Andalucia off the beaten track in a paradise
Axarquia, the East of Malaga, is a district (comarca) in the province of Málaga. It has remained very agricultural, which has kept it free from mass tourism. It is the ideal place to go on holiday in Andalusia all year round thanks to its subtropical microclimate.
The origin of the word Axarquia :
Axarquia, comes from the Arabic word Ash-sharquía (الشرقية) and means “to the East” , “towards the East”. It refers to the 45 km of coastline east of Malaga, as far as Nerja in Costa del Sol.
Some of the most beautiful villages to visit around Malaga
The best known are: Frigiliana, Competa, Comares, Nerja, Salares, Torrox pueblo
Three major towns in the East of Malaga
Velez-Malaga, Rincon de la Victoria, Torre del Mar
Traditions in these places near Malaga
The verdiales are the best known
Around the villages an exceptional fauna:
The most representative animal is the chameleon
Gastronomy in these places to visit near Malaga
ajoblanco, wines, pasa, gazpacho, and tropical fruits
Hikes in the East of Malaga
The Rio Chillar hike is probably the best known. In Canillas de Aceituno, the El Saltillo hike is also worth a visit!
Nerja beaches among the best places to see around Malaga
La Axarquia offers the most beautiful beaches and coves in Málaga and the Costa del Sol.
The beaches of Nerja are an absolute must!
Fairs and Festivals in these towns near Malaga
Frigiliana The Three Cultures Festival in August as the Feria of Nerja in October are to be known.
See here all festivals and fairs in Axarquia, Andalucia.
See here, all best activities in Malaga surroundings