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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Axarquia

Axarquia, east of Malaga, with its sub-tropical temperatures is known for the best climate in Europe. The Axarquia comarca (district) is bordered by the Mediterranean to the south and mountains, which shelter the area, to the north. Covering 1,021 square kilometres of territory within the eastern extreme of Andalucia’s Province of Malaga, Axarquia stretches from the eastern side of Malaga to the east of Nerja and inland to Alfarnate. Axarquia is an Arab name meaning “The East”. This area, to the east of Malaga City, is much less developed than the west. The Axarquia retains all the charm of yesteryear thanks to unspoilt havens and attractive coves and beaches where bathers can flee the crowds to be found to the west of Malaga. Whilst becoming better known, the area still offers an ideal location for those in search of greater tranquillity. The Axarquia is one of the few areas to still feature beaches that have managed to escape the all-consuming urban development that has invaded other parts of the Mediterranean coast.

Axarquia Map
Axarquia Map

Axarquia Businesses and Services

Almond blossom in January

Until a few years ago when rural tourism took off, Axarquia was one of Andalucia’s forgotten areas. Major attractions are the spectacular unspoilt countryside and coastal villages. The hill and mountain scenery are ablaze with flowers and blossom from January onwards. Shepherds lead their goats and sheep through hills and valleys, eagles soar the skies and pretty, unspoiled white villages abound, each having a version of local sweet wine made from sun-dried grapes.

Axarquia is riven with deep valleys lined with terraces and irrigation channels that go back to the time of Muslim occupation. Almost all the villages that dot the olive, almond and vine-planted hillsides are of Arab origin and the influence is seen in the layout of the narrow, winding streets lined with white-washed houses reflecting the sunlight. There are also many lush tropical river valleys with orange and lemon groves, eucalyptus, avocado, banana, kiwi, chirimoya and mango trees. Wild herbs and lavender grow everywhere and further up the foothills and mountain slopes there are pine, oak and carob trees.

Axarquian Climate

Axarquia Weather
Axarquia Weather

The natural sub-tropical climate for the latitude is of hot summers, mild winters and little or no rainfall either side of the long summer season. This is further influenced by surrounding geographical features. Huge mountains to the north and east provide a barrier from cold north winds and the 50 kilometres of coastline maintain mild temperatures in winter. 3,000 hours of sunshine are enjoyed each year, an average of 8.3 hours per day. Despite the warm climate, from November to May skiing is enjoyed in the Sierra Nevada, less than two hours drive away. There is also a wide choice of golf courses and other sports available year round.

Axarquia Towns

Alcaucin

Alcaucin

Alcaucin is a chocolate-box pretty village, located 54 kilometres from Malaga and 25 kilometres from...
Alfarnate

Alfarnate

Alfarnate is the most northerly village of Axarquia, situated 49 kilometres from Malaga and 45...
Alfarnatejo

Alfarnatejo

Alfarnatejo, in the north of Axarquia, is situated 50 kilometres from Malaga and 42 kilometres...
Algarrobo

Algarrobo

Algarrobo is situated 37 kilometres east of Malaga. It has four urban nuclei: Algarrobo Costa,...
Almachar

Almachar

Almachar lies 26 kilometres from Malaga, 15 kilometres from the coast at Rincon de la...
Almayate Beach

Almayate

Almayate is a coastal town in Andalucia´s Axarquia region, situated 25 kilometres from Malaga, between...
Archez

Archez

Archez lies 51 kilometres from Malaga and 25 kilometres from the coast at Torre del...
Arenas

Arenas

Arenas lies 44 kilometres from Malaga and 13 kilometres from the coast at Torre del...
Benagalbon

Benagalbon

Benagalbon is within the municipality of Rincon de la Victoria and is just two kilometres...
Benajarafe

Benajarafe

Benajarafe is a coastal village, located 14 kilometres to the east of Malaga, between Rincon...
Benamargosa

Benamargosa

Benamargosa lies 37 kilometres from Malaga and 14 kilometres from the coast at Torre del...
Benamocarra

Benamocarra

Benamocarra lies 33 kilometres from Malaga and 9 kilometres from the coast at Torre del...
Benaque

Benaque

Benaque is a small hamlet located 29 kilometres from Malaga and 11 kilometres from the...
Cajiz

Cajiz

Cajiz is situated 27 kilometres east of Malaga and 5 kilometres from the coast at...
Caleta de Velez Promenade

Caleta de Velez

La Caleta de Velez is the mid-coastal point of the Axarquia. It is a pretty...
Canillas de Aceituno

Canillas de Aceituno

Canillas de Aceituno lies 51 kilometres from Malaga and 21 kilometres from the coast at...
Canillas De Albaida

Canillas de Albaida

Canillas de Albaida is situated 52 kilometres from Malaga and 21 kilometres from the coast...
Chilches

Chilches

Chilches is a small village set back from Chilches Beach, 12 kilometres to the east...
Colmenar

Colmenar

Colmenar is located at the most westerly point of Axarquia, on the scenic Route of...
Comares

Comares

Comares lies within the area of Axarquia, east of Malaga, with a population of 1,700....

Competa

Competa is situated 49 kilometres from Malaga City and 18 kilometres from the coast at...
Corumbela

Corumbela

Corumbela is situated 49 kilometres from Malaga and 16 kilometres from the coast at Torre...
Cutar

Cutar

Cutar lies 32 kilometres from Malaga and 22 kilometres from the coast at Rincon de...
Daimalos

Daimalos

Daimalos is situated 47 kilometres from Malaga and 14 kilometres from the coast at Torre...
El Borge

El Borge

El Borge lies 28 kilometres from Malaga and 17 kilometres from the coast at Rincon...
Frigiliana

Frigiliana

Frigiliana is situated 56 kilometres from Malaga and 7 kilometres north and inland from the...
Iznate

Iznate

Iznate lies 29 kilometres from Malaga and 5 kilometres from the coast at Benajarafe which...
Vinuela

La Vinuela

The village of La Vinuela is situated 45 kilometres from Malaga and 19 kilometres from...
Los Romanes

Los Romanes

Los Romanes is situated 45 kilometres from Malaga and 19 kilometres from the coast at...
Macharaviaya

Macharaviaya

Built on the ruins of an ancient Arab settlement, away from the tourist route, Macharaviaya...
Maro

Maro

The very pretty and charming village of Maro, with a population of 800, is situated...
Moclinejo

Moclinejo

Moclinejo lies 20 kilometres from Malaga and 11 kilometres from the coast at Rincon de...
Mondron

Mondron

Mondron is a pretty white-washed village, situated 60 kilometres from Malaga and 30 kilometres from...
Nerja Beach

Nerja

Nerja is situated on the coast 50 kilometres east of Malaga, in the southeast of...
Pasada De Granadillo

Pasada de Grandillo & Los Capitos

These two secluded, little known hamlets in the Axarquia are situated 40 kilometres to the...
Periana

Periana

Periana is situated 51 kilometres from Malaga and 28 kilometres from the coast at Torre...
Puente Don Manuel

Puente don Manuel

Puente don Manuel (the bridge of Don Manuel) is situated in the Axarquia region of...
Rincon Del La Victoria Beach

Rincon de la Victoria

Rincon de la Victoria lies on the coast 10 kilometres to the east of Malaga,...
Riogordo

Riogordo

Riogordo, in the area of Axarquia east of Malaga, is situated 39 kilometres from Malaga...
Rubite

Rubite

With a population of about 40, Rubite is one of the smaller villages in the...
Salares

Salares

Salares, 58 kilometres from Malaga, 37 kilometres from the coast at Torre del Mar, with...
Sayalonga

Sayalonga

Sayalonga is a typical whitewashed village situated 41 kilometres east of Malaga and just 9...
Sedella

Sedella

Sedella lies 59 kilometres from Malaga and 33 kilometres from the coast at Torre del...
Torre Del Mar

Torre Del Mar

Torre Del Mar Facts Municipality: Velez-Malaga Altitude: 20 m Distance to Malaga: 28 km Distance to coast: 0 km Population:...
El Morche

Torrox & Torrox Costa

Torrox is situated 46 kilometres east of Malaga. It has four urban nuclei: Torrox Costa,...
Totalan

Totalan

Totalan lies 22 kilometres from Malaga and 9 kilometres from the coast at Rincon de...
Trapiche

Trapiche

Trapiche, in the Axarquia region of Andalucia, is situated 30 kilometres from Malaga and 6...
Triana

Triana & Zorrilla

Triana, in the Axarquia region of Andalucia, is situated 32 kilometres from Malaga and 8...
Velez Malaga Fort

Velez-Malaga

Velez Malaga, known locally just as Velez, is situated 1 kilometre inland from Torre del...