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The Lecrín Valley

Lecrín Valley

This area or Comarca encompases the upper part of a picturesque deep valley south of Granada city and west of the Sierra Nevada. This valley comprises many small tributaries that flow into the Embalse de Béznar. Within the valley or more correctly valleys are numerious small villages , which, in some cases, have less than 200 residents. These are tranquil and unspoilt destinations for nature and outdoor sports such as walking, hiking and fishing.

Driving south from Granada the A-44 Motorway traverses the centre of the Lecrin Valley in a north-south orientation cutting it in two. The famous mountain pass 'El Suspiro del Moro' (the Moor's sigh) marks the begininng of the descent throught the Lecrín Valley towards the coast. The town of Lecrin lies just to the west of the Motorway. The towns of Padul and Durcal further north lie to the east of the motorway. Other smaller but no less interesting villages are to be explored in the valley. There are officially 8 munipalities in the Valle de Lecrin Comarca.

Villages

Acebuches is one of three villages that were joined together in 1976 to be part of a single municipality called El Pinar. The other two were Pinos del Valle, the 'capital' where the town hall… More →

Ïzbor is one of three villages that were joined together in 1976 to be part of a single municipality called El Pinar. The other two were Pinos del Valle, the 'capital' where the town hall office… More →

Tablate is an abandones village located in the municipality of El Pinar in the Lecrin Valley comarca. There are a few remnants of the village to be seen such as a roadside Venta and bridge… More →

Pinos del Valle is the larger of three villages that were joined together in 1976 to be part of a single municipality called El Pinar. The other two were Izbor and Acebuches village. Pinos del… More →

Restábal is one of three villages that were merged in 1972 to form a municiap district called El Valle. The other two villages are Saleres and Melegís. Restábal as the larger and being located… More →

Melegís is one of three villages that were merged in 1972 to form a municiap district called El Valle. The other two villages are Saleres and Restabal. Restábal as the larger and being located… More →

Saleres is one of three villages that were joined together in 1976 to be part of a single municipality called El Valle. The other two were Restábal and Melegís. Restábal being the larger and… More →

Villamena is home to the Arroyo de la Laguna caves, the source of mineral waters from the Padul lake. Made up of two populations, Cozvíjar and Cónchar, the former is the village ‘capital’. Walking… More →

The town of Padul is an ideal destination for lovers of nature and adrenalin sports. Located in the Sierra del Manar, the foothills of Sierra Nevada, the area offers visitors activities such as… More →

Nigüelas is a village which reveals charm in every corner. Its location is extremely privileged - it is the highest municipality in the Valle de Lecrín. The 3000-metre-high “Pico del Caballo”… More →

Lecrin is the town which was named after the comarca (area) Valle de Lecrin (Lecrin Valley) in which is is located. As a municipality Lecrin was only formed in the 1970s. It was combined with six… More →

El Valle is not a village as such but a municipal district created in 1972 when three small but separate villages were merged together. The villages are Saleres, Restabal and Melegís.

As well as a rich historical and artistic heritage, resplendent in various religious buildings, El Pinar offers one of the most spectacular landscapes in the Alpujarra: the steep, narrow Tablate… More →

The village of Dúrcal is a perfect location for lovers of rural tourism, hiking and other sports; it also has a rich historical heritage for those who prefer a more cultural type of tourism. The… More →

The village of Albuñuelas has been occupied since the prehistoric times. It the village which is spead out like a horizontal strip of houses on the steep valleyside is an interesting village to… More →

Book Hotels in the Lecrin Valley

Featuring free Wi-Fi and a restaurant, El Secreto del Olivo is located 30 km from Granada, in the village of Nigüelas. This guest house offers rooms with a private bathroom.

The rooms have a double bed or 2 single beds. The private bathrooms feature a shower or a bath, and free toiletries. Some rooms offer a private balcony.

Offering wonderful views of the Sierra Nevada, Hotel Restaurante Boabdil is located in Otura, just 10 minutes’ drive from Granada. All air-conditioned rooms offer a TV and free Wi-Fi.

The rooms have traditional décor and private bathrooms with a bath tub and free toiletries. Guests also have access to the hotel’s garden and terrace.