Situated to the east of Málaga, the Axarquía, offers the visitor much more than one could imagine. With only 1.000 kms.², the Axarquía is a whole world. Beaches with transparent waters. Solitary coves. Cliffs. Entertainment centres, hotels, restaurants, bars, discotheques, golf courses, airport, marina... And from the sea to the mountain. Unwonted spots. Reservoir, rivers. Sierras of indescribable beauty. White villages. Friendly people. And all to be discovered.
Next to a beautiful coast with sandy beaches speckled with cliffs and coves, there are hills loaded with vineyards, estates and farmhouses, where the famous sweet wine is made since the Roman rule, and a cane honey which is only made in Frigiliana.
In Nerja, tourist epicentre, the caves "Catedral del Paleolítico" deserve a special mention, offering a unique spectacle.
Towards the inland, the towns of Arenas, Archez, Salares, Sedella and Canillas de Aceituno, transport us into a historical past plagued by architectural richness, such as the minarets and other monuments.
Towns with an authentic Mudejar outline, which next to the Bentomíz castle, give the impression of having crossed the frontiers of time to those who visit it.
The municipalities of Moclinejo, Almáchar, El Borge, Cútar, Comares and Totalán, integrate this route in which the special climatic conditions allow fields of vineyards to flourish, whose fruits - muscatel grapes - are converted into raisins when they are laid out to dry on the hills. An ancient handicraft whose master is the sun.
The olive trees of the variety "verdial" produce one of the best oils in the world. The peaches of Periana are also famous.
The inland tourism plays an important part of this area. Natural spots, sports, picturesque trails, rural accommodation, small towns, authoctonous gastronomy...
The coastal area, the beach, the sun and the inland fertile fields are the protagonists of this route.
With its churches, convents and palaces built between the 16th and 18th centuries, the monumental city of Vélez Málaga is the capital of the region and has the best promenade in Europe in Torre del Mar. And in the Vélez bay there is the marina and fishing port.
The locality of Rincón de la Victoria, holds one of the most famous prehistoric caves in the province of Málaga: the Cueva del Tesoro or the Higuerón.
On the other hand, Macharaviaya, Benamocarra, Iznate and Benamargosa, surrounded by plantations and tropical fruits, have given this route its name.