Trapiche, in the Axarquia region of Andalucia, is situated 30 kilometres from Malaga and 6 kilometres from the coast. The village lies on a flat delta at an altitude of 50 metres and has a population of about 300.
The lush, tropical valley of Vélez-Málaga, where Trapiche is located, enjoys its own micro climate, allowing tropical fruits such as avocado, kiwi, mango and citrus fruits to grow in abundance.
Trapiche has six restaurants (one highly renowned) and bars, is home to the Leoni Benabu airfield which is the base for the Royal Malaga Aeroclub and has a school for pilots. Just a short drive up a hillside, is the Karma Guen Buddhist Centre, a lay community offering retreats and courses. The centre has plenty of accommodation and a large Buddhist library. In May or June each year, below the huge Buddhist statue (stupa), the hillside is dotted with tents belonging to participants of an annual 10-day course. Trapiche The area around the stupa is truly awe-inspiring, where the silence and the scenery speak louder than words.
Every Tuesday morning, throughout the year, the town hosts a large colourful Farmer´s Market with locally grown produce and handicrafts on sale. In the summer it holds an annual Mango Fest.
Altitude: 50 m
Distance to Malaga: 30 km
Distance to coast: 6 km
Trapiche Useful Numbers:
Emergency Doctor: 061
Emergency Police: 091