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Great Granada Offerings

By Kerry Thomas Subscribe to RSS | December 21st 2011 | Views:

Granada sits at Andalusia’s east with the same name for its province and capital. Its beautiful geographical location and scenic diversity make Granada unique and interesting. It offers warm coastal stretches with vast fertile plains and colder mountainous regions where Mulhacén peaks at 3481 meters.

Granada city sits at Sierra Nevada Mountains’ foothills with grand Moorish palaces and other cultural treasures for discovery. The hills form the landscapes of Granada with the Albaicín ancient quarters and the famous Alhambra that has steep, narrow streets with amazing nooks and crannies.

Historical Beauty

Granada is well renowned for its beautiful parks and gardens in the form of the majestic Alhambra and Generalife. There are the royal garden of Jardín Real, patios, courtyards and cave offerings that are both historical and natural landscape beauties.

The famous Alhambra and the Generalife are geometrically designed beautiful gardens that sports fountains and pools with colorful flower beds and fruit-bearing trees.

There are patios and courtyards that are commonly found in any historical convent or monastery in Granada that are small but charming with fruit trees and flowering plants like those found in San Jerónimo Monastery and Santa Isabel monastery.

Caves are natural whitewashed dwellings which were inhabited by the gypsies and locals with eye-catching gardens.

Costa Offerings

There are many coastal choices in Granada; one of the best choices is Costa Tropical which boasts of the best seaside conditions and water attractions for a complete seaside holiday. The warm Mediterranean waters attract many to its wide range of water sports activities as tourists get to enjoy the peaks of Sierra Nevada which protects Costa Tropical against cold northerly winds. Here, one can enjoy all types of tropical fruit from its lush valleys.

The holiday maker can enjoy windsurfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, waterskiing and sailing in the warm waters while land activities like golf, squash, tennis and horse-riding abound. Many adventure seekers have scaled the great Sierra Nevada which looms majestically at over 3,000 meters for mountaineering and alpine skiing.

The La Playa del Peñon beach is located at Salobreña which is very popular among locals while Playa de la Guardia stretches between the Mediterranean Sea and crop fields with beautiful coves that form a great spot for sunbathing or diving. Playa de Poniente in Motril offers excellent tourist infrastructure with many water sports available at the marina as well as the nautical club.

Playa de Granada is very relaxing without the constant hustle and bustle of Playa de Poniente. Granada beach offers fine sands and a golf course for golf lovers.

Here, one can enjoy the fantastic views of Calahonda cliffs with a wide bay that is safe for swimming. There is also a coastal village of Arab origin with a castle cum fortress right in its midst.

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