Rincón de la Victoria is a busy town in summer as it's a favorite place for the people of Malaga to spend their summer holidays. Its proximity to Malaga has given it the aura of a bedroom community and has led, in recent years, to real estate development. Fortunately there are exceptions to this urban expansion with developments of terraced houses in keeping with the aesthetics of a town steeped in history and maritime flavor. The township is open to the sea as it's a large cove with a beautiful beach alongside the main center. At Rincon de la Victoria and Benagalbón (an important annex) remains have been found that show their importance during Phoenician, Roman and Arabic times. Bezmiliana Fort (now converted into an exhibition hall), the Caves of the Treasury and the Victoria (with remains from the Paleolithic and Bronze Age) are some of the very interesting places to visit.
I knew about this cave from the Canal Sur progam "La Banda". It's amazing that it doesn't get more publicity as it is one of three marine caves in the world and the only one that you can visit (visits are guided and last approximately 35 minutes). Its has a linear route with has two galleries. The one on the right goes to the mountain, has more fresh water leaks and some small lakes. The left leads to some galleries and a curious worship hall to an Egyptian goddess. The silence in the cave is overwhelming, especially when the visit is uncrowded. A myth about hidden treasure and someone seeking it dying during an explosion endows the cave with an air of mystery. A visit that doesn't take away time for other things and enriches your culture and photographic memory. The price is also affordable, adults € 4.75 (€ 4.35 group rate).
Rincon de la Victoria is a few kilometers from Malaga and still retains its character as it has not been crowded by hotels - there are 3 in total (this is something that is appreciated today). It is a town visited by young people and families as there are activities for everyone, especially in summer. And the town speaks Spanish, not English!
This promenade Cala del Moral, is an ideal place to walk in summer evenings and in winter on good days where many people enjoy this part of Spain. A along the Paseo, there is ice cream and restaurants and space for children to have fun. The promenade extends along the Costa de la Cala del Moral
Bezmiliana Castle, is located on Avenida Mediterranean in the coastal town of Malaga to Rincon de la Victoria. This was built in 1766 by King Carlos III. This new defensive construction gives Bezmiliana its name, the same as that of the old fortress. The castle fortress is one of the best examples of civil architecture in the whole region, and also the most iconic landmark of the City. Its quadrangular is fully walled and has two screens, a central building and a covered well. In its main façade the coat of arms of its founder. It is in good condition and has now been restored and inside there are exhibitions and various cultural events. In this month of August, there is an exhibition of children's drawings on the book of Juan Ramon Jimenez "Platero and I" and afternoon session there "Storytelling".
Formerly during the tour that runs from Malaga to Zafarraya, was dotted with these stations along the route. Some were demolished, others turned into offices and bars or other means of transportation (such as bus station in Torre del Mar) .. This one has been converted into an exhibition hall . It has remained aesthetically similar with some improvements, such as toilets, because this type of construction they lacked. The setting is beautiful, the whole sea bottom is there and a nice promenade, the de Blas Infante of Cala del Moral.
The area of Rincon de la Victoria and Benagalbón, was a settlement of the Phoenicians, and was inhabited since ancient times, as evidenced by archaeological remains found in "The Treasure Trove" that was later occupied by the Romans and then the Arabs. Then, with the arrival of the Catholic Monarchs produced a decline in its population and its strategic location in the reign of Charles III, who returned to give useful reconstructions to the lookouts where the towers area is.The tower was in a state of neglect, until not long ago, the City Council restored and protected its base. The views from the small square where the tower is located, are spectacular, entire coastal part of Rincon de la Victoria can be seen from here and are quite beautiful,
One day Zeus saw Europa playing on the beaches of Sidon, Inflamed with love for its beauty, he transformed into a white bull and sat at the foot of the doncella. Here, after overcoming the initial shock and after checking the meekness of the animal , he caressed it and ended up riding on his back, when the false bull failed to take to the sea, and quickly go to Crete. There he met the girl next to a fountain, under a banana, in honor of these loves, it acquires the privilege of never losing leaves ..... This is what the legend says, and what you want to represent the statue in the gardens of the Fort Bezmiliana house in the town of Rincon de la Victoria from Málaga. The statue is the work of Joseph Seguiri.
All fans of golf know that spring is the ideal season to practice, and if you are in the area of Axarquia, the Añoreta field, in Rincon de la Victoria (Málaga), has all the conditions to have fun while playing a few holes. Añoreta field was designed by Ryder Cup champion Jose Maria Canizares and opened in 1990. You can have fun here no matter your level of play, and its attractions include the landscape and its proximity to the sea . Regardless of the outcome of your game, you can always take a dip in the beautiful coast of the Axarquia. The course has 18 holes, each with a particular feel and difficulty level. The 17th, for example, has a large lake, which makes the green look spectacular. The 13th hole has a long par and the 7th is short. The 17th hole is particularly nice, with a distance from the tee to the green of 135 meters, 5 bunkers, and 3/4 of it is surrounded by water, making it a challenge for the golfer. The clubhouse is very nice and there are other services, such as classes for children, the future champions of the now booming sport.
A place I like to go whenever I have a free moment is Rincon de la Victoria, Malaga. Especially for the charm of its people, typical of a Mediterranean coastal town. The customs and maritime traditions are numerous, one of the most popular are the feasts of Carmen, which, as its name suggests is on the 16th of July and the beginning of the fair. The festival del Carmen includes an ancient ritual with large connotations. The sailors go to the church looking for the virgin dressed in the costume of sailor. After the mass, they put a boat on their shoulders and carry it to the beach then into the sea, it is quickly followed by numerous vessels. Tradition says that you have to bathe in the sea just as the virgin passes in front of you to bring a prosperous year. It takes a fixed route, is removed from the water and is taken down the main street of the village to the church. There are fireworks and the village women say things like: "Viva la Virgen del Carmen, ... pretty, pretty, pretty". The main reason for the tradition is to bring a year rich in fishing. Legend has it that the next day the water is perfectly calm.
If we go by the old N-340 road almost up to Cala del Moral (a village belonging to the municipality of Rincón de la Victoria) then down a narrow street that leads to the sea, there is a beach with many services but that isn't too crowded in summer (when compared to others in the region). Calaflores beach is highly recommended for families with children, since there is a playground, as well as daily housekeeping, bus service, hammocks and beach bars. The sand is dark and the depth is average.
This Square fishing village and holiday resort of Cala del Moral, is dedicated to the pastor, although not a native of the town, he was instrumental in building the church. In the square is the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary and is a gathering place for visitors and outsiders, and there is a bust of the Pastor for the record of their work and gratitude of the people.
Centro Comercial Rincón de la Victoria is situated between the Autovía del Mediterranean and the M-24 to the height of the town that bears its name. It has a large car park just below, so parking isn't usually a problem, however, if you don't want to drive there are also buses that leave you pretty close. Upon entering the first thing you notice is the air conditioning, perhaps too strong, but appreciated in the middle of summer. The ground floor has stores like Zara, Sfera, Stradivarius, Sprinfield, Mayoral, Decimas, Pull and Bear, Casa, Miró and many more - there is also a post office. On the same floor is Carrefour and the exterior has a McDonald's with McAuto. At the top is the Multiplex Helm (a bit pricey), fast food restaurants and food of different nationalities.