Cadiar is situated on the banks of the River Guadalfeo in a quiet and isolated area of the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains. The lower town, or Barrio Bajo, has quaint architecture in the local Alpujarra style. It has an interesting Moorish history before finally being settled by immigrants to the area from Galicia, Leon and Castilla, introducing their own culture and gastronomic influences. Currently the town has around 1000 inhabitants.
Cadiar is a great centre for activities and is particularly popular with British expats. The Sierra Nevada offers skiing and snowsports in the winter and hiking and trekking through the forest in the summer. The Costa Tropical area around your Cadiar holiday rental is ideal for sunbathing, ambling around historic places, cycling, taking wine tours or spotting many types of flora and fauna. The nearest beach is Rabita Beach, about 35 minutes by car where swimming, sunbathing and watersports can be enjoyed. After dark, Cadiar has some small bars for martinis but there are no nightclubs as such.
The highlight in Cadiar is the Renaissance style Parish Church of the Incarnation which was built in the 16th century along with the Ermita de San Blas Convent which has a wonderful bell tower. The Farmhouse of Moyrama is a popular town attraction which houses a museum and library. Granada is a must-see city of historic splendour and grand architecture. It is a 96km drive from holiday rentals in Cadiar. The highlight is the Alhambra citadel and fortress built on top of the cliff above the town. It still has its thick walls and beautiful gardens. Tours offer an insight into the history of this former Moorish stronghold.
Holiday villas in Cadiar enjoy a sub-tropical climate as the Costa Tropical name suggests. From October to March temperatures hover between 17-21°C (63-70°F). From April to September temperatures are 21-30°C (70-86°F). The maximum rainfall is in the winter, particularly in December which has 121mm (5 inches). There is no rain at all during June, July and August.
The nearest airport to Cadiar holiday rentals is Granada (GRX) Airport which is about 110km away. However it only has internal flights from Madrid. Almeria (LEI) Airport is around 119 km drive away. The airport is located about 10 km east of Almeria city centre and is served by easyJet, BMI Baby, Monarch and Ryanair. They fly into Almeria airport daily and offer cheap flights from the UK. A third option is Malaga (AGP) Airport at 160 km which is served by many low cost airlines from all over Europe. A hire car is essential to reach the Granada province and explore the area.