Axarquía Region is located in the most eastern part of Málaga province. Extends by thecost and the mainland. Its landscape is formed by olive and almond trees, vines and above all houses and villages that sprinkle it, by filling it with life. It is also vega of fruit trees and vegetables that arrive at the foot of the Natural Park of the Sierra de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama. Highest Peak La Maroma with 2066 meters over the sea leavel.
Available accommodation in the coast and in the mainland. Please let us know your dates and will suggest you a tailor made program.
The Region, is part of D.O “Málaga”.Orography is very complex, with great earrings that come up to the sea. Soils are slates in decomposition and slightly deep. Hot and benign, slightly rainy climate. The predominant variety in the zone is the Moscatel. The variety Rome (stained or white) is autochthonous of this territory.
Sayalonga: Located to 47 km from Malaga, 31 km from Rincón de la Victoria, and 27 km away from Nerja. Sayalonga is a village in La Axarquia region, Moorish in its layout, with narrow streets and white houses. It is a perfect place to spend some peaceful days and discover its culture and beautiful landscapes: The village is home to one of the most intriguing cemeteries in the Malaga province and fascinating examples of religious architecture. Each May, Sayalonga also holds a celebration in honour of one of its most typical produce: the loquat fruit. Visit to Bentomiz winery< /strong>, including wine tasting and Lunch
Cómpeta: 6 km away from Sayalonga. Hills covered with vines and beautiful mountain landscapes welcome the traveler arriving in Competa, famous for its acclaimed wine. This product is celebrated every August with a magical night that has become a must-attend summer event. A white village of Axarquía, with beautiful traditional architecture and ancient customs, Cómpeta is nicknamed ‘Cornice of the Costa del Sol’ for its privileged location. Its territory spans the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Natural Park, with its extraordinary landscape heritage. Here we do visit Almijara Winery, where will learn about the Moscatel de Alejandría variety. Wine tasting included.
Árchez: 4 km away from Cómpeta. Nicknamed the Jewel of Merinita in the twelfth century, is a Moorish town set on the foothills of the Sierra de Tejeda and Sierra de Almijara. Its urban landscape and gastronomy reminiscent of the Arab era are a constant reminder of the past of this small town in the Axarquía. A stop you can’t miss on the Ruta Mudejar, this town is also known for the delicious wine made with the grapes from the vineyards that dot its territory. A perfect place to enjoy the nature, History and customs of rural Malaga.
Moclinejo: Nestled between vineyards, olive groves and almond orchards, you will find Moclinejo, a town of Moorish origin with narrow streets and houses adapted to the steep terrain. Known as the Puerta de la Ruta de la Pasa (“Gateway to the Raisin Road”), the municipality produces delicious wines and high-quality olive oil. This town in the Axarquía region is perfect to visit at any time of year, but September is a really special time: the Fiesta de Viñeros (the Winemakers’ Fair””), celebrated in September, is one of the most attractive events in Moclinejo’s cultural calendar.. Visit to Antonio Muñoz Cabrera Winery. Seven small oak barrels marked the beginning a family tradition of dedication to the preparation of the exquisite wine of the region of Montes de Málaga from sun-dried grapes grown in this area. Juan Muñoz Navarrete was the founder of the winery, a business that was already consolidated by the twenties of last century
Álmachar: 8 km away from Moclinejo, Almachar is a town in the county of Axarquia built on a hill with rivers on two sides. This white village and its winding streets, which follow the slopes of the terrain, evoke the towns Al-Andalus past. Known for its fine quality currants, Almachar is also the home of the ajoblanco – a cold soup based on olive oil, garlic and almonds – one of the symbols of the county’s gastronomy and of the entire province of Malaga. A unique festival is held every September In tribute to this famous soup. Here we visit Bodega Jorge Ordóñez & Co The winery was established in 2004 in Almachar, and was the first of its kind in this part of the Axarquía region of Málaga where the traditional use of the Muscat of Alexandria grapes is in the production of raisins. With the harvest of 2004 came the birth of the first bottles from our winery, nestled in the heart of the Axarquía region of Málaga. This mountainous region of steep slopes and slate soil near the Mediterranean is believed to be one of the oldest viticultural areas in Europe. Due to the steady increase in production, in 2008 the winery began to move its installations to their present location in Vélez-Málaga..
Frigiliana: 7 Km away from Nerja. With an environment privileged for lovers of nature and that of trekking. Its white houses, its traditional cuisine and its Moorish past of narrow streets and passages make Frigiliana one of the favourite enclaves of those seeking to enjoy their holiday with all five senses. This town owns the purest popular architectural province of Arab origin and received the 1st National Award for Beautification of the Towns of Spain in 1982. It is noteworthy that the British community residing in Frigiliana, as well as throughout the Axarquía, is very large.
The Palacio de los Condes (Palace of Condes) of Frigiliana, popularly known as ‘El Ingenio’, is a Renaissance mansion of the XVI century. It is currently the factory of molasses Nuestra Señora del Carmen (Our Lady of Carmen), the only traditional factory of this product that runs in Europe. In its facade, the decoration paintings with geometric motifs are highlighted. It was built partly with materials from the Moorish castle, which can be seen in the stones of its facade.