Alcudia de Guadix is one of the three towns, together with Exfiliana and Charches, which forms the municipality of Valle de Zalabí. It is located in the Parque Natural de la Sierra de Baza. It has a micro-climate known for its humidity and lush vegetation and peaks higher than 2000 meters above sea level. All this is in strong contrast to the sporadic desert landscape that surrounds it. Alcudia, is the administrative head of the municipality, and where the town hall is located and municipal services are based.
Many of the houses are cave dwellings, dug out of the clay soil. Most are still inhabited today. In the town there are several tourist accommodation options that are in caves and give you a real local flavour, but with all the comforts of a modern hotel. Alcudia is also famous for its bread and preserves and has some of the best bakeries in the province.