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Puerto Lope - Montesols nearest neighbour, very much a working village, which boasts a Post Office, two banks, doctors, dentist, four supermarkets, butcher, baker, hardware store and chemist.

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There is also a disco and several cafes and bars where one can sit and watch the world go by. You can still see the " goat man " wandering around the area, with his dog and a walking stick in hand.
goat man valley

Moclin Granada

 - a typical whitewashed village perched on a hillside, with two restaurants, a bank, shops and a small local museum. What makes Moclin so special are the Moors hilltop fortress,( it was in this very area where the Moors made their last stand against the Christians ) and the spectacular views over Granada to the Sierra Nevada. Set in a Natural Park with wonderful walks around the area and with tourism growing in the Granada Province, continuing prosperity is assured for this beautiful part of Spain.

Moclin street

  Moclin shot

Alcala la Real Granada

 a small town, which is overlooked by a large hilltop fortress. On Tuesdays there is a large market, where you can buy anything from a kilo of oranges to a goat or family of chickens.
Llave de Granada
Fabulous, 8.6 Score from 10 reviews

Llave de Granada  

Alcalá la Real Granada

Featuring a spa, Llave de Granada is set in the centre of the historic town of Alcalá La Real. It offers well-equipped accommodation with free Wi-Fi. More

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Alcala la Real cafe

In the centre of the town there is a very pretty park, where you can sit in the shade and enjoy a leisurely cup of coffee and light lunch. There are some very good shops, some specialising in shoes and handbags. Supermarkets are also very much in evidence, with excellent parking.2345

Montefrio Granada

 - one of the more spectacularly sited towns in this part of the country, cradled between two rocky outcrops, each topped with a church. The most interesting of the hilltop churches is the 16th Century Iglesia de la Villa, a superb building, but no longer in use.

Montefrio grand view

The town has the even bigger neoclassical Iglesia de la Encarnacion at its heart, with an enormous dome and some bizarre acoustics. When it comes to eating, Montefrio is acclaimed for its morcilla ( black pudding ) and chorizo, excellent at the bar La Fonda, close the Iglesia de la Encarnacion.
Hotel La Enrea
Good, 7.4 Score from 20 reviews

Hotel La Enrea  

Montefrío Granada

Hotel La Enrea is a converted 19th-century olive oil mill, set 200 metres from the historic town of Montefrío. This rural hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool and free Wi-Fi. More

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Illora Granada

 - a small market town, also about 8km from Montesol.
In this town you will find a tile shop with an amazing selection of tiles to choose from. Illora is where we will take you to choose all the tiles for the villa of your choice.

Illora street

I Illora view
Cortijo Villa Paraiso

Cortijo Villa Paraiso


Cortijo Villa Paraiso is in Íllora, 40 minutes’ drive from Granada. Set in gardens, the air-conditioned villa features a seasonal outdoor pool, hot tub and sun terrace with barbecue facilities. More

Pinos Puente Granada

 - another small market town about 5km from Montesol.

Pinos Puente granada street

There you will find a good selection of shops, including a very modern large supermarket. Pinos Puente is also our nearest 24 hour emergency medical clinic. An evening out in the La Cruz de Granada restaurant, - you can treat yourself to one of the best steaks you have ever tasted.


 - picturesquely situated at the foot of the Montes de Malaga, amid luxuriant sub tropical vegetation, is one of the oldest Mediterrenean ports.

Malaga ariel

Malaga is particularly famed for its raisins ( pasas ), and its excellent wines - already well known during Moorish times. Today Malaga is the centre of the Costa del Sol, and almost 5 million holidaymakers fly in every year to its international airport, named after Malaga's famous artist Pablo Picasso.


 - the most important town in Andalucia after Seville. It lies at the foot of the Sierra de Cordoba, next to the Rio Guadalquivir.

Cordoba Malaga Mosque

Filled with narrows winding streets, small squares and low whitewashed houses, most of them with beautiful patios, the town has a Moorish atmosphere. In fact it is still a western European Mecca because of the famous great Mosque, which is now a Cathedral. Yet despite these later alterations, it still ranks along with Granada as one of the two most splendid examples of Islamic art and architecture in western Europe.
Apartamentos Terraluna
Very good, 8.4 Score from 72 reviews

Apartamentos Terraluna  


These 12 luxury apartments are situated in the historic heart of Cordoba, just metres from major tourist attractions and a 10-minute walk from the shops. More

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The Terraluna apartments are built around a charming, traditional Andalusian courtyard. This central patio of orange trees and geraniums is adorned by a fountain and provides a great place to enjoy a quiet moment away from the warm sunshine


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