La Axarquia has much to offer in the way of rural tourism. The striking landscapes, vast expanses of unspoilt mountains, forests and rivers make for a wonderful exploratory visit. For families, this can be an ideal getaway, and a more active alternative to a beach holiday.
As a rural area the hotels in the villages are limited. Most of the hotels can be found in Nerja and on the coast. there is also a good selection of hotels in Velez-Malaga the main town.