Holidays in Lanjaron – Famous mountain resort town
To describe Lanjaron’s scenery as breathtaking would be a bit of an understatement. In fact many people who have visited on holiday have become residents, which may account for the large British expat community. Lanjaron is located in the Low Alpujarra mountain range and its mineral waters and recuperative spa treatments are world famous. This is the place for walks to the towns and villages of the High Alpujarras to view the local arts, enjoy some horse riding, play some golf and dine in the mountainside restaurants.
Another bonus of going to Lanjaron is that you are a less than 40 minutes from the Costa del Sol beaches and the city of Granada, and you are also under an hour from the ski slopes of the Sierra Nevada. Lanjaron is ideal for families or couples looking for a relaxing mountain retreat within easy reach of lively beaches and cities.
When to go to Lanjaron
Lanjaron boast a climate of long hot summers and mild winters and the temperature will creep over 20C from April. The summer months, especially during July and August can be very hot and Lanjaron does become busy during the summer. For a quieter holiday with warm weather consider the beautiful spring and autumn months, the hotel pools are usually still open during the late autumn. The low season months will also be the best time to pick up lower rates on flights and accommodation.
June holidays can include the Saint John festival on the 24th when the locals cool down with a water fight.
The weather in Lanjaron
Summers in Lanjaron consist of hot, dry weather with temperatures of 30C and over during June, July and August. Rainfall during the summer months is rare and at most there will be one rainy day per month. Rainfall will usually tend to appear from the end of October through March. The spring and autumn months will be ideal if you prefer warm rather than hot weather with temperatures of 22C during both of these seasons. Winters can become chilly, especially at night, but there are still plenty of sunny days in Lanjaron with temperatures of around 9C.
Getting the best deal to Lanjaron
Spring and autumn are the best seasons to benefit from price reductions on flights and accommodation. Accommodation choices can include farmhouses, townhouses and luxury villas with swimming pools. Booking outside of the popular school holidays such as Easter, August and October should bring reduced rates. If you are looking to holiday during the peak summer months or during any of the school holiday periods make sure to book in advance to receive lower prices.
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Airport and transport need to know
Lanjaron is serviced by Malaga Airport (AGP), and direct flights are available year round from most UK city airports. Flying to Granada Airport (GRX) is another option but flights from the UK are not as frequent. Flight time to Malaga is approximately three hours and this airport provides restaurants, bars, duty free shopping, currency exchange and car hire. Transfer time from Malaga Airport to Lanjaron is approximately two hours. Taking a train from Terminal 3 to Malaga bus station and then a bus to Granada will be the most inexpensive form of transfer. A taxi can then be taken from Granada to Lanjaron.
Independently booking car hire online is another cheaper and more convenient option. Car hire is probably the best way to travel to Lanjaron and the roads are in good condition with driving on the right. Hiring a car for a week will cost approximately 70 euros (£56).
Best beaches in Lanjaron
The beauty of a Lanjaron holiday is that you are only a short trip from the beautiful beaches of the Costa del Sol. You can easily spend a day on some of Spain’s most beautiful, unspoilt beaches, many of which have been awarded the coveted European Blue Flag status. The busy resort beaches will have lifeguards in attendance and the shallow waters are perfect for small children to play in. A busy resort beach with plenty of activities and nightlife or a small secluded cove, the choice is yours.
Nerja is home to some of the best beaches in Andalucia and if you are looking for one of the prettiest then head to Playa Calahonda. This stunning little beach holds the distinction of being the most photographed beach in Spain and fisherman still launch their boats from this beach. Spend the day relaxing on a sun lounger under the shade of a parasol and stay for the breathtaking views as the sun sets over the Mediterranean Sea.
The town of Motril is actually on the Costa Tropical and is a quick 40 minute drive from Granada. Playa Poniente is a large, lively beach where you can enjoy watersports such as scuba diving, jet skiing, sailing and fishing. You can also enjoy a round of golf at the professional course located next to the beach and the promenade provides plenty of restaurants, bars and cafeterias.
For a touch of seclusion follow the locals to El Canuelo, which is located eight miles east of Nerja at the foot of the Marco Cliffs. This stunning string of coves is set within a nature reserve and is about as secluded as it gets. A little bus will take you down to the beach area but there are no facilities so make sure to pack provisions and expect to spend the day there.