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The location of the park
3˚33’ 41” 2W
2˚ 39’ 02” 2W
36˚ 56’ 10” 0N
37˚ 12’ 58” 9N
Tourist information points
El DornajoSierra Nevada Road, km 23
Guëjar Sierra958 34 06 25
Tourist office of GranadaGranada Town Hall
Plaza del Carmen, 18071 Granada958 24 82 80
TOURIST OFFICE OF GRANADA. PATRONATO DE TURISMO DE GRANADA3 Calle Cárcel Baja, 18001.958 24 71 28
PampaneiraPlaza de la Libertad, s/n
Pampaneira958 76 31 27
CapileiraCalle Carretera, s/n,
Casa de la cultura,
Capileira.958 76 34 86
Laujar de AndaraxLaujar de Andarax-Berja Road, km 1
Laujar de Andarax. Almería.950 51 35 48
Tourist office of Almería9 Plaza de la Constitución, 04001 Almería950 21 05 38PROVINCIAL SERVICE OF TOURISM. DIPUTACIÓN DE ALMERÍA17 Calle Navarro Rodrigo, 04001 Almería950 21 18 41
PUERTO DE LA RAGUA (TEMORARILY CLOSED)La Calahorra-Cherín Road, km. 11.6
Bayárcal950 52 40 20
Tips for visitors
Ecotourism means that we are all involved in the sustainability of the environment. That is why we want to give you some advice so you can help us take care of it.
- If you aren’t familiar with the Sierra Nevada, hire a mountain or ecotourism guide. Have a look at the list of businesses for nature activities.
- During spring and summer, electric storms are frequent in the mountains. Avoid the combs or excellent prominences exposed to the beams, as well as the riverbeds of rivers and creeks in case of storm.
- Plan the activity you’re going to do.
- Check the weather forecast before you leave.
- Analyse the itinerary’s conditions. Study them, and bring a map.
- Ask if there are mountain shelters, guarded or unguarded, in the area you’re visiting.
- Prepare your equipment. Make sure it is appropriate for the activity or hike you’re doing.
- Sudden changes in temperature are common in the Sierra Nevada, especially in autumn and spring. Always bring warm clothes, food, water, a light, a mobile phone, etc.
- Avoid travelling alone.
- Leave a note or a message (friends, hotel, mountain shelter…) with your itinerary and the time/day you’re planning to come back.
- En las zonas de alta montaña son frecuentes las tormentas eléctricas, elude visitarlas con previsión de mal tiempo.
- Be careful in the autumn and winter with frozen high-altitude meadows. Unless you have the appropriate equipment, it’s better to go around them to avoid falling through the ice.
- There is also risk of an avalanche during the spring and autumn. Avoid snowy hills.
- The wind might be dangerous in the winter. Avoid going out if strong winds are in the forecast or change your return itinerary if they catch you near the summits. Likewise, avoid walking into the wind.
- In the summer, plan to stop around midday; keep hydrated to prevent heat strokes.
- Bathing in high-altitude lakes.
- Leaving organic matter in the natural environment.
- Leaving waste in the mountain shelter.
- Walking off the designated trails. Walking off the trails might damage the delicate high-mountain ecosystem
- It is very important not to feed the wild animals.
- Camping is not allowed without previously obtaining an authorisation.
- Being alone.
- Not planning your itinerary or saying where you are going.
- Not having the appropriate equipment.
Telephone numbers of interest
900 12 35 05
- Provincial office of the environment
958 02 60 00
950 01 28 00
Mountain civil guard
958 18 54 11
Andalusian mountaineering federation
958 22 10 39
Addresses of interest
NATIONAL PARK OFFICE
CARRETERA ANTIGUA DE SIERRA NEVADA, KM. 7
PINOS GENIL (GRANADA)
958 98 02 38 / 958 98 02 46
NATIONAL PARK AUTONOMOUS BODY
Calle José Abascal, 41
91 546 81 00
POQUEIRA MOUNTAIN SHELTER
958 34 33 49 / 958 06 41 11
POSTERO ALTO MOUNTAIN SHELTER
Jeres del Marquesado
958 06 61 10