The district of Lanjaron is part of Sierra Nevada Natural Park, and is located on the southeastern slope of this range. It is well-known for the quality of its medicinal waters, with one of the best-valued spas in Spain, is close to Lecrin valley. The river Lanjaron, tributary of the river Guadalfeo, lies across the district. It is the western gate of the Alpujarra region of Granada, a genuine area in the Iberian Peninsula, a natural step between the Mediterranean coast and Sierra Nevada range, where there are the highest peaks of Spain.