Alcaucin is a attractive village located on the lower western slopes of the mountain called "La Maroma" in the sierra Tejada. It is approx. one hours drive from Malaga airport and 20 minutes drive from Velez Malaga at the coast. At an altitude of 510 metres above sea level there are some magnificent view from the village. The population is around 1,500. Nearby is an large U-shaped gap in the mountains, known as El Boquete de Zafarraya. A road runs through the gap linking the Provinces of Malaga and Granada. The Alcázar Nature Reserve and the sulpherous springs of Las Majadas can be found in this area.
The village has many modern facilities, all the usually shops, bars and restaurants, a doctors, pharmacy, post office and a hotel. The village school caters for children of primary school age, older childer use a bus service that takes them to the coast for secondary education. There is a large municiple swimming pool and a sports ground.