Válor, Granada, Spain

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Válor, Granada, Spain

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Discover charming Valor in Granada's Las Alpujarras

Escape to Valor, a quintessential Spanish village where whitewashed facades stand proudly against a backdrop of terraced farmland and the soaring peaks of the Sierra Nevada. Andalusian charm is easy to come by here, but travelers lucky enough to find themselves staying in a Valor vacation rental are often wowed by just how beautiful Las Alpujarras really is. The sumptuous scenery is just the beginning, though, as the mountain splendor serves up an array of authentic travel experiences, not least fascinating historic treasures, traditional tapas bars, and Moros y Cristianos, one of Spain's most famous festivals.

Enjoy a relaxed pace of life in Valor

You might kick off your days in Valor with a little yoga under the brilliant blue skies or walk away your cares amid the surrounding olive, chestnut, and almond groves; you'll find the starting point of several attractive walks signposted throughout the village. A lazy lunch can be savored at any number of tapas bars and local restaurants before heading out to marvel at the artisan coffered ceiling at Valor's 16th-century Mudejar church. As night falls, a glass or 2 of vino rosa straight from Alpujárride, Europe's highest winery, is a lovely way to round off the day.

Cultural delights in Valor

Natural attractions are high on the agenda here, but there are plenty of cultural treats too. If you're lucky enough to have nabbed a stay in a Valor vacation rental in September, watching a colorful re-enactment of the clash between the Moors and Christians at the village's annual Fiesta Patronales is a must. In nearby Laroles, Casa Museo Pilar Perez offers a peek into the customs and crafts of early Alpujarra life, while in Ugijar's Plaza de la Constitucion, the Franciscan Convent of San Juan Bautista stands proudly as a testament to the elegant convent architecture in Las Alpujarras.

Hot summers and cool mountain breezes in Valor

While temperatures along the coast tend to be fairly constant, the mountains and valleys surrounding Las Alpujarras make predicting the weather in Valor a little trickier. One given, though, is that the sunny days over the summer months of July and August can leave travelers feeling a little hot under the collar. If you're following in the footsteps of 1000s before you and plan to take on some of the area's walking routes, the best time to visit is April through June or September through October. Sunny days are still firmly on the agenda but cool mountain breezes make hiking a more pleasant pastime.

Explore a diverse landscape near Valor

While just a little over an hour's drive stands between you and blissful beach days along Spain's Costa Tropical, the real star of the show here is the Sierra Nevada National Park. Covering almost 90,000 hectares, this protected area counts everything from torrential rivers and glacial lakes to sheer-sided gorges and lush river valleys among its UNESCO-recognized highlights. Valor vacation rentals provide a great base from which to access the area's ample natural pleasures, among them meandering trails for hiking and mountain biking and the chance to catch a glimpse of Morocco across the glistening waters of the Mediterranean.