Costa de

Welcome to our Costa!

'Costa de Almijara' is an original name, you might find it only here... yet! We are speaking of a more or less 50km long coastline, at one hour drive east of Málaga and south of Granada, and stretching roughly from Torrox to Salobreña. This would cover the most eastern end of Costa Axarquía (or Costa del Sol) and the western end of Costa Tropical. Speaking administratively, that would overlap the provinces of Málaga and Granada.

Why coming up with a new name? Because we felt that this place needed for long time to be recognised as special, as different. This is due to the unique landscapes produced by the ancient mountains of Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama meeting with the Mediterranean, creating series of wild creeks and secluded beaches, of valleys and hills richly planted with orchards and populated with old farms and picturesque white villages.


Because of the unique subtropical climate created by the shielding of the Sierra Nevada on its north side, creating therefore the warmest and mildest climate in continental Europe.
Because of a beautiful and rich nature, diverse fauna and flora, now fortunately preserved by Nature Reserve regulations.
Because of a long history rich in testimonies and legacies, from prehistoric times to today.
Because of the kindness of its people, their way of life made of generosity and harmony, and delicious food.

And because of many more reasons that every visitor might want to find out by himself! .

Towns & villages: Nerja


20.000 inhabitant town famous for its promenade and promontory 'Balcón de Europa', offering spectacular views over the surrounding coast, its picturesque sand beaches and world famous prehistoric caves which are an international attraction.

Towns & villages: Almuñecar


26.000 inhabitants town with popular wide sand beaches and historical sites: an ancient Arab fort, archaeological museum, Roman aqueduct and remains of a Roman fish-salting factory as well as a botanical and ornithological park.

Towns & villages: Frigiliana


Gorgeous 'white village', surrounded with impressive mountains, rich in dramatic historical episodes and recently awarded one of the most beautiful villages in Spain.

Towns & villages: Salobreña


12.000 inhabitants town with an old center built on the top of a 90m cliff, around a Moorish castle. From the top, splendid views over the fertile plain of Motril, the summits of Sierra Nevada and the beaches of the Costa Tropical.

Towns & villages: La Herradura


Small village in a large 'horseshoe' bay, bordered by a long promenade and a long and broad beach, offering many nautical sport activities and a yachting harbour at the nearby Marina del Este.

Towns & villages: Torrox


16.000 inhabitants village made of 2 parts, Torrox by the sea and Torrox Pueblo in the foothills of Sierra de Almijara. Torrox is recorded as the very spot with the best climate in Spain.

The subtropics


This region enjoys a very special subtropical microclimate, due to the shielding of Sierra Nevada that protects from cold, rainy and windy influences from the north, and retains humidity from the south.
As a proof of this: the growth of nearly all subtropical plants and fruits in that very area.

History & monuments


This region has truly an exceptional history, stretching from prehistoric times to the dramatic episodes of the Spanish civil war and including Visigoths, Phoenicians, Romans, Moores, catholic kings, battles during Napoleon campaigns and more.

Nature beaches


The Nature Reserve of Acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo, between Nerja and La herradura, offers a series of gorgeous beaches that are a paradise for snorkelers and nature lovers. Note that many of them have the access restricted to motorised vehicles.

Leisure beaches


The wide touristic beaches of Almuñecar, Salobreña, La Herradura and Torrox Costa, the beautiful sand beach of Burriana in Nerja are all well equipped and offer plenty of amenities and services.

Inland & Sierra


The gorgeous mountains overlooking the coastline belong to the Nature Reserve of Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama. These present many remote areas, which are the 'new frontier' for hikers and nature lovers, with plenty of caves, cliffs, canyons and mountain summits reaching the 2000m for some.

Treasures of the underwater


The costal area of Maro-Cerro Gordo and Punta de la Mona (La Herradura) is known for its cristaline waters and very rich life. The rocky sea bottoms there reach depths of up to 50m, attracting scuba divers and snorkelers from the whole country.

The caves of Nerja


5km long series of caverns rediscovered in 1959, that hold traces of human occupation in the prehistoric times and have the world's widest stalactite column. The caves of Nerja are hosting concerts and ballet in the summer. They are now a world famous attraction.



Andalucia is renown for its exquisite specialities that include fried fish, gazpacho, Iberian ham, marinated olives, shell soup, migas (stale bread), anise, wine and sherries, and the local variant of the paëlla.

The Sierra Nevada


Pico Mulhacén with its 3478m high makes of Sierra Nevada the second highest mountain range in Europe after the Alps. During winter months, the Pradollano ski resort, located at just 1.15h drive from the coast, offers plenty of modern installations and amenities.
In the summer months, Sierra Nevada is a beautiful Nature Reserve offering countless trekings paths.

Creeks and Canoeing


Canoeing, kayaking and paddling are increasingly popular activities along the coast, thanks to its beautiful cliffs and creeks, its nature sand beaches, its caves and even a waterfall nearby Maro.

River trekking


Other increasingly popular sites are the trekking paths along the river Rio Chillar nearby Nerja, and the spectacular 'Junta de los Rios' in the hills overlooking Almuñecar.



The region is very well provided with leisure facilities, like the waterpark Aquatropics in Almuñecar and Aquavelis in Torre del Mar, and many nautical clubs in Nerja, La Herradura and Almuñecar.

Andalucía Landmarks


Costa de Almijara is ideally centred for travellers wishing to visit the most renown spots in Andalucia. Most of these landmarks are located within 1 to 3 hours drive maximum: these include Málaga, Granada and the Alhambra, Sierra Nevada, Ronda, El Chorro and Caminito del Rey, Sevilla, Córdoba, Gibraltar, Almería, Tabernas and Cabo de Gata.
All of this while being by the sea, in order to enjoy the Mediterranean between every excursion!