Cortijo Opazo

Pórtugos, Granada
+34 646 430656
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A garden paradise in a rocky hillside for walkers, nature lovers and all who seek peace. Return to supper cooked for you if you prefer


2 places


Each sleep 2

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

What a garden, what a view! Herbaceous borders, hidden corners, restful chairs, a tranquil pond, and heart-lifting colours throughout the year.  Garden designer William and partner Robert have created a little paradise on the edge of the national park. Champions of sustainability, the couple converted a derelict farmhouse where animals once lived, then developed two apartments, simple and open plan, using local stone, salvaged timber and traditional techniques.

Wood-burning stoves will keep you cosy on chilly nights; books and guides will help you plan your next adventures. On balmy evenings sit outside in your own private space and watch the stars come out. 

Walks start from the door – the views are amazing, bird life abounds, Granada’s an easy drive. If you tire of cooking, treat yourself to one of your gentle hosts’ dinners, a feast of garden produce.

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We think you'll love

  • The beautiful views
  • Walking in such glorious countryside
  • Wandering or sitting in the stunning garden
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You should know

  • You're on the bend of a quiet road
  • There's no swimming pool
  • It's not for teenagers, unless they like walking and gardens


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4:00pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from €55
Weekly price
from €382
Extra bed/sofabed available €8 per person per week.
2 Apartments for 2
From €551 bed1 bedroom



I was bowled over by the views across the valley towards the mountains and the sea in the far distance. I could have sat on the terrace for hours marvelling at the colours and shades. Then walk into the garden and explore this extraordinary habitat that William & Robert have created after many years carefully tending this rocky terrain that has the perfect climate for shrubs and flowers. I would love to return and this time stay a few days and walk out from the house using the carefully prepared guides that await all gusts who lodge there.

Carlos, Sawday's inspector

There is nothing to dislike about Cortijo Opazo, we just loved, loved, loved it - the accommodation, location & hosts are all fabulous!!

Tracy, Strathpeffer

If you are a garden enthusiast or a lover of nature in the wild then Cortijo Opazo is just the place to stay. And even if you weren’t into horticulture or hill trekking then the mere location of this wonderful establishment would be enough to gladden the heart. It’s a high-altitude oasis of greenery, a tiny bit of paradise, and probably one of the most enjoyable holiday locations that we’ve experienced in recent times. Plenty of warm sunshine, beautiful walks of all kinds and relaxing times in the quiet gardens. We were so well looked after that we didn’t want to leave!


Cortijo Opazo had everything we wanted. The weather was very warm, but not too hot. The walks from the house are stunning, and there are even more challenging ones in the high mountains. Granada and the Alhambra was an excellent day out. Robert and William were the perfect hosts: friendly and always there for a chat and advice, and of course providing wonderful meals when we were feeling lazy. The garden is amazingly beautiful, and William has succeeded in overcoming the difficult terrain. We highly recommend, and will be back.


William and Robert have created a truly special place. They are welcoming and thoughtful hosts. The accommodation is lovely and the gardens are delightful. The Alpujarras are a stunning location. The walking guides they've put together are very helpful. Go for a walk and make sure you've ordered a delicious meal as your reward.


Cortijo Opazo is a very special place to stay in an area of outstanding beauty. Sitting on the secluded wisteria clad veranda looking out towards the mountains listening to the sound of goat bells you feel totally at peace. Robert and William have created a wonderful home and garden that we felt privileged to share - their welcome was second to none.


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The neighbourhood

This is wild Spain: you may spot ibex, wildcats, boar, vultures, eagles and griffin. The walking is superb with ancient Moorish paths criss-crossing the slopes and sleepy villages to discover. Walk along the road to Pitres which has a Friday market, or for shops and restaurants head for Pampaneira, Bubion and Capileira, all under 20 minutes in the car.

Local points of interest from Robert King

  • Situated on the edge of the mighty Sierra Nevada National Park with some of the best walking in Europe - and our in-house walking guides will help you get the most out of the area from the moment you arrive.
  • The local villages and terraced hillsides are an authentic step back in time, protected by law as an area of special social and historic interest. There is nowhere else in Spain quite like the Alpujarras.
  • Take a dip in a mountain waterfall to cool off in summer - we can show you where.
  • Granada city and the fabulous Alhambra palace are within easy reach - a cultural must at least once in a life time.
  • An exceptional garden surrounds Cortijo Opazo, produce from the vegetable bed and our very own hens is usually available.
  • The beaches of the Costa Tropical are about an hour by car, we can guide you to the lesser known coves and seaside villages


Robert King

William, garden-designer, and Robert are the creators of this sustainable little paradise on south-facing slopes. They know all the great walks in the area and provide guide books and maps for you but do ask to share their knowledge. They'll also cook for you if you come home tired from walking.