This Sunday we have an opportunity to combine a tour of the beautiful villages of Malaga with local celebrations of Tourist Interest: The village of Sayalonga, located in the Axarquia region of Malaga, celebrates on the 6th of May the Loquat Day. This typical festival takes place every year on the first Sunday of May, in harvest season of this fruit.
The Loquat, a fruit from Southeast Asia, came to Europe in the late 18th century and is now cultivated in many countries with a Mediterranean or subtropical climate. In this 28th edition of the Loquat Day of Sayalonga will be distributed over 2,000 kilos of premium Loquats and there will be also tastings of Loquat jam and Loquat Liqueur. Visitors can also enjoy a folk festival with music and dancing from 12 noon to 7 pm, at Plaza Rafael Alcoba, and a craft market.
Sayalonga is a beautiful White Village in the foothills of the Natural Park of Sierra de Tejeda and Almijara, the highest mountains in the province of Malaga, with more than 2,000 meters. As additional information, you can enjoy during these days unusual views, as the recent rain has settled as snow on their highest peaks. Spectacular!
How to get to Sayalonga:
Sayalonga is located about 46 km east of Malaga. It is easily reached by the Mediterranean motorway A-7 towards Motril / Almeria. Take exit 277 to Algarrobo. We start getting into the Sierra de Tejeda, zigzagging along the A-7206 and gaining altitude and leaving behind the coast with beautiful views.