1. Website with lots of information on hiking in the area written by a British couple based in Granada.
Information about Andalucía, for those interested in this region of Southern Spain.
Information about activities and businesses in and around Andalusia, Spain. (Site in Spanish, but has an English translation by Google)
4- Official tourist site guide to Granada
Has quite a bit of information about places to eat and activities.
5- Information on the Cabo de Gata peninsula
Has information about national parks around Almeria.
6- Alhambra de Granada
Granada’s guide. Has guided tours around Granada, Spain.
Tel: +34627794891 (Sarah)
Specialising in small group riding holidays in the Sierra Nevada and Alpujarras in Andalusia, Spain. They can cater for both short and long horse riding holidays.
they are based in Bubion (20 minutes from the cortijos)
Organise cycling holidays as well as day trips and half day trips cycling in the area
10- Spanish Highs
Walking and Hiking information in Sierra Nevada (the National park near Granada, Andalusia, Spain)
11– Sierra Nevada Guides
Lots of information on local walks in the Alpujarras and many interesting routes.
12– Bootlace for hiking
A website for walking holidays in the Alpujarras as well as Morocco, with a lot of local walking information
13- Local interests near Granada
Alhambra de Granada Spa
This town, 50 KM from Granada, has hot springs which the Arabs and Romans used. You can pay to use the hotel baths, but locals scramble down the banks of the river, where the hot springs gush out of a hole in the hotel walls, and bathe in natural pools.
14– Bus service-timetables and up to date information
Cortijo la Loma belongs to a good friend of ours who have supplied building material to build our cortijos. His owner Adrian has built a nice Cortijo just below Pitres. It is ideally good for a couple with two children but will house up to 6 people.He has a small nice pool. His brother Alberto has the Casilla Noguera Cortijos which is similar to La Loma.
Our plumber has built several apartments in Capileira. They all located in the village and ideal for hikes from capileira.
Two brothers Paco y Pepe have established a very good Bar/restaurant as well as in their pretty garden for the summer. In addition they have built hotel above the restaurant with nice big pool below next to the garden. The pool is open to all guests of the hotel and is free of charge.
There are two camping sites near us; one is in Pitres and another one in Trevelez
18- Oseling Buddhist Centre:
The centre offers courses in meditation for a minimum of a week. For more information visit their website:www.oseling.com
19- Information on fiestas in the area:
20-Sierra Nevada Ski Resort
20- Information on the desert of Cabo de Gata and The Tabernas Desert (Spanish: Desierto de Tabernas)
21- Excellent water sport near Motril in the Playa Granada:
22– About your hosts:
Cortijos Rey Fini (previously known as Cortijos del Rey) was bought by Mo Fini and Lucy Davies in 2002. At the time they were various old Shepherd’s buildings.. Traditionally these cortijos were shared among shepherds and sheep during the winter. The sheep would keep one section of the cortijos warm and the shepherd would live together and next to them. Hence the shapes of some of the rooms are long and thin. The original roofs were around one meter in height. We spent the first 6 months converting and improving each section, cultivating new trees and saving some of the old chestnut trees which were half dead due to the introduction of plastic pipes for carrying water rather than the old “ asequia” or irrigation concept that the Moors introduced. Mo Fini was founder of Tumi, Latin American crafts and Music concept starting during late 70’s. A fair trade concept which grew so big that one stage there were over 3000 people involved all over Latin America and Europe.
Having Cortijos Rey Fini in Spain and Refugio Fini Chico in Chile are both our hobbies. However our main activities can be seen in the links below.
www.tumicrafts.com and www.tumi.co.uk
Online shop of fair trade crafts, fair trade gifts and other fair trade products, including Latin American handicrafts, fair trade jewellery, recycled glass, recycled metal, ceramics such as pre-Hispanic pottery and Aztec pottery, traditional toys, games etc.
Tumi music is a UK based poineering Latin American music record label commited to promoting some of the most popular artists in Cuba and Latin America. Our entire catalogue is available online.
A wealth of Latin American Music to License for all purposes. Use Tumi Music Licensing to find tracks for CD compilations or songs for TV, Film, Video, Games, Commercials and Media Synchronisation.
Download Tumi music
Fini Chico in Santiago, Chile, is available to rent and consists of two cottages made of local wood, each of them sleeping four people. Ecologically friendly, solar energy is used to provide electricity; there is a barbecue and bread oven and a private swimming pool.
Mo Fini website: www.mofini.com