Bubion is a village in La Alpujarra region of Granada in Spain. It is one of the high villages of Las Alpujarras, situated on the southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada, Spain's highest mountain range.
Sitting proudly in the midst of the incredibly beautiful Poqueira Ravine, it is the middle one of the three traditional Moorish villages located here. Together with Capileira
(to the north) and Pampaneira (to the south) it has become a focus for the tourist trade in La Alpujarra, because of the spectacular location of the three villages. Accommodations and lodging are range from beautiful condo rentals and apartment rentals to luxurious vacation rentals and villa rentals. The three villages have been designated as a Conjunto Histórico Artístico, a region of special artistic and historical importance.
The most prominent building is the village church, built in the 16th century and remodeled in the following century. It is a simple structure in the mudéjar style.
Its tower was used as a defensive structure by Abén Humeya's partisans. There are many accommodation, vacation rental, condo rental, apartment rental and villa rental options are situated around this noticeable sights.
The GR 7/E4 European long-distance footpath runs through Bubion. In addition a network of walking trails link the three white villages and the Poqueira Gorge, ascending into the Sierra Nevada Mountains and providing an approach to Mulhacén. The European long-distance paths are a network of long-distance footpaths that pass through Europe.
To the south, the Mediterranean Sea glistens beyond the coastal mountain ranges of Lújar and the Contraviersa. The Rif Mountains of Morocco are sometimes clearly visible from here, particularly in the mellow evening light of autumn and winter. Many accommodations, vacation rentals, apartment rentals and villa rentals share this beautiful setting.
All around is glorious nature: chestnut, walnut, and oak trees, cherry and mulberry too. Visitors will come across the locals tending their "huertos" (little vegetable gardens)
, perhaps leading a small flock of goats or sheep to new pastures or returning home to their from a day's toil in the fields along with their mules.
Several village villas have been converted into attractive self-catering vacation rental, apartment rental and villa rental options. These provide accommodation for the increasing numbers of walkers, horse-riders and mountain bikers who visit the area as well as Spanish weekenders.
There are a handful of bars and restaurants, in the main offering traditional Alpujarran fare
, good wholesome food at affordable prices, washed down by local vinos and still-generously poured spirits. This is Andalucía, so there's usually plenty of night-time fun for anyone who seeks it.