Located at the foot of the Sierra de Bodíjar and just a few kilometres from the Mediterranean Sea, this town has existed since the 12th century. It has narrow streets with whitewashed houses and balconies overflowing with flowers. The main attractions here are the Iglesia Parroquial de Nuestra Señora del Carmen, the Ermita de la Virgen de la Salud and the Carenata fountain.
Ítrabo is perfect for hiking and enjoying nature, as well as for soaking up the sun and enjoying the beach. There are two walks that start in the town – the Ruta de León Africano and the Ruta de Al-Idrisi. Either of these paths will take you to the stunning surroundings, with lush green gardens on one side and with pines and eucalyptus trees on the other. In August Ítrabo celebrates the festival of the Santísima Virgen de la Salud.
Ítrabo was known by ancient civilisations like the Phoenicians. However, its most important period was under the Muslims, who made the most of its agricultural resources. After a time of unrest, the Reconquista and the social instability that led to the expulsion of the Moors, the population drastically decreased in the 16th century. During the following centuries it suffered many attacks by Berber pirates.
In the second half of the 20th century, thanks to the production of tropical crops and the development of the local tourism industry, Ítrabo began and still continues to progress economically.
The vineyards of Ítrabo are very well regarded and produce a lot of good wine. The fruity local white wines are suitable for drinking with tapas and meals. As for fruits, the area produces cherimoyas, avocados and mangoes. The local sausages are also particularly good.