Moclinejo lies 20 kilometres from Malaga and 11 kilometres from the coast at Rincon de la Victoria, at an altitude of 450 metres. The village is located within the area of Axarquia and has a population of 1,200. Its surroundings are typical of the Axarquía, with fissured hills which are mainly covered in olives, almonds, and vines, and thickets over the hardest slopes of the terrain. The villagers make unusual handicrafts which are sold locally.
The village has all the usual supermarkets, banks, bars, and restaurants. A bodega is also located in the town for sampling the locally produced wine. The production of the wine is celebrated each year. There is a small rural primary school, secondary education is available in the larger coastal town of Rincon de la Victoria, as is a private school.
With spectacular views over the Bay of Malaga, and proximity to the coast, Moclinejo is a sought-after village to live in.