If you are looking for peace, tranquillity and stunning countryside, just 32km from Malaga, take a trip to Algarrobo village in the Axarquia region.
The village still retains much of its Moorish charm and boasts views of the Mediterranean Sea. The Rio Algarrobo winds its way through the picturesque town which offers a wide choice of historical and cultural attractions.
Visit the Necropolis de Trayamar, which is home to a complex of tombs dating back to the seventh century BC, where a Phoenician city once stood. Roman remains were also found in this area, while two watchtowers stand on the coast which once warned residents of possible enemy invasions and attacks. One tower if of Arabic origin and the other dates back to the sixteenth century.
Algarrobo and Axarquia properties for sale include townhouses, apartments and fincas both inland and close to the sea.
Culture vultures should visit the Iglesia de Santa Ana, which was built in the seventeenth century or the Ermita de San Sebastian, which offers beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.
The village of Algarrobo is just 3km from the coastal resort of Algarrobo-Costa so visitors can combine the beauty of inland Andalucia with a trip to the beach. Enjoy a peaceful stay, while being within easy reach of Malaga, which is just 30 minutes away in the car.
Axarquia properties for sale offer the best of both worlds – the coast is easily accessible and the Andalucian countryside is on your doorstep.
Another interesting tour is the Route of the Sun and Wine, which passes through local vineyards down to the natural landscapes of Torrox-Costa. Visit the Bago Castle, Torre de Calaceite and the Torre del Morche, ending at Nerja.
Berbers from Algiers founded the town of Algarrobo and introduced crops such as almonds, raisins and small industries of silk.
Algarrobo-Costa and Torre del Mar boast excellent beaches, but if you are looking for quieter fishing villages, visit Mezquitilla and Lagos.
For golfers, the challenging Baviera Golf Course is just a 10 minute drive from Algarrobo and is open to non-members.
If you are looking for somewhere good to eat, you will be spoilt for choice in Algarrobo with a wide choice of tapas bars, pavement cafes, beach restaurants and snack bars to suit all tastes and budgets.
Sample the freshly caught fish and seafood at a beach bar or enjoy ‘people-watching’ at one of the many vibrant café-bars.
Algarrobo enjoys the sub-tropical Mediterranean climate with hot summers and warm winters. Algarrobo’s close proximity to the sea affords cooling breezes, which make the summer heat manageable. Temperatures average 32 ºC in summer.
Properties for sale in Algarrobo and the Axarquia
If you are interested in properties for sale or rent in Algarrobo or the Axarquia, choose from a range of village houses, modern apartments, fincas, villas and townhouses. Popular with ex-pats who want to enjoy the ‘real Spain’ while being close enough to the coast to enjoy days out, Algarrobo offers a choice of properties to suit all tastes and budgets.