Rincon de la Victoria

Rincon de la Victoria is a city about 10 km east of Malaga and one of its biggest suburbs, with a population of about 32,000. It is the favorite city of the Spanish to vacation during summer. Many rich Malagueños own houses and apartments here and pass their summers here. It has a very long beach (about 9 kilometers) that has many restaurants beside its paseo maritimo. A very good hotel is the Rincon Sol Hotel, located downtown and beside the beach. It used to be a fishing village, but now it has grown very much. Most of the businesses are Spanish and there is little foreign influence.

Besides the Cueva del Tesoro, the most important monument or tourist point of interest is the Bezmiliana Fort downtown. It was built in 1766 as a defense against pirates that used to harass the coastline. There are watchtowers in El Cantal and Benagalbon that complemented this fort. The fort is quadrangular in form and has two sentry boxes on the front. There is a well outside. The main door has the coat of arms of Carlos III. Inside were the quarters for the soldiers and the horses. Today the fort is used as an exhibition hall for art exhibitions and other cultural exhibitions.

Rincon de la Victoria is also known for its golf course, Añoreta Golf, and its huge adjacent private housing project.