Torrox Costa (10 min by car)
From the tropical tree to your table
At small establishments in the area you can find tropical fruit grown in La Axarquía due to its good year-round climate. Try the fresh avocados, custard apples and mangos.
Almonds and raisins are typical of this area as well as the famous Algarrobo biscuits, the star product together with muscatel wine.
Ecological fruit and vegetable baskets
Karrasco Ecologico is a family business that prepares baskets of seasonal fruit and vegetables weighing between 6 and 8 kilos. The farm is located between Torrox and Frigiliana, but they have three points of sale: one at the “La domadora y el león” craft brewery (Frigiliana); another at the Shiva yoga centre (Torrox) and a third at Maro school (Nerja). They also do home deliveries.
Also on offer are alternative activities such as catering services for individuals and companies, and home-made meals for small groups at their farm.
Karrasco ecological farm, Torrox.
Tel: +34 649 216 659
Basketry, an attractive craft
In the central area of the town you can find shops selling baskets handmade made from reeds, esparto grass or olive branches. A traditional passed down from parents to children.
In addition, plenty of modern handicrafts are on offer at the stalls on the seafront during the summer season.
Nerja (10 min by car)
Gifts and souvenirs
In Nerja old town you can find numerous establishments which sell gifts, accessories and souvenirs.
Nerja Book Centre
This second hand bookshop has been supplying great reads to its customers since 1983. As well as amazingly low prices (books can be found for as little as one euro) and texts in many languages, the shop also stocks first editions, copies signed by authors and delisted and hard-to-find books.
Calle Granada 32, 29780 Nerja, Malaga
Tel: +34 952 52 09 08
Alkimia Art Gallery
This interesting art gallery, which houses work by many different artists, is well worth a visit. A range of different forms of art can be contemplated here, such as painting, sculptures in different materials, engravings, etc. A great place for picking up an original souvenir.
Calle Málaga, 4, 29780 Nerja, Malaga
Tel: +34 658 48 20 17
A pretty shop full of handmade products, including wine, ham and olive oil. If you like getting hold of souvenirs in the form of local cuisine, don’t miss this shop where the service is always very friendly.
Calle Almirante Ferrandiz 72, 29780 Nerja, Spain
Tel: +34 951 46 92 03
Vélez-Málaga (20 min by car)
El Ingenio Shopping Centre
The Ingenio Shopping Centre is located in this area, where you can find all kinds of products as well as restaurants and a cinema.
Av. del Rey Juan Carlos I, 18, 29700 Vélez-Málaga, Malaga
Tel: +34 952 54 72 67
El Abanico handicrafts
A craft shop specialising in the design and creation of flamenco fashion, accessories, etc. A business you can trust to make sure you look great at fairs and festivals in the region. The designers and dressmakers are all locals.
Calle Pío Augusto Verdú, 5 Bajo B, 29700 Vélez-Málaga, Malaga
Tel: +34 952 55 73 57
The open-air markets also offer a wide range of products at a good price. The days and towns where they are held in the area are as follows:
- Monday – Torrox Costa
- Tuesday – Nerja
- Wednesday – Algarrobo Costa
- Thursday – Frigiliana
- Friday – La Herradura
- Saturday – Cómpeta
A second-hand market (flea market) can also be found in this area which takes place on Sundays in Nerja.
Organised by the Lions Club NGO with 120 stalls of all types of products, except food. It is held in the same space as the Tuesday flea market, on calle Mirto.