Lying peacefully in the valley of the Andaluz mountains, is Alhaurín el Grande.

This small, authentic Spanish town boasts orchards of fruit trees, blissful river walks and a stunning nearby coast. It covers an area of 73km squared and is located on the northern slope of the Sierra de Mijas.

With a new road built in 2010 to Fuengirola, the nearby town is very accessible, as is Torremolinos and the bright lights of Malaga centre. Enjoy a beautiful view ‘Hoya de Malaga’ as well as winding streets and authentic Spanish restaurants.

Not to be missed: The orchards, the Moorish archway, the Roman columns 

Fun Fact: When the Romans arrived in this village they gave it the name Lauro Nova, they believe it was blessed by the gods, fertile, temperate and surrounded by hills riddled with valuable mineral deposits.