INSIDER’S GUIDE: Sierra Nevada

Make the most of your high-altitude escapade with our guide to Europe’s sunniest ski resort.

Ski and snowboard kit

Once you’re checked in, your hotel will be happy to kit you out with the right equipment to enjoy the slopes. If you arrive for the day there are a number of boutiques offering rental and sales of kit and clothes, including the VIP services of the Sierra Nevada Boutique and the fast turnaround of Rio Sport


In a little over two hours from the glamour of Marbella, you can be snuggling up under a thick faux fur at the extraordinary El Lodge hotel.

For a unique take on Sierra Nevada slopeside accommodation, choose one of the designer rooms at Maribel.

Classic Andalusian hospitality meets Alpine style charm at the 5-star Rumaykiyya.


Relish a day of pampering, or rest weary muscles, relaxing in style after adventures on the slopes, in the new Nordic-inspired spa at Maribel, the new lively ski and après ski chalet with a spirited mix of high-altitude fun both on and off the piste.

Try Maribel also for evening cocktails, dining, and dancing, all with spectacular views to the peaks.


For classic mountain favourites, comforting Italian dishes and the best pizzas in town it has to be Tito Luigi.

For heart-warming homemade favourites and exquisite seafood, head to Restaurante La Mar Salá.


The Alhambra and Generalife Gardens are unmissable. Be immersed in the magic of One Thousand and One Nights style fabled storytelling at Spain’s most extraordinary destination. Avoid the ticket-touts and book on the official website at:

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