Environment

Belonging to the municipality of Alcaucin, the Valley where the hotel is located is formed by the West slopes of Sierra Tejeda, 350 metres above sea level and crossed by the rivers Salia and Alcaucín. The mountain Maroma (2.080 m) dominates the entire Valley.

Alcaucín (Paraíso Natural). The rich lands of the village extend to the North of the Axarquia. Immediately on entering, we have before us an example of a Moorish village, with whitewashed façades, low houses and winding narrow streets.

About 4 kms from the hotel and almost in the heart of Sierra Tejeda is the natural park of Sierra del Alcázar. The surrounding landscape is of enormous beauty.




The Axarquia, located in the eastern part of the province is a territory with an enormous potential of resources of great interest to tourists. Diversity and physical closeness between its villages are a reference point where the visitor can find large natural spaces with sierras, mountains, slopes, cliffs and beaches, so as well as enjoy a native cuisine or a magnificent artistic heritage. In a place of light and colour, its picturesque villages have managed to keep the beauty of their streets and squares, monuments and popular celebrations.

The climate of the Axarquía – Costa del Sol is basically Mediterranean with mild winters and warm summers. There are five routes declared of Tourist interest in Andalusia, which will help us to experience the richness of this region and its municipalities. Mudejar route, Route of Sun and avocado, The Sun and wine route, Route of oil and mountains, Route of raisins.

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Axarquia maintains its name as a legacy of its Arabic history. For all these reasons the Axarquia is one of the regions in Andalusia with the most identity and tradition. Both the coast and the interior have produced a succession of towns with a truly Andalusian flavour which breathes the nostalgia of a magnificent past.
Along its coastline, there are important tourist resorts. Together with these coastal municipalities, you can find, spread across the interior, an endless succession of Mediterranean and Moorish villages, with their whitewashed white houses, red roofs, walls covered in pots, and narrow and winding streets. And open, generous and hospitable people.
If you want more information, or to know all the touristic possibilities for your excursions, we recommend you visit: www.axarquiacostadelsol.es
Hotel Cortijo de Salia is a member of APTA (Association for tourism promotion of the Axarquia).

Activities

Beaches:

Only 18 Kms from the hotel is the Mediterranean Sea, with its beaches of Torre del Mar and Caleta de Vélez. Both are very extensive, with all services and with Blue Flag beaches.

Hiking

Hiking trails towards the Mesa de Salia, Zafarraya and Alhama, or to the natural park of Sierra de Tejeda and El Alcázar, start from the door of the hotel. There are many possibilities of walks, including those detailed on official information placards, varying from the easy (10 to 12 kms), the medium, up to those for experts (up to 50 kms).

Lake:

The reservoir of Viñuela is located at 4 Kms from the hotel. With clear views across the West of Axarquia and some spectacular sunsets, it is the ideal place to enjoy a quiet bathe, fishing, or sailing

Horses and adventure sports:

There are companies in the area dedicated to sports or adventure activities, including Quad rides, horseback riding, paint-ball, etc.