Buenavista is exactly 2 kms from the centre of Órgiva, a market town with supermarkets, two petrol stations, banks and restaurants. It is known as the gateway to Las Alpujarras, where you’ll find traditional white villages in a place of natural beauty.
Markets with local produce
Órgiva has all the main services for a population of roughly 6,000 including a number of colourful annual events which mark the town calendar. The time around Easter (semana santa, or holy week) is particularly important throughout Spain for various processions and Orgiva is no exception.
The 12-hour procession of Cristo de la Expiración is celebrated on the Friday which falls a week before Palm Sunday. Rockets and crackers are let off as the statue of Christ is paraded around town with general festivities and celebration. In Easter week itself there is always three day artisans’ fair to show off the produce and crafts of the Alpujarras. Traditional cuisine can be sampled and locally made goods bought; if you are on holiday here when the fair is on it’s well worth a visit. Another important fiesta is held at on the weekend at the end of September or beginning of October. This was originally a cattle fair but has now turned into a funfair and a chance to dress up in traditional costumes with various family events taking place.
Throughout the summer months, Orgiva town hall organises outdoor music concerts which are free to attend. Different music groups from Orgiva play or sing in picturesque corners of the town, adding magic to a warm summer evening.
Every Thursday there is a market in the town centre selling fruit and vegetables, home wares and some crafts. The high street has a good choice of cafes where you can sit out with a coffee or a cold beer and enjoy that relaxed holiday feeling.