Rubite of the Costa Tropical in the Granada province is a traditional small mountain village overlooking the Mediterranean coast of Spain in the Andalucia (Andalus) region, east of the cities of Motril and Almuñécar along the N-340 highway and about a one-hour drive from the cities of Granada and a little further from Malaga. Rubite is easily accessible by main highway and smaller roads off the main highway.
Rubite is near
Almeria, and is
readily accessible from the heart of the Costa Tropical, Almuñécar:
- From Granada, take the major N-323 highway to the coast. Once at the Costa Tropical town of Salobreña, take a left on the principal Costa Tropical highway N-340 heading east towards Motril and Almería. In over 30 minutes and close to the town of
La Mamola, there will be exit signs for Rubite.
- From Malaga, take the N-340 highway going east towards Almuñécar, Motril, and Almería. About 30 minutes after passing Motril (located to the east of Almuñécar and Salobreña) and close to the town of La Mamola, look for the exit signs for the town of Rubite.
Rubite, a small Costa Tropical village of about 500 inhabitants, is located in the mountains
overlooking the Mediterranean seashore. Rubite lies in the Sierra de la Contraviesa in the Lower
Alpujarra region. Rubite allows the visitor to enjoy the mountains as much as the sea, since the
town is 15 kilometers away from the coast. Of the many anejos, cortijadas and small villages
distributed in the area surrounding Rubite, the ones that merit special mention are the ones of
Casarones and El Lance, which house two of the most hidden and calm beaches of the Costa Tropical.
In Rubite are the remains of three Almohad rain tanks with an interesting water wheel of archaeological interest dating from the XII Century. Next to one of them is the Loma del Aljibe viewpoint, from where it is possible to enjoy superb views to the sea and Sierra Nevada.
Nearby Rubite and worth a visit is the
Castillo de Baños (or the Castle Of Baths, dating from the XVIII century) located in the small village of the same name. Visitors to Castillo de Baños should visit the Centro de Interpretación de las Defensas de la Costa Granadina (or the Center for the Interpretation of Granada's Coastal Defenses).
Rubite is on the easternmost edge of the Costa Tropical and borders on the
Almería province, a desert area that offers incredible attractions of its own. Access information on the Almería province for more recommended tourist destinations.
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