Algarrobo and Algarrobo Costa

Algarrobo is a village in Malaga located near the Mediterranean Sea famous for its oil cakes that have the same name as the village.

History of Algarrobo

This village is of Arabic origin as can be seen in the style of its architecture although remains of human settlements dating back to the Copper Age have been found. It was not until 1487 that the Christian troops managed to gain control of the area.

Tourism in Algarrobo

In addition to the well-known cakes of Algarrobo we recommend you to try other delicious dishes of the gastronomy in the area:

  • Ajoblanco
    Cold soup of Arabic origin made from raw almonds, garlic and bread crumbs.
  • Espetos de Sardinas
    It is typical during the summer to eat the delicious sardines in Algarrobo Costa.
  • Other recommended and exclusive dish of the area is the local stew.

You can read our guide about restaurants in Algarrobo.

If you are looking for a good time, you may want to learn more about the main parties and events in Algarrobo:

  • 20th of January - San Sebastian Festivities
  • Easter during the month of March or April
  • Algarrobo Fair: First week of August
  • Oktoberfest is a party that promotes German culture in Algarrobo with concerts and other events.

Hiking routes in Algarrobo

From Algarrobo you have access to some routes that could be interesting if you like to get into nature:

Route of the Algarrobo River
A 6-kilometre round trip that will take you about 3 hours to complete and you will pass by ancient Phoenician tombs along this signposted route.

Los Perales stream
This is an 11-kilometre medium-difficulty route that starts at the health centre and will take you approximately 5 hours to complete.

The route can be done on foot or with your own vehicle and on horseback.

Lakes Route to Algarrobo
A 5 hour route in which along a little more than 13 kilometers you will be able to enjoy beautiful panoramic views and the coastline of the village of Algarrobo.

It can be done on foot, in your own vehicle, on horseback or by mountain bike.

Route of Benthomiz Castle
Beautiful panoramic views on this 10 kilometre route that will take you about 4 hours to travel and can be done on foot, on horseback or in your own vehicle.

Route of the Villares to the Fluvial Park
A route that can be done on foot, by car, on horseback or mountain bike and that runs through an agricultural lane along 6 kilometers, 12 if you count the tour which will take you about 5 hours if you walk it.

How to get to Algarrobo

The best route is by the A-7 road in the direction of Rincon de la Victoria which you must continue until you pass Torre del Mar, after which you will find a detour to Caleta de Velez, Algarrobo and Algarrobo Costa.

If you need a car to visit this or other places in Malaga do not hesitate to consult our car rental prices in Malaga or to book a taxi from Malaga to Algarrobo.

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