Virtually untouched by tourist development...
Despite its proximity to Nerja and the sea, Maro is virtually untouched by tourist development, and has very much the feel of a small, agricultural village. Many of the fields surrounding Maro are cultivated by local market farmers, as they have been for centuries and you are likely to see the local goat herder wandering past with his goats, their bells tinkling, or a farmer driving his oxen home from the fields.
On this page you’ll find a little more info on Maro, then there’s an interactive map which will give you directions on how to get here – from wherever you’re starting from!
Also worth checking out is our handy guide which links not only to all of our Maro pages, but to all of the fascinating places to visit here.
Further on, you’ll find a map guide of the Axarquia with links to all the interesting places to visit both in Maro, and the surrounding villages in the Axarquia.
The last village along the Costa del Sol
Situated on the coast, just a few kilometres from Nerja, Maro is the last village in the Málaga province, next to the border of Granada.
With a population of just 800, the village is very small with only three hotels, a couple of shops, cafes and restaurants. It certainly seems a world apart from the neighbouring Caves of Nerja with its thousands of visitors, the majority of whom fail to visit this hidden gem. The village has no bank, post office or chemist. Yet perhaps this is really just part of Maro’s charm, giving it a real sense of peace and tranquility.
Surprisingly, for such a small and quiet village, the streets of Maro are much wider than many of the typical villages in the Axarquía, and it is easy to drive around towards the centre, below which you can park your car in a large open car park. There is an imposing 65 metre wide footbridge across the autovia linking the village to the Caves of Nerja.
Maro has some of the best natural beaches to be found on any of the coasts of Spain. In fact the beach closest to the village itself – La Calla de Maro – was voted number 1 in Andalucia, and even came second in the whole of Spain!
Directions to Maro
Maro pages guide
Use the links below to explore what you can see and do in Maro, what festivals take place through the year, and to read about the area’s fascinating history.
Maro is a great base for exploring all of the Axarquía. From beautiful beaches, stunning countryside, pretty little villages, and a wealth of things to do, eastern Málaga has something for everyone – take a look below at all the places you can visit!
Just click on the map icons to find out more information, or get driving directions.