Well, you have made up your mind. You have taken your car and driven to the north of Malaga to discover any of the wine tourism proposals in La Axarquia that you can find, which are not few… And even better if it is also one of those that we offer you from our winery
You may have opted for ‘Liquid Landscapes’, to know not only our winery but also our beautiful and rugged vineyards, or for ‘Discovering the winery’ to know all our winemaking processes, or maybe you were looking for a more personalized experience and you decided for ‘Visit a la carte’… The case is that you already have your visit organized but you want to make the most of your visit to La Axarquía.
Would you like to get some tips to make your wine tourism experience in La Axarquia a great one? Take note!
What to visit?
A 20 minute drive from our winery, you can visit Vélez-Málaga, capital of La Axarquia, a beautiful place, proud to be one of the main cities of the ancient Nasrid kingdom, with a beautiful old town located in the highest area of the municipality between the castle hill and the Plaza de la Constitucion.
The echoes of its Moorish past can be heard in every corner with its church of San Juan Bautista of Mudejar origin or the remains of its old Hispano-Muslim wall from the 13th century that closed the medina and of which one of its four entrances, the Puerta Real, is still preserved. In addition, we also recommend that you visit the church of Santa Maria, built over the aljama mosque, and the Fortress, remains of what was one of the main Nasrid castles.
Less than 40 minutes from our winery, you can enjoy one of the most famous and touristic villages of the Axarquia and the Costa del Sol, the perfect postcard of the whitewashed villages of the south with its cobbled streets and its pots of geraniums peeking out of every window.
Your visit will force you to forget the rush and worries to enjoy at a ‘slow’ pace of its narrow and steep streets, perfect for your instagram, and its museum of Naïf Art.
Hiking routes through the Sierras of Tejada, Almijara and Alhama
Somewhat further away from our winery, two hours by car, you have these famous hiking trails if you have not had enough with the visit to our vineyards.
In the Sierra de Tejeda, lovers of nature and outdoor sports, you have an incredible opportunity to go mountaineering with or without a guide. In fact, from Canillas de Aceituno or Canillas de Alhaida, there are different routes that cross the mountains, through cork oaks and junipers among which escapes a stimulating scent of wild thyme and if you are a bird lover, you should know that the mountain range is a special protection area for birds, so it is not difficult to see impressive eagles.
If your plan is to relax, we suggest you to go to the beach. Remember that we are on the Costa del Sol and everyone knows the fame of its magnificent beaches.
Just half an hour drive away, you can visit Torrox, the wide beaches of Rincon de la Victoria or Nerja, the latter two municipalities with impressive natural caves to visit.
What to eat?
If you enjoy both wine and gastronomy, in La Axarquia you have arrived to the paradise of the most gourmets.
You can not miss the fried fish in your tastings, nor the ‘paellitas’ del Ayo or monkfish soup and as for the typical dishes of the Axarquia, you have to try the goat of Canillas, fennel stew, ‘ajoblanco’, eggplants with honey cane and ‘maimones’ soup, ending with a cake of Algarrobo.
Where to eat?
And where can you taste all these wonders? Of course, in the restaurants of the area.
Among our favorites, you can go to:
Hotel Restaurante Posada del Bandolero (C. la Peseta, 29718 El Borge, Málaga). Restaurant where you can taste the typical dishes of the area as well as visit a museum about banditry..
Restaurante El Saladero (C. Real, 29751 Caleta de Vélez, Málaga). Traditional beachfront restaurant where fish is king.
El Yantar (C. Pescadores, 1, 29750 Mezquitilla, Málaga). Restaurant where the product of the sea, governs its stoves with respect, simplicity and flavor.
Hotel Asador del Puerto (C. Real, 23, 29751 Caleta de Vélez, Málaga). Cozy family restaurant, dedicated to meats and wine.
Marisquería Bar La Parada (Av. de Andalucía, 62, 29751 Caleta de Vélez, Málaga). Fresh fish and seafood with a good wine cellar to accompany them.
Restaurante Oliva (Plaza de España, 2, Local 5, 29780 Nerja, Málaga). Chic and refined restaurant that brings modern flavors to Mediterranean cuisine, with tasting menus and food pairings.
Jordi Bar Tapas (C. Azucarera, 7, 29740 Torre del Mar, Málaga). Varied menu of exquisite tapas, as well as elaborate dishes, suggestions and homemade dishes of the day. They have a select wine list and a menu of homemade desserts.
Restaurante Ménade (Urb. Baviera Golf 11 29751 Vélez-Málaga). Restaurant where tradition and avant-garde come together, after subtle touches of French, Asian and avant-garde cuisine, with a background of traditional Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine.
Fushimi Inari Truck (Urbanizacion Parque Victoria, 17B, 29720, Málaga). Fresh and oriental flavors also have a place in our region. There you can enjoy their freshly made sushi or you can take it, to take it wherever you want.
And after all that we have just told you, what are you doing that you are not already booking your wine tourism weekend at our winery?