work of Picasso. Evening entertainment in Malaga includes flamenco and jazz performances, traditional tapas bars and vibrant modern nightclubs.
Canar is only an hour away from Granada, with its lovely Generalife Gardens and The Alhambra Palace. The city has historic, Moorish architecture and vibrant nightlife, and makes an excellent day trip for visitors to villas in Canar.
Further away are the historic cities of Seville and Cordoba. Approximately a 3-hour drive away from Canar, these cities offer great shopping and great cultural experiences such as flamenco and traditional tapas bars.
With 320 days of sunshine a year visitors are guaranteed great weather on Canar holidays. Summers are hot with temperatures in the 30s (°C). Due to the altitude winters are cold, making Canar a great base for Sierra Nevada skiing holidays.
Granada (GRX) is located 70km away from Canar. Ryanair offers cheap flights to Granada from Stansted (STN) and Liverpool (LIV). Visitors can also fly from the UK to Malaga (AGP) with carriers such as easyJet and British Airways.