Halloween - Maroween

Halloween - Maroween
  • Nowhere puts on a Halloween party quite like the small village of Maro

Although Halloween celebrations are becoming more commonplace in the Axarquía a with town halls organising events such as fancy dress parades, nowhere puts on a Halloween party quite like the small village of Maro, which belongs to Nerja.

Each year residents decorate the streets on 31 October and, along with hundreds of visitors, go all out with an array of terrifying and impressive costumes to celebrate this spookiest of nights!

A traditional element of Maroween has always been roast chestnuts and baked sweet potatoes, which are traditionally eaten at this time of year. More than 400 kilos of chestnuts will be prepared as well as over 400 baked sweet potatoes.

There will be a street parade, fancy dress and photography competitions, live music and food trucks, as well as face painting and other children's activities.

The event will begin at 5pm on the square by the village church and continue into 1 November, which is All Saints' Day with talks and a visit to the Nerja Caves. Numbers are limited. Visit Facebook: Maroween for details and reservations.

Other Axarquía towns to be organising Halloween activities include Caleta de Vélez. There will be a number of activities aimed at children starting at 5pm and the party will go on into the night.