Cortijo Pulgarin Bajo is located in upper Axaquia of Malaga, in the middle ledge of the Costa del Sol headquarters of the Oil route and Montes route. It is surrounded by white villages as Alfarnate and Alfarnatejo. In 8 km from the cottages you can find 2 towns Periana and Riogordo, famous for it is ‘El Paso’ (Passion Play) during Holy Week, declared of national interest.

Sabar river, down from waterfalls, allows us to traverse along to the village of Alfarnate. In this village we are lucky to find the precious and renowned restaurante “Antigua venta de Alfarnate”, the rural restaurant Andalusia’s oldest, dating from the XIII century and it became famous prison where there were Jose Maria Luis Candelas and Tempranillo. See his curious history.

Area of olive groves, almond trees, farmland and many mountains birthplace of the ancient olive trees origin of the olive trees “ verdiales” that lead to the best olive oil, “oil sherry”.

Here are some of the activities you can enjoy in the area.



Our rural houses are located in the Axarquia of Malaga, in the centre of Rural Andalusia and half an hour from the famous Costa del Sol.

GPS coordinates: 36,95039º North and 4,24398º West.

Between the natural parks of the Montes de Málaga and the Sierra de Almijara, it is located almost in the centre of Andalusia and its distances to the main centres of tourism and interest are:

  • Granada, 100 km with the Alhambra and Sierra Nevada
  • Sevilla, 200 km with ‘la Giralda’Maria Luisa Park and ‘La Maestranza’ bullring
  • Antequera, 50 km with its spectacular natural landscape of ‘Torcal’
  • Ronda, 150 km with its famous “Tajo” and the first bullring of the world built
  • Marbella, 100 km a cosmopolitan town on the Costa del Sol
  • Nerja, 50 km with its famous prehistoric caves
  • Málaga and the International Airport, 50 km

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The Cortijo Pulgarin Bajo complex has an extension of 600.000 square meters. Surrounded, you can see the top of the Atalaya Mountain (1.440 meters), Doña Ana and Gomer mountains (1200 meters) and also you can see La Viñuela Reservoir and the sea in Torre del Mar.

Its mountains are jointed with Almijara Mountain, future Natural Park, and go down till Sabar River where there are Palaeolithic remains and cave of copper age. Field of oaks, olives, gall and hazel trees where the green colour and the light of Andalusia shine every day. In Cortijo Pulgarin Bajo and its surrounding, you can do many activities if you love the country side.

You can discover the white villages of Andalusia like Mijas in the Costa del sol or festivities surrounding villages.