The village is located at 800 meters above sea level and has 162 inhabitants (2013). It is the smallest municipality of the region, both in terms of population and surface area (4,66 km). It is located in the south east of the Alpujarras.
Its history is fully linked to the area and it has suffered from depopulation caused by the expulsion of the Moors. It was resettled in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century with Christians from other regions.
The characteristics of this area are very peculiar, because their cottages are very old and made of local stone, although many of them are whitewashed and decorated with tinaos,
Carataunas (36°55′23″N 3°24′32″O)
Altitude: 800 meters
Population: 162 (2013)
Distance to Granada: 64 km
Distance to the beach: 39 km (Motril)
Distance to the Airport of Malaga: 133 km
Distance to the Airport of Granada: 77 km
Touristic level: low - medium - high
Authentic level: low -medium - high