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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Carataunas, Spain your home away from home

Carataunas is the smallest village in the province of Granada with just 200 residents. It is the ideal place for those seeking peace and quiet surrounded by natural beauty. Holiday rentals in Carataunas are ideal for experiencing the true culture of Spain and make an excellent base for exploring the Alpujarra region characterized by local houses with flat slate roofs.

Things to Do in Carataunas, Andalusia

Carataunas has a small parish church dedicated to San Marcos. Sample the local cuisine of ham and sausages and tasty fennel stew. Las Alpujarras is a 70km long area of valleys on the southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. In winter it is within easy reach of skiing while in summer cycling, trekking through the forests and nature watching are popular activities. There are innumerable footpaths in the scenic mountain valleys which are ideal for walkers. Keen hill walkers can climb to the top of El Veleta at 3,398 m and Mulhacen at 3,482m. The coastal beaches are within easy reach from Carataunas holiday homes and offer beautiful sands, sunbathing and clean waters for swimming and watersports.

Places to Visit Around Carataunas, Andalusia

The ancient city of Granada with its historic architecture is just 59km from holiday villas in Carataunas. The highlight is a tour of the Alhambra Palace, the ancient Moorish fortress with its lovely water gardens. It has superb views over the city from the fortress walls on top of the high rock cliff. The thriving market town of Orgiva is less than 15 minutes drive away for local produce and dining out. Motril is 37 km away in the heart of the agricultural area. It offers shopping, restaurants and a variety of beaches, the most popular being Playa Granada.

Weather in Carataunas, Granada

Carataunas holiday rentals 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.

Travel to Carataunas, Granada

The nearest airport to Carataunas holiday rentals is Granada (GRX) Airport which is about 44km away. However it only has internal flights from Madrid. Almeria (LEI) Airport is around 93 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 101 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.

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Perfect winter holiday

5 of 5
We came here mid-January for 4 weeks to escape the British winter and do some walking. We had a super time - especially as it didn't rain in Orgiva at all! In fact, the weather was bright and mainly sunny. Everything exceeded our expectations, the weather, the scenery, the overall comfort of the cottage and the friendliness of the owner, Oliver, and family. We found the cortijo comfortable, we slept well and the views were amazing (every day, even after a month). The photos don't do the scenery justice. The light and airy downstairs windows make the cortijo feel spacious and there is plenty of outside space (grass area, downstairs shady patio and upstairs sunny terrace and the pool area). It was a delight to pick oranges to drink juice on the terrace looking out at the mountains. The kitchen is equipped with a microwave, electric oven, gas hob and dishwasher and the lounge TV has satellite channels with sport and films. The owner's discrete yet effective support was most welcome. His speed of response was always impressive. In particular he recommended a (mid-Feb) really good drive route for the Contraviesa almond blossom (beautiful). With help from the family we joined a local walking group and were recommended several walks. Overall having the owner discreetly nearby helped to make the holiday more enjoyable. Tips: Buses are cheap - a return trip to Granada, 90 minutes each way, was only 10€ (We pre-booked the Alhambra) Meteoblue is a good place to get weather info. We found other forecasts misleadingly showing the (much colder) weather forecast for Granada when you look for Orgiva weather. Plenty of choice of restaurants in town, 3 course (incl. drink) "menu del dia" lunch varied from 10-15€ Would we go back there for another winter holiday? Yes, definitely.
  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2018

Lovely relaxing Chrustmas

5 of 5
We had a lovely holiday in this idyllic spot with friendly and helpful hosts, Sheila and Jack. Nothing was too much trouble and we definitely hope to be back but for longer the next time. Thanks again.
  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2017