Benamargosa lies 37 kilometres from Malaga and 14 kilometres from the coast at Torre del Mar, on a fertile flat area surrounding the river La Cueva at an altitude of 100 metres surrounded by small hills and tropical groves. It is situated within the area of Axarquia, east of Malaga, on the scenic Route of Sun and Avocado with a population of 2,000. The village is of Moorish style with narrow streets and white-washed houses. The main products of the municipality are citrus fruits, olives, vines, avocados, mangoes and chirimoyas.
Size of Municipality: 12 km2
Altitude: 100 m
Distance to Malaga: 37 km
Distance to coast: 14 km
Average sunshine per day: 7.92 hrs
The abundant local produce is celebrated each year at the annual Fiesta del Campo. During this festival folklore performances commence on a stage by the picturesque bridge crossing the river while visitors are offered local dishes including “baticate”, an avocado and cinnamon shake. The fiesta continues into the night and includes a huge paella accompanied by beer and wine. Details of this and other annual festivals can be found at the fiestas link at the bottom of this page.
There are, as always, several bars and restaurants in the village plus La Vaqueria, an excellent arts and crafts centre with bistro.
The parish church of La Encarnación was built in the 16th century incorporating Gothic and Baroque features.
Benamargosa Popular Fiestas:
January 20th – Festival of San Sebastian
Mid April – Fiesta del Campo
Early August – Feria de Benamargosa
Benamargosa Useful Numbers:
Chemist: 952 517 032
Emergency Doctor: 061
Emergency Police: 091
Town Hall and Council: 952 517 002