The Sierra Nevada (meaning snowy range) is an epic, spectacular mountain region in southern Spain and home to the countries tallest peaks and finest vistas. Predominantly known for its blue skies and abundant sunshine, the area is also a popular winter destination due to its excellent ski season (from December to May) making the Sierra Nevada a delightful place to visit any time of the year.
Located at its base, the Nomad Xperience can be found in a lovely, spacious garden with mountain views and beautiful wild flowers bursting with colour. Guests have three camping options (or more appropriately, glamping options.)
The surprisingly spacious yurt with its comfy bed and traditional Mongolian decor is a real winner. All tucked up in bed, experience the magic of gazing up at the starry Spanish sky whilst drifting carelessly into the land of dreams - surely the perfect way to end a day. For those planning a winter visit, the colourfully painted gypsy wagon is a cozy alternative to nylon when the weather turns a wee bit chilly. Finally, the traditional North American style tipi is furnished in a welcoming, romantic style – from the sheepskins thrown across the bed, to the endless pile of pillows, this dwelling truly feels like a home away from home.
After a couple of glorious days relaxing in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, you may want to reacquaint yourself with civilisation. Thankfully Granada won’t let you down as it offers an almost never-ending range of activities, from trekking up Veleta mountain to canoeing on the Rio Verde and snowboarding down the Sierra Nevada to surfing on the Mediterranean, this area really takes the cake for adrenaline fueled fun.
If it’s the quirky accommodation that brings you here, it will be the cheery hospitality, jaw-dropping views, and unbeatable location that will keep you coming back. With the towering Sierra Nevada mountains as its backdrop, there’s no doubt The Nomad Xperience is a stunning site and well worth a visit.
One north American style tipi, one Mongolian yurt, and one wooden gipsy wagon. Each accommodation has electricity, a king-sized bed, and a private bathroom with a shower and toilet. The site has a fully equipped kitchen, bar, BBQ, spacious garden, swimming pool, ping-pong table, and a large trampoline.
Glampers, couples, nature-lovers, children, and dogs – yes. Tents, campervans, and caravans – no.
The beaches of the Costa Tropical (also known as Costa de Granada) are only 30 minutes away, and provide a more authentic Spanish experience than those of the Costa del Sol. With its long, wide beach and lovely promenade, Torrenueva is a particularly nice spot. A twenty minute drive north is the magnificent city of Granada. Boasting the remarkable Alhambra Palace, (902 441 221) the Alhambra isn't one single building, but a complex of various buildings and fortifications that were constructed over many years, resulting in contrasting architectural styles. We highly recommend you book tickets in advance. Granada’s Science Park (958 131 900) is a fun, enjoyable day out for the family. The exhibits are interactive and educational, with most possessing English translations. Highlights include the puppet show, planetarium, and human body exhibition. Be sure to check out their website for the latest exhibitions.
Food & Drink
Guests can order full-flavoured meals onsite which are made with fresh vegetables from Juan & Kalinka’s garden. The nearby village of Padul provides some interesting dining options. The atmosphere at D’amilia (958 780 148), is always lively and the service prompt and friendly. There’s a lovely summer terrace to enjoy your reasonably priced, tasty meal (the grilled meats are a real winner.) Desserts are homemade and delicious. After a busy day sightseeing the wonderful city of Granada, pop into the unique La Oliva (958 225 754) to relax and fill your belly. A charming delicatessen by day, in the evening La Oliva’s charismatic owner Francisco talks through his excellent tasting menu (around 17 small courses) with admirable passion. There are only 6 small tables, so be sure to call ahead.
All year round.
The Owner Says
The Nomad Experience is not reachable by public transport. However guests can take a bus to the village of Padul where Kalinka & Juan can pick you up for $5.
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