A sublime mountainous setting among olive groves.
Inland from the Costa de Sol you will find hills growing into mountains lined with vineyards, dotted with untouched white villages – Welcome to the Axarquia.
Cortijo el Mirador is located above Lake Vinuela, close to the white village of Canillas de Aceituno in one of Andalucia’s most unexplored yet accessible areas. An easy drive from the renowned beaches and coastal resorts of the eastern Costa del Sol, this area known as the Axarquia offers some breathtakingly spectacular landscapes, reached by stunning, snaking mountain roads.
Fans of outdoor pursuits will be spoilt for choice during their stay at Cortijo el Mirador. The property is located on the doorstep of some of the best hiking trails in Malaga. These include a seven-hour hike which will take you to the summit of the province’s highest mountain range – La Maroma – which can be seen from the house.
If you’d prefer to get your blood pumping on a bike ride, there are also some fabulous mountain biking tracks in the countryside surrounding the Cortijo – and the property’s dedicated concierge team would be more than happy to arrange you a guided tour of the best with a local expert.
A stay at El Mirador is gourmet heaven, with a local climate rich for Andalucian produce from tropical fruit and avocados, to olive oil and fine wine. The Axarquia offers a wide choice of local restaurants to keep the most avid foodies thoroughly satisfied! Check out some of our local foodie favorites here on the blog.
With a climate perfect for producing Moscatel wines and tropical fruits this region of Malaga province is bordered by the sea to the south, and two mountain ranges – the Sierra de Aljama to the north and east, and the Montes de Malaga to the west. The entry points from the coast are at newly updated beach resort of Torre del Mar, from here you can easily explore neighbouring towns of Velez-Malaga, known as the capital of this region, with its restored castle, then on to Colmenar and Comares; Torrox, to reach Competa; and Nerja, for Frigiliana, one of the prettiest of the Spanish ‘Pueblos Blancos.’
For more of a city vibe, head west to Malaga and explore the stylish old town with its vibrant art scene, bustling tapas bars and waterfront promenade, before dancing the night away in one of the cities new roof-top hangouts overlooking the magnificent ancient Alcazaba.