Sitting on the terrace sharing a bottle of wine is such joy with a prime spot for probably some of the best views in the area, with a vista down the valleys to the Mediterranean and on a clear day, distant Africa. If you want to go walking, mountain biking or horse riding, just step out the door as paths into the hills run across the back of the property. With a shared swimming pool with a shaded terrace and BBQ this is a wonderful holiday location. Note: Pool only guaranteed open in peak summer season. Late July through August then closing during early September. These dates vary by a few days each year depending on the weather that year.
Bubion, Las Alpujarras, Spain - A Five Minute Walk To The Bars And Restaurants
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- 19 Nov 2018
About Roger Walker
Hi, We are a family that love the countryside, mountains and the outdoors. Daddy loves to Cycle and Walk in the mountains and Mother and daughter are a little more relaxed and prefer to sit back and admire the views. We both love Spain and especially the Alpujarrras. When we were looking for a base, we regarded ourselves so lucky to find this apartment in such a lovely location, that had just come onto the market. We come to Bubion whenever we can but find this more challenging now as we are living in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Roger Walker purchased this Apartment in 2001
Why Roger Walker chose Bubión
We bought a property on this area after a holiday, following a recommendation from a friend. We of course love the views and the rustic villages but we also love the ambiance here. The locals are so friendly and so are the fellow visitors that are also here to enjoy the clean air mountains and tranquility.
What makes this Apartment unique
We love the fact that we are high up in the mountains but the weather is still generally excellent. Being half way up a mountain range of over 3000m, We can escape even more by going much higher up the mountains or descend down to the lower regions. We are far enough away from the coastal areas but also plenty close enough for a trip if we fancy a day at the beach.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Amazingly Beautiful- Didn't Ever Want to Leave !
Just get yourself there ASAP - breathtaking mountains cool locals brilliant apartment and pool - no negatives at all.
We know how wonderful the location is and how much we love spending holidays there. So It always makes us so happy when someone has been blown away as much as we have been on our visits.
Bubion is great
Small clean apartment for two. Lovely terrace looking down the valley. I'm sure we will be back again.
The perfect retreat
I went to Roger's place for a month to hide and write, and it was the perfect place for it. I could walk each day, swim and write in the apartment, on the patio or in one of the little cafes in Bubion or neighbouring villages. Roger was also incredibly helpful. I'd highly recommend the apartment and Bubion, and will try to go back.
lovely little house with amazing terrace and views. Parking is a bonus.
Brilliant for great hikes and close to two other villages for a change of food and drinks.
everyone in the area is friendly. You can buy most things you need locally. Will deffo return for another trip in the future.
Arrived in Bubion for an eight night stay on a warm evening to find the apartment all ready for us both. The place is perfect for a couple to use as a base to go and enjoy the Alpujarras with walking routes leading straight from the back of the apartment. If you don't want to cook after a long day out on the mountains, there are places to eat in Bubion within a short walk from the apartment, but far enough away so as not to disturb you whilst you sit out on the sunny terrace if you decide to relax instead.
If you do bring a car here, which is advisable, the car park at the rear of the property has enough spaces, but watch out for the steep bend to it !
All in all a great place to stay for couples on a budget, recommended.
I'm so glad you had an enjoyable stay and things were to your liking. It's such a wonderful location and a magical area. I can't wait till the day my family and I can get back too.
A fantastic authentic little apartment, ideal for what we wanted.
The Mediterranean beaches are are about an hour's scenic drive away. Some fantastic Mediterranean seaside villages and towns for a day visit. An hours twisty drive down and down the mountain.
Bubion is a prime location for mountain activities including hiking, horse riding and road and mountian biking. It is on the road up the highest pass in Europe running under the peak of the Mulhacen, the highest mountain in mainland Spain. If you are into biking this is a have to do climb. Forget L'Alpe d'Huez or Mont Ventoux Col du Galibier this is the one that is too high for the pro cyclists at altitude 3400 metres! This pass on the south side turns into a dirt track so is ideal for mountain bikes and is accessible by motor vehicle to around 2000m.Though It is a tarmac road all the way to the top from Granada.
Malaga 2 1/2 hours.
Almeria 3 hours.
Granada 1 1/2 hours.
Buses go to Bubion from Granada.
Car Hire is available at all major centres and airports.
Airport runs are also available to and from Bubion.
Bubion is the middle of three picturesque villages in the Poquiera Gorge. Each around a km way up or down via road or footpath
The mountainous Alpujarra region is located near the city of Granada which is well worth a visit with the Cathedral and the Alhambra. The Alpujarras are on the southerly slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains and the highest mountain on mainland Spain (The Mulhacen). The area is a natural reserve and a region rich, both, geographically and historically and so a really fascinating area to visit and explore.
Bubion is a high village at 1350m above sea level. Perfect to base yourself for hikes, mountain biking horse trekking. Also available locally are painting, pottery, dancing (flamenco) classes.
The village has a bank and an ATM machine, a mini-market. Plenty of places to go out and eat with many bars and restaurants in Bubion and the adjacent villages. bakeries, various craft and souvenir shops. There are many interesting local diversions, including hiking, horse-riding, mountain-biking, historic churches/villages, birdwatching, sitting in cafes watching the world go by. and other outdoor activities located in one of the most spectacular valleys. The E4/GR7 passes by the apartment.
It is always a magic moment as you travel up the twisting mountain road and round the corner into the Poquiera gorge, to see Bubion (the middle of three villages) seemingly hanging from the mountain high above. Explore the valleys and mountains from there, there are more than enough footpaths and trails to keep the most enthusiastic walkers entertained.
Changeover Day: I'm happy with any change over day but Saturday is traditionally the most popular.