Axarquia, Costa del Sol Oriental

Sunday, 09 March 2008 10:51

AXARQUÍA

Axarquía is situated within the Málaga province of Andalucia. To the east of Málaga, it stretches from Rincón de la Victoria to Maro (east of Nerja) and inland to Alfarnate, covering 1,021 square kilometres of territory.

 

Lapped by the mediterranean waters and protected by the magnificent mountain range, Axarquia is known for the best climate in europe.

The population of Axarquía is approximately 125,000 - the largest population of 55,000 being in the capital town of Vélez-Málaga. There are more than 50 towns/villages within the region.

The main attraction of Axarquía is that it retains its charm, splendor and history. This can be appreciated on the unspoilt, rural beaches or in the coastal white villages with their narrow, winding streets and architecturally arab influence. All of which are surrounded by fabulous countryside, displaying beautiful flowers and blossom all year round or the cherished farmed produce such as olives, almonds, oranges, lemons, avocado, mango and vine planted hillsides.

The warmth and tradition of Spain surrounds you whether you are walking in the mountains or drinking mojitos on the beach. Axarquía has been able to balance the old with the new perfectly and for this reason it appeals to such a wide audience, from young to the old or the active to the ‘chilled’!

The importance of good food and drink is very apparent in all the local fiestas, the numerous tapas bars, the good quality restaurants that offer traditional Spanish recipes and the very popular ‘menu del dia’. Whether you are out with friends or family you will always find plenty of good places to eat in Axarquía, either on the coast or inland.

Because of the region´s sub-tropical climate, Axarquía is an ideal spot to enjoy everything the Costa del Sol has to offer all year round. Whether it be lazing on the beach, trekking over the hills, passing through the unspoilt white washed villages to taste the strong sweet wine or simply delving into the history and culture of their arabic foundations.

Places of Interest

Axarquía has a number of tourist trails that take in the best of local scenery, history, and culture.

The Ruta del Sol y del Vino (Sunshine and Wine Trail), through Algarrobo, Cómpeta (the main wine producers) and Nerja and the Ruta de la Pasa (Raisin Trail), which goes through Moclinejo, El Borge, and Comares.

The Cuevas de Nerja (Nerja Caves) are a must see, a series of caverns, stretching for almost 5 kilometres.

Beaches

The main fishing port at Caleta de Vélez provides daily catches of fresh fish and shellfish to the main restaurants on the Axarquía coast, particularly the neighbouring town of Torre del Mar, which boasts the longest promenade on the coast stretching almost 4 Km. Along the Axarquía coast you will discover amongst the larger resorts such as Nerja and Rincón de la Victoria secluded rocky coves where you can just laze and soak up the sub-tropical temperatures.

Golf

The Costa del Sol is a golfers paradise, with over 70 courses and home to some of the most prestigious in the world so it is no wonder so many golfers travel to the Costa del Sol during the winter months. There are two golf courses within Axarquía - Baviera Golf, an even course with many obstacles designed by José María Cañizares, which is situated in Torre del Mar by Caleta de Vélez and Anoreta Golf. Anoreta was the first golf course to be built in Axarquía in 1990 and was also designed by the prestigious golfer José María Cañizares, located at Rincón de la Victoria.

Areas within Axarquía

1.Alcaucin

Malaga - 54 kilometres

Beach - 25 kilometres

2.Alfarnate

Malaga - 49 kilometres

Beach - 45 kilometres

3.Alfarnatejo

Malaga - 50 kilometres

Beach - 42 kilometres

4.Algarrobo

Malaga - 32 kilometres

Beach - 0 kilometres

5.Almachar

Malaga - 26 kilometres

Beach - 15 kilometres

6.Almayate

Malaga - 25 kilometres

Beach - 0 kilometres

7.Archez

Malaga - 51 kilometres

Beach - 25 kilometres

8.Arenas

Malaga - 44 kilometres

Beach - 13 kilometres

9.Benagalbon

Malaga - 12 kilometres

Beach - 2 kilometres

10.Benajarafe

Malaga - 14 kilometres

Beach - 0 kilometres

11.Benamargosa

Malaga - 37 kilometres

Beach - 14 kilometres

12.Benamocarra

Malaga - 33 kilometres

Beach - 9 kilometres

13.Benaque

Malaga - 29 kilometres

Beach - 11 kilometres

14.Cajiz

Malaga - 27 kilometres

Beach - 5 kilometres

15.Caleta de Velez

Malaga - 30 kilometres

Beach - 0 kilometres

16.Canillas Aceituno

Malaga - 51 kilometres

Beach - 21 kilometres

17.Canillas de Albaida

Malaga - 52 kilometres

Beach - 21 kilometres

18. Chilches

Malaga - 12 kilometres

Beach - 0 kilometres

19. Colmenar

Malaga - 30 kilometres

Beach - 30 kilometres

20.Comares

Malaga - 35 kilometres

Beach - 25 kilometres

21.Competa

Malaga - 49 kilometres

Beach - 18 kilometres

22.Corumbela

Malaga - 49 kilometres

Beach - 16 kilometres

23.Cutar

Malaga - 32 kilometres

Beach - 22 kilometres

24. Daimalos

Malaga - 47 kilometres

Beach - 14 kilometres

25. El Borge

Malaga - 28 kilometres

Beach - 17 kilometres

26. El Morche

Malaga - 44 kilometres

Beach - 0 kilometres

27.Frigiliana

Malaga - 56 kilometres

Beach - 7 kilometres

28.Iznate

Malaga - 29 kilometres

Beach - 5 kilometres

29. Los Capitos

Malaga - 40 kilometres

Beach - 14 kilometres

30. Los Romanes

Malaga - 45 kilometres

Beach - 19 kilometres

31. Macharaviaya

Malaga - 20 kilometres

Beach - 8 kilometres

32.Maro

Malaga - 53 kilometres

Beach - 0 kilometres

33.Moclinejo

Malaga - 20 kilometres

Beach - 11 kilometres

34.Mondron

Malaga - 60 kilometres

Beach - 30 kilometres

35. Nerja

Malaga - 50 kilometres

Beach - 0 kilometres

36. Pasada Granadillo

Malaga - 40 kilometres

Beach - 14 kilometres

37. Periana

Malaga - 51 kilometres

Beach - 28 kilometres

38. Puente Manuel

Malaga - 40 kilometres

Beach - 14 kilometres

39. Rincón de la Victoria

Malaga - 10 kilometres

Beach - 0 kilometres

40. Riogordo

Malaga - 39 kilometres

Beach - 34 kilometres

41. Rubite

Malaga - 42 kilometres

Beach - 16 kilometres

42. Salares

Malaga - 58 kilometres

Beach - 37 kilometres

43. Sayalonga

Malaga - 41 kilometres

Beach - 9 kilometres

44.Sedella

Malaga - 59 kilometres

Beach - 33 kilometres

45. Torre del Mar

Malaga - 28 kilometres

Beach - 0 kilometres

46. Torrox Costa

Malaga - 46 kilometres

Beach - 0 kilometres

47. Torrox Pueblo

Malaga - 46 kilometres

Beach - 2 kilometres

48. Totalan

Malaga - 22 kilometres

Beach - 9 kilometres

49. Trapiche

Malaga - 30 kilometres

Beach - 6 kilometres

50.Triana

Malaga - 32 kilometres

Beach - 8 kilometres

51. Velez-Malaga

Malaga - 26 kilometres

Beach - 1 kilometre

52. Venta Baja

Malaga - 52 kilometres

Beach - 23 kilometres

53. Vinuela

Malaga - 45 kilometres

Beach - 19 kilometres

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