The village is located 120 meters above sea level and has 923 inhabitants (2013) and is located on the ancient and scenic mountain road connecting Almuñécar with Granada. 

 

Jete's economy has always been based on agriculture. In early Arab period the grapes, raisins and figs had a good reputation, even after the Christian reforestation, when the agriculture was somewhat abandoned. With the time it was recovered and extentended with sugar cane and the factory Trapiche (1736) was constructed. Since the late nineteenth century cane cultivation increased due to destruction of  the vineyards by phylloxera.

 

Jete is located between the Sierra del Chaparral, in a place of undeniable beauty and  in a subtropical climate, which produces the optimal climate in the municipality for any time of year. The streets are narrow and steep and typically Moorish. Jete is very close to the Costa Tropical town of Almuñécar (8 km). Jete is split into two by the Rio Verde ("green river") and is situated in the Bodijar Ravine.

Points of Interest in Jete


  • Church: Iglesia Parroquial de San Antonio;
  • Hermitage of the patron, the Virgin of Bodíjar ;located four kilometres from Jete village centre, at the top of the Bodíjar ravine, and offers an amazing panoramic view of the río Verde valley and the Mediterranean Sea;
  • Viewpoint: Mirador de los Acebuches;
  • Viewpoint: Mirador de los Algarrobos;
  • Cueva de las Vacas;
  • Hiking Tours (7 routes).
The church of Jete
The church of Jete

Festivities in Jete


  • From the 1st until the 4th of January the festivities in honor of the patrona la Virgen de Bodijar are celebrated;
  • On the last Sunday of April the pilgrimage is held in honor of  Virgen de Bodijar;
  • On the 13th of June is a small festivity organized in honor of  San Antonio;
  • On the first or second Saturday in September the festival in honor Virgen del Agua is held.
A street in Jete
A street in Jete

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Basic Information Jete


Jete (36°47′50″N 3°40′05″O)

Altitude: 120 meters

Population: 923 (2013)

 

Distances:

Distance to Granada: 82 km

Distance to the beach: 9 km

Distance to Airport Malaga: 97 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 95 km

 

Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium - high


Facilities:

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

Location of Jete

The Weather in Jete