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.
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