Algatocín is a ‘white village’ in the Serrania Ronda region with typically steep, narrow streets dating back to the Moorish occupation. The town actually dates back to Roman times and archaeological remains have been found at nearby Cerrogordo.

Statistics

Area: 20 square kilometres
Altitude: 721 mtrs above sea level
Population: +/- 1,000
Distance from Nerja: 190 km
Driving Time: +/- 3 hours

Location

Places of Interest

The 16th century Iglesia Parroquial de Nuestra Señora del Rosario containing a wooden image of St. Francis of Assisi carved in the 18th century.

Ermita del Calvario

Local Cuisine

Local specialities include: Guisos de Conejo (rabbit stew), Refrito de Tocino (refried pork fat), Gazpacho Campero (country-style tomato, garlic and vegetable soup), Gazpacho Fresco (cold gazpacho soup), Migas (fried breadcrumbs with meat), Tortillas de Acelgas (chard omelette), Gachas (custard made with flour and warm honey), Alfajores (cakes made from honey, almonds, hazelnuts, sugar, flour, bread and spices) and Melojas (sweet cakes made from pumpkin or lemon).

Local Festivals

Romería de San Isidro Labrador (May 15th) – Festival in honour of St Isidore

Romería de San Juan (June 24th)

Feria (October 4th – 7th) – Festival in honour of the village’s patrons, San Francisco de Asís (St. Francis of Assisi ) and Nuestra Señora del Rosario.

Useful Info

Town Hall
Tel: 952150000

Where to Stay

Hotel Salitre**
Ctra de Málaga, km. 20
Telephone: 952117005
Fax: 952117007

Camping Algatocín
Ctra Jubrique, km. 6, Vega de la Curtida
Open all year
Supermarket, hot showers, power supply.
Telephone: 952152126

Camping Salitre
Comarcal 373, Serranía de Ronda
Open all year
Bungalows, snack bar, supermarket, laundry, swimming-pool, hot showers.
Telephone: 952117005
Fax: 952117006