The 9 villages of the Axarquía of Málaga that you have to visit (II)

We continue with our route through the region of La Axarquía, on the Costa del Sol of Malaga, to discover a privileged enclave between the sea and the mountains of Andalusia. And it is that, in very few kilometers, incredible variations in the landscape are observed and people are crossed with the flavor of yesteryear that so much is missed. In the first part of this guide through the Axarquía, we have already told you about Nerja, Torrox, Frigiliana and Algarrobo. We have half the way left. Would you like to come with us?


First part of the Guide through the 9 villages of the Axarquía-Costa del Sol.


5. Cómpeta

We reached the middle of the road. We make a stop in Cómpeta to enjoy its architecture and also its people. Friendly and welcoming, there are hidden corners to discover at every step. With the mountain behind them and the sea in front, it has earned the nickname of the Cornice of the Costa del Sol. The hermitages of San Antón and San Sebastián and the Museum of Arts and Customs are some of the places you can visit in your walk through the town, in addition to many other places that we will indicate below:

6. Vélez-Málga

Well known and declared an Artistic Historic Site, it stands out for its many places of interest. From churches to its train station, passing through the remains of the old city wall. Specifically, the Royal Gate of the Villa, which was integrated into the urban nucleus in an extension of the suburb in the 14th century.

7. Alcaucín

Village labyrinth that responds to the design of the Moorish enclaves of yesteryear. Its narrow and labyrinthine streets are true to its past. 5 km from the town, you can also visit the Arab baths of Las Majadas.  The visit to the Fuente de los Cinco Caños is a must. An archaeological site of the Neolithic and remains one of the oldest castles, the Castle of Zalia, which dates back to the Phoenicians.

8. Rincon de la Victoria

We continue moving along the coast to find this fishing village near the capital. Its opening to the sea makes it a very gastronomically appreciated place. If you like seafood stews, this is your place. 

9. Canillas de Aceituno

Unique name for this beautiful town that lies at the foot of the Sierra de Tejeda and that presumes to be the closest to the highest peak in the province, La Maroma. At an altitude of more than 500 meters above sea level, the remains of the Arab period are the best known in the area. In their lands they are cultivated as their name says, olive groves, but also vineyards, orange trees, fig trees or medlars.