Andalucia off the beaten track
Axarquia 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.
The white villages of Axarquia:
The best known are: Frigiliana, Competa, Nerja, Salares, Torrox
Its three major towns:
Velez-Malaga, Rincon de la Victoria, Torre del Mar
The verdiales are the best known
In Axarquia, an exceptional fauna:
The most representative animal is the chameleon
ajoblanco, wines, pasa, gazpacho, and tropical fruits
The Rio Chillar hike is probably the best known. In Canillas de Aceituno, the El Saltillo hike is also worth a visit!
La Axarquia offers the most beautiful beaches and coves in Málaga and the Costa del Sol.
The beaches of Nerja are an absolute must!
Ferias and Festivals
Frigiliana The Three Cultures Festival in August as the Feria of Nerja in October are to be known