Whatever the time of year, a favourite day out is to the lakes near the town of Baza, just 40 minutes drive away.
The nearest and largest lake is the Embalse del Negratin. Here you will find azure waters; stunning scenery;pebble beaches; lake side bar/restaraunts, a thermal baths and in the height of summer, pedalos for hire.
On a clear day the drive up the nearbye Jabalcon mountain provides amazing views, as far as the snow capped Sierra Nevada!
......and don't forget to watch out for the flocks of Griffen Vultures