What few people know is that all European avocados are of Andalusian origin, and that as many as eighty per cent come from the Axarquia. This is very lucrative for the region and in recent years we have seen that where there used to be cranes to build houses or apartments, increasingly there are now excavators at work to make room for farming the land again, especially for growing avocados. Where ever we drive, from El Borge, Almachar, Benamargosa or Competa and Algarrobo to the coast this is the case. Even on the way to Canillas de Aceituno there is a huge field in 'construction', therefore it provides a boom to the region because it means jobs for local people as well as making the landscape more attractive.

In addition, avocados are super healthy for us because apart from an excellent source of fibre and vitamins, research shows that the fruit has some amazing features, such as lowering cholesterol, reducing the risk of diabetes, helping with weight loss and it is even said it can help fight cancer. 

In the kitchens of the Axarquia, just like ours, it is used especially in salads, to make guacamole  and also a drink called baticate.

In recent years the area has focused on growing even more exotic fruits like mangos, kiwis and chirimoya. The lychee, a fruit that grows well in Asia and Africa, is also being tested for the possibility of growing here.

For all this, a good supply of irrigation water is needed that often comes from Lake Vinuela, centrally located in the Axarquia or from large deposits or wells. The region has seen dry years, but for the last five years, the lake has always been quite full which is very convenient for the city of Málaga where water is pumped during the summer months.

Regards from Marita and meanwhile team Second Home Andalusia enjoys all the wonderful fruits and vegetables from the Axarquia!


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From THE Netherlands to B&B in ANDALUSIA

For us, moving abroad was always beyond any doubt, but one of the biggest question to answer was where to go to. Finally, after some deliberation, we decided to go to the Axarquia region in Andalusia. With the help of Second Home Andalusia we started Cortijo La Zapatera, our beautiful Bed & Breakfast.


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Authentic Finca in Andalusia

After many years of spending holidays and short breaks in Andalusia we finally realised our old dream of buying an authentic property in the Andalusian interior; with the help of Second Home Andalusia we fell in love with a renovated old finca with beautiful grounds including olive and fruit trees, our own vineyard and spectacular views towards the Mediterranean Sea and its lovely sunsets.


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Cosy finca in Arenas with a mango farm

When Sjaak took early retirement in the beginning of 2016 the idea of having a house in Spain came to mind again. Affected by our friends René and Sonja, who had just bought a house in the Axarquia and by Jan and Marita, our friends who have been living in the Axarquia for several years now..


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Finca with a nice view on Canillas de Aceituno

Actually, we have never had the intention to buy a house in Spain, but when we started thinking about our retirement and we realized that we liked coming to Andalusia, we then contacted Second Home Andalusia to talk about the options. Their help was crucial in the whole proces; now we are the proud owners of a beautiful Finca near the white village of Canillas de Aceituno.


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Our own holiday home in a white village

My wife and I have been visiting Sedella and the Axarquia since 2001 and our first visit we had been harboring the dream of owning our own property here. In early 2016 our long-held dream became a reality, without any worries, and that is entirely down to the team at Second Home Andalusia! 

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