The province of Malaga is much more than sun and beach, as it has plenty of tourist attractions that you can discover in comfortable day trips from Malaga.
· The Axarquia on the eastern Costa del Sol
In this less known area of the Costa del Sol, we can find the highest mountains of the province, lovely coves and many white villages. The tourist towns of the area are Rincon de la Victoria and La Cala del Moral. Following the coastline you find Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Torrox Costa, Nerja and Algarrobo.
We can discover this region and its communities through one of the tourist routes that bring us closer to different aspects of the landscape, culture and gastronomy. These routes are the Routes of the mountains, oil, raisins, Mudejar, wine, sun and avocado.
· Region of Antequera
Antequera is a monumental town located 50 km north of Malaga. You should visit the Museum, the Church of Santa Maria la Mayor, the Castle, the Church of San Sebastian, the Arch of the Giants and the Church of El Carmen.
Within walking distance you will find the dolmens of the Romeral, Viera and Menga.
If you like natural areas, the Torcal south of Antequera is one of Europe’s most impressive karst landscapes; there is also the Laguna de Fuente Piedra, which is located north of the province and has the largest colony of flamingos in Europe.
· Western Costa del Sol
This is the area of the coast of Malaga with more international projection, with the tourist resorts of Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Estepona, Torremolinos and Marbella. Here you will find a wide range of leisure, amusement and water parks, marinas and golf courses.
A few miles from the coast and safeguarded by the mountains of Sierra de Mijas, Sierra Bermeja (Estepona) and Sierra Blanca (Marbella), you will find charming white villages such as Mijas, Casares or Ojen.
· Serrania de Ronda mountain ranges
You can start the tour in Ronda, one of the most romantic and monumental Andalusian cities. Here you can visit the Tajo, the Puente Nuevo, the Plaza de Toros, the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria la Mayor, the palaces of Marquis de Salvatierra and Mondragon, the Arab baths, etc.
The Serrania de Ronda is part of the traditional route of the white villages, which comprises the municipalities of Gaucin, Algatocin, Benadalid and Atajate among others.
· Meadows of Guadalhorce valley
Before flowing into the capital of the Costa del Sol, the Guadalhorce river runs through a fertile valley with thousands of orange and lemon trees. Here you will find traditional locations such as Alhaurin el Grande, Cartama, Alhaurin de la Torre, Coin, Alora or Pizarra.
In this area are a must: Ardales Natural Park, the Conde de Guadalhorce reservoir, el Chorro, the Gaitanes Gorge, the Cave of Ardales and the Church of Bobastro.