Los Romanes is situated 45 kilometres from Malaga and 19 kilometres from the coast at Torre del Mar with excellent road access. The village has an altitude of 490 metres and a population of 650. It is located in a dramatic setting next to and overlooking Lake Vinuela within the area of Axarquia.
From throughout the village there are magnificent views over the turquoise waters of Lake Vinuela towards the dramatic backdrop of the Sierra Tejeda mountains, snowcapped in winter.
Los Romanes hosts three main annual, and many smaller, festivals. The first is during the first weekend in May when a romeria, involving a 4 kilometre procession following a scenic route around the lake, takes place. Refreshments and tapas are provided free-of-charge along the way. The three-day event finishes in a picturesque spot beside the lake with camping, BBQs, picnics, beer tents, horse shows and other amusements and attractions.
In June, the next fiesta takes place around the market square when flamenco music and dancing, food and wine are freely provided.
The main town festival takes place in mid-August when again different types of music plus flamenco are performed and huge pans of paella are cooked in the streets.
Los Romanes Facts
Altitude: 490 m
Distance to Malaga: 45 km
Distance to coast: 19 km
Los Romanes Useful Numbers:
Emergency Doctor: 061
Emergency Police: 091