WHAT TO SEE IN LA ALPUJARRA
NATURE AND CHARM
Enjoy the fresh air in the mountains and visit some of the natural emblems of Órgiva and La Alpujarra
NATURE, LANDSCAPES AND WALKS: WHAT TO SEE IN LA ALPUJARRA
We are in a unique natural place. You will notice when you arrive at the hotel that Taray Botánico is much more than a charming hotel in the Alpujarra. It is a perfect place to disconnect in the middle of nature and take the opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful natural places of the Alpujarra of Granada and the province of Granada.
We always recommend our guests to take advantage of their visit to enjoy the nature and silence that surrounds us discovering some of the most interesting places in the area for its natural value and beauty, or doing some hiking in La Alpujarra that can be found very close to the hotel.
THE AQUELARRE VIEWPOINT, IN SOPORTÚJAR
This viewpoint located in the nearby town of Sopotújar is a perfect starting point to start a hiking trail in La Alpujarra.
Tradition says that this place was the meeting point of the witches to prepare spells to achieve good harvests and that, as it was a high point, they could flee easily.
The history of the town of Soportújar regarding witchcraft is very curious since there are several theories. Some claim that after the second expulsion of the Moorish, this area was repopulated by Galician and Celtic families who arrived with their “meigas” (witches), their legends and their “queimadas”.
If you are mythology and history lover, we recommend a visit to The Cave of the Eye of the Witch.
SORTES CAVES, IN ÓRGIVA
Very close to the hotel, in the town of Órgiva in which we are, is one of the most interesting and beautiful natural visits in the area, The Sortes Caves.
It is a cave of medium size on a large block of limestone and a great charm. In the past it was used by shepherds to shelter from bad weather.
The name of these caves comes from an old town existing in its vicinity, today totally disappeared. It is located on the road from Órgiva to Trevélez.
The most curious thing about this cave and what gives it even more charm is the legend that says that the gypsy “El Guajiras” lived there in 1924. This character inspired Federico García Lorca in his famous romance “La Casada Infiel”.
This construction of possible medieval origin allows us to cross the Poqueira river and cross from one side of the Poqueira ravine to another.
It is characterized by the great flora that surrounds it, especially poplars, walnuts and chestnuts, and by the amount of hiking trails in La Alpujarra that run this point. In the warmer months you can also bathe in an area near the bridge
The bridge is on the route that leads to Sierra Nevada by the Cebadilla, so it is usually a quite busy place.