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As like many other Spanish towns and regions Orgiva offers a wide variety of culinary delights, from the traditional Spanish Tapas bars to the Italian styles of Pizzeria and pasta.

Below are a few recommended local restaurants which will offer a warm welcome and great affordable food.

Our first suggestion is El Viejo Molino, situated in the town centre, just up on the left from the traffic lights. The restaurant can accommodate alfresco dining if you so desire.


Our second suggestion is located on the main road through Orgiva, it has traditional internal dining area and for the warm summer evenings a dining experience can be found within the orange groves.


Banks: Open in Orgiva 0900 – 1400 (Mon to Fri) cashpoints: La Caixa, Banco de Andalucia, Telebanco
Post Office: (correos) Open in Orgiva 0900-1400 Mon to Fri, 0900 – 1300 Sat (they sell stamps)
Orgiva Market: Every Thursday, located at the top of town just past the town hall, until 1400
Pharmacy (Farmacia) The main one, Farmacia (big green sign) is on the high street opposite the church, the other is homeopathic called Parafarmacia de Orgiva.

Open 0930 – 1400 Mon to Sat, 1730 – 2030 Mon to Fri Only
Supermercado Alpujarra: The ‘Tesco’ of the Alpujarras, Avenida Gonzales Robles 6
Gerardo’s Panaderia (German Bakery) Calle Lora Tamayo, 20 (try their Empanadillas – pies!)
Camac Health Foods: Calle Real, 23 (good imports – closes at 2pm for the day)
Herbolario Health Foods: local produce and hippy gift items.

Doctors (hopefully not needed but just in case)
Health Centre (Centro de Salud) open 24 hours Follow "Green Cross" Signs through Town
Dr Axel Thieke (German doctor 958 881 511)
Dr Rafael Fernandez: 958 784 249 (good local private doctor, reasonable rates)

Coast & Beaches
Orgiva is approx 40 mins from the coast and a further 20 mins will takes you to a lovely beach, called Playa Naturista (you wont need any clothes). Take the N323 towards Motril and turn right on the N340, direction Salobrena. Continue along the coast road past Almunecar, La Herradura (sandy beaches) and continue through a long tunnel called Cerro Gordo. As soon as you exit the tunnel, turn left to the beach. Parking space is limited and if full you may have to park at the top and walk down (15mins). Alternatively if you continue along the coast road you will find lovely beaches around Nerja and you can visit the illuminated caves at Nerja that contain spectacular stalagtites.

For the more adventurous among you, the Hotel Montanero in Carataunas co-ordinates many outdoor pursuits such as white water rafting and paragliding. Take the mountain road towards Carataunas, it's on the right hand side.

Mountain Villages
On the road between Orgiva and Lanjaron there is a turning (near the big BP petrol station) which leads to the most scenic mountain villages. Most accessible are three villages in the Poqueira Valley: Pampaneira, Bubion and Capeleira. They all have cafes, bars and there are shops selling local produce. There is a funky bar in Bubion called Bar Morisco. Continue up past Capeleira and you’ll find a flamenco night club called Al Catifa. There is also a lovely mountain spring beyond Capeleira where you can swim in the natural pools. On the way back, take a left at the junction near Bubion and follow the signs to Pitres, Ferreirola and Mecina Fondales for gorgeous mountain walks. There’s a family-owned bar in Mecina for the best paella in the world. Ask for Marissa.

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