Rincón de la Victoria is a city located about 12 kilometers eastward of Málaga in the Axarquía. The township is divided into four parts: La Cala del Moral, Rincón de la Victoria, Benagalbón and Torre de Benagalbón. (Editor/Photos/Video: Michael Trampert – Source: Wikipedia.es, Provincial Administration of Málaga, Info-tables on the places)
The archaeological remains that have been found throughout the municipality of Rincón de la Victoria indicate that the entire area was already inhabited in the Palaeolithic period around 1000 BC. Among others, the Phoenicians settled down on a hill near the coast in 750 BC. A little later the Romans followed and then the Moors settled down.
In the 12th century the settlement which was called Bezmiliana was conquered and depopulated by catholic kings. It was not until 1492 that people settled again in Bezmiliana. They were predominantly working in the agricultural sector. In 1569 a revolt of the Moriscos nearly destroyed the settlement. It lasted until the 19th century before new people began settling in Bezmiliana. Then however, under a new name: Rincón de la Victoria.
Amongst others, the Cueva del Tesoro (en.: treasure cave) and the Roman excavations in Torre de Benagalbón give an impression of how the ancestors of Rincón de la Victoria might have lived.
Rincón de la Victoria economically is the third-strongest city in the Axarquía, just behind Vélez-Málaga and Nerja. The municipality is mainly active in retail trade, gastronomy, construction, services and agriculture.
The climate in Rincón de la Victoria is mild and constant. Within the summer, from May to October, the temperatures rise up to 30 degrees and more by day while they never drop below 20 degrees at night. During the winter from October to May, the temperatures reach a daily value of about 18 to 22 degrees, while at night it could be cold by only ten degrees. All the year you do have a constant humidity. The water temperature rises from 23 to 26 degrees in the summer. In winter it hardly drops below 16 degrees. On average, there are 3.000 hours of sunshine per year.