Algarrobo, municipality of the province of Malaga, is located southeast of Malaga, which is distance 37¨5 Kms. The nearest town is the neighbourhood of Caleta de Vélez.
It is bordered on the north by the municipalities of Arenas and Sayalonga, on the south by the Mediterranean Sea, on the east by the municipalities of Sayalonga and Velez-Malaga and on the west by Velez-Malaga.
Its height above sea level is 86 m. And its surface area of 9′ 7Km2. Algarrobo is a town of coastal landscape, the village is located inland, three km. from the beach.
Like many municipalities whose term reaches the sea, has turned its activity in coastal tourism as evidenced by the existence of numerous developments in Algarrobo-Costa and Mezquitilla.
Three are the main urban nuclei, Algarrobo village in the interior whose foundation dates back to the period of Arab domination, which with the expulsion of the Moors left virtually abandoned, being repopulated later.
This charming village, with its urban layout of steep and narrow streets as befits its Arab past, climbs the hillside of the Ejido hill.
Walking through its winding and steep streets, the niches on some façades attract attention in order to venerate the saints, an ancient tradition that is still preserved in the village.
Its coast has the nuclei of Mezquitilla, with a seafaring tradition and strong development in recent years, and Algarrobo Costa in continuous expansion and whose tourist character is more pronounced.
Its extensive beaches have a promenade that invites you to stroll in front of the Mediterranean.
Gastronomy in Algarrobo Costa
Of Algarrobo are famous its cakes, roscos of oil of clear Arabic inheritance that have been made artisanally since 1953. With regard to its gastronomy, as in other villages of the Axarquía, it is worth mentioning the goat in sauce that can be tasted in the restaurants of the area.
The autochthonous gastronomy is based on choto en salsa, potage algarrobeño, potaje de hinojos, ajoblanco, etc.
In the village, and in the coastal area, the sardines, fish and seafood from the area. Oil cakes (the popular tortas de algarrobo) and dried fruits such as figs, almonds and raisins, plus a sweet wine of practically artisan production, complete the offer for good food.
There are several establishments that sell must, cakes and nuts.