Alfarnatejo best things to see and do
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Visit Alfarnatejo, known as the Pyrenees of the Costa del Sol
In this article you will find the essential information about Alfarnatejo
- A few words about Alfarnatejo
- What to see in Alfarnatejo
- What to do in and around Alfarnatejo
- guided tours
- Where is Alfarnatejo?
- Book accommodation in Alfarnatejo
- Some useful links
- Experiences to discover in the province of Málaga
A few words about Alfarnatejo
It is a small white village where time has stood still. It is surrounded by beautiful scenery. Together with the neighbouring village of Alfarnate, it is known as the “Pyrenees of the Costa del Sol”.
It is known for having sheltered many bandits in the 19th century who came to hide here.
The origins of the village
The names Alfarnate and Alfarnatejo have a common origin. Both villages were called Los Alfarnates, and their name dates back to the time of Al-Andalus and comes from the Arabic word al-farnat, which means flour mill.
What to see in Alfarnatejo?
The church of Santo Cristo de Cabrilla
The church of this small village is full of charm.
The village fountain
It is located behind the church.
The fountain is nothing special. However, it is worth a visit because of the ceramics that pay tribute to the women who used to wash clothes here.
Walking around the village
A walk around the village takes just a few minutes.
Depending on the time of day, it is possible to see many more goats than people in the village!
The surroundings of Alfarnatejo
Alfarnatejo is a great place for hiking. The peaks of Chamizo, Gallo and Vilo, and the Sierra de Caramolos can be found here.
Among these peaks, there are spectacular gorges, ravines, water springs and the Sabar River. The Tajos (gorges) del alto del Fraile, Doña Ana and Tajo de Gomer are magnificent for hiking.
On these hikes, you can come across beautiful prickly pears:
You can find beautiful hidden corners on the banks of the Sabar river:
and sometimes you even meet a stone giant!
The surroundings are a permanent invitation to go for a walk, with the desire to take every path you come across.
Alfarnatejo is also a village surrounded by olive groves, which produce a very good olive oil.
Visit the nearby village of Alfarnate
The village of Alfarnate is also worth a visit.
And for lunch, don’t hesitate to go to the oldest venta in Andalusia. You won’t regret having lunch in this place full of history: the Alfarnate venta.
What to do in Alfarnatejo
In the surroundings, it is possible to find very nice activities:
- horse riding, on the beach or in the mountains
- diving in Nerja and Torrox
- guided tours (villages of Axarquia, Cordoba, Alhambra,…)
- via ferrata (Caminito del Rey,…)
- hiking (rio Chillar, El Saltillo with the hanging bridge,…)
- canyoning (in the rio Verde,…)
- visit of caves
Use the following link to access all the activities to do. This link provides you with all the details of each activity.
A very good local guide, Cipriano, offers thematic and seasonal guided tours of Alfarnatejo and its surroundings.
For example, Cipriano organises an excursion that passes through the villages of Alfarnatejo and Alfarnate. This is the Olive Oil Tour from Nerja. This day trip allows you to discover all the secrets of olive oil production.
The guided tours are always done in small groups (2 to 8 people max.) to discover the authentic Axarquia.
In the following link you will find all the details and prices of the tours he offers.
The themes of the tours are: the white villages of Axarquia, the wine route, the raisin route, ….
Here you can find all the guided tours in Axarquia from Torrox, Nerja and Torre del Mar.
- La Feria del gazpacho , in August
- La Romeria San Marcos, in April
- La Feria San Miguel , end of September
Where is Alfarnatejo?
Book accommodation in Alfarnatejo
Some useful links
Here is a great car rental agency in Andalusia and more specifically at Malaga airport : book a rental car.
If you are in Andalucia as part of a tour with several major cities to visit, here are some links that may be of interest:
- Discover must-sees before visiting Cordoba
- Visit Malaga on foot.
- All you need to know about Granada, the Alhambra, the Albaicin neighbourhood before visiting Granada
- If you are passing through the geographical centre of Andalusia, then you can visit Antequera, with the incredible natural site of El Torcal right next door.
Experiences to discover in the province of Malaga
Find more ideas for visits to authentic Andalucia : see the blog pages on Andalucia.
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