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Almayate is situated close to the much larger town of Torre del Mar. It has three different areas, Almayate Baja which is on the beach, hidden from view by sugar cane, amongst which can be found bars and restaurants. Here you could be forgiven for thinking you were in Jamaica or some shanty town exc... Read More


Árchez is a small village that sits at the foot of the Tejeda and Almijar on the Sayalonga river, we first discovered this village during our route of Mudejar. Its perfectly preserved 14th century red brick Minaret of a former Mosque, which can be seen from every point in the town, was declared a hi... Read More


Arenas is on the Mudéjar route. It is situated east of Vélez-Málaga at 416 metres, under the ruins of the Moorish Bentomiz Fortress whose origin goes back to the Iberian era. It was occupied and modified by the Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans and is considered one of the three most important Muslim b... Read More


Benagalbon is just along the coast from Rincon de la Victoria and inland two kilometres on the road leading to Moclinejo and Almáchar. It is only 12 kilometres from Málaga and very close to the 18 hole Añoreta golf course. One drives past Benagalbon, up and down on the way to somewhere else without ... Read More


Benajarafe isn´t a village as such, more a stretch of coastline located 14 kilometres from Málaga between Rincon de la Victoria and Torre del Mar. As you drive from the latter towards Málaga with the sea on your left the difference in terrain is extraordinary. Torre del Mar has numerous chiringuitos... Read More


Benamargosa is a lively village that stands at the heart of the Vélez-Málaga region and dates back to the 15th century to the time of the Moriscos, Moorish converts to Christianity. As you drive past Axarquia airport the scenery changes to a lush, tropical paradise, resplendently verdant with avocad... Read More


Benamocarra is situated 33 kilometres from Málaga and just 9 kilometres from the coast, the closest beach being the naturist beach at Almayate. The town is of Arabic origin and its name derived from Banu Mukarram which means The Tribe of Mukarram who were quite possibly Berbers. Benamocarra was conq... Read More


This small village is a hop, skip and a jump away from the larger village of Macharaviaya. There is even a 2 kilometre walking track between the 2 villages called the Ruta de Salvador Rueda after the Hamlet´s most famous son , the poet, who was born here on December 3rd 1857. If you have never heard... Read More
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