10 km east of Málaga in the far southwest corner of the Axarquía is the coastal resort of Rincón de la Victoria. Probably best known for its 9 km 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 Europe. Once under the ocean, these sea caves formed underwater galleries with gorges and columns known as Cueva del Tesoro.
Don't worry though, to visit the site nowadays you don't have to put on your scuba diving equipment, the Treasure Cave has emerged above the sea and sits between the towns of La Cala del Moral and Rincón de la Victoria, dug into a hill of limestone from the Jurassic age high above the shore overlooking the Mediterranean. It has 500 m of tunnels complete with remains of cave paintings, ceramics and items from the Neolithic stone industry as well as human and animal remains. There are stories of buried treasure, gold and precious stones, as well as tales of gnomes, fairies, mermaids, goblins, and elves.
If this all sounds inviting, beware the ogres, giants, dragons and cyclopes who are also rumoured to inhabit these caves, along with spirits who roam the labyrinthine corridors of rock, searching for the fabulous hidden treasure. Away from this Jurassic Park and back down to the coast there is a seven mile stretch of promenade (Paseo Marítimo) with many beach bars, restaurants and beautiful sunsets. There is a church in the high street, shopping centre just off the motorway, Añoreta Golf course, just off the N-340 at km 258 and even an international school, Rincón Añoreta Colegio, just off the road to Macharaviaya.