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Torre del Mar

At 28 kilometres east of Málaga you will find this charming sea-side resort that is part of the scenic Axarquía route of sun and avocado. The main crop of this area used to be sugar cane and the few fields that still lead down from the coast road to the sea shore are testament to this. However, in t... Read More


Travelling 46 kilometres to the east of Málaga we discover Torrox, which is reputed to have the Best Climate In Europe! There are two distinct areas of Torrox, Torrox Costa which boasts 3 kilometres of beach front with a beautiful Paseo Marítimo to stroll along and Torrox Pueblo, 4 kilometres up the... Read More


Between the Axarquía and the Montes of Málaga is the small village of Totalán, part of the scenic Route of the Raisin, 13 kilometres inland from the coast at Rincon de la Victoria and 22 kilometres from Málaga, it is approached from the autovia by coming off at the Centro Comercial Rincon de la Vict... Read More


At just 6 kilometres from the coast, driving on the A-356 in the direction of Viñuela from Vélez-Málaga is the Hamlet of Trapiche ( pronounced Trapeechay) it is named after the Mill that was once there and the old machinery is now on display in a garden with the name TRAPICHE so you can´t miss it! D... Read More


Turning left on the A-356 at El Cruce restaurant onto the MA-3113 and driving past the airport the next village is Triana at just 6.5 kilometres from Vélez-Málaga. As villages go, this one is extremely flat which is unusual in the Axarquía. It is also quite a new village with the first houses being ... Read More


Vélez-Málaga is the capital of the Axarquía and is on the scenic route of sun and avocado. It is situated just 1 kilometre inland from the coast at Torre del Mar. After the Moors conquest of Spain they founded Vélez-Málaga, naming it Ballix-Malaca (fortress of Malaga) It was one of the main cities o... Read More


The name Viñuela these days makes people think of the Lake or Pantano and surrounding areas but La Viñuela the typical little white Spanish pueblo is from where the Pantano took its name. La Viñuela (the little vineyard) nestles in a little valley, 131 metres above sea level, alongside a shady strea... Read More


Although (Ventas de) Zafarraya is the Gateway to the Granada Province and not in the Axarquía at all, it is only just outside la Comarca and finishes off my A – Z nicely! So I set off to drive up through the Boquete de Zafarraya armed with my camera to share with you the most outstanding views that ... Read More
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