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Órgiva: map and guide

Here’s our guide to Órgiva, Spain. It can be used in conjunction with our map of Órgiva below (opens in new window). Updated May 2022.


It’s sunny most of the time – forecastsunrise and sunset times and up-to-date satellite picture (links open in new window).

About Órgiva

Órgiva is a town in Las Alpujarras, 420m above sea level – coordinates: 36°53′59″ N, 3°25′00″ W. Its population – a mix of locals, expats and holidaymakers – is around 6000. There are loads of shops and many bars.

The town is relatively compact and easy to get around. Its main historic buildings are the church, the 16th century Ermita de San Sebastian and the town hall (formally the Castle of the Counts of Sástago).

Órgiva is near the Sierra Nevada, the Costa Tropical and the city of Granada.

Tourist Office

Situated on the main plaza. Open Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm, 5pm to 8pm. There is normally someone who can speak English. Telephone: 958 784 266


Every Thursday in the municipal carpark near the top of town. 9am to around 1.30pm (it sometimes has a week off around fiestas). Órgiva market post.

Shops and opening hours

There are several supermarkets (two – Consum and Día – stay open all day) and plenty of shops (around 9am to 2pm, 5pm to 8pm). Most places close on Sundays but it’s possible to buy essentials from a handful of places like the CEPSA petrol station.


Banks (including La Caixa, Banco Popular and Santander) are opposite, and up from, the church. Open from around 8.30am to 2pm.

Medical, emergencies and police

There is a 24-hour medical centre at the top of town with a ‘walk-in’ section to the right – open 8am to 3pm, Monday to Friday. The entrance to the left is 24-hour.

Telephone: 958 036 812 – Ambulance  112

The nearest main hospital is in Motril, a 40-minute drive. Emergency numbers:

Fire brigade – 080

Guardia Civil – 062 or 958 785 203 (local daytime number).

Local police – 615 638 092

Town hall (ayuntamiento) – 958 785 212 – WhatsApp reporting line 681 340 534.

There is a private doctor on Calle Angel (Clinica Órgiva tel. 958 784 249, Dr Rafael Fernandez).

There is an English-speaking doctor (Dr Axel E Thieke) based in Almuñécar, a 45-minute drive. Tel: 958 881 511). Located on Paseo del Atillo, 4). Open 10am to 2pm, Monday to Friday.

There are several dentists, some speak English.

Bars and restaurants

A huge choice; favourites include La Almazara, Baraka and Pizza n’ Love. A glass of lager or a bottle of Coke is around €2 and a glass of house wine €2.50. Many places do a three-course menu del dia on weekdays for around €12.

In nearby Lanjarón we recommend Restaurante Asador Parque, La Casita del Papel and Bodega Gonzalez.

Disabled access

Our post about Órgiva’s accessibility.


There’s a chemist on the main square (Plaza de la Alpujarra).

Wi-Fi and internet

There’s plenty of free access although don’t assume all bars have Wi-Fi, many don’t which is odd being 2022.

Places to visit near Órgiva

The spa water town of Lanjarón is a ten-minute bus ride/drive. Visit the Moorish castle, gardens, honey museum and jamón shops. Buses to Granada stop at Lanjarón.

Órgiva’s location means it’s easy to visit the Sierra Nevada (walking and skiing), the ‘white villages’ – like Pampaneira and Bubión, the beach towns of Salobreña and La Herradura, and Granada city.

Further afield in Las Alpujarras are places like Pitres and Yegen (made famous by Gerald Brenan’s ‘South from Granada‘).

Books about the area

To many, this area is synonymous with Chris Stewart’s series of books which began with Driving over Lemons and, more recently, Last Days of the Bus Club. But there’s far more from detective novels, Andalucia’s history to food and flora. Check our books section.

Vets and animals

A recommended vet is DurCan (tel: 958 785 066 – emergency 605 455 089) at the top of town near Café Willendorf. Comercial Cami sell pet stuff.


There is a CEPSA and BP garage. Open around 7.30am to 11pm every day.

Local taxi – 650 618 317.

Taxis from places like Målaga airport are expensive (c. €120 one way) but try contacting an established holiday place in Órgiva and ask if they, or someone they know, could collect you. It shouldn’t cost more than about €90 one way to/from Málaga and €60 to/from Granada. Getting to Órgiva.

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