Gualchos, Granada Area Guide

On the Costa Tropical, the village of Gualchos sits 338 meters above sea level, at the base of the Sierra de Lújar. The municipality comprises Castell de Ferro on the coast, El Romeral, and Gualchos itself.
The municipality has over 7 kilometres of coastline with striking cliffs and expansive beaches. Its subtropical climate and unspoiled beaches offer breathtaking sunsets and crystal-clear waters. Among its coastal hotspots is Calle Rijana, a haven for diving enthusiasts.


Gualchos is an authentic Spanish village with a small expat community. Not being a mass tourism destination, the area retains its charm throughout the year, though it is a popular destination for residents of inland Granada province during the summer months.
Living in Gualchos-Castell de Ferro is perfect for those who want a quieter life on Spain’s Mediterranean coasts.


Gualchos is on the Costa Tropical in the province of Granada. The nearest airports are Granada and Malaga.
The nearest bus runs to Motril, there are no bus routes to Gualchos.
Granada airport: 100km, 1 hour
Malaga airport: 135km, 1 hr 25 minutes
Beach: Yes


Gualchos has a doctor’s surgery, and there are several pharmacies in Gualchos, Castell de Ferro and El Romeral.
The nearest hospital is in Motril.


Gualchos has village shops and supermarkets which cater for your daily requirements. For larger commercial centres, head to Centro Comercial Alcampo Motril about 30km away.

Public Transport

There is no public transport connecting the village of Gualchos. However, the bus does run along the coast from Motril stopping at Castell de Ferro on the coast.

Sports Facilities

Gualchos village has a football pitch and gym. For water sports, Castell de Ferro has superb diving in clear waters.

Annual Events

Gualchos celebrates the Virgen del Carmen on 16th July every year. A ‘throne’ with a statue of the virgin is carried into the sea, to celebrate her patronage of fishermen and sailors.
Whilst Gualchos isn’t a huge tourist destination it does celebrate the first tourists who decided to holiday there in the 1960s. In the second half of August, they hold the Tourist Festival with a ‘tourist of the year’ receiving a wreath of flowers.

Useful links

Gualchos Town Hall (ayuntamiento)

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