The Village 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.
|# of inhabitants:||~ 488|
|Distance to Granada:||81 km|
Where is Rubite located?
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.