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Orgiva

Orgiva is the capital of Las Alpujarras, situated on the Costa Tropical, in the province of Granada. It’s a wonderfully, cosmopolitan town, with many nationalities living together, in quite a bohemian atmosphere.

In a fertile valley of the Guadalfeo River, Orgiva sits at 450 metres and has a milder climate than many other places in Las Alpujarras. The surrounding landscape is blanketed with olive, lemon and orange groves.

Orgiva attracts those looking for an alternative lifestyle or holiday location; indeed a well-established settlement of tepees is located is on the outskirts of town, while at Orgiva’s weekly marke, there is a whole variety of Ecological and New Age wares for sale.

History
The early origins of the town appear to be during the Moorish occupation, when Orgiva was given to Boabdil, the dethroned Moorish king. Later the town was strategically important in the war between the Catholic monarchs and the Moriscos, the expelled Moors, who were finally overthrown in 1609.

About town

Orgiva has a wonderfully eclectic mix of architectural styles, traditional Alpujarran, combined with some modern features and buildings. The weekly market is held on Thursdays, and there is a Tourist Information Office, where you can find what’s going on when and where.

Orgiva has excellent amenities, as it’s a commercial centre for the region. There are supermarkets, banks, chemists, medical and some wonderful restaurants and bars.

The pretty Plaza de Alpujarras has pathways displaying tiled pictures of several villages in Las Alpujarras.

Cultural attractions
The Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Expectacion is a twin-spire church, which dates from the 16th century. There is also an old white-washed church at the top of the town, called Ermita de San Sebastian.

Natural surroundings
Orgiva is set in a valley surrounded by forests with the Rio Chico running through it, it’s an excellent location if you are interesting in hiking or rambling. The village has amazing views of the surrounding Sierra Nevada, Sierra de Lujar, and Sierra Contravesia.

Cuisine

Typical cuisine of the region is based on hearty, rustic cooking; lots of stews, trout, rabbit and goat
dishes.

One delicious speciality of the region is a dish called Plato Alpujarreño, which is literally a plate of eggs, fried peppers, black pudding, sausage, cured ham and fried potatoes; it’s a bit like a Spanish all-day breakfast, delicious!

Climate
Orgiva has a wonderful climate, although slightly milder than the rest of the region; it boasts skies
so clear that you will marvel at the amount of stars you can see at night, with a micro climate which means the sun shines nearly all year round.

Its altitude means that during winter, nights and often days, can get quite chilly, but wrap up warn
and enjoy the landscape, which is just as stunning in winter, as in the summer.

 

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Reviews for Órgiva

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We only spent a day on the coast as we enjoyed the mountains so much, and the coastal area was not as appealing.
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Lovely rural town with brilliant little supermarket and plenty of bars and only 20 min walk. Langaron (next town over ) was my favourite though.


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Unique. Loved the alternative lifestyle which appealed to lots of people.


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Orgiva is a small working town. Not a glamourous place, but very authentic. Wouldn't recommend it to families as not enough in the area to keep kids occupied.


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Didn't go to the coast nearby, travelled to Cabo de Gata and visited Almeria.
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Hippy, charming and beautiful with all the amenities you need.


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Beaches all within half an hour to an hours reach, Nerja is beautiful.
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Orgiva is a working town, not beautiful, but it's convenient, has good shops and several eateries. We particularly liked El Viejo Molino, with its central courtyard. It was popular with the locals too, always a good sign.


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We only went once, but we found the afternoon very hot, and we retreated back to the hills. So it's hard to give a rating. The beach looked clean, and we had a good meal at a restaurant that was actually on the beach.
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Small but original town.


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We've stayed at Costa Tropical before and love the beaches and little towns.
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ok great restaurant


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only went for one day but what we saw was very nice
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Rural town with an eclectic mix of hippies, tourist and locals. Market day is a colourful affair with an abundance of local produce and baggy clothes. The towns bars are cheap and cheerful. Go to the mountain villages though for a little more tourist action!


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friendly village


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did visit the coast only onec on a rare windy day
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It was fine, but very small and the market was a bit dissapointing


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Pretty ugly. Much nicer in land
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Small charming town in las alpujarras


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orgiva is a very friendly place.it has all the shops you need,fresh fish,bread daily.a good supermarket and enough bars to choose from.the views of the mountains are fantastic.lots of walks in the area and close enough to the beach.


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a good choice of beaches,from quiet to the more busier ones.mostly locals which is what makes them special.having said that there wasnt a problem with languages.
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orgiva,its a funny place really but very relaxed atmosphere,not much to see.thursday market is great for fresh veg fruit shoes and crafts.has plenty tapas bars and resturants,a nice twin towered church.it makes a good base for visiting the mountain villages of the alpjarra region and close to the coast(30 mins drive) and Granada.theres plenty of walks also.the people are friendly and welcoming


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Costa Tropical is very much a Spanish resort area,which we prefer,but we where still made welcome and we enjoyed the various tapas that accompanied all drinks without asking.most of the beaches are grey sand or large pebbles,beaches are clean and safe and good resturants abound
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