The Area

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Coín is a town and municipality in the province of Málaga, part of the autonomous community of Andalucía.

Many foreign residents are attracted to Coín because of its Spanish authenticity and the fact that it is only around 30-40 minutes from the beaches of Málaga, Marbella, Torremolinos, Fuengirola and Benalmádena as well as only being around 35 minutes to Málaga Airport.

Coín has one of the largest inland commercial shopping centres in the form of Centro Commercial La Trocha, with some familiar big brands such as Dunnes, Springfield and as of 2019, the recently opened Carrefour. Every Sunday La Trocha also houses a weekly market in its spacious car park. Coín hosts many celebrations throughout the year, amongst them an annual celebration of a core product of the local economy, the Orange Festival (Fiesta de la Naranja) and a well known New Year’s party in the central town square – just don’t forget your fancy dress costume!

The town has a population of approximately 21,800 as of 2012. Coín’s residents are made up mostly of Spaniards, but the town also has a sizeable multi-national community from countries such as the UK, Germany, France and the Scandinavian nations.

alhaurin-el-grande

Alhaurín el Grande is a town located in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalucía in southern Spain.Alhaurín el Grande boasts many shops and restaurants within the town making it a great place to relax with a coffee or do some shopping.

The coast is close by and there is a network of roads to get there. There is a road to Málaga Airport and Torremolinos, which takes about 30 minutes by car as well as a road that will take you directly to Fuengirola and its seafront in around 20 minutes. Marbella can also be reached along a scenic mountain motorway at around 30-40 minutes away.

Alhaurín el Grande covers an area extending from the northern slope of the Sierra de Mijas and the plain of the Guadalhorce river, where alternate crops of citrus and other fruit trees orchards are found. The population of Alhaurín el Grande is approximately 24,000 as of 2012 and has a large number of ex-pats from countries such as the UK and Ireland living within its town and surrounding countryside.

alhaurin-de-la-torre

Alhaurín de la Torre is a town in the province of Málaga in southern Spain, part of the autonomous communities of Andalucía. It sits at the entrance to the Guadalhorce valley on the slopes of the Sierra de Mijas mountains. Its proximity to Málaga makes it great place to go exploring the big city and also it is conveniently close to Malaga Airport at only 15 minutes away.

Alhaurín de la Torre also boasts one of the largest golf courses in the Guadalhorce region, Lauro Golf, a 27 hole course set amongst some beautiful foliage including pine and citrus trees, perfect for the golfers out there!

The municipality covers an area of 82 km2 between the Sierra de Mijas and Málaga basin, and is crossed by the river Guadalhorce. The town experienced a marked increase of population in the 1990s due to the expansion of the metropolitan area of Málaga and as such it is one of the most populous municipalities in the region of Guadalhorce with approximately 37,400 inhabitants as of 2012.

cartama

Cártama is a town and municipality in the province of Málaga and forms part of the autonomous community of Andalucía in southern Spain. Cártama is situated in the heart of the Guadalhorce valley, at the foot of two small sierras known as Llana and Espartales and is surrounded by thousands of orange and lemon trees.

The municipality is situated approximately 17km from Málaga and is serviced by a train station, La Estación, which was built back in 1865, making it a great place to get to Málaga city for a spot of sightseeing or shopping!

It stretches across both banks of the river Rio Gualdalhorce over which stands the Puente de Hierro (Iron Bridge). Cártama extends over 105 km² and is made up of over 11 districts, making it one of the largest towns in the province and has a population of approximately 26,000 residents as of 2012.

monda

Monda is a small town and municipality in the province of Málaga, part of the autonomous community of Andalucía in southern Spain. It is located near Sierra Blanca and Sierra de las Nieves. This beautiful town with its quaint square and restaurants is the place to go for a meal or simple tapas, coffee or freshly squeezed orange juice to enable you to relax and soak up the Spanish atmosphere. Why not take in the town square with its church and town hall and an excuse for another beer or coffee! This is a place not to miss and you will not be disappointed.

Monda is only around 25-30 minutes from the popular tourist hotspot of Marbella.

The municipality is situated approximately 44 km from the provincial capital of Málaga and 10 km from the town of Coín. It has a population of approximately 2,500 residents as of 2012.

ojen

Ojén is a town and municipality within the autonomous community of Andalucía in southern Spain, around 53km to the west from the provincial capital Málaga. The town sits in the mountains within the recognised ‘Unesco Biosphere Reserve’ of Sierra de las Nieves. The town sits behind popular tourist hotspot Marbella to the south, so has the benefit of mountainous landscapes and beautiful natural scenery and yet is conveniently close to the coast with its additional amenities.

Within Ojén you can find a wine and olive oil museum, as well as the town fountain, Fuente de los Chorros and the Ojén caves where events are held. Ojén was also well known for its production of a traditional anise flavoured liqueur.

The town has a population of approximately 3500 residents as of 2012.

marbella

Marbella is a city and municipality in southern Spain within the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalucía.

Marbella is one of the most important tourist cities of the Costa del Sol and throughout the year is an international tourist attraction, due mainly to its climate and tourist infrastructure. The city has a significant archaeological heritage, several museums and performance spaces and a cultural calendar with multiple events, including the increasingly popular annual Starlite Festival which attracts many of the world’s leading music performers.

Whilst you are here, take a stroll up to the Old Town, with its beautiful and authentically Spanish narrow streets lined with shops, bars and restaurants. Within Marbella is the famous port of Puerto Banus, with its luxury shops, cars and yachts. Marbella also has one of the largest shopping centres in the region, which houses many familiar and big name high street brand names, in the form of La Cañada.

The population of Marbella is approximately 140,500 as of 2012, making it the second most populous municipality in the province of Málaga.

Marbella is situated on the Mediterranean Sea, between Málaga and the Gibraltar Strait, in the foothills of the Sierra Blanca. The municipality covers an area of 117 km2 crossed by highways on the coast, which are its main entrances.