This town belongs to the municipality of Alhama de Granada. It has about 1,300 residents and the local economy is based on agriculture. It used to be a country inn located in the Boquete de Zafarraya, on the Camino Real linking Granada to Málaga. In the early 20th century it enjoyed an economic boom because of the construction of a railway station that was operational until the 1960s. The town’s population has grown significantly in recent years thanks to the increase in tourism and its successful agricultural industry.