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Alpujarras walking trail to Mulhacén

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The first hike to Mulhacén we did from La Placeta was a few years ago. In 2013, actually. And we love doing it every year!

With the arrival of good weather, the sun starts melting the snow that covers the highest peaks in Sierra Nevada. That’s when we start planning our great and anticipated hike up to Mulhacén.

From Las Alpujarras, there are several options when it comes to walking trails: from Capileira through Hoya del Portillo, or from Trevélez through Siete Lagunas. Both trails are highly recommended and very different in terms of views and physical effort. We’ll tell you about both options in this post so you can choose the one you prefer.

The option from Trevélez will take you longer, but it’s worth it to walk through an idyllic and wonderful place called Siete Lagunas.  It’s a privilege to see how these lagoons of different sizes are formed after the snowmelt. A stop here to enjoy La Alcazaba on your right and Mulhacén on your left is priceless.

The other Alpujarras walking trail to Mulhacén is through Capileira. It’s probably the most chosen option among hikers who come to enjoy the area. You can set out on a shuttle bus that leaves the village and takes you to Mirador de Trevélez or Alto del Chorrillo (2,700 metres above sea level), and from there the hike takes between two and four hours, depending on your pace, to reach the highest peak in the Iberian peninsula. You can come back on the bus that leaves from where it dropped you off.

These are just some of the options there are to hike up to Mulhacén. At our cottages located in Pórtugos, between Capileira and Trevélez, we have all the tourist information you need for your relaxing holiday in Las Alpujarras. We’ll be delighted to recommend the best options.

And after your hike, come jump in our saltwater pool. Sounds good doesn’t it? It feels even better!

Discover unspoilt Andalusia. Relax. Enjoy La Placeta.

Pampaneira: one of the most beautiful places in Spain

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Visiting Pampaneira is, without a doubt, one of the musts during your stay in Las Alpujaras.

It’s one of the three villages in the renowned Poqueira Ravine (Capileira and Bubión are the other two), and it was the first village in Granada to earn the title of “one of the most beautiful places in Spain”.  And we can guarantee it really deserves the title.

Alpujarra architecture is very well preserved in this village, and it’s one of the few in Las Alpujarras that respects this asset of cultural interest at all costs.

Visiting Pampaneira is discovering its labyrinthine and steep streets passing beautiful tinaos. Whitewashed little houses with their launa covered terraos. Ditches that run through the town with trickling water from the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Endless features that make it one of the most visited mountain villages in Las Alpujarras.


We, of course, have to mention the views of the majestic south facing slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, with the Veleta peak as a central point in these impressive mountains.

The wide tourist offer for visitors is also worth mentioning, which includes many shops exhibiting colourful jarapas in its streets, Moroccan handicrafts and local products. There are also a large number of wineries and restaurants with their menus full of Alpujarra dishes, like migas with bacon and peppers, soups and traditional stews, garlic kid… But remember, depending on the time of year you go, you should know that its small and narrow streets will be filled with tourists from all over the world wanting to enjoy this beautiful town.

At La Placeta, we invite you to visit it, and we also invite you to rest in one of our Alpujarra holiday cottages in Pórtugos, a small and quiet village located in the heart of Las Alpujarras, between Pampaneira and Trevélez, where you’ll be able to enjoy the peace and quiet being at 1,300 m above sea level offers.