Cuevas del Campo is located in the northwest of the Granada province, within an exceptional area between natural parks: to the south the one of Baza Mountain range, and to the north the one of Castril Mountain range and the one of Cazorla, Segura y las Villas Mountain range. It is therefore an ideal place for the nature lovers, who will enjoy the quietness, the exceptional landscape and the friendship of its people. It has as well numerous house-caves excavated in argillaceous soil, in which a good part of the population lives. Other places of interest are the parochial church and a small archaeological site in which vestiges of rain tanks of Roman period have been found.
The town is in addition near to the Negratín Reservoir, where aquatic sports like kayaking can be practiced and that has, so far, the only naturist beach of the interior of the Granada province.
Until the 21 of November of 1981, Cuevas del Campo was not constituted as town. Previously it belonged to the district of Zújar, reason why it shares its history. It owes its birth to agricultural reasons, since its land is very rich for the development of agriculture. Its population was very numerous during the Arab time, and after the Reconquista it participated in the revolt of the Moorish, which occurred in the second half of the XVI century. The rebellion was suffocated and the Moorish expelled, reason why the town was practically empty. Later it was repopulated with settlers from other regions, although some people think that many of the expelled ones returned furtively and they settled in a caves neighbourhood.
It has much influence of the Moorish and Castilian tradition. Its gastronomy offers dishes with high caloric power based on vegetables, cereals and meat of pig, lamb, rabbit or chicken. The most popular dish of Cuevas del Campo is the migas, although the gurupina, the gachas of maize or the sausages elaborated in the slaughter of the pig stand out as well. Everything watered with wine of the region and followed of liquors like chimichurri or mistela. The most typical desserts are the fried twisted rolls, the floretas and the paparajotes.