Alhaurin el Grande is located on a beautiful spot against the green hills of the Sierra de Mijas. It is still an authentic Spanish town where the Alhaurino’s work and above all enjoy life.
Alhaurin el Grande is located in the province of Málaga, only 30 kilometres away from the capital and at a height of 239 meter above sea level. The town has a population of around 23.000 people. It is one of the most picturesque villages in the Guadalhorce river valley. It was called Alhaurin by the Arabs, which according to some historians, means ‘The Valley’, originating from the Arab word ‘Al-Haur’, because of its location in the valley of the Fahala river. Other historians say the name originates from the Arab Word ‘Alhauerin’, which means ‘almighty God’.