The Axarquia is located in the eastern most part of the province, it is the Malaga region that covers the most number of municipalities.

As a protective arch, the mountainous units formed by the Sierras de Jobo, Co, Camarolos, Prieta, del Rey, Enmedio, Alhama, and especially that of Tejeda and Almijara, newly declared as a Natural Park, are formed from north to northeast. It is a territory with a huge potential of resources and of great tourist interest, where the visitor can find large natural areas of mountains, mountains, slopes, pits, etc. as well as enjoying a local gastronomic food and a magnificent artistic heritage.

Its villages are picturesque places that have managed to keep, in a place of light and color, the beauty of its streets and squares, its monuments and popular festivals, and which, in conjunction with its environmental and climatological characteristics, invite visitors to visit. And it is that the lands of the Axarquía are like a small Malaga: mountain, valley, cornice and coast.


In the mountain is labyrinth Axarquía of olive trees, almonds and vines; but above all of towns, villages and houses of labor that dot the landscape filling it with life. A life that grows in crops sunk in narrow valleys, ascends slopes and is sunk in the paseros.

In the valley the Axarquía is vega of fruit trees and vegetables that enters, river Vélez up, with lemon trees and orange groves by the Benamargosa and Guaro and even by the small valleys that arrive at foot of the mountain range.

On the cornice, it is a mountain that overlooks the sea between Mudejar and Mediterranean peoples, sometimes lying on the hillside, others crouched in secluded valleys, with the mountain on its back and the Mediterranean in the background in shreds of horizon; It is also the cornice of springs that satisfy its people, create streams and irrigate terraces.


On the coast, the Axarquía is a landscape of cliffs and coves, of fronts and watchtowers, of beaches and orchards, of tradition and tourism.

The route of its coastline begins in Nerja, a municipality of impressive cliffs (Maro-Cerro Gordo) declared as a Natural Park, without forgetting its famous caves; Following the way you will encounter the historic white towns Torrox and Algarrobo, that have managed to combine their tourist offer with their traditions.More down to Malaga is the port of Caleta de Vélez situated with is yachts and fisher boats. Vélez Málaga, capital of the Axarquía region is situated next to it. It is a city full of surprises that bets on its rich heritage such as its castle. Torre del Mar with its beautifull boulevard is the window through which it looks out to the sea. The coastal road will pass several small villages with their beaches and pass Rincón de la Victoria, a fishing village that has been adapted to the new tourist demand.




The Villages in the Region La Axarguia Costa del Sol

Alcaucín Benamocarra Frigiliana Salares
Alfarnate El Borge Iznate Sayalonga
Alfarnatejo Canillas de Aceituno Macharaviaya Sedella
Algarrobo Canillas de Albaida Moclinejo Torrox
Almáchar Colmenar Nerja Totalán
Árchez Comares Periana Vélez-Málaga
Arenas Cómpeta Rincón de la Victoria Viñuela
Benamargosa Cútar Riogordo


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