The village is located 800 meters above sea level and has 501 inhabitants (2013). To the municipality belong the towns of Rubite, Los Galvez and Rambla del Agua inside, and El Lance and Los Casarones on the Mediterranean coast. The Contraviesa is a mountain range that runs parallel to the coast line and the Sierra Nevada. His peaks have an average height of 1100 -1200 meters.
In the fourteenth century, the administration of the Nasrid monarchs had set up a special character to the farmhouses of the Alpujarras mountains, configuring it in a territorial organization based on entities called Tahas. In one of them, "Taha of Suhayl" or "Small Cejel" was a farmhouse, named Rubite, which with the passage of time and history, suffer all the vicissitudes and changes by which to this day has passed the old "Kingdom of Granada".
Rubite (36°48′32″N 3°20′53″O)
Altitude: 800 meters
Population: 501 (2013)
Distance to Granada: 82 km
Distance to the beach: 16 km
Distance to Airport Malaga: 140 km
Distance to Airport Granada: 97 km
Touristic level: low - medium - high
Authentic level: low - medium - high