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Axarquia News, Issue #005 -- Back to School Issue.
September 04, 2004
Welcome to the latest issue of the monthly e-zine "Axarquia News"

We aim to bring you the local news and reviews from around the region covering all manner of topics relevant to life here in this beautiful corner of Andalucia.

In addition we will also bring you details of new properties and special offers from our business partners.

In this months issue we cover the early autumn feasts and ferias along with details of some attractive special offers and some lovely new properties to rent in the Axarquia.

As everyone is getting back into the work and school routine after what has been a bit of a washed-out summer in Northern Europe, here in the Axarquia the next six weeks or so should offer both locals and visitors alike the chance to get out and about again as the late summer temperatures bring a welcome relief after one of the hottest summers here in recent years.

September and October are a great time to come and visit the Axarquia as the weather is usually perfect for enjoying perhaps a round or two of golf, a walk in the mountains or lovely inland countryside or a shopping or sightseeing trip into the city of Malaga. The autumn also brings another round of ferias and fiestas to join in all over the region.

Forthcoming Events

Ferias and fiestas

4th September in Almachar - Ajoblanco Fiesta - A festival celebrating the local speciality ajoblanco, a cold soup made from almonds, grapes and of course garlic. A good excuse to taste this unusual but tasty dish.

7th/8th September in Torrox - La Candelaria - A festival of light with bonfires and candles to accompany the inevitable singing and dancing.

7th - 11th September in Comares - La Candelaria - A similar but slightly longer fiesta.

7th - 11th September in Maro - Feria - The annual fair for the Maro district of Nerja.

8th September in Malaga - Public holiday to honour the Virgen de la Victoria.

12th - 15th September in Alfarnate - Feria - annual fair.

14th September in Benamocarra - 3rd Annual Music Day - A festival of music to commemorate the anniversary of the death of locally born composer Eduardo Ocon.

14th/15th September in Viñuela - Feria de la Pasa - A festival celebrating the raisin, one of the main crops from the area.

23rd - 28th September at Mezquitilla beach - Feria - Annual fair.

27th - 29th September in Alfarntejo - Gazpacho Fiesta - Celebrating the other more famous Andalucian cold soup with tastings and music.

29th September - 3rd October in Velez-Malaga - Real Feria de San Miguel - The towns annual fair is held in the fairground in the car park of the El Ingenio shopping centre.

Other events

Nerja's annual flamenco competition "Peña la Solea" is held every Saturday evening at 10.30pm in the Sala San Miguel with the finals taking place on 2nd October.

European No Car Day on 22nd September will be marked in Malaga city centre by closing the central area to private motorised vehicles between 9am and 8pm. Public transport will still be running.

Special Offers

FR001 - This fabulous, newly built 2 bed apartment situated in the beautiful whitewashed village of Frigiliana is offering special prices for stays of one month or more throughout the winter months. Click on the link for more details and the recently reduced prices.

Easyjet are currently offering seats through to the end of January at even lower prices than usual. Access these and other bargain fares to Malaga from the low cost airlines by clicking onto the Openjet banner on our travel links page.

New Properties

We have added a number of great new holiday properties to the site recently. Click on the links to see full details and prices for each apartment.

BG002 - A super 2 bed apartment overlooking the Baviera Golf course near Torre del Mar.

TC005 - A recently built 2 bed apartment near the Peñoncillo beach at Torrox Costa.

TC006 - A good value studio apartment also near the Peñoncillo beach at Torrox Costa.

Thanks for taking the time to read our newsletter and we look forward to bringing you more news and offers next month.

¡Hasta luego!

Steve & Emma

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