Swimming: Velez Blanco has one
of the finest pools around, set in a wooded park on
the slopes of mt. Mahimon and overlooking the Blanco Valley.
There is a restaurant and tapas bar beside the pool area.
For those who want it, the Mediterranean coast is about 45 minutes away with it's mix of popular resorts or quiet rocky coves.
Golf: There are various golf courses within approximately 40 minutes drive in the Vera and Mojacar area.
Skiing: The Sierra Nevada, with it's 78kms of ski runs and 24 lifts, is approximately 2 hours drive (motorway most of the way).
Travel: Alicante, Murcia and Almeria airports are
all about 1hr30min drive away so a car is highly recommended. However,
by separate agreement, we can organise transport to/from the airports
and there are taxi services in Velez Blanco and Velez Rubio. Velez
Blanco is walking distance at about 3kms and Velez Rubio and Maria are
both about 8kms. We also have a limited number of mountain bikes which
we do allow our guests to use, at their own risk, when possible.
The A91/92N motorway runs just south of Velez Rubio from Granada to Puerto Lumbreras where it joins the E15 coast motorway from Almeria to the north of Spain via Alicante, Valencia and Barcelona.
Further details: There are various restaurants within 4kms of Rio Claro including the Michelin guide "Meson el Molina", our personal favourite "El Palacil" and many cafe/bars frequented by the locals and serving drinks and tapas. Both Velez Blanco and Velez Rubio have medical centres, between them covering 24hrs/day. All 3 local villages have weekly markets (Wed, Sat and Sun) offering freshly grown local produce.
Special Interests: Nick and Claire are happy to accommodate
your needs if possible. Please ask if you would like any special
assistance or arrangements made.
Claire is also an NVQ3 trained Chair Based Exercise leader with 28yrs
experience in care for the elderly and/or handicapped. Respite care can
be provided by prior arrangement if required.
We are also able to offer our guests private English, Spanish or Dutch lessons. Please enquire prior to arrival. Separate food and laundry services are also offered for a small charge.