Things to do

Rural and active tourism

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The peace that surrounds these small white villages, the five natural parks in the province and the Sierra Nevada National Park together make Granada a paradise for those looking for the chance to rest and to connect with nature. The province continually focuses on green tourism and has developed a complete structure of services and rural accommodation, ranging from luxurious hotels to the colourful tourist accommodation in cave dwellings in the northern part of the province. 

Charca de Suárez Nature Reserve

Motril

This is a spectacular place for bird watching and is well equipped for tourist and educational visits.  Here you can see birds native to the area as well as species from further afield. The Charca de Suárez is a thirteen-hectare [...]

La Cortijuela Botanical Garden

Monachil

The La Cortijuela Botanical Garden is one of a number of botanical and mycological gardens located in a protected natural area in Andalusia. As you wonder around this beautiful garden, you will see and find out about the many different [...]

Laguna de Padul

Padul

The Laguna de Padul is a wetland area of great ecological value. It is one of the best areas in the whole of Andalusia for bird watching, where some 158 different species have been identified. Among its reeds and cattails [...]

Maro-Cerro Gordo Cliffs Nature Reserve

La Herradura

This natural area runs between the coastline and the N-340 and juts out 1 mile into the sea. This narrow strip of land is 12 kilometres long. It is made up of steep cliffs, beaches and inaccessible small coves, whilst [...]

Other natural spaces

SIERRA DE ORCE Here you will find some paleontological sites of great archaeological importance, such as Venta Micena. SIERRA GORDA – LOJA These karst hills are ideal for paragliding. The area known as El Charco del Negro is an important [...]

Parque Periurbano Dehesa de Santa Fe

Santa Fe

The Dehesa of Santa Fe is located 5 kilometres from the town, in the southern part of the municipality of Santa Fe. It borders the municipalities of Chimeneas and Las Gabias to the south, the municipality of Vegas del Genil [...]

Parque Periurbano Dehesa del Generalife

Granada

This nature reserve is located to the south of the Rio Darro and to the east of the city of Granada. It is almost adjoined to Granada, the historical part of the town, to the Alhambra and Generalife. In the [...]

Sierra de Baza Natural Park

This natural park is located in a place of incomparable beauty between two extensive plains  - the Hoya de Guadix-Granada and the Llanos de El Marquesado. There are many records proving that it was an area already populated in ancient [...]



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