?Spectacular coastal scenery, sleepy whitewashed villages, dramatic sierras?the Axarquia and Granada?s Costal Tropical have it all...?
So boasts the cover of this meticulously researched book by prize?winning travel writer David Baird whose earlier Back Roads of Southern Spain for Santana continues to elicit praise from Spain?s English-speaking visitors and residents alike.
In the space of five clearly structured sections East of Malaga treats a booming area that previously languished in the shadow of the western Costa del Sol and correspondingly suffered in the guidebook stakes. As a long-standing resident of the area himself the author vindicates this neglect and the result is a wealth of information on local history, rich traditions and memorable sights as well as advice on what to eat and where to stay ? all enlivened with colourful anecdotes.
Items of special interest include
The legacy of the Moors
The Montes de Malaga and the Contraviesa and Lecrin Valley
Outdoor activities in the Axarquia
Fiestas & wine and food
This long-awaited book fills an important gap in vital travel information about southern Spain.
About the author
Shropshire-born of Scottish and Welsh parents, David Baird knows Andalusia intimately after more than 30 years' residence. Before moving to Spain he worked on newpapers and magazines around the world. His words and photographs have been published in a variety of international media and he has contributed to numerous guidebooks. He currently has three titles in print with Santana and has twice won Spain's national award for foreign travel writers. He lives with his wife Thea, language teacher and compiler for Santana, in the Malaga village of Frigiliana, the affectionate focus of several of his books.