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Dear guest, when renting a villa on the Costa Tropical with mild temperatures throughout the whole year, you probably wish to come on winter and you may ask if our pools are working the whole year. The answer is yes.We do maintenance for the garden and the pool throughout the whole year so you will find the pool and the garden of our villas in perfect conditions, it doesn’t matter in which season of the year you spend you holidays with us. In addition, you could ask to heat the pool during autumn...

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Dear guest, to get to the villa you will surely wonder if there are speed cameras during your journey. And the answer is yes. Next I will explain in general terms the types of speed cameras you can find but of course, the best way not to think about them is to respect the speed limits.Speed camerasIn Spain, by law, the driver must be notified meters before if a speed camera is going to be found with the phrase “For your safety, speed control” (in Spanish: por su seguridad, control de velocidad),...

Dear guest, the main goal of Grandes Villas is that you enjoy your holiday, but in the unfortunate case that you fall ill, it is necessary to know what to do. On the contrary that in your country of origin, here in Spain the emergency doctor does not usually come to your house, so depending on the severity, you have the following options:-          Health Center: it is the place where you will find the family doctor. If you come from an EU country, I advise you to travel with...

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Dear guest, La Rijana beach is located in the Spanish municipality of Gualchos –Castell de Ferro and near the Sotillo beach, in the province of Granada, autonomous region of Andalusia. It can be accessed by car by taking the N-340 road after the village of Calahonda. This part of the Costa Tropical is the least known by foreign tourists, located near Castell de Ferro, stands out for its crystalline waters, being one of the most beautiful in the Mediterranean.La Rijana beach is one of the most fantastic...

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Dear guest, the Río Verde gully is part of the Sierra de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Natural Park, whose peaks form the natural border between the provinces of Granada and Malaga. Getting to it is not difficult, but it requires crossing a private country estate. Hence, there is an access control and, currently, the Cooperative, Agricultural and Livestock Society of Campo de Cázulas charges an entry of five euros per person and another five per vehicle.From the entrance gate to the parking of the...

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Dear guest, if you are in one of our luxury villas and you are thinking of renting a jet ski during your stay to spend the day, thanks to our collaboration with Alboran Adventure & Charters, you will be able to enjoy a magnificent Yamaha EX DELUXE, an ideal motorcycle.These magnificent Jet skis are located in the marina of Marina del Este.The Yamaha EX is fast, light and agile. It is specially designed to guarantee maximum reliability and capacity in the water. It has a minimalist design that...

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Equestrianism (from Latin equester, equestr-, equus, 'horseman', 'horse'), commonly known as horse riding (British English) or horseback riding (American English), includes the disciplines of riding, driving, or vaulting with horses. This broad description includes the use of horses for practical working purposes, transportation, recreational activities, artistic or cultural exercises, and competitive sport.- Centro Ecuestre Las Maravillas: they offer horse riding in the mountains and on the beach....

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Dear guest, sea kayaks are small marine boats with a deck, where the paddler sits inside and partially covered by a skirt, propelling himself with a two-bladed paddle. Currently, kayaking encompasses various disciplines: white water (river), surfing, Olympic (track or competition), polo, etc., having millions of followers around the world.On the Costa Tropical you could enjoy kayaking near wonderful coves and cliffs, this being an unforgettable experience.In Castell de Ferro (Motril), at La Rijana...

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Dear guest, the churro is a flour-based dough cooked in oil, a food called "frying pan fruits." Churros are popular in Spain, Portugal, France, Latin America, the Philippines, Belgium, and some areas of the United States. The manufacture and sale is carried out in specialized premises called churrerías or churros factories.Their basic ingredients are water, flour (generally wheat, although it can be from another origin), oil and salt.Their shape can be straight, stick-shaped, in loops or curlers...

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Maro (municipal district of Nerja) is a Spanish village, belonging to the province of Malaga (Andalusia), and located on the edge of the province of Granada. The village of Maro, which owes its name to a plant, has a population of approximately 800 inhabitants.It is located on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea, at the eastern end of the Costa del Sol, at the foot of the Sierra Almijara, between fields. It has very fertile lands, of which most of its inhabitants still live, being this the greatest...

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Dear guest, Carnival is a celebration that takes place days before Ash Wednesday, indicating the beginning of Lent in the Christian calendar, hence its name carnem levare or remove the meat. It represents one of the funniest festivities in Spain, especially in Andalusia, where hundreds of groups and chirigotas get each year ready for their great week of celebration. For those who have never heard of chirigotas, it consists of musical groups that during carnivals sing verses or songs that under a humorous...

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Dear guest, Granada is one of the Spanish cities with the most Arab influence. That is why the streets give off an incomparable air that attracts millions of tourists every year. One of the greatest signs of the time that Muslims spent in Granada are undoubtedly the teahouses that fill the city.It is said that the tea can be taken in both winter and summer. According to Arab culture, in winter it warms us up and in summer it regulates our interior temperature, preventing us from feeling extreme heat....