La Axarquia is a region in the province of Malaga, Spain. It is developing into a highly popular region for tourists to stay. At its lower tip is the coastal resort of Torre del Mar. With the capital of the region Velez Malaga five minutes inland from the coast.
Velez Malaga has not developed into a tourist town and retains much of its ancestral Arabic charm.
It is known for its locally produced quality olive oil and wines. The history of the town dates back to the Phoenicians. And there are a number of pieces of architecture and a few palaces still remaining. For the shopper there is a massive commercial shopping centre between Velez and Torre del Mar.
The centre offers a huge range of shops for you spend a day or two looking around. If you want stay near Velez there are a few properties available for rent at rentinspain.co.uk
Moving up past Velez and into the heart of the Axarquia lies Lake Viñuela. It is a huge man-made lake that supplies much of the region with its water supply. It is used for recreation in the form of fishing, swimming, sailing and canoeing. No motorised boats are permitted on the lake.
Surrounding the lake are restaurants offering meals using a variety of locally produced food. The food is superb try the chuleta (huge neck of pork chop) ajo blanco cold soup (garlic and almond soup) it is pure white soup that no bits in it and delicious. You sit on the terrace with the whole of Lake Viñuela around you.
Old and new houses border the lake. Many of these are available for rent and offer a wonderful stay for your holiday / vacation. Staying in this area provides easy access to the beaches, airports and cities such as Malaga, Granada and Cordoba. You can immerse yourself in the peace and tranquilly of this beautiful area.
There are myriad of White Villages in the area. Comares – sits on the pinnacle of a mountain and offers outstanding views. Where you can again rent a wonderful converted cortijo (farmhouse) sit by the pool and gaze out across the mountain tops to the sea beyond.
Other White Villages include: Cómpeta, Frigiliana, Salares, Arenas, Alcaucín and Colmenar. There are many others. All of which still retain the rustic charm of inland Spain. It really is a great place to soak up the culture of rural Spain and enjoy the scenery; whilst having that al fresco meal on the terrace of your holiday villa.
So that you can enjoy the great surroundings that bestow the Axarquia why not look at the website rentinspain.co.uk. On the website you will find a wide range of property in the area to suit your requirements. From 4 / 5 bedroom renovated farmhouses, guest houses, quaint town houses, new villas and apartments. All within a 35 min drive from the airport and most within a 20 minute drive from the beach. So you can get the best of both worlds.
Lake Vinuela and the Axarquia region itself offer visitors a wealth of things to do that are different from the all inclusive package holiday. It is truly is a magnificent place to stay.