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The very name conjures up images of pantomime fairies and cats! However the Romans named it La Paloma, the Pigeon! The villages perches, perhaps a little pigeon like, 600metre above sea level, with spectacular views of the Sierra Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama as well as the verdant valley below. It is... Read More


Cútar is a small village perched on the side of a hill, as the crow flies directly below the much larger town of Comares, although to drive there takes about 20 minutes along a track from behind the church leading up into La Alqueria. It is above Benamargosa and El Borge which are its closest neighb... Read More


Daimalos, pronounced Die Malos, is a very small village which is part of the municipality of Arenas on the Mudejar Route. It is 47 kilometres from Málaga and just 14 kilometres from the sea side resort of Torre del Mar. Known for its oloroso wine, strangely the village doesn´t even have a bar! Altho... Read More

El Borge

El Borge (pronounced El Bor hay) strictly speaking should come under B but as there are no villages beginning with E in the Axarquia I thought El Borge could be the one. The history of El Borge is dominated by the rebellious nature of its early inhabitants. The most infamous being El Bizco, the one... Read More


Frigiliana (pronounced Frihiliana) is the Axarquía´s answer to Mijas and has won several awards for beauty and conservation. It is one of the larger villages in the area with a population of around 3000. Some of whom own holiday homes but the majority live there all year round. Its seven kilometres ... Read More


Just a short drive up from the autovia and only a 10 minute drive from the coast is the mountainous village of Iznate. It nestles into the hillside at 303 metres above sea level and has the most incredible views to the north, east and west, with the mountain ranges of Sierra Tejeda (La Maroma) Sierr... Read More

Los Romanes

Los Romanes village really established itself when the pantano at Viñuela was built. Suddenly homes that had views of the mountains, stunning as they are! were overlooking a magnificent lake! Thats when tourism in the area really took off! The village is situated 45 kilometres from Malaga and is a ... Read More


Macharaviaya is probably best known for being home to the noble Galvez family, who completely uplifted the village and the lives of the people who lived there in the 18thcentury by bringing prosperity to a small town struggling to survive. Joseph Gálvez, who was a doctor became the patron and mayor ... Read More
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