Otura is a small, authentic Andalucian village which has retained much of its original ambiance. In spite of that it offers plenty of facilities such as supermarkets, bakery shops, butchers, several banks with ATM, medical centre and all kinds of shops.
The village lies at some 9 miles from the world famous city of Granada, with the fascinating Alhambra and the old Moorish quarter, Albayzin. The fact that it lies in the foothills of Sierra Nevada makes the beauiful surroundings an attractive place for practising serious sports or recreational activities. The excellent connections and central location allow you to make lots of enjoyable trips, e.g. to the Alpujarras, Costa Tropical, Córdoba, the Badlands of Guadix etc.
You can easily get to Granada both in your own car or by bus. Being a city with a long and rich history, Granada has too much to offer for just a one-day visit. A 40 minutes' drive will take you to the skiing resort of Sierra Nevada, where both beginners and experts alike can enjoy themselves from December until the end of April. On one of those many sunny days, you could even be on the slopes in the morning, and have a fresh paella on the Mediterranean beach in the afternoon.
The coast lies at some 35 minutes from Otura. Granada's Costa Tropical, when compared to the Costa del Sol, can surely be called authentic. Mostly Spanish tourists get to the beach here during the summer, which has therefore managed to keep its Spanish flavour. In the village of La Herradura there are several diving schools, and the underwater world is one of the most beautiful in Europe.
The direct surroundings of Casa Albayzin offer a plethora of possibilities for an active holiday. How about getting some spectacular views of Sierra Nevada on horseback? Or maybe you would opt more for paragliding? And if you are not afraid of some exercise there's things like hiking, mountaineering, rides on a mountainbike etc.
Just to give you an impression we have made a small (11 pics) slide show. All photos were taken close to Casa Albayzin (walking / cycling distance). Click here to visit.