The eastern part of the Costa del Sol is less developed; it starts at the border with Granada province, whose own coastal area is called the Costa Tropical
This part stretches for 54km to the east of Malaga city, and is less developed than the section on the other side of the provincial capital. From Malaga eastwards there are cliffs up to 200m high where the Siara Almijara joins the sea.
It is here that you will find Nerja which is home to one of the area’s major attractions – the Nerja Caves. The inside of the caves are also the location of the annual international music and dance festival.
Once you’ve experienced Malaga city for yourself it’s easy to believe why this beautiful coastal city of of Andalucia is fast establishing itself to many as the Capital of the Costa del Sol.
Complementary to the cities success in recent years is its plethora of quirky museums, modern restaurants, charming pedestrianised centre, chic hotels many which feature trendy rooftop terraces with bars, pools and stunning views while a new arty district called SOHO is emerging bringing a bohemian edge to the city.
Located approximately 50km from Malaga on the seashore, Nerja marks the eastern tip of Málaga’s Costa del Sol. Once a sleepy fishing village, the town now has a population of over 22,000 residents
Torrox is a charming village situated approximately 4km inland from the coastal shores it occupies.
As a large village in size its centre is very pretty with brilliant white-walled houses clinging to the steep slope on which the town is built.
Torrox Costa is also the site of the remains of a Roman necropolis and villa located immediately west of the village lighthouse and is a popular coastal strip, particularly with visitors during the summer months,
Rincon de la Victoria
Situated just 12km east of Malaga, Rincon de la Victoria is a perfect location for those who work in the city but prefer sea breezes and the relative tranquillity of a large local fishing village with beaches to stroll and enjoy.
The town is sometimes described by local residents as a “dormitory town however, It is also a popular place for the Spanish to “veranear” (spend the summer months) and many families have their second home here. Not far from Rincon is the beautiful fishing village of La Cala as well as the pretty inland village of Benagalbon.
Torre del Mar
Located in the eastern part of the Coast, the town is the beach resort of Vélez-Málaga, capital of the Axarquia region. With its 4km of sandy beaches lined with restaurants, bars and apartments Torre del Mar is one of the main touristic resorts of the Costa del Sol.
One of the resort’s most pleasant features is the extended boulevard which follows the coast before arriving at the the Marina of Caleta de Vélez which has over 200 berths lively cafés and restaurants as well as excellent seafood
Situated just 5 km inland from Torre del Mar, surrounded by subtropical vegetation is the bustling market town of Vélez-Málaga Capital of La Axarquía. Often referred to as Vélez, it is the centre of a historically agricultural region famous for its strawberries and vineyards, which produce the muscatel grapes from which the famous Málaga wines are made, Vélez also hosts a magnificent weekly market every Thursday not to be missed.
There are also several remains of Phoenician cemeteries and tombs which testify to a still older history. The town is a centre for the processing of olive oil and sugarcane. Ceramics feature among other industries.