The three neighbouring major cities are: Málaga, Granada and Almería. Each at less than 2 hours distance. Spanish highways are in superior conditions. Railway station 'Maria Zambrano' in Málaga has super velocity connections with Madrid, Córdoba and Sevilla.
The region of la Axarquía is located in the eastern part of the province of Málaga. The white municipalities are famous for their beauty and characteristics. The lands of la Axarquía offers a landscape of incomparable variety: woodlands, valleys, mountain ranges and coastline.
Visitors are invited to discover the Axarquía region of the Costa del Sol by 5 different routes:
1. Mudejar Route (muslim legacy) where towns have remained unchanged over the centuries.
2. Sun and Avocado Route including part of the Axarquía coastline with its incredible rich and natural surroundings.
3. Sun and Wine Route, combination of the best of the coast and interior offering a duality which is reflected in all the expressions of the local culture.
4. Oil and Mountains Route offering a unique mountainous landscape dominated by the silvery green of olive groves and pasture. The "virgin" or first cold pressed olive oil is one of the best of the world due to its characteristic flavour.
5. Raisin Route dominated by vineyards and raisin beds since Moorish times. Famous for the "muscatel" sweet wine and ofcourse the best raisins in the world, splendid views and enchanting little towns. This route includes Almáchar.
Further tourist brochures about Andalucía is available in the lahuertavillas house as well as in all Tourist Info Points to be found in the local towns.
Please see the following links and videos for detailed information on the Axarquía region, Ronda and Frigiliana. The videos provide a sneak peek into just a few of the many wonders of the region.
Paint while discovering the subtropical region “La Axarquia” in the province of Malaga (Andalucia) Spain. What better way by setting aside a week in your dairy to go painting in sunny Spain? This is the ideal combination of painting and holidays, painters of all abilities are welcome as well as non painting partners since the region has a lot to offer.
Winter Holiday Stays
Winter in Andalusia is like summer in Northern Europe and a calm period in the Spanish calendar. November and December are still very warm with day temperatures still in the 20"c's. The evenings are pleasantly cool but still not cold. At this time of year the rain has not yet started in earnest and more often than not you will wake up to dry blue skies and perfect brisk morning air ideal for a walk in the surrounding hills.
Winter is also the Artists paradise especially in March and April when all the wild flowers are now in bloom and the green of the valleys and hills are radiant compared to the stark browns of the hot summer months.
Temperatures will drop for January and February and the odd rainy period can be expected, however the sun is rarely far away and as the snowy slopes of the Sierra Nevada are less than two hours away one can have a great day outside and be back at home for a Bar-B-cue on the terrace that same evening.
For the bird watcher there is also great interest at this time, as many of the northern European birds come to escape the savvier winters and there are many wonderful habitats that they can be seen in the local vicinity.
This period will suit anyone who wishes to escape the cold wet winters of Europe and relax in a sub-tropical climate and still have plenty of activities (golf, walking, painting, skiing, historical tours, bird watching, good food and wine and many more things to choose from) to have a most enjoyable winter, free of mass tourism when the real peace returns to the valleys of Andalusia and the agricultural season begins.
We wish you the most pleasant stay and look forward to you returning to continue with all the activities that you still have to see and do.