2018-01-19 09:06:24

The coastal towns and villages of the Axarquia in southern Spain

Spain’s stunning region of Axarquia may conjure up images of stunning scenery, quiet rural pueblos and inland sierras, but the region is also home to several coastal villages and towns, boasting stunning views over the Mediterranean.

Most of the Axarquia is mountainous with deep valleys and glorious landscapes. Whether you decide to stay in the coastal area, the inland villages or the open countryside, you will find plenty of properties for sale and rent in the Axarquia.

Many first time visitors to the Axarquia choose to stay in the coastal villages, which were formerly fishing communities, benefiting from the plentiful supply of fish in the Mediterranean. Today, many of the smaller villages have been boosted by tourism in the area, although substantial fishing fleets still exist in Malaga port and in Caleta de Velez.

All of the beach bars in the coastal areas of Axarquia serve fresh fish and seafood, including sardines, cooked on a blazing fire on bamboo sticks. The lightly fried cod and sea bream baked in salt also come highly recommended. There is nothing better than a plate of fresh fish and a jug of sangria when the sun is shining!

Originating in Valencia, the ever-popular paella is also a perfect dish to try in a beach bar. A traditional paella will include chicken, pork or large prawns, clams, mussels and squid, depending on your tastes.  Most of the eastern Costa del Sol towns are home to a choice of cafes, beach bars and restaurants, serving everything from coffee and breakfast to fresh lobster and caviar.

Sun beds and parasols can be hired on almost all of the beaches in the Axarquia which boasts an average of 320 days a year of sunshine.

Shopaholics are also well catered for with a range of supermarkets and shops in the coastal areas, including: Eroski, Mercadona, Supersol, Aldi and Lidl. Visitors can also find shopping centres on the outskirts of Torre del Mar and in Rincon de la Victoria.

Coastal towns in the Axarquia which are well worth a visit include: Rincon de la Victoria, Torre del Mar, Torrox Costa and Nerja, which all retain much of their original charm while offering modern facilities.

The coastal region is easy to reach from any part of the Costa del Sol or from Malaga International Airport. The N340 coast road offers stunning views and easy access to the towns. If you are not planning to hire a car, you can catch a bus from the airport which is inexpensive.

Although the Axarquia is quite mountainous, the coastal areas are generally flat and offer stunning promenades, including the famous Balcon de Europa in Nerja.

Whether you are planning a family holiday or looking for properties for sale in the Axarquia, you will find plenty of things to see and do in this special part of southern Spain.

Properties for sale in the Axarquia

If you are looking for properties for sale in the Axarquia, choose from a range of well-priced town houses, villas, apartments and fincas available in the stunning towns and villages in the coastal regions.

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