Area Info


Maro is a small village at the far eastern end of the Axarquia almost joining on to the much larger town of Nerja. In fact the Caves of Nerja are just outside Maro! When driving through the village and down towards the shore the most significant building is The Mill at Maro which is now sadly in a r... Read More


Moclinejo can be approached either up the hill from Benagalbón, or down the hill from Almáchar. Either way will take you about 10 minutes in the car and the drive back down towards the motorway although winding is worth the effort for the spectacular views of the coast. Fittingly, the hills are usua... Read More

Rincon de la Victoria

10 kilometres east of Málaga in the far southwest corner of the Axarquía is the coastal resort of Rincon de la Victoria. Probably best known for its 9 kilometres of beaches and its Caves. It can boast that it has one of only three marine caves known in the world today and the only one of its kind in... Read More

Rio Gordo

Rio Gordo is on the scenic Route of Olive Oil and Mountains, 39 kilometres from Málaga and just under 50 kilometres from the coastal resort of Torre del Mar. It is famous for its Snails! The Day of the Snail is an annual festival where people come from far and wide to sample this local dish prepared... Read More


Salares, is situated on the very edge of the Tejeda National Park and Game reserve at 579 metres above sea level. This white gem of a village is steeped in history and was inhabited by the Phoenicians, Greeks and Carthaginians. Known as Salaria Bastitanorum by the Romans (due to the salt beds that w... Read More


To me the name seems to conjure up images of the Marlon Brando film Sayonara and on visiting its famous circular cementary I almost expected to see the graves of Kelly and Katsumi, forever together after their final Sayonara! Leaving behind Hollywood of the 1950´s and zooming full speed ahead into ... Read More

Salto del Negro

This small village has about 160 inhabitants and is situated next to Benamargosa and below Cútar and Comares. In fact folkflore has it that Salto del Negro was named when the Moors refused to convert to Christianity and either jumped or were pushed off the top of Comares, landing in a place thereaft... Read More


At 689 metres above sea level we discover Sedella, so named, according to the town hall website, because Queen Isabella when told of the fight between Christians and Muslims at an area known as Arroyo de la Matanza said, Sé de ella (I know about it) At such an altitude you can be sure of magnificen... Read More
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