Almayate is a coastal town in Andalucia´s Axarquia region, situated 25 kilometres from Malaga, between Benajarafe and Torre del Mar; the latter being an easy walk along the coast road or beach. Almayate has two distinct urban areas – Almayate Bajo and Almayate Pueblo. In addition to these is an area surrounding Almayate Pueblo known as Almayate Alto where small hamlets of houses and villas are located.
Altitude: 0 to 40 m
Distance to Malaga: 25 km
Distance to coast: 0 to 1 km
Almayate Bajo is a small village on the beach, fringed by sand, sea and sugar cane. Excentric villagers have created artistic monuments, rock paintings and a range of extraordinary beach bars and restaurants. Hidden behind one of the bars is a bonsai nursery. The villagers also regularly adorn the Osbourne bull, that sits on a hillside overlooking Almayate, in varying guises. There are two beachside campsites either side of Almayate Bajo. To the east, between the Bajo and Torre del Mar, is a naturist site and to the west is a site for those who prefer swimsuites.
Almayate beach Almayate Pueblo is a larger, flat white village, half a kilometre inland where facilities such as shops, schools, banks and additional bars and restaurants are found. The remains of a Phoenician town are found very closeby and are soon to be excavated.
Almayate Useful Numbers:
Emergency Doctor: 061
Emergency Police: 091