After a few days of visiting the city of Malaga, it is advisable to discover the towns around the capital of the Costa del Sol. There are many places to see near the city with some Malaga day trips, some along the Mediterranean coast and others in the mountainous hinterland. Let’s see then which are the top things to do for a great travel experience in sunny beautiful Costa del Sol!
Rent a car at the Malaga airport and get started!
Once you arrive in Malaga you should totally consider the chance to look for a cheap car hire to start exploring in a convenient, practical and independent way.
Use Holiday Autos App to rent a car at the Malaga airport and find your best ride comparing all the options available and organizing both your pick up and drop off date and location. Everything from your smartphone!
Marveling at “the village of the three cultures”
Frigiliana is one of the most beautiful villages in Andalusia. It is located 58 Km from Malaga, in the area called Axarquia. This village remains inland but very close to the sea.
In fact, from the nucleus of white houses, it is possible to see the Mediterranean at the bottom, after a green expanse of vegetation. This wonderful village “of the three cultures” (Christian, Hebrew, Muslim)is easy to reach by car.
Ronda: a monumental city one step away from Malaga
Ronda is perhaps the city, not the provincial capital, the most famous tourist destination in Andalusia. This city has an impressive monumental heritage that has nothing to envy to Malaga itself.
The New Bridge, the Plaza de Toros, and the Arab baths are just some of the cultural assets to be seen. In addition, the walk to the bottom of the valley to take the typical photo of the majestic bridge is an essential activity. Ronda is one hour away from Malaga.
Antequera: a UNESCO site just a few minutes from Malaga
At 50 Km, just over half an hour drive from the capital of the Costa and Sol is located Antequera. This is a large village that houses 80% of the cultural heritage of the entire province of Malaga!
In Antequera there is so much to do: visit the ancient Dolmen, stroll through the Torcal nature park, see the old town with the Alcazar and all the other monuments and enjoy the fabulous local gastronomy.
Getting adventurous: El Chorro – Ardales for a thrilling experience in the surroundings of Malaga
Ardales is a beautiful village located in the mountainous area called Guadalteba, but what makes this territory truly unique is the Caminito, del Rey. The one that offers the Caminito del Rey is an electrifying walk overhanging a gorge from a depth of 300 meters.
A walkway with an almost secular history that has been recovered as a tourist attraction. The Caminito del Rey is having a lot of success and this has revitalized the two neighboring villages: El Chorro and Ardales. Caminito del Rey is 53 Km from Malaga.
A Malaga trip could get more and more interesting with this not so touristic places on your itinerary. Use these tips as a starting point and you could easily enjoy the best this amazing city and its nearby beauties has to offer!