The highest village of the Costa del Sol
Set in the 'Pyrenees of the south'
Alfarnate is in the northern region of the Axarquía, and at an altitude of 900 metres above sea level, is the highest mountain village on the Costa del Sol. Like its twin village, Alfarnatejo, snow often falls on Alfarnate during the winter due to its location in what some call the 'Pyrenees of the South'. Nevertheless, it is also located on a relatively flat and fertile plain.
Surrounding the village is the Sierra El Jobo and the Sierra Alhama, providing a wonderful scenic backdrop. Overlooking the town is the small Cerro del Santo Cristo hill where sometimes outdoor Mass is still held next to the small chapel of the same name.