More people are opening their eyes to places like Algarrobo east of Malaga, because of its vast nature and stunning views. You can in Algarrobo live without the noise from the rest of Costa del Sol. Villas in Algarrobo are very popular, because plots in Algarrobo can be purchased cheaper than west of Malaga on the “typical” Costa del Sol
The village of Algarrobo is situated at 86 metres above sea level and only 3 kilometres from the coast. The most direct route to Algarrobo is by the Autovía del Mediterráneo, heading towards Motril and following the relevant signposts. The popular coastal resort of Algarrobo-Costa is a short drive away, not far from bustling Torre del Mar, a great favorite with national and international tourists with its wide beaches and fresh seafood bars and restaurants.
Between Algarrobo-Costa and Torre del Mar the small fishing port of La Caleta is located. It has some nice restaurants and pleasure craft can be docked there.
The recently completed golf course, Baviera, can be reached easily from Algarrobo and from the coast and the new coastal motorway provides quick and easy access to the provincial capital Malaga and the international airport.
Although the origins of Algarrobo are shrouded in the mists of time it is believed that it was founded by the Romans and under their aegis enjoyed a period of great prosperity. At a later date the town continued to prosper under Arab dominion and an area nearby still bears the evocative name of Bentomiz. Subsequently the town fell to the Christian forces in 1487 towards the end of the Reconquest. Modern day Algarrobo is a prosperous town with narrow winding streets through which one can reach the hermitage of San Sebastian in the upper part of the village. The parochial church was built in honour of Santa Ana.
There are quite a few popular bars and restaurants and in Algarrobo-Costa fresh sea food at some of the "chiringuitos" (beach restaurants) is a good way enjoying a casual lunch.
Distance to golf: 2 km
Distance to beach: 3km
Distance to airport: 40km
Number of inhabitants: 5000
Meters above sea: 86
Local hotel, near the sports harbour
Hotel Paraiso del Mar
Caleta de Velez
Torre del Mar
+34 952 550 082
Prices off season: € 48/30 for a single/double room plus 7% taxes
They speak English, but we are of course happy to book a room for you, if you choose to stay at this hotel.
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