Itrabo is a small white village tucked away in the foothills of the Sierra de Los Guájares and the Sierra de Ubrite. It is a great destination for rural tourism and the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors. The drive up from Almuñécar gives you a day out to enjoy the countryside with fresh mountain air and stunning views.
Pueblo Blanco Itrabo
Itrabo is a very typical Andalusian Pueblo Blanco (white village), with excellent food and tapas in town! Perfect for a cold copa after exploring the many hikes and cycling routes from this lovely village. You will find the locals to be very friendly and they love to stop you for a quick chat and talk about the weather. This area is very popular with avid hikers and cyclists alike, with plenty of routes departing directly from the centre of the village. The big bonus is that there is plenty of free parking in Itrabo!
Located in the foothills and just a short drive from the Costa Tropical cities of Motril or Almuñécar. Though it is known the town dates back to the Phoenicians, there is only written documentation from the 12th century. It has a small urban center of narrow streets with adorable whitewashed houses and flower-adorned balconies.
See and Do in Ítrabo
The main historical points of interest in the town are the Nuestra Señora del Carmen Parish Church, the Virgen de la Salud hermitage, and the fountain called Carenata. August is the month for the patron saint festivities, which are held in honor of the Blessed Virgin of Health.
Snow and Palm Trees
Something unique to experience is the snow! It falls on the high ground in Itrabo in the winter and is a nice contrast with the tropical landscape beneath.
Something for the children too! A lovely soft play area with well-kept flower beds and a water fountain. Perfect for a stroll on a hot summer’s evening or to feel the warmth in winter.
Hiking & Cycling in Itrabo
There are superb hikes to explore in the area. The most famous and challenging is ‘La Guindalera Castano de Jurite’ which takes in some stunning 360’ views of the Granada Mountains and the Mediterranean coast.
There are more routes that depart from the town, like the León Africano route and the Al-Idrisi route. Both of these hikes allow you to discover some impressive views of the foothills. There is plenty of green with the farmlands and vineyards, as well as the pine and eucalyptus trees.
Hiking and Walking Trails around Itrabo
- Ítrabo route: La Guindalera – Castaño de Jurite
- Itrabo Ruta de Al Idrisi – Routes
- Routes: The best Hiking trails in Ítrabo, Andalusia (Spain)
- The best Walking trails in Ítrabo, Andalusia (Spain) – view route here
Ítrabo Cycling Routes
- Routes: Best Mountain Bike trails in Ítrabo, Andalusia (Spain)
- Best Road bike trails in Ítrabo, Andalusia (Spain) – View routes here
Where to Eat?
There are a few popular places to eat in Ítrabo. The following are recommended:
- Cafe Bar Salva – with a fresh young vibe, games table, tapas, pizza to take out too!
- Bar Vincente – This is a great family run bar (very typical) really friendly and they have free tapas if you ask!
- Or pack a snack
Where to stay?
There aren’t any big hotels around, but you are sure to find a nice little guest house.
Casa Picasso Guesthouse Itrabo is available all year! Relax in a typical traditional Spanish village set in the stunning countryside of the Costa Tropical, only 15 minutes from the beach. You can enjoy this cosy quirky house with a log burner and mountain views. Perfect for visiting the Junto de Los Rios natural park and the ski centre is just 1.5 hours away. Fully equipped kitchen, teas, and coffee provided.
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- Facebook: Casa Picasso Ítrabo
- Email: CasaPicassoItrabo@gmail.com
- Mobile: +34.673.709.963
How to get there from Almuñécar Friday Market Parking Lot
Driving: Departing from the parking lot near Lidl. Turn right and right again drive towards main road traffic lights (Repsol garage opposite). Go straight across the lights and turn left. Continue to the top of the road, turn right, and straight on up through Jete to Otivar. Turn right onto GR-5300 and follow it all of the way to Itrabo.
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Guest Contributor: We’d like to thank Rachel Adams for her part in this article.
Six years ago, Rachel came to work as an English Teacher in the Cordoba region of Spain. Her long-term dream was to purchase a property in Costa Tropical and last year, she was proud to open the doors to her lovely guesthouse, CASA PICASSO. This quirky townhouse is situated in Ítrabo, a typical Spanish village. Guests enjoy glorious mountain views and endless Andalusian sunshine, and it’s just a short 15-minute drive to the sea.
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