The village is located 782 meters above sea level and has 7159 inhabitants (2014). To the municipality belongs also Marchena and Cuesta de la Valdesa. A great part of the municpality is situated in Natural Park Sierra Nevada and the village is crossed by the river Durcal. Along this river you enjoy the several waterfalls that are situated a km outside the village.
The origin of Durcal goes back to the period of when it was dominated by the Muslims. The have also found remains of Roman population. Its fertile land attracted the Arabs. Its name comes from the Arabic "Quasb", a term that refers to "sugar cane cultivation," although now aday it is abounded. The village was also named "Dur-al-iqlim", translated as "Pearl of the region." This has earned him his current nickname, "Durcal, Perla del Valle (Lecrín)".
Dúrcal (36°59′16″N 3°33′57″O)
Altitude: 782 meters
Population: 7159 inhabitants (2014)
Distance to Granada: 36 km
Distance to the beach: 39 km
Distance to Airport Malaga: 132 km
Distance to Airport Granada: 49 km
Touristic level: low -medium - high
Authentic level: low - medium - high