Shuakhevi Municipality is a fantastic destination for those looking to experience mountain life. Situated at the confluence of the Ajaristskali and Chirukhistskali rivers, 67 kilometers from Batumi, Shuakhevi lies at an elevation of 420 meters above sea level.
The administrative center of Shuakhevi is Daba, housing various administrative, cultural, educational, and healthcare institutions, as well as small enterprises. Remnants of a medieval castle can also be found here.
Much of Shuakhevi Municipality is characterized by its moderately high mountains. The Ajaristskali River follows a 500-meter high isohypse, resulting in a landscape filled with mountains, the name Shuakhevi accurately conveys these locations. Daba is nestled amidst these mountains, with the highest peaks being Kheva (2,812 meters), located on the Shavsheti ridge, and Taginauri (2,662 meters), situated on the Meskheti ridge. The terrain is marked by the erosive valleys of the Ajaristskali River and its tributaries.
Shuakhevi Municipality is abundant in valuable minerals, including sulfur colchedan, alunite, gabbro, sanalia, andesite-tacite, and brill brick clay deposits.
In terms of climate, Shuakhevi stands out in Ajara for its relatively lower humidity. The valley is influenced by subtropical Mediterranean air, leading to predominantly hot, dry summers and relatively mild winters.