Parque Nacional de Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada in Granada is a breathtaking mountain range that beckons tourists from the sunny shores of Costa Tropical. This natural wonder, known for its snow-capped peaks in winter and lush meadows in summer, offers a diverse range of activities for every traveler.

In the colder months, Sierra Nevada transforms into a winter paradise, inviting skiers and snowboarders to its world-class slopes. The powdery white landscape is perfect for beginners and seasoned enthusiasts alike, with ski schools and equipment rentals readily available.

As the snow melts and spring blooms, Sierra Nevada unveils its verdant side. Hiking trails crisscross through fragrant pine forests, leading to panoramic viewpoints that capture the heart. The Mulhacén, the highest peak in Spain, stands proudly, offering a challenge for avid hikers and rewarding them with awe-inspiring vistas.

As the day comes to a close, the starlit sky above Sierra Nevada provides a mesmerizing backdrop for stargazing.

With its year-round allure, Sierra Nevada in Granada offers a tapestry of experiences that will linger in the memories of Costa Tropical visitors forever.

Information points

Tourist Information Centre of Sierra Nevada: Plaza Pradollano s/n

Tel: 673 366334


Tourist Information Centre of Monachil: Plaza Baja 1 (Town Hall building)

Tel: 673 366334


Top Hiking trails

Sierra Nevada is the perfect place for hiking lovers. Here you can find some of the most popular trails

Veleta hiking

Ascent to Veleta Summit

Hiking on the Costa Tropical de Granada - Vereda de la Estrella

Vereda de la Estrella

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Ascent to Mulhacén Summit

Hiking on the Costa Tropical de Granada - Los Cahorros

Los Cahorros

Hiking on the Costa Tropical de Granada - Guejar Sierra

Gúejar Sierra

Recreational areas

Spending quality time in one of the recreational areas is a very popular activity for Spanish families. These areas are equipped with tables and playgrounds or sports area. These idyllic spots nestled in nature, provide a haven for bonding and relaxation. Parents and children alike relish the opportunity to engage in outdoor activities, from picnicking to hiking and playing games. 

As a general rule, fires are only allowed in recreational areas equipped with stone-built barbecue facilities. From June to October, it is prohibited to make fires in all natural spaces, including recreational areas. However, in recent years, the Andalusian Regional Government has increased precautions against possible fires and decided to remove barbecues in areas located in particularly sensitive zones, such as those in La Zubia and Cumbres Verdes. If you see that there are no stone barbecues, you cannot make a fire.

Río Dílar – Dílar

The Río Dílar is a crystalline river that winds its way through the area, providing a serene backdrop to the entire space. Surrounding the river are dense woodlands, predominantly consisting of oak and pine trees. The natural canopy of foliage creates a pleasant, shaded environment, particularly welcome during the warm summer months.

Recreational Amenities: Picnic tables and barbecue facilities are strategically placed along the riverbank. Additionally, there are ample spaces for children to play, making it an ideal location for families.

It is located just 4 km from Granada. To access the area, you need to go through the town of Dílar in the direction of the river. There are signs in the village indicating the way. Once you reach the river, take a concrete track that branches off to the right just after crossing the bridge over it. The area and the picnic area “Los Alayos” are clearly marked, and it is accessible by van or camper.

Malvinas Recreational Area

Las Malvinas (Cumbres Verdes) – La Zubia

It is equipped with tables, children playground, toilets, a quiosk and parking space.

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