Axarquia - Andalucía
Population (31): Alcaucín, Alfarnate, Alfarnatejo, Algarrobo, Almáchar, Árchez, Arenas, Benamargosa, Benamocarra, El Borge, Canillas de Aceituno, Canillas de Albaida, Colmenar, Comares, Cómpeta, Cútar, Frigiliana, Iznate, Macharaviaya, Moclinejo, Nerja, Periana, Rincón de la Victoria, Riogordo, Salares, Sayalonga, Sedella, Torrox, Totalán, Vélez-Málaga and Viñuela.
Geographic data: Limits to the North with the region of Alhama, to the East with the Costa Tropical region, to the South by the Mediterranean Sea, to the West with Malaga, and to the Northwest with the counties Antequera and Nororma.
Tourist interests: The region is full of villages with narrow streets that take us to the past Andalusí, archaeological remains attest to its glorious past.
Nature tourism: The peak La Maroma is the highest point of the region, cross rivers, Vélez, Torrox, Algarrobo, Iznate, dry, Huit, Higuerón, scream, Almachar, cave, Benamargosa, Sabar, Alcaucín, Bermuza, Rubite, Maro, all are Andalusian Mediterranean basin, water supply is via the Viñuela reservoir. The Natural Park of the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama and the Natural landscape of the cliffs of Maro-Cerro Gordo are located in this region.
Agricultural production: The most important crops are olive groves of olive oil, the vineyard's grapes to raisins, avocado and almond; among arable crops only tomato has any relevance.
Gastronomy: The dishes axarquica include the goat, fried with spices, the fried fish, the stew of hinojos, the splashback, ajoblanco and tripe with chickpeas.
The Costa del Sol Occidental, the star of the coast of Andalusia
The region of the Costa del Sol Occidental is one of the areas that come all the tourists throughout the year and especially in summer. Within this area of the Mediterranean of the autonomous community of Andalusia, it enters one of the most tourist destinations such as Marbella next to other towns in which also is you can spend a good holiday like Torremolinos or Fuengirola.
Its main quality is the temperature which has throughout the year, since it has many hours of Sun and little rain which has made many visitors decide to stay to live in this area. For example, there is a large colony of countries such as Britain, Germany or Finland, where it is concentrated among the largest number of citizens of this country.
The Costa del Sol Occidental has its main stronghold at Marbella. The city has a great name internationally by the large number of tourists and "celibrities" arriving in the summer. It has sided with Puerto Banus more exclusive in Europe places, while on the other there is a very typical historic Andalusian.
On the other hand Torremolinos has become one of the municipalities of Europe where many Gay tourists are concentrated. Hotels make numerous exclusive offers only for this kind of visitors who tend to find many options in the municipality.
To reach the Costa del Sol Occidental the best option is through the airport of Malaga which has numerous flights from different parts of Europe. It has roads in good condition through the highway that runs along the coast.
300 days a year of Sun in the Costa del Sol
As its name suggests the Costa del Sol is one of the bulwarks of the Andalusia tourism and having the Sun at its peak throughout the year, specifically 300 days a year. 35% of tourism that concentrates the autonomous community is located in this part of the coast which brings millions of tourists throughout the year. Many of them decide to stay to live.
This part of the coast begins at the coast of Granada and ends at the Malaga municipality of Manilva. It has many kilometres of Beach the majority of fine sand, some parts with one influx of more tourists in another. Marbella, Fuengirola, Torremolinos and Benalmadena are the three most tourist towns and have increased hotel capacity.
Marbella is considered one of the jewels of Spanish tourism. Focuses much of the tourism that arrives at the Costa del Sol and is a city that offers many possibilities for leisure. During the summer its population will reach to triple especially for foreign visitors.
Torremolinos also offers miles of beaches and a town dump with tourists. Next to the municipality is Benalmadena that has a very eventful night life with many clubs. All accompanied by numerous restaurants and tourist infrastructures.
The best way to reach the Costa del Sol is through Malaga airport, which has flights from different parts of the world. The roads are in perfect condition, the N-340 is that links all around the coast, having the option to travel around the Mediterranean motorway.