This vibrant town, home to 25,000 people, extends from the northern slope of the Sierra de Mijas to the plain of the Guadalhorce river, covering an area of 73.1km². Just 27km from of Málaga and 20km away from the airport and the beaches of the Costa del Sol, Alhaurín finds itself in a prime location and is an ideal place to enjoy many different lifestyles.

Not only can you enjoy an authentic Andalusian lifestyle, with many traditions and cultural events that have been preserved but also its convenience for access to the coast.

Thanks to its unique geography, you can be protected from extremes of the summer heat and be equally at ease in the winter months. The surrounding area offers incredible views, with a rural space dotted with fincas and villas and extensive land covered in olive, oak and pine trees.

The town itself is very affordable. One of the advantages of living away from the coast is that prices in shops and restaurants are all noticeably cheaper. Properties also tend to be cheaper, with a wide variety of apartments and houses to suit most budgets.

There are multiple supermarkets and other shops selling local, fresh produce in the town centre as well as many restaurants and bars. The town also features golf courses just a short drive from the town centre

The town provides a number of well recognised state Spanish schools from nursery up to college level, there are also a variety of international schools nearby which follow the English system. The nearest hospital is at the recently opened Hospital de Alta Resolución Valle del Guadalhorce, though there is also a state-run health centre and a pharmacy in town

Top 3 attractions in Alhaurín el Grande:

San Sebastian church – info here

Kadampa meditation centre – info here

Santa Vera Cruz chapel – info here

buses information here

Nearby schools:

International Montessori school – info here

Sunland International Novaschool – info here

St. Anthony’s College – info here