The Beauty and History of Andalusia
Alcaucín is a village in the area of La Axarquía located in the stunning setting of the Sierra de Tejeda mountains. An unquestionable destination for nature lovers, this village in the province of Malaga is the starting point for several hiking routes, which reveal the richness of its landscapes and its environment. In the village itself, with its Morish layout and feel, a stroll around the narrow winding roads allows you to discover its unique monuments. The Fuente de los Cinco Caños fountain, the church of Our Lady of the Rosary, and the chapel of Jesús del Calvario are all ‘must see’ stops on this cultural itinerary around.
- How far is the beach?
It takes about twenty minutes to drive to our favourite resort nearby which is Torre Del Mar. It has a lovely sweeping promenade which stretches for miles. It’s a typically Spanish resort and very family orientated. Spend a day at the Beach club, Bahia De Tanit we love. The fish platter is amazing.
- Can you walk into Alcaucin Village?
Yes, and its lovely walk although be aware its uphill all the way! Its great on the way back after a liquid lunch or dinner as its downhill all the way. It takes 15 minutes walk to get there and a very safe walk with only a small part of it on a road.
- How about shopping and provisions?
There is bank with an ATM in Alcaucin. Also, three small “corner shops”. Down in Puenta del Manuel there is a baker and a butcher. Also “Arkwrights” the British owned store where you can buy nearly everything you may miss from home. If that’s enough the largest shopping Mall in Southern Spain is in Torre del Mar about 15 minutes drive.
- Is the Villa private?
Villa Grande is in a beautiful spot which is off any main road. The recently concreted road down is seldom used. Notwithstanding that, the garden is maturing nicely and offers privacy from the few properties around. The villa and garden are big enough for guests to find their own quiet spots away from each other – if needed.