The location of the park

3˚33’ 41” 2W

2˚ 39’ 02” 2W
longitude

36˚ 56’ 10” 0N

37˚ 12’ 58” 9N
latitude

Prepare your route

The weather

Tourist information points

Granada

Visitors Centres
    • El Dornajo
      Sierra Nevada Road, km 23
      Guëjar Sierra
      958 34 06 25
Tourist offices
    • Tourist office of Granada
      Granada Town Hall
      Plaza del Carmen, 18071 Granada
      958 24 82 80
    • TOURIST OFFICE OF GRANADA. PATRONATO DE TURISMO DE GRANADA
      3 Calle Cárcel Baja, 18001.
      958 24 71 28
INFORMATION POINTS
    • Pampaneira
      Plaza de la Libertad, s/n
      Pampaneira
      958 76 31 27

 

  • Capileira
    Calle Carretera, s/n,
    Casa de la cultura,
    Capileira.
    958 76 34 86

Almería

Visitors Centres
    • Laujar de Andarax
      Laujar de Andarax-Berja Road, km 1
      Laujar de Andarax. Almería.
      950 51 35 48
Tourist offices
    • Tourist office of Almería
      9 Plaza de la Constitución, 04001 Almería
      950 21 05 38
      PROVINCIAL SERVICE OF TOURISM. DIPUTACIÓN DE ALMERÍA
      17 Calle Navarro Rodrigo, 04001 Almería
      950 21 18 41
    • INFORMATION POINTS
    • PUERTO DE LA RAGUA (TEMORARILY CLOSED)
      La Calahorra-Cherín Road, km. 11.6
      Bayárcal
      950 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.

Tips and recommendations
  • 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.
Not allowed
  • 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.
Very dangerous
  • Being alone.
  • Not planning your itinerary or saying where you are going.
  • Not having the appropriate equipment.

Telephone numbers of interest

  • Road information

    900 12 35 05

  • Provincial office of the environment
  • Granada

    958 02 60 00

  • Almería

    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
    Madrid
    91 546 81 00

  • POQUEIRA MOUNTAIN SHELTER

    Capileira
    Granada
    958 34 33 49 / 958 06 41 11

  • POSTERO ALTO MOUNTAIN SHELTER

    Jeres del Marquesado
    Granada
    958 06 61 10