What to do in Malaga province
Malaga, situated on the Costa del Sol, attracts visitors with its diverse offerings and charismatic Mediterranean ambiance. Between mountains and sparkling seas, boasts an irresistible blend of natural beauty, cultural treasures, and culinary delights.
One of the highlights of Malaga is the town of Ronda, perched dramatically on a gorge overlooking the Guadalevín River. Ronda has ancient bridges, Moorish architecture, and is surrounding by the countryside. Its rich history and romantic vibe make it a must-visit destination for history buffs and romantics alike.
Casares, another gem in the region, is a white village in the mountains. Its narrow, winding streets are lined with whitewashed houses adorned with colourful flower pots. Casares offers a peaceful retreat where visitors can soak in the traditional Andalusian atmosphere and enjoy the countryside.
For those seeking a taste of luxury, Marbella is a glamorous coastal town renowned for its upscale resorts, vibrant nightlife, and beaches. It attracts visitors from around the world who come to indulge in the glamorous lifestyle, play golf on world-class courses, and experience the energy of the city's renowned Puerto Banús Marina.
The city of Malaga itself is a blend of ancient history and modern sophistication. It is the birthplace of the famous artist Pablo Picasso, and his legacy is celebrated in the Picasso Museum, which houses an extensive collection of his works. Malaga's historic centre is a maze of narrow streets, where visitors can discover architectural treasures, visit the Malaga Cathedral, and try delicious tapas in traditional taverns.
Venturing further into the region, you'll find hidden villages like Canillas de Aceituna, a traditional white village also in the mountains, with a very peaceful atmosphere making it an ideal destination for nature lovers and hikers, where we have exclusive villas and holiday homes.
Alhaurin de la Torre, a town located inland, offers a glimpse into rural Andalusian life. Its streets are lined with whitewashed houses with colourful flowers, and the town is surrounded by lush olive groves and hills, providing a tranquil escape from the bustling coastal areas.
Velez is another town worth exploring, known for its rich Moorish heritage. Visitors can wander through its historic centre, where they'll find ancient walls, and atmospheric squares.
Benahavis, in the mountains, is a hidden gem known for its gastronomic delights. It boasts a wide range of gourmet restaurants offering traditional Andalusian cuisine with a modern twist. Food enthusiasts can savor the flavours of the region and indulge in a culinary journey through its lively streets.
Villanueva del Rosario, a village surrounded by olive groves and rolling hills, offers a peaceful retreat in the heart of nature. Visitors can enjoy hiking trails, explore the village's historic sites, and immerse themselves in the beauty of the Andalusian countryside, where there´s a boutique hotel in Villanueva del Rosario, which we recommend adults to stay in when visiting, only 20 minutes north of Malaga.
Benaoján is a small village known for its natural landscapes and the impressive Cueva del Gato, a cave with a crystal-clear underground river. Nature lovers will be captivated by the village's hiking trails and lush forests.
Archidona, with its rich history dating back to Roman times, is a town that combines architectural beauty with a relaxed atmosphere. Visitors can explore its well-preserved historic centre, visit the impressive Archidona Castle, and soak in the town's authentic Andalusian charm.
In conclusion, Malaga and its surrounding towns offer a diverse range of experiences, from exploring historic landmarks and indulging in gastronomic delights to enjoying the natural beauty of the mountains and coast. Whether you're seeking culture, relaxation, or adventure, Malaga and its enchanting surroundings have something to offer every traveller.