Pitres is the largest village in the Taha (the word Taha, meaning administrative district in Arabic), just 10-15 minutes by car from the cortijos after Portugos. It offers
several hotels, a big campsite and a small but well stocked mini supermarket. There is also a great DIY shop where you can find all sorts of interesting things. If you are into gardening there are lots of tools and related items to look at. There is also a medical clinic in the corner of the main plaza. The plaza is quite pleasant in the evening during the summer months for having a beer and tapas
The fiesta of San Roque is celebrated each year in Pitres on 15th, 16th and 17th of August. This involves processions around the village from the church as well as loud fireworks and much eating and drinking.
There is also a weekly market on Friday mornings in Pitres with stalls ranging from fresh fruit and veg to shoes, Moroccan artefacts and freshly baked bread. Many people come to the market and then enjoy a beer and tapas in the square afterwards which is a very pleasant way of doing the weekly shopping.
The same group of sellers travel around the Alpujarras and hold the same market in different places. In effect if you have seen one of them you have seen them all. The market in Orgiva however which is on Saturday is bigger.