S In the valley that irrigates the Iznate River, full of tropical crops, sits this town of Arab origin. It offers a landscape that alternates olive trees, almond trees and vineyards with areas of fruit and subtropical crops, with numerous avocado orchards, which rise in terraces through the soft hills near the village, mixed with orange and lemon groves. Its productive activity is based mainly on agriculture, being highly appreciated, for its variety and quality.
A tour of the town center allows you to check its Moorish layout. The name of Benamocarra "sons of Mukarran" denotes its Arab origin and its history prior to the Christian conquest is closely linked to that of other nearby towns that were originally farmhouses.
In the valley, the Axarquía is a fertile plain of fruit trees and vegetables that flows into the river Vélez, with lemon and orange trees through Benamargosa and Guaro, and even through the small valleys that arrive at the foot of the mountain range. On the cornice, it is a mountain that overlooks the sea between Mudejar and Mediterranean peoples, sometimes lying on the hillside, others crouched in secluded valleys, with the mountain behind and the Mediterranean in the background in shreds of horizon; It is also the cornice of springs that satisfy its people, create streams and irrigate terraces.
On the coast, the Axarquía is a landscape of cliffs and coves, of fronts and watchtowers, of beaches and orchards, of tradition and tourism.
Data of interest
- Extension: 6 km²
- Altitude: 126 m
- distance to malaga capital: 40 km
- Temperature: 18 ºC
- Hours of sun: 2930 Hours / Year
- Precipitation: 559 l / m²
- Population: 2887 Inhabitants
- Gentilicio: Benamocarreños