When it comes to planning your vacation in the picturesque town of Grazalema, one of the first decisions you’ll need to make is where to stay. You have the choice of apartments, houses, or hotels. Making this decision can be challenging, but in this article, we’ll explore the advantages of opting for an apartment or house rentals in Grazalema over a traditional hotel stay.Continue reading Apartments or house rentals in Grazalema?
As autumn arrives lets have a look at October flowers in the Sierra de Grazalema. Berries and acorns are ripening, decorating the countryside and providing food for wildlife. Many plants will only just be emerging as the first autumn rain will usually have encouraged the germination of many seeds by now, giving a lushness to the pastures and roadsides that had been dry during the summer.
The flowering plant seasons starts afresh as temperatures drop and humidity rises. Yellow Autumn crocus grows between the rocks close to the village of Grazalema. Narcissus cavanillesii can be difficult to locate as it is such a tiny plant, the same goes for the delicate Autumn squill. Both Autumn colchicum and Autumn crocus are more visible and although very similar in colour and form, you can tell them apart by counting the stamens (3 for the crocus).Continue reading October flowers in the Sierra de Grazalema
Nestled amid the stunning landscapes of Andalusia, Grazalema beckons nature enthusiasts and adventurers alike. This hidden gem, with its rugged mountains, charming village streets, and rich cultural heritage, is a must-visit destination. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll take you on a journey to discover the wonders of Grazalema, from its natural beauty to its village life and outdoor adventures. Join us as we explore this captivating Andalusian treasure.
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There is always a marked difference between the first and second parts of this month as plants succumb to the intense heat and set their seeds. Areas that have held high moisture levels during the winter and spring will now come into their own with ribbons of bright pink Oleanders mapping the watercourses with Penny Royal and Apple Mint accompanying them. Climbing higher, aromatic herbs tucked into rock crevices in the mountains will be attracting bees and butterflies with their nectar rich blooms. Read on for more wildlife in July in the Sierra de GrazalemaContinue reading Wildlife in July in the Sierra de Grazalema
Someone has turned up the heating here in the Sierra de Grazalema and the little rain and cooler temperatures of the spring seems to be a long distant memory. We’ll soon be in the high thirties and the forecast is for more intense heat to come this year which will probably take us into the forties and the blazing summer heat in the Sierra de Grazalema
The green fields and colourful meadows have changed to dusty soil as the summer does its work to dry seed heads. Local farmers are doing their work to harvesting the fields of wheat, sunflowers and other crops.
Nothing surely can compare with walking through a pine forest in Andalucia with cones cracking in the heat and cicadas “whirring” in the branches.
The temperature hits the melt point releasing the essential oils from cistus, rosemary and lavender that fill the air with that unmistakeable Mediterranean hot summer scent… Maybe you can guess from my words… I love Andalucia in the summer!
in summer the bright pink Nerium oleander is in full bloom and if you look closer you will see that this plant generally follows watercourses and dry (sometimes wet) gullies… Oleander hedges always provide great rewards for insect expeditions over the hot months of July and August.
Especially look out for dragonflies and damselflies, shining jewels of the summer flying alongside the butterflies that appear in a myriad of colours and sizes feeding on blue sea holly and other plants of the thistle family
Many people find it too hot during the months of July and August but for those with a special interest in insects this area is litterally a “hotspot” for many normally hard to find species.
Hotels in Grazalema during the summer months
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