This place was intoxicatingly beautiful. We went in January, and even though there was rain, it was magical. We stayed in El Azahar, surrounded by pink almond blossom, and could walk out into olive groves and there were orange and lemon trees laden with fruit. The mountains surround you and you feel cradled by mountains which I could watch forever as the clouds and sun created new colours and shades constantly. The mountains were never the same twice. There are fantastics walk everywhere, and we were miles from roads and traffic.
The casitas are charming. Very aesthetically delightful, and definitely rustic. This is totally my taste. Bohemian and yet elegant. There was every facility. There is huge character and a world away from soulless villas I have frequently stayed in. This is the Spain I dream of. Orgiva is very hippy and new-agey, also cool and Spanish, and Lanjaron has a faded rarified elegance. Los Piedaos lies roughly between the two. We found everyone very friendly. Especially the lovely custodians of Los Piedaos. They were so helpful and kind.
Salobrena is not far off and a gorgeous seaside town, and was very warm and Spanish.
I cannot wait to go back to Los Piedaos. One day I would like to live in the Alpujarras. A place after my own heart. I would especially recommend this place to artists, creatives, writers and photographers.