The village is located 338 meters above sea level at the foot of the Sierra de Lújar and has 5031 inhabitants (2013). This municipality excists of Castell de Ferro, El Romeral and Gualchos. The archaeological remains are dating back to 3000 BC. On the west side on the Pico del Águilais is the cave Cueva de las Campanas located at 445 meters altitude. Apparently it is one of the most important caves in the province of Granada, because of its size and brightness and for its Neolithic remains.


The municipality has more than 7 km of coast with beautiful cliffs and spacious beaches with fine and gravel sand.  Its subtropical climate and extensive beaches without mass toursm makes this place a little paradise with spectacular sunsets and crystal clear waters. Among its beaches is Calle Rijana, which is ideal for scuba diving. A unique destination for travelers without haste and people who are seeking virgin spaces.


The church of Gualchos
The church of Gualchos

Points of Interest in Gualchos

  • Church: Iglesia de San Miguel (1502);
  • Viewpoint: Mirador de Gualchos;
  • Roman Castle in Castell de Ferro;
  • Archaeological site of the Rijana;
  • Tower of Rijana (16th century);
  • Natural cave: Cueva de Las Campanas.
View on Gualchos
View on Gualchos

Festivities in Gualchos

  • The night of San Juan or theFires of San Juan. During the night of 23rd on the24th of June the beaches of Castell de Ferro become a lively revelry where the bonfires light up the whole coast and people purified themselves with seawater;
  • On the 15th of July are the festivities in honor of the patron of Castell "La Virgen del Carmen" celebrated with a procession and fireworks;
  • Fiesta de Jolúcar: pilgrimage of San Cayetano in Jolúcar on the 7th of August; this is atracting thousands of people every year, pilgrims doing the promise to walk all night to reach the hermitage of San Cayetano in the village of Jolúcar in order to get the holy of the procession;
  • Tourist Festival in Gualchos, a traditional festival in the second half of August is celebrated in honor of the tourists who had chosen this place in the sixties to spend the vacation in this town. There is a crowning of the male and female tourist of the year;
  • The festivities of Gualchos are celebrated at the end of September in honor of it´s patron "San Miguel" with a procession,  popular food, games for children and a amazing costume party.

The Beaches of Gualchos

Photo Gallery of Gualchos

Basic Information Gualchos

Gualchos (36°44′37″N 3°23′23″O)

Altitude: 338 meters

Population: 5031 (2013)



Distance to Granada: 91 km

Distance to the beach: 7 km

Distance to Airport Malaga: 123 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 103 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium -high


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

Location of Gualchos

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The Weather in Gualchos