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Inland Costa del Sol

Inland Costa del Sol © Michelle Chaplow
Inland Costa del Sol clockwise: Mijas, Marbella, Istan, Ojen, Monda, Alhaurin © Michelle Chaplow

Inland Costa del Sol

One-Day-Itinerary to explore the countryside around the Costa del Sol.

If you want a break from the clamour and crowds on the Costa then why not consider renting a car and exploring some of the back country? The scenery is quite spectacular and the roads are well-travelled, yet perfectly good.

The following route is easily manageable within a day form anywhere on the Costa del Sol and will introduce you to some interesting villages.

Mijas to Alhaurin el Grande

Alhaurin El Grande to Coin

Coin to Monda

Monda to Ojen

Ojen to Marbella and on to Istan


Hiring a car is best way to tour Andalucia. Travel with ease, stop where you want and enjoy the beautiful views!. We have a page about every village including things to see. Consult our general Car Hire page for car hire tips and advice on rental groups, insurance excess, young drivers, DVLA code, fuel policy and security, plus links to a range of car hire companies. Check out our specific car hire pages in each of our airport and main train station pages. Malaga Airport Car hire, Gibraltar Airport Car Hire.

Car Hire Itineraries from Malaga Airport to inland Costa del Sol

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