The Region of the Guadalhorce valley includes following notable towns and villages: Alhaurín de la Torre, Alhaurín el Grande, Almogía, Álora, Cártama, Coín, Pizarra and Valle de Abdalajís.
This region is popularly known as the orchard of Malaga thanks to its mild climate, fruitful land and the Guadalhorce river which forms the widest and most beautiful valley of the province full of almonds, olives and citrus.
The gastronomy of the region is based on the local and includes especially the local soups based on tomato, pepper, onion, potatoes and bread. Popular recipes of the region are
- Pizarra soup
- the piping hot soup of Coín
- the broth “poncima” of Alhaurín el Grande
- the famous soup “perotas” of Alora
Thanks to the climate and floral diversity that thrives throughout the Guadalhorce valley, we can find honey of an extraordinary purity and quality with is used in very sweet pastries with a strong Arabic influence with almonds or sesame.