Alfarnatejo best things to see and do

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Visiting Alfarnatejo

Alfarnatejo offers among the most beautiful landscapes of Axarquia.

It is a small white village in Axarquia, where time has stood still. It is surrounded by magnificent landscapes. Along with the neighboring village of Alfarnate , it bears the nickname of the “Pyrenees of the Costa del Sol”.

It is known to have sheltered in the XIXth century many bandits who came to hide there.

The pics are at the bottom of the article.

It is a privileged place for hiking. You can discover the summits of Chamizo , Gallo and Vilo, and the Sierra de Caramolos. Among these peaks we discover spectacular gorges, ravines, water sources and the Sabar river.

Coming to the village, you will undoubtedly meet on the road shepherds with their herds of goats, raptors, Iberian goats. You can meet all the terrestrial fauna of Axarquia there.

An original way to discover Alfarnatejo and its spectacular surroundings is to spend a day in “Dolce Vita” mode by riding a Vespa through a route that will show you the most beautiful landscapes.

If you are interested, here is the link:

Vespa ride through the mountains of Axarquia – Costa del Sol.

The origins

 The names of Alfarnate and Alfarnatejo have a common origin. The two villages were also called Los Alfarnates, Their name dates from the time of Al-Andalus (al-farnat) “flour mill”.

What to do in Alfarnatejo ?



In this link: find the 50 activities and experiences around Alfarnatejo

Below you will find some examples of activities to do during your stay. Just click on one of the activities shown in the photo to find out more:

If you decide to discover the village, be sure to go for lunch at La Venta d’Alfarnate, just next door. See here : the oldest venta in Andalucia and the food is good and the atmosphere is very special …


Alfarnatejo is a village surrounded by olive groves and produces very good olive oil. 

A local guide offers from Nerja, Torrox or Torre del Mar, “the olive oil and mountains Tour”.

During this day you will discover the villages of Alfarnate and Alfarnatejo as well as all the secrets of olive oil production. You will even practice harvesting olives. A great experience! 

All the details of this visit are in the link below (this tour is available during harvest period):

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Where to sleep in Alfarnatejo ?

Holiday homes, villas, guest houses

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