Daimalos best things to see and do

A village where time has stood still

Discover Daimalos, a charming hamlet in Axarquia

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El pueblo de Daimalos

In this article you will find the essential information to visit Daimalos

  • A few words about Daimalos
  • The history of the village
  • Visiting Daimalos, what to see?
  • Idea for a guided tour in Axarquia
    • Almond trees in bloom
  • What to do around Daimalos, activities?
  • Where is Daimalos?
  • Book an accommodation in Arenas -Daimalos-
  • Some useful links
  • Experiences to discover in the province of Málaga

A few words about Daimalos

Daimalos is located in the municipality of Arenas in Axarquia in the province of Málaga. It is one of the most beautiful and authentic hamlets in the region.

Daimalos has an important Arab past, from the period of Al Andalus, like many villages in Axarquia.

daimalos pueblo entrada

The history of the village

The origin of the village seems to be an old Arab farmhouse (alquería) called Daymús or Daimuz.

What to see in Daimalos

One of the oldest minarets in Spain

daimalos alminar 2

This minaret (alminar) dates from the Merinid period (the Spanish name for a Moroccan Berber tribe, the Banu Marin), in the 13th century. It is very narrow, at the time only one person, the muezzin, could enter the minaret.

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Daimalos – the alminar

Walking around the church you will soon find traces of the old mosque on the walls of the church.

daimalos iglesia fachada
a facade of the church

The church of Daimalos

daimalos iglesia alminar
The church with the minaret

Streets and alleys of the hamlet

daimalos que ver calle moscatel
Muscat wine Street

and it allows you to enjoy the colours of the flowers, the white walls and the blue sky

daimalos callejon

An Arabic fountain with exquisite virtues

daimalos ceramica fuente arabe

In the village there is a fountain. It dates from the period of Al-Andalus and is called the Fountain of Love.

fuente arabe que ver en daimalos

Legend has it that it has incredible virtues for the person who drinks its water: he or she will find love or have a child within a year.

The balates – dry stone walls –

If you take the road from Velez-Malaga to La Corumbela, passing through Daimalos and Arenas, you will have the pleasure of seeing the terraced crops with dry stone walls (los balates).

Almendros en flor y balates en Arenas
Almond trees in bloom on terraced fields

They have been recognised for 4 years by UNESCO as intangible heritage of humanity.

In this link you can discover the terraced crops around the village with the stone walls.

The best time to visit the hamlet is probably at the beginning of the year to see the fields of almond trees in bloom. A spectacle of nature.

Ideas for guided tours in Axarquia

The almond fields in blossom (flowering in January and February)

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almond blossom fields

The route of the almond blossom fields starts from Torre del Mar, Torrox, Nerja.

This day is dedicated to visiting the almond fields, passing through Arenas. It is also an opportunity to discover all the secrets of Daimalos!

This guided tour is conducted by a local guide, Cipriano.

local guide andalucia

Discover the day tour, only possible in January and February, in this link:

Details and online booking of : The Almond blossom Tour from Nerja.

Route of the white villages (often called mudejar)

The guide also starts the tour from Torre del Mar, Torrox, Nerja.

The guide proposes throughout the year to visit the most authentic white villages in the area : The Mudejar White Villages Tour.

visiter salares : le village avec le minaret, en Axarquia
village of Salares

The themes of the tours are: Frigiliana Tour, the wine route, the raisin route, ….

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.

Here you can find all the guided tours in Axarquia from Torrox, Nerja and Torre del Mar.

What to do around Daimalos, activities?

In the surroundings, it is possible to find very nice activities:

Use the following link to access all the activities to do. This link provides you with all the details of each activity.

Where is Daimalos?

Book accommodation in Arenas – 5km from Daimalos


Some useful links for your trip to Andalucia

Easy and economical bookings

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:


Seville, the capital of Andalucia, is a city full of treasures to discover and monuments to visit.

Door of Forgiveness – Seville Cathedral

Here you will find everything you can see in Seville in 3 days. And for those who will stay longer you will also find information on secret Seville and the Santa Cruz and Triana districts.


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Visit Cadiz, a city with an incredible past and great beauty, on the Costa del la Luz.


When you reach the Costa del Sol you will find in this link what to see in Malaga :

Street art next to the Picasso Museum Malaga


Visit Granada, discover the Albaicin and Sacromonte districts:



And of course, visit Cordoba, the caliphate city, and the Juderia district.


Experiences to discover in the province of Málaga


Find more ideas for visits to authentic Andalusia: see the blog pages on Andalucia.

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