Three hours' flight from Amsterdam is one of the most attractive holiday areas in the Mediterranean: Andalusia. This southern Spanish coastal province was known for its sunny beaches with 320 days of sunshine a year and a fantastically pleasant microclimate: delicious, not too hot summers and very comfortable 'winters'. But there is so much more that one vacation can never be enough to get to know the environment. The South East coast, where the high wild mountains of the Sierra Nevada rise from the sea, houses one of the most beautiful places on the Costa Tropical: Fuentes de Almuñécar Via the narrow roads, where you leave the beautiful beaches and pleasantly busy boulevards, you drive in a few minutes from the beach to our holiday home: Casa Limon.
The neighborhood, Fuentes de Almuñécar, was built about 10 years ago and is fantastically situated with a magnificent view of the Mediterranean sea on one side and the rugged foothills of the Sierra Nevada on the other. The district is surrounded by plantations with mangoes, avocados, papayas and the local cherimoyas. In summer the ideal place to avoid the bustle of the beaches.
Within 200 meters you walk between plantations on rural roads. The district is 800 meters from the sea and 2 km from the charming old town of Almuñecar. The Fuentes de Almunecar district is still very Spanish with many children playing around the pools and on the street. The Casa has 2 beautiful terraces and a balcony that all offer a magnificent view over the Mediterranean sea and the valley.
The swimming pools are both 2 minutes walk and only accessible for young children. The beautiful tropical garden with the infinity pool always has sunbeds with views over sea and mountains and has supervised supervision in the summer. The 'smaller' swimming pool (still very spacious) also has great views and is open from April to December.
The house has 3 floors. This creates a spatial whole so that two families (up to 8 people) can stay in the house with all privacy at the same time. The casa has been luxuriously renovated in 2017. All facilities are now as we would like to have: new kitchen, new interior, good quality, clean & fresh and very nice new beds! Of course in the living room and in each of the 4 bedrooms air conditioning and of course there is WiFi.
The spacious terraces with multiple seating areas, beautiful long teak dining table, luxurious sunbeds etc are in fact the heart of the house. Because of the ideal location of the terraces on both sides of the house there are always perfect shade spots on hot days. No unnecessary luxury in the Costa Tropical with its 320 days of sunshine per year. On cooler evenings in the winter you burn a pleasant wood fire on the BBQ place in the outdoor kitchen.
Almuñecar has a cozy, historic village center at the foot of the San Miguel castle. The first foundations of the building date from the 1st century and during the Moorish occupation extended to the present fort with tower and three gates.
The terraces of the many cafes and restaurants are also visited by the locals besides the tourists. In the narrow streets of the village you sometimes have an unexpected view of the sea or mountains around. In the sheltered bay you will find a beach, a marina and the old fisherman's quay. At the restaurants on the boulevard you can go for a simple paella cooked on wood, or a seven-course menu from a star chef. Both in Fuentes and Almuñecar many hiking and mountain bike routes start through the mountains and along the coast.