Axarquia : Discover Andalucia in a paradise

I propose you to discover Axarquia in the way of a trip to an authentic and preserved Andalusia. Here is an invitation to travel through its typical white villages, its incredible beaches, its traditions, its people, its wildlife and its agricultural heritage still alive. Everything presented in this page dedicated to Axarquia is within a maximum of 50km. With a click on the pictures below you can see the location. You can open the page by clicking a second time on the photo.

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Axarquia in Andalucia

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

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.

Typical and authentic Axarquia

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

Its traditions:

The verdiales are the best known

In Axarquia, an exceptional fauna:

The most representative animal is the chameleon

Its gastronomy

ajoblanco, wines, pasa, gazpacho, and tropical fruits

Its hikes

The Rio Chillar hike is probably the best known. In Canillas de Aceituno, the El Saltillo hike is also worth a visit!

Its beaches

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

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