Algarrobo is a town and Municipality in the province of Malaga. The Municipality is situated in the coastal area of La Axarquia 36 kilometres from Malaga City. The town is divided in two parts, Algarrobo Pueblo and Algarrobo Costa. It has a population of 6500 and the inhabitants are known as Algarrobeños. To the North lies the towns of Arenas and Sayalonga and to the west is Velez Malaga. Heading south from the pueblo takes you to the Mediterranean Sea some 3.5 kilometres away. The coast is divided into three parts, Algarrobo costa, Mezquitilla with its sports pitches, promenade, exhibition hall and college. And Trayamar with its phonecian necropolis from the 7th century B.C.

One of the most important sights in the village is the Santa Ana parish church built in 1505. There are also two Arabian watchtowers along the coast. Algarrobo is famed for its cake known as ‘Tortas de Algarrobo’ and also there a large cultivation of fruit and vegetables. Thanks to the 1.5 kms of coast and the harbour of Caleta you can enjoy the freshest of fish and a variety of sea food. Also Algarrobo has the advantage of being only five minutes away from the famous Bavaria golf course.

Algarrobo is a typical pretty white washed village with very friendly inhabitants. The cost of living is cheap and the weather is wonderful. I would say it was the hidden and somewhat undiscovered gem of the Costa Del Sol.