The village is situated at 1014 meters above sea level and has 462 inhabitants (2013). Its is nestled in the heart of Las Alpujarras, where you can enjoy all the natural charms of tradition in this region.
Its location offers unique views to both the coast and the Sierra Nevada. This is why the town has the nickname Balcony of the Alpujarras. A great part of its territory is situated within the Natural Park Sierra Nevada.
The village is not accessable by car, but there is a parking at the entrance of the village. The main part of the buildings have kept their historic look, so you got the idea that you are walking alone in an open air museum.! Alone because this is a hidden secret and not be discovered by mass tourisme, which makes this town one of the most charming and quiet villages in the Alpujarra. There are two bars with a terrace, where you can enjoy a drink and the beautiful views over the valley, lake and even the Mediterranean.
Cañar (36°55′35″N 3°25′40″O)
Altitude: 1014 meters
Population: 462 (2013)
Distance to Granada: 65 km
Distance to the beach: 41 km (Motril)
Distance to the Airport of Malaga: 134 km
Distance to the Airport of Granada: 78 km
Touristic level: low - medium - high
Authentic level: low -medium - high