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Cajiz is a small village situated just 27 kilometres from Malaga and 5 kilometres from the coast. This village is the first one you go past on the way up the hill to the larger village of Iznate and is often bypassed without a second glance. On taking time out to discover the place I wondered at the... Read More

Caleta de Vélez

Caleta de Vélez is a small coastal resort situated next to Torre del Mar, approximately 30 klms from Malaga. This Caleta, or Bay, of Velez has a lovely stretch of beach and a small fishing port which has grown in recent years and is now home to some luxury yachts which can be hired from this busy Ma... Read More

Canillas de Aceituno

Canillas de Aceituno is situated 17 kilometres from its capital, Vélez-Málaga, in the north east of the region at an altitude of 650 metres above sea level. There are three ways of reaching the village, either from Arenas and then turning left before Archez, Algarrobo then turn left for Archez and r... Read More

Canillas de Albaida

Canillas de Albaida (pronounced Alb eye da) is part of the Sun and Wine route and is situated 52 kilometres from Malaga and 24 kilometres from Vélez-Málaga. The name Albaida means white and was named by the arabs who founded the village in the 13th century, because according to legend the town was s... Read More


Chilches is a small village situated between Benajarafe and Rincon de la Victoria about 12 kilometres from Malaga. There is a beach area but the village itself is inland just over the autovia and up in the hills. Its name comes from the Roman Cicer, because of the chickpea plantations in the area an... Read More


Colmenar, the capital of the Montes de Málaga, lies in the most westerly point of the Axarquía, 30 kilometres from Málaga and the coast. It is 700 metres above sea level and is part of the Ruta del Aceite y los Montes. Although populated since the Neolithical period Colmenar is one of the younger pu... Read More


Comares is probably the most talked about and most seen (from afar!) village in the Axarquía. From almost wherever you are you can catch site of Comares, it sits right on top of the mountain some 735 metres above sea level, 28 kilometres from Málaga and 24 kilometres from Vélez-Málaga. Steeped in hi... Read More


Cómpeta, pronounced by stressing the Com and not the Peta, is a high mountain village situated in the foothills of Sierra Almijara. The road to it is long and winding and as you drive onwards and upwards past lorries hurtling past you at breakneck speed you just know that when you get there this vil... Read More
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