Welcome to La Axarquía


The ‘capital’ of La Axarquía, Vélez Málaga, 4km north of Torre del Mar, is a busy but unspectacular town, although its restored hilltop castle is worth a look.

Some of the most dramatic La Axarquía scenery is up around the highest villages of Alfarnate (925m) and Alfarnatejo (858m), with towering, rugged crags such as Tajo de Gomer and Tajo de Doña Ana rising to their south.


Top experiences in La Axarquía

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La Axarquía activities

$61.32 Day Trips & Excursions

Trip to Frigiliana and El Acebuchal - Small group with lunch included

Surely one of the reasons why you have come to la Axarquía is to visit one of its most known villages: Frigiliana, which has been considered several times as one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. We provide you the opportunity to visit ‘the city of the three cultures’ with a guided tour on their beautiful streets, which will allow you to get to know the history of the Moorish on the mountains in la Axarquia. After the tour you will enjoy some free time to discover the beauty and magical corners of Frigiliana at your own path. Lastly, we will drive you to El Acebuchal, an old after the Spanish Civil War abandoned village located in the mountains with a very interesting past, which has been completely restored and where one of the most famed restaurants on the area is located. There we will have the pleasure of enjoying a menu made of local products and after lunch we will take you back to your lodging in La Axarquia. You will travel in a small group with maximal 8 people, no hurry and no stress, just have a nice day learning about history and discovering this amazing places.

$61.96 Day Trips & Excursions

Trip to Frigiliana and El Acebuchal

Surely one of the reasons why you have come to la Axarquía is to visit one of its most known villages: Frigiliana, which has been considered several times as one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. We provide you the opportunity to visit ‘the city of the three cultures’ with a guided tour on their beautiful streets, which will allow you to get to know the history of the Moorish on the mountains in la Axarquia. After the tour you will enjoy some free time to discover the beauty and magical corners of Frigiliana at your own path. Lastly, we will drive you to El Acebuchal, an old after the Spanish Civil War abandoned village located in the mountains with a very interesting past, which has been completely restored and where one of the most famed restaurants on the area is located. There we will have the pleasure of enjoying a menu made of local products and after lunch we will take you back to your lodging in La Axarquia. You will travel in a small group with maximal 8 people, no hurry and no stress, just have a nice day learning about history and discovering this amazing places.