The village is located at sea level and has 1982 inhabitants (2013). The village belongs to the municipality Albuñol. La Rabita is named after the construction of the Ribat or fortress-monastery, because in the Nasrid period this city was established as a strategic point of defense on the coast. Around the castle the population of La Rabita was settled.
In the eighteenth century the watchtowers of Punta Negra, La Rabita and Huarea were built, making the maritime defense of this population strong and large. Currently the watchtower La Rabita is the best preserved.
La Rabita (36°44′55″N
Altitude: 2 meters
Population: 1982 (2013)
Distance to Granada: 112 km
Distance to the beach: 0 km (La Rabita)
Distance to Airport Malaga: 148 km
Distance to Airport Granada: 127 km
Touristic level: low - medium - high
Authentic level: low - medium - high