Things to see and do in the Axarquia
If you are planning a trip to the Axarquia in the near future, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to things to see and do.
Visit Velez-Malaga, the historic capital of the region where remnants and artefacts date back to the days of the Phoenicians 3,000 years ago. The white towns of the area are well worth a visit and include Castillo de Zalia near Alcaucin which is very much influenced from its Moorish past.
Chart the course of the Islamic dynasties in the middle of the western world.
La Axarquia covers over 1,000 square metres and is made up of quaint white villages, stunning landscapes, beaches and open countryside.
Axarquia properties for sale are popular with ex-pats who want holiday homes in an authentic part of southern Spain, close to all the amenities.
From spring to autumn Fiesta season comes to the Axarquia. Every town and village hosts at least two festivals each year. The Arab-Andalus Festival in Salares every September and the Festival of the Three Cultures in Frigiliana every August are well worth visiting.
The ’romerias’, reminiscent of ancient pilgrimages, are also popular throughout the region, while virtually every village has a patron saint to be honoured at some point throughout the year.
Tropical fruits are grown throughout the Axarquia. Almonds, avocadoes, mangos and papayas are harvested and exported in large quantities. The Cherry Festival in Alfarnate sees tons of fresh cherries consumed in a vast range of recipes over a weekend in June (usually the third Saturday of the month).
Rural properties for sale in the Axarquia are popular with visitors who want to get away from the busy coastal resorts and experience the beauty of inland Andalucia.
If you are a foodie, visit the port of Caleta de Velez, which is one of the busiest fishing ports on the whole of the Costa del Sol. Local markets sell a vast range of delicious, fresh seafood and fish, often served up in the local beach bars dotted along the coast.
Sample the mixed fried fish or ‘fritura Malaguena’ or the sardines, cooked on bamboo sticks over open fires on the beach.
The coastal town of Nerja has some of the best fish restaurants in southern Spain and the stretch of coast between Nerja and La Herradura is perfect if you want to avoid the crowds. Remote beaches, underwater caves and coves also make this a great place for scuba diving or soaking up the sun away from the hustle and bustle of town.
La Axarquia boasts the best climate in Europe with an average of 320 days a year of sunshine.
Whatever time of year you decide to visit, the Axarquia combines stunning inland landscapes with long, sandy beaches along the coast to give you the best of both worlds.
Properties for sale in the Axarquia
Properties for sale in the Axarquia include village houses, apartments, fincas, villas and penthouses, both inland and close to the beach. Axarquia properties offer excellent rental potential.