Claro Del Luna is a 1 bed roomed property:
Bedroom 1: double bed on ground floor
Bathroom: bath with shower over
Kitchen, good sized, well fitted, combined fridge/freezer, microwave, hob/oven
Dining Area: Fold out table 3 chairs
Lounge 1: Sofa (bed option) TV Satellite,
Veranda: Patio doors from lounge, with table and 3 chairs
Services: TV with Satellite, DVD player, Unlimited Free Wifi
Casas Montserrat, which lies in the peaceful village of Pinos Del Valle in the Heart of the Lecrin Valley, consists of a 16th century farmhouse which has been beautifully converted into two, properties Montserrat (house) and Claro Del Luna (house) and La Vista, a modern villa build to match the character of the restored farmhouse with traditional beamed ceiling and shuttered windows.
Each property has full access to the private outdoor swimming pool and BBQ area which is surrounded by a beautifully maintained flower-beds and patio area. Here you will find patio chairs and tables along with sun-loungers where you can relax reading a book or just taking in the surrounding scenery.
A beautiful and picturesque valley situated between Granada and Motril and near to the Alpujarras. Peaceful and virtually unspoilt, yet only thirty minutes from the coastal resorts.
Andalucia's Lecrin Valley is planted with lemon, orange and almond trees and is situated between Granada and Motril, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. It is a beautiful and unspoilt valley, and has been little affected by tourism, so a phrase book is essential.
The Valley is an area of outstanding natural beauty where birds of prey can frequently be seen soaring above precipitous cliffs and deep ravines. The seasons are clearly defined here: in January, the first wispy clouds of pink and white almond blossom appear and in early spring the air is heavy with the scent of oranges and lemons. Hillsides soon become a rich tapestry of poppy red set against lush green, and wild flowers dominate the pastures. All this painted on the backdrop provided by the Sierra Nevada.
There are 17 or more villages in the valley, including Restabal, Melegis, Albunuelas, Pinos del Valle, Niguelas and Chite where we have properties. Many of the villages date back to Moorish times, some to the period after the reconquest of Granada in 1492. All are white pueblos with narrow thoroughfares, sleepy plazas and domed churches and each has its own fiestas celebrated with noisy good humour, much music and spectacular fireworks. The villages represent traditional Andalucian farming life, where donkeys often live in stables adjacent to their owner's simple home.
Granada with its famous Alhambra Palace is only 30 minutes drive north and the beaches and the coast are a 30 minutes drive south, with excellent bathing. La Herradura has some spectacular diving areas of world renown. There are many diving schools, where you can hire equipment, take lessons and even obtain certification.
The coastal area of Granada, the Costa Tropical, lying in bright Andalusia. The Costa Tropical draws thousands of visitors each year. With its fine-looking landmarks and picturesque villages, the Tropical Coast says it all with its name: a peaceful paradise in Europe.
The climate in the Costa Tropical is superb - the mild winds from the north of Africa and the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea, along with the freshness provided by the nearby mountains in Sierra Nevada, create a unique microclimate within Europe. With more than 320 sunny days a year and an average temperature of 20 the Costa Tropical translates as a heavenly place. Almuñécar, Motril and Salobreña are the most popular destinations among tourists. Its extensive beaches, with thick sand and clear blue waters, have been repeatedly awarded the exclusive eco-label Blue Flag, which confirms the high quality and cleanness of the Costa Tropical shoreline. These beaches draw thousands of both Spanish and foreign visitors. The tourism boom that took place in Spain during the 60 s and 70 s arrived late to the Costa Tropical and that is why it has successfully kept away from becoming a grey urbanized and tourist-stricken land mass like other parts of Spain.
Founded by the ancient Phoenicians, Almuñécar is a town boasting an impressive heritage consisting of two Phoenician necropolises, Roman aqueduct vestiges, a Moorish castle and other important historic remains. Its magnificent buildings and its superb marina draw people from all over Europe, but the greatest appeal of this Costa Tropical resort is its striking shoreline: stress-free beaches and remote coves providing a relaxing place where to bask in the bright Andalucian sun or go for a refreshing swim in the marine blue waters of the Costa Tropical.
When you see the whitewashed Salobreña you may think it is nothing else but a huge sugar lump mountain - its small cubic white houses pile up around a hill topped by an old Moorish castle, providing an unforgettable vignette. From the summit of this hill there are panoramic vistas to Sierra Nevada, the Mediterranean Sea and the rich lowlands of Salobreña, where subtropical fruits are grown.
Motril, with its port, marina, ferry terminal and stop off point for small cruise ships, is only 30 minutes away. It is the biggest tourist resort on the Costa Tropical . Most properties are owned the Spanish from Granada and Madrid which helps it retain its Spanish influence. It boasts several services, night clubs, shops and, of course, outstanding beaches for those yearning for unforgettable summer holidays in Spain.