Discover the best places to visit in the East of Malaga

I propose you to discover the best places to visit in the East of Malaga, in Axarquia.You may already know Frigiliana, Nerja or Competa. Here is an invitation to travel to authentic Andalucia through its typical white villages, its incredible beaches, its traditions, its people, its wildlife and its agricultural heritage still alive. Here are many villages to discover, right next to Malaga. With a click on the pictures below you can see the place. You can open the page by clicking a second time on the picture.

Discover the best places to visit near Malaga, in the East of Malaga

A small paradisiacal region of the Province of Malaga, Costa del Sol

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.

Best white villages to visit near Malaga

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 with a great hanging bridge is also worth a visit :


el saltillo hanging bridge in canillas de aceituno

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!

nerja beaches : cala del pino

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.

nerja fair 2023 poster

See here all festivals and fairs in East of Malaga.

See here, all best activities in Malaga surroundings, as horseback riding on the beach.



Other best towns to visit in Malaga province

Ronda is must-see of the Province of Malaga as the beautiful white village of Mijas.

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