My pregnant wife & I recently stayed for 5 days at La Finca, and loved it.
Chris & Scarlett are fantastic hosts, helpful, communicative, incredible chefs(!) and there when you need them and not if you don't.
We used the place as a base to relax with our own homemade lunches, (or fantastic dinners on the terrace created by Chris or Scarlett) and we also used it as a base for day trips - with the beach (south) or Granada (north) easily accessible.
You will need a car (hire, or otherwise), so bear this in mind.
Breakfasts are big & plentiful, the suites, huge and suited to your needs. It's blissful.
We also got a massage, with the masseuse coming to the property at short notice.
It can suit couples, travellers, or families, as it is also great value.
Be aware, they have four very friendly dogs and at least 2 cats, (also perfectly friendly), but if you're not keen on animals, it would be best to email Scarlett in advance to ask the best advice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Finca is located in 10 tranquil acres among orange and olive groves with stunning views of El Valle de Lecrin - only 30 minutes drive to the centre of Granada and the Alhambra, the picturesque "hanging" white villages of the Alpujarras or Costa Tropical National Park beaches and 45 minutes from the most southerly ski slopes in Europe.El Valle de Lecrin was called the Valley of Happiness by the Moors who lived here after their evacuation from Granada. Three rivers run through the area and it has many water falls. It is an area full of Moorish and Civil War history and is outstandingly beautiful. La Finca adjoins National Park and fantastic low-level walks, wild fauna and flora are literally on the doorstep. Enjoy sights of eagles, wild boar and deer from the terraces while sipping a glass of wine and tasting some of La Finca's tempting treats. If you are feeling energetic other activities at La Finca include Tapas and Spanish Flavours cookery classes, Granada Wines tasting and painting - all of which are liberally interspersed with periods of relaxation by the pool, good food - even massages by our visiting masseur. Activities near to La Finca are high-level walking, horse trekking, beach time, skiing, jewellery making, herb walks, sailing, diving, sightseeing the Alhambra, shopping in Granada, Tapas Touring, even rock climbing and motorcycle trekking - so much to see and do! Just contact Chris and Scarlett - they are really good at pointing you in the right direction. Of course you may decide to do nothing but retreat, relax and revive in the comfort of La Finca, spend time to snooze in a hammock, float in the pool, a massage, chat and share a delicious organic meal with other guests on the terrace, or a romantic meal in a private patio.... ... more less