If during the winter season you can take a walk at the beach on a sunny day and at the same time see a snowy peak; or if in spring, while climbing the 2,000 meters of the Maroma, the horizon is drawn by the blue of the Mediterranean sea:
Congratulations, you are in the Axarquía-Costa del Sol !
Located in the eastern part of the province of Malaga, the Axarquía maintains its name inherited from its Arab past, but at present it is synonymous of diversity: it is coast and mountain; it is sun and inland; it is gastronomy and culture; it is sport and tranquility; it is past, present and future.
In fact, its variety is such that only a few kilometers away you can find a wide range of landscapes, climates and diverse geographies that gives the impression of being in another country. And all this just a step away from Malaga city and, therefore, near to the airport, the port and the train station.
The Sierras of Tejeda, Almijara, and Alhama, a natural border between the provinces of Malaga and Granada, mark the upper limit and its slopes distribute the different villages of the region until reaching the coast. The only lake in the region is the Viñuela Lake, the largest in the province of Malaga, located in the village of the same name, where water sports and cycling routes can be practiced.
The beauty of the region is also present in the urban landscape, with white villages, narrow and twisted streets, small squares, a diversity of monuments, citadels, castles, walls, remains of mosques and minarets, Mudejar churches and coffered ceilings.
On the coast, the Axarquía is a landscape of cliffs and coves, watchtowers and walking paths, beaches and orchards, tradition and tourism.
The landscape of the Axarquía is complemented by the diversity of crops: from the valley of fruit and vegetables, through the lemon and orange trees, to the tropical plantations.
All thanks to the climate of the region: mild winters and warm summers. The influence of the Mediterranean Sea on the temperatures offers little changes between the seasons, although in the interior areas there is usually greater diversity.