El Rincón de la Victoria is the point of departure of “La Ruta del Sol y la Ruta del Aguacate”. Its population of 25.000 inhabitants is distributed amongst tour urban centres, three coastal and one in the interior. With its nine kilometres of beaches with fine sands and warm waters, the town offers the visitor all the attractions to enjoy to the maximum their leisure time.
RINCON DE LA VICTORIA INFORMATION
Its first known settlers left, during the higher Palaeolithic Age, cave paintings in “La Cueva del Higuerón” and “La Cueva del Tesoro”, place from which it is possible to enjoy splendid views. Furthermore, there are numerous historical accounts of the existence of Rincon de la Victoria, highlighting those during Phoenician times, who tell of a temple in honour of the goddess Noctiluca, Roman times and those of the andalusi period, when it is mentioned by Al- Idrissi in his chronicles.
Like an eminently seafaring town, its main festivity is that of “La Virgen del Carmen” on the 16th of July. “El Boquerón vitoriano”, together with the variety of fried fish, are the star dishes on summer nights at the Rincón.
Rincón de la Victoria is situated to the east of Malaga and includes four localities: Benagalbón, la Cala del Moral, Rincón de la Victoria and Torre de Benagalbón. Rincón de la Victoria is the largest and was until very recently a traditional fishing village, but over the last fifteen years or so, its proximity to Malaga and good Communications have made the town very attractive to commuters, with the result that population growth has been spectacular.
The town’s traditional architecture has been conserved in spite of intense new construction. The centre is attractive and includes several important monuments and the interesting Cueva del Tesoro lies to the north of the town. Rincón de la Victoria is connected to La Cala del Moral by a seven kilometre sea front walk.
Local Holidays: 2nd February and 16th July.
Distance from Malaga Airport 20km
Town Hall: 952-402-300
Local Police: 952-402-300
Rincón de la Victoria has excellent services and facilities with numerous shops, supermarkets, sports facilities, health centres and primary and secondary schoold. Its proximity to the capital also means that a full-range of services are within easy reach.
Property in this area is among the cheapest on the coast, although prices are rising in response to demand from new buyers. Construction os currently intense, particularly to the north of the town and in 2003 some 4.000 new homes were built, an increase of nearly 50%.