Sun & Avocado
From the beaches of Rincón de la Victoria, the entrance to Axarquía, to the subtropical crop fields of Benamargosa, the Sun & avocado route will introduce you to the municipalities of Rincón de la Victoria, Macharaviaya, Vélez-Malaga, Benamocarra, Iznate and Benamargosa.
The subtropical fruits, in addition to the magnificent sunshine that you can enjoy along the coast, are the driving force of a route that won't fail to impress you. Mangos, papayas, custard apples and, most importantly, avocados live together in perfect harmony with the traditional crops of Axarquía. This agricultural diversity is due to the exceptional micro-climate created by the mountain ranges of the Sierra Tejeda, Alhama and Almijara Natural Park.
This route is unique because of its historical significance, an aspect which is evident in the city of Vélez-Malaga, capital of Axarquía. The capital manifests its position not only in its history and population, but also in its geographic location, which showcases a splendid fertile plain in a central location from which all of major paths and routes originate, inviting you to discover the variety of special places in Axarquía. Here you can admire the beautiful paintings of the Ermita del Cerro in this capital of the Axarquía, work of the prestigious painter Evaristo Guerra from Vélez or visit the Museum of the Brotherhood of the Holy Week. The Holy week processions in Vélez Malaga attracts people from all over!
Distinguished personalities have left their mark on the villages along the Sun and Avocado Route. The poet Salvador Rueda, the musician Eduardo Ocón and the philosopher and writer María Zambrano were all born in this region, which was also home to the Gálvez family, authentic patrons of Macharaviaya. The Treasure Cave in Rincón de la Victoria offers important historical heritage, the only marine grotto that can be visited in Europe.
Along this route you can as well enjoy peculiar festivals, such as Music Day in Benamocarra, the Country Festival in Benamargosa or the Moscatel Grape Festival in Iznate, while simultaneously savoring the rich and varied gastronomy.
After visiting the interior, enjoy the ocean at the well-equipped beaches and long seashore boardwalks at Torre del Mar and Rincon de la Victoria. In both places you'll still find deep-rooted traditions such as the maritime parade.