Location is the most important factor to consider when making your purchase. It is very tempting to spend your time looking at all those lovely villas with blue pools and palm trees but what you should be doing is thinking about;

1) how you will spend your time and
2) whether your prospective property is primarily for pleasure or investment purposes.

There are hundreds of good quality books and websites that will provde you with good information on different locations within Andalucia.  It is also a good idea to invest in a map of the region so you can start to get a feel for how far places are from the beaches and airports. 

We have provided some information on a small selection of the towns and villages in Andalucia to get you started. Enjoy the reading.

Granada

Granada city is a wonderfully stylish and exciting city with plenty of cultural highlights, not least the world famous Alhambra.  In addition there is good skiing to be had only 35 minutes drive from the city center which is an added bonus. Granada also has its own international airport just 25 minutes from the city center. Properties within the city are rarely advertised on the internet - however luckily we have made good local contacts in Granada and we have an extensive list of the best properties in the city. 

There are a wide range of towns and villages around Granda city which offer a more intimate environment, countryside views and cheaper prices. It is really surprising how many beautiful and rural locations are within an easy commute of the center of Granada city.  View an apartment for sale in a Granada surburb by clicking here.

Read about the following towns and villages on our Granada page;
Granada City, The Sierra Nevada's (Solinieve or Pradilano), Otura, La Zubia, Cenes de la Vega, Monachil, Pinos Genil, Güejar Sierra, Cajar, Huetor Vega and Illora.

Baza Region - The Cave Houses

This is an amazing area rich in contrasts from the rocky almost lunar landscapes of the planes and hills to the lush valleys and natural lakes below.  The people in this region have a long history of digging their homes out of the rock valley sides.  This form of building produces some of the most unique and spectacular homes in the world with the added bonus that the building method keeps the homes cool in summer and warm in winter without the need for expensive heating or cooling systems.

Read about the following towns and villages on our Baza Caves page;
Baza, Guadix, Freila, Negratin Lakes, Sierra de Castril and The Baza Lakes.

Inland and Rural Andalucia

Inland and rural areas of Andalucia are becoming increasingly popular with people who wish to find a more authentic way of life than is found on the costas.  Choose a white washed finca or cortijo set in miles of ancient olive groves or a town house in one of the tumbling white washed villages.  Drive over lemons and walk through groves of walnuts and almonds. Horse ride, quad bike or simply hike in beautiful and dramatic scenery.  You will find all this and more in the rural and inland areas.

Read about the following towns and villages on our Inland and Rural Andalucia Page;
The Lecrín Valley, The Alpujarras, Montefrio, Loja, Zafarraya, Alhama de Granada and Lake Bermejales.