Many locals drive around on scooters, and you can definitely find scooter rentals nearby. Scooters are truly better than renting a car, driving can be a nightmare in the central district. Most of the streets are either restricted to bus, taxi, scooter, and tourist only if you have hotel reservation there. The ones that aren’t are narrow one-way streets. A great option for getting around in Granada is the local bus. They cover nearly all of the interesting points and the run frequently. The bus schedule displays on a screen at all of the major bus stops or you can send a text message via the cities SMS system.
Hotels near GRX
There are many backpacker’s hotel and hostels that you can find for under $18.15 USD 14.50 EUROS per night. There are mid and high priced hotels in the center of the city. A mid-priced hotel will cost approximately $75 USD to $113 USD 60 EUROS to 90 EUROS per night.
Eating out in Granada is very inexpensive if you go to a local bar. Most of the bars will serve free tapas with each drink you purchase. Most of them will be deserted if you’re used to an early dinner. Dinner is, usually, around 8pm in Granada. Traditional dishes include Migas an entrée that’s made from day-old bread, pork ribs, grapes, sausage, or sardines. Also, a poached fish dish called Escabeche which can also be made with chicken, pork, or rabbit. Breakfast, usually, consist of Cuahada a custard made from ewe’s milk and you can easily find desserts and snacks like Churros, Flan, and Crème brulee.
About Granada Airport
GRX is located 15 kilometers (9.4 miles) west of Granada, and it serve approximately 720,000 passengers each year which has slowly declined in recent years. Granada itself sits at the bottom of the Sierra Nevada Mountains right were the Beiro, Darro, Genil, and Monachil rivers meet. It’s beautiful vacation destination, and it’s only one hour away from the Mediterranean coast. Less than 250,000 people live in Granada giving it a lovely little small town appeal. Rich in history and culture it makes a wonderful little getaway for all.
In Granada, they speak an Andalusian version of Spanish called Andaluz. People from other parts of Spain have a hard time understanding it let alone an outsider. Andaluz was heavily influenced by the Arabic language.
In certain parts of the city, there are many thieves that walk around; they’ll snatch your bag, the Spanish Police won’t be much help to get it back either. Also watch out for the gypsy women who will shove rosemary sprigs in your face and demand payment for them. When you pass them don’t make any eye contact; if they become persistent firm say a polite "No."
Things to do in Granada
South Granada has many places to shop you can also check out the Santo Domingo Church, the museums there, and along the Rio Genil there is a beautiful garden to look at. In Alhambra the Palace of Chares the V houses two museums with some beautiful fine art pieces. I would also check out the Hammam Arab Baths; you can get a bath and massage for only $40 USD (32 EUROS).