The attractions of this beautiful corner of Spain


The main attraction of the region is its inspirational beauty, peace and tranquility. It is situated on the edge of the Sierra Nevada Natural Park and UNESCO Biosphere reserve, making it a spectacular hiking destination.

There are walking routes signposted from the villages. Routes range from short strolls to full-day hikes and two long distance routes. Organised tours are available as well as other activities like horse riding, mountain biking, cañoning, climbing, bird-watching and paragliding. We are also within 1 ½ hour drive of the Sierra Nevada ski area. A small, but fascinating museum, Casa Alpujarreña, housing artifacts from times gone by can be found in the main plaza alongside the church.

Other villages/cities: The two other white Moorish villages of Pampaneira to the south and Capileira to the north are both 2km away and easy to walk to. The larger village of Orgiva is 15km down the mountain in the valley. Granada and the awe-inspiring Alhambra palace are a 1 hour and 15 minutes drive away.

Coast/Beach: The beaches of Motril, Almuñecar and Salobreña on the Costa Tropical are an hour drive away.

Fiestas: The fiesta of San Antón is during the penultimate weekend of August and the fiesta of San Sebastián is held on the weekend closest to the 20th January and includes four days of non-stop music, dancing and merry-making.

Climate: Bubión is 1,300m above sea level, and winters can be cold (occasionally snow falls), but usually the climate is delightful with 300 or so days of sunshine, clean mountain air, very low humidity and daytime summer temperatures of around 30° C.

The Alpujarras and Sierra Nevada

Granada City and the Alhambra Palace