Unsung Andalusia – A Luxury Travel Blog


Even with Spaniards outside of Malaga province, you’d be hard pressed to find many people that know the region of La Axarquia by name. It is a mostly sleepy and agricultural little area on the hilly, eastern edge of Malaga province, where the mountains meet the Mediterranean Sea. Goat herds dot the pastoral landscapes in between vineyards and olive groves, and its easy to slip back in time imagining a simpler age and way of life.

There are actually a couple of recognisable villages in La Axarquia. For example, Frigiliana is oft listed amongst the most beautiful villages in all of Spain. And Nerja has long been a popular coastal destination with tourists that enjoy its pedestrianised shopping streets, upscale restaurants and pretty, accessible beaches punctuated by the viewing point known as the balcony of Europe jutting out to overlook the coastline in both directions. However, the majority of the pueblos of La…

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