The village is located at 5 meters above sea level and has 2025 inhabitants (2013). This small village belongs to the municipalliy of Motril. The village thanks its origin from the settlement of small farmers in Los Llanos. They were forming the core population and they came from various localities of the Alpujarra such as Torvizcon or Rubite. The final breakthrough came with the construction of houses by the Institute for Agrarian Reform and Development. Immigration has also grown in recent years, where the population now exceeds 2,000. Agriculture marks the rhythm of economic growth in this town and has its turning point in the development of intensive agriculture under plastic. The village has one beach.

The beach of Carchuna
The beach of Carchuna

Points of Interest in Carchuna

Festivities in Carchuna

  • In the last weekend of May the festivities in honor of San Isidro Labrador are held;
  • In the first weekend of July the festivities in honor of  Virgen de los Llanos are celebrated;
The beach of Carchuna
The beach of Carchuna

Photo Gallery of Carchuna

Basic Information Carchuna

Carchuna (36°42′07″N 3°26′31″O)

Altitude: 5 meters

Population: 2075 inhabitants (2013)



Distance to Granada: 73 km

Distance to the beach: 0 km

Distance to Airport Malaga: 119 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 884 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium - high


  • Supermarkets: yes
  • Banks: yes
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Bars: yes

Location of Carchuna

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The Weather in Carchuna