Algarrobo – Malaga

Algarrobo village is a charming whitewashed village set in a majestic mountainous landscape in the Axarquia region, offering spectacular view of the Mediterranean Sea. The village still retains a Moorish feel and the Rio (River) Algarrobo snakes through the village, giving it a very pleasant and natural feel.

Local information

Ayuntamiento de Algarrobo
C. Antonio Ruiz Rivas 2, 29750 Algarrobo (Malaga)
Telephone: 952-552-430

Health Clinic Bars, shops, restaurants Schools Municipal pool Beach
Golf nearby Malaga 41km Granada 112km Seville 246km Bus and train
Malaga airport
Granada airport
Seville airport



Main information

The village is connected by road to the costal resort of Algarrobo-Costa, which is just 3 kilometres away, not far from Torre del Mar. The town is approximately 40 kilometres to the east of the city of Malaga, a journey of around 30 minutes. Algarrobo village is the perfect place to enjoy a holiday away from the hustle and bustle, yet still be close enough to the action to enjoy it when the fancy takes you. With the attractions of Malaga just 30 minutes away, it’s a wonderful spot for a getaway.

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Agarrobo is the starting point for the Route of Sun and Wine, which takes visitors through local vineyards, down to the natural coastal area of Torrox Costa and to the interesting monuments of the Castle Bago and Torre del Morche and Torre de Calaceite. The route stops at the coastal resort of Nerja. Algarrobo Costa, once a fishing village, is now mostly dedicated to tourism with high rise appartment blocks along the sandy beach. Mezquitilla and Lagos however, are still unspoilt sea-side villages with colourful fishing boats stranded on the sand. The coastal road is dotted with watchtowers built in the 16th century for defense over the beaches.

Being one of the brands supported by Sabor a Malaga, the enterprise Carmen Lupianez produces these Tortas de Algarrobo entirely with ingredients from the province: the oil is from Antequera, the almonds from Cartama and the anise from Cuevas Bajas. 


  • January 20th – Festival of San Sebastian
  • July – Folklore & Flamenco Festival
  • Late August – Feria of Algarrobo
  • Early September – Flamenco Night (night of Candelarias)

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