Albuñuelas Travel Guide

  • village, gorge & moutains
    village, gorge & moutains
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    THE LAUNDERETT ‘05
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    Land Formation
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Albuñuelas Things to Do

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    Land Formation

    by el_forestero Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Long or short distance walking & horse riding, pot-holing, caving, rock climb, abseiling, fishing & hunting . There are over 2000 distinct species of wildflowers, of which, 176 are only found in Spain and of these 66 are endemic. Animals include wild boar & mountain goat and deer, a multitude of reptiles, butterflies, moths and insects, 50 plus endemic invertebrates recorded. Whilst we can't claim any endemic bird species, there are many raptors. You could assist with olive, citrus or almond harvests or join in the fiestas. Full of history a legend with an interesting geology and even the chance of experiencing an earthquake. All about this fascinating area on our non- commercial webpage.

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Albuñuelas Restaurants

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    by el_forestero Updated Apr 4, 2011

    All bars in Albunuelas serve excellent tapas free with wines & beers. However, I suggest you re-think what is and is not edible, bones, skin, shells, heads, legs of crustaceans, fish & animals are all eaten in Andalucia. And very good they are too! If you particularly enjoy a tapa you can always order more as "un racion" and remember it is traditional for a plate of food to be shared between the assembled company, just ask for more forks. Both bar Careto & Lindes have eating areas attached are homely & portions can be on the large side. In traditional Spain it is best to ask what is available on the day, have no pre-conceived ideas & don't expect accompanying vegetables or portion controls. You can have special dishes prepared in both restaurants if you give a day's notice. They have received accolades for traditional food, however since visitors demand for chips, NO garlic & NO olive oil arrived such gastronomic dishes have gone into serious decline.

    Favorite Dish: In the 3 little bars you will be offered some great traditional food as tapas but normally locals only have 3 or 4 drinks in each bar before moving on this is reflected in the number of differing plates offered. My personal choice is for the ham & grilled meats in Junker, squid & fish with salad in Castillo, prawns , snails & pickled fish in Are, but this is only a fraction of the seasonal dishes on offer - FREE !

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    Pigin' it out on a pig.

    by el_forestero Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Bars in Albunuelas serve excellent tapas free with wines & beers. However, I suggest you re-think what is and is not edible, bones, skin, shells, heads, legs of crustaceans, fish & animals are all eaten in real Spain. And very good they are too! If you particularly enjoy a tapa you can always order more as "un racion" and remember it is traditional for a plate of food to be shared between the assembled company, just ask for more forks. Both restaurants Albunuelas are homely and their portions can be on the large side. Much more on the web page.

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Albuñuelas Transportation

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    Village motorway

    by el_forestero Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Always carry passport / I.D.& driving documents. Fixed fine for non compliance. Copies not accepted. To drive in the sierras a small 4X4 and the ability to reverse are essential. Companies do not insure, recover or assist vehicles used off national roads. Cars taking up space in the Barrios cause a great deal of unnecessary work carrying produce etc. in & out, which can cause resentment. Don’t park across alleys or doorways as a loaded mule is as wide as your car but lacking in a precise steering mechanism and no reverse gear. From Malaga airport take the coastal route for MALAGA then MOTRIL - ALMERÍA, it is scenic by day & quiet by night. (Excluding peak season & rush hours round Malaga ) However, you can take the Cordoba - Sevilla - Granada branch for the inland route passing both Loja and Granada,( traffic jams) then follow Motril signs. In our experience both routes are prone to delays and accidents. The E902 / N323 dual carriageway linking Motril to Granada is the easiest route to the valley. From either direction exit at junction 153 (numbers are not consecutive) marked CONCHAR COZVIJAR DURCAL ALBUÑUELAS, then follow the road for 15 km. into the village. This is the simplest and most scenic route.Visits using the regular bus service it is a simple exercise. The buses are clean, comfortable, reliable and on time. To find bus times, prices and tickets use the link on our web page The link to Malaga terminus is by the airport doors, pay on the bus (1 € no change given). In the terminus the ticket office is on the first floor and the Granada bus leaves every hour. You can manage without Spanish language. Booking in advance not essential, allocated numbered seat issued. Granada to Albuñuelas via Padul, Cozvijar, Dúrcal. Talará (Lecrín), Meligis, Restabal and Saleres leaves Granada at 9-20, 1-30, 19-00. The return bus departs from Albuñuelas at 7-15, 11-00, 15-30. The Granada to Dúcal bus is every 1/2 hour and from there to any destination in the valley the taxi fare is reasonable.

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    Village motorway

    by el_forestero Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Always carry passport / I.D.& driving documents. Fixed fine for non compliance. Copies not accepted. To drive in the sierras a small 4X4 and the ability to reverse are essential. Companies do not insure, recover or assist vehicles used off national roads. Cars taking up space in the Barrios cause a great deal of unnecessary work carrying produce etc. in & out, which can cause resentment. Don’t park across alleys or doorways as a loaded mule is as wide as your car but lacking in a precise steering mechanism and no reverse gear. From Malaga airport take the coastal route for MALAGA then MOTRIL - ALMERÍA, it is scenic by day & quiet by night. (Excluding peak season & rush hours round Malaga ) However, you can take the Cordoba - Sevilla - Granada branch for the inland route passing both Loja and Granada,( traffic jams) then follow Motril signs. In our experience both routes are prone to delays and accidents. The E902 / N323 dual carriageway linking Motril to Granada is the easiest route to the valley. From either direction exit at junction 153 (numbers are not consecutive) marked CONCHAR COZVIJAR DURCAL ALBUÑUELAS, then follow the road for 15 km. into the village. This is the simplest and most scenic route.Visits using the regular bus service it is a simple exercise. The buses are clean, comfortable, reliable and on time. To find bus times, prices and tickets use the link on our web page The link to Malaga terminus is by the airport doors, pay on the bus (1 € no change given). In the terminus the ticket office is on the first floor and the Granada bus leaves every hour. You can manage without Spanish language. Booking in advance not essential, allocated numbered seat issued. Granada to Albuñuelas via Padul, Cozvijar, Dúrcal. Talará (Lecrín), Meligis, Restabal and Saleres leaves Granada at 9-20, 1-30, 19-00. The return bus departs from Albuñuelas at 7-15, 11-00, 15-30. The Granada to Dúcal bus is every 1/2 hour and from there to any destination in the valley the taxi fare is reasonable.

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