Sierra Nevada guides are based in the Spa town of Lanjarón. Often described as the gateway to the Alpujarra, the town is ideally placed to give access to both southern and northern slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains, the wonderful walking of the Alpujarra and Lecrin valley.
Lanjarón has a population of around 5,000 people. It boasts a thermal Spa, where you can go for various ‘treatments’, a ruined castle a variety of hotels and bars and a honey museum. We recommend staying in the 3* Hotel Alcadima, one of the best in Lanjarón. Facilities include a swimming pool, small spa bath and gym. The restaurant has a good reputation, and is able to cater for vegetarian and gluten free diets. The hotel is a short walk from the main shopping street.
As you enter the town, you can see the Arab castle guarding the dramatic Lanjarón gorge; now only a ruin, but worth a visit never the less. Other landmarks include 4 canons at the entrance to the town, the 16th century church, and the old quarter, with its narrow streets and courtyards. A pleasant walk can be had wandering the back streets of the town, or to the castle, and old Moorish fortress, which provides spectacular views over the mountain landscape of the Alpujarra. Apart from tourism, the main source of employment is the local spring water bottling plant; the water is found on the tables of many local restaurants.
Basic supplies can be bought from local shops, as well as ample opportunity to sample mountain cured ham, cheeses and fortified wines. Other shops include a number of banks with cash machines, small supermarkets, a pharmacy, petrol station and garage.
Lanjarón is around 90 minutes drive from Malaga airport, and is well situated to enable us to offer a range of walks giving you a taste of the variety of scenery which the area has to offer.
During the spring and summer months Sierra Nevada Guides offer a programme of guided walks, with the option to stay overnight in the Hotel Alcadima. Contact us to book your place.