Velez Rubio is situated inland only one hour´s drive from the Costa
Almeria and two hours from the ski resort of Granada. It sits at
the foot of a fabulous maountain and boasts numberous buildings of
great architectural importance.
Velez Rubio is home to a colourful market held weekly. There are
also many restaurants offering a variety of excellent food for good
value in charming surroundings. The businesses are mostly family
run and offer a friendly and personal service. Velez Rubio also has
good local amenitites such as a medical centre, theatre,
supermarkets, and a large public swimming pool surrounded by trees,
with an adjoining bar and restaurant.
Numerous activities are on offer within the area including,
paragliding, climbing, orienteering, horse riding, hiking. Enquires
can be made on your behalf should you wish.
Sites of interest (all within a two hour dirve) include Alhambra
Palace (Grandada), Mini Hollywood, Western Leone and Fort Bravo
(Tabernas - the only desert in Europe), Mining Caves (Sorbas),
Castle (The Fortress of the Sun, Lorca), Water Park (Parque
acuatico, Vera). The historic cities of Almeria, Murcia and Huercal
Overa offer much in the way of museums and historical buildings.
The Mediterranean is approximately forty-five minutes drive away
with the popular costal resorts of Aguilas, Bolnuevo, Mazarron,
Parque Natural Cabo de Gata-Nijar providing a range of sandy beaches
and rocky covers.
Golf courses are all within a forty minute drive located in the
Vera, Mojacar and Roquetas de Mar areas.
Skiing is available in the resort of Sierra Nevada located two hours
drive from Velez Rubio. During the drive to the resort you will
experience breathtaking scenery. From the top of the Pico de Veleta
peak (3,396 metres), skiers can see across the Mediterranean to the
Atlas Mountains in Morocco.
The resort has advanced snow making facilities (if there were to be
a lack of snow) and nuberous runs of varying difficulty. The season
usually runs from late November to early March.