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