Location of Pampaneira
|• Total||17.47 km2 (6.75 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,060 m (3,480 ft)|
|• Density||18/km2 (47/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
The Poqueira gorge starts below the mountain peak of Mulhacén, where the river Poqueira rises. There are many opportunities for hiking in the area. Guided walks are arranged by the local tourist offices which also sell mountain hiking equipment. Other companies can plan self-guided treks through the area. The nearest major town is Órgiva. One of the highest all year-round lived-in mountain village in Spain, Trevélez is located nearby in the mountains to the east of the three villages.
Accommodation is available in all of the three villages but Capileira has the biggest range of facilities.
The village is located at about 1060 metres above sea level.
There are many craft shops selling ceramics, leather and clothes. Also on offer are the locally produced specialities of cheese and ham.
During the winter the Sierra Nevada and the Alpujarra mountains get covered in snow but the villages are rarely affected by snow for more than a few days a time.
There are bus connections running every day from the town of Granada, Spain.
- Tourist Info Site in several languages including English
- Visit Alpujarras: your holiday quide, travel information and rural accommodation - Pampaneira
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