Malaga is best known for its string of popular beach resorts along the Costa del Sol and, although these have their own attractions, the province has much more to offer. Malaga city is a vibrant provincial capital with a fascinating history, while the area of the Costa del Sol to the east of Malaga city, towards Granada, is less developed, and is known as La Axarquia. The Guadalhorce valley area leads from Malaga city to the Northern Malaga province, whose main town is Antequera. In the west are the picturesque mountain ranges and villages of the Serrania de Ronda.
Many visitors to Andalucia head directly to the Costa del Sol directly from the airport, 6km west of Malaga city, missing the myriad delights of the provincial capital. There is a charming historical quarter, interesting museums, bustling shopping streets packed with great shops, a buzzing nightlife and city beaches lined with excellent seafood restaurants.
Areas to explore in Málaga Province
It is easy to understand why Malaga City is capital of the Costa del Sol. Once considered the poor cousin of Andalusia’s capital city, Seville, it now competes successfully for attention, thanks… More →
La Axarquia area is still breathtakingly beautiful and has not been spoilt by the interest and influx of foreigners. The main attractions are the area's dramatic hill and mountain scenery, its… More →
The Costa de Sol can be divided into two sections: East and West, with Malaga city at its centre. The eastern Costa del Sol is much shorter, stretching from the provincial capital as far as Nerja… More →
Only around 50km northwest of Malaga is some surprisingly rugged landscape with a dramatic gorge, several immense reservoirs and a scattering of Moorish towns and villages with intriguing… More →
Guadalhorce, Campanillas, Guadalmedina and Grande are the river valleys that converge on the coast at Malaga city. Together they form an interesting area, mainly agricultural supported by small… More →
The Serranía de Ronda is studded with charming pueblos blancos (white villages) that can be visited by car in a number of delightful day trips. The dramatically positioned town of Ronda, on the… More →