LIKE an illustration from a fairytale, the Barranco Blanco will enchant you – once you find it.
But the search is more than worth it, for this serene spot (which means White Ravine in Spanish) is set in stunning woodland teeming with wildlife – including wild boars – and its river ends in a magical waterfall.
Even the Nazis were unable to resist Barranco Blanco’s enduring charm
Located in the foothills of the Sierra Alpujata between Coin and Alhaurin el Grande, it cannot be seen from the surrounding roads.
These days it’s a photographer’s paradise and a hotspot for horseriding, mountain biking, walking and river swimming. But, just like the stories by the Grimms brothers and Hans Anderson, it has a darker side, too.
This beautiful spot was allegedly used as a Nazi training camp during the Second World War, due to Hitler and Franco’s friendship.