Malaga’s Axarquia, whose capital is Vélez-Málaga, rises from the sea to heights that reach 2000 meters and are populated with vines and olive trees.

On the coast, the mountains overlook the sea, between Mediterranean and Mudéjar villages, calm and luminous beaches, cliffs and hidden coves.

The region offers the traveler a range of alternative routes through this area: the Route of the Sun and the Avocado, by the municipalities of Macharaviaya, Rincón de la Victoria, Iznate, Vélez-Málaga, Benamocarra and Benamargosa; Route of the Sun and of the Wine, that includes the localities of Algarrobo, Sayalonga, Canillas de Albaida, Competa, Torrox, Nerja and Frigiliana; Route of the Pass, by Totalán, Moclinejo, Almáchar, El Borge and Comares; And the Route of the Oil and the Montes, crossing the towns of Colmenar, Riogordo, Alfarnatejo, Alfarnate, Periana, Viñuela and Alcaucín.

Surface area: 1,025 km²
Population: 211,447 (2013)
Province: Málaga Province

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