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Fifteen thousand visitors a year visit the Lanjaron Spa Baths. It is hoped to grow by up to 20 percent next year with the addition of a new 4 star hotel adjacent to the baths.
The World Health Organization has recognized Lanjaron as one of the places with the greatest longevity on the planet. It is indeed the quality of its waters - together with the climate, the pure mountain air and the Mediterranean diet - that allows many of its citizens to live for longer than average lives.
Took this shot this morning on our return from a Walking and Scrambling trip to Mallorca. Our Air Berlin flight from Palma de Mallorca passed right over the Alpujarras and Lanjaron. Conditions were very clear. The town can be seen, together with the water bottling plant and the wind turbines towards the Valle de Lecrin.
The motorway from Granada to Motril can be seen running down the left hand side.
Well, we’ve had the busiest February since we arrived in 2002. Spanish Highs Mountain guides have been working hard at the winter mountaineering and alpine courses and ascents of Mulhacen recently. I seem to have been demoted to “office boy” and whilst others have been out doing all the “mountain” fun things, I’ve been running to/from Malaga airport, sorting out gear, equipment and accommodation issues, as well as keeping the flow of clients coming in!