The village of Sayalonga is a typical whitewashed Andalusian village, located approx. 40 kilometres east of Malaga and only 9 kilometres from the coast of the Costa del Sol, in the region known as La Axarquia. The village has small supermarkets, shops, chemist, post office, a doctor’s surgery and a bus station.
Sayalonga is located on the Route of Sun and Wine and close to the beautiful Sierra Almijara National Park and the Tejeda mountains, with spectacular views to the surrounding countryside and down to the coast. The unspoilt area which surrounds Sayalonga is agricultural, with terraces of olive trees, vines, and citrus fruits.
Sayalonga enjoys a typically inland Andalusian climate, being hot in the summer and mild winters.
The yearly Festival of Nisperos is held the spring when the delicious fruits of Nisperos are harvested. The festival offers typical Andalucían music and dancing with specialties served up during the event.
Places to visit
In the village you should visit the parish church of Santa Catalina, an example of 16th century Mudejar architecture, the round cemetery which is unique in Spain.