The Costa del Sol is a very popular tourist destination and attracts many visitors every year. Many opt for camper in Malaga and discover the province at their own pace.
Due to the mild temperatures all year round, the province of Malaga is not only worth a visit in the summer months, but especially in the winter months, the Costa del Sol is an ideal winter destination.
The province of Malaga has a lot to offer: a huge historical and cultural heritage, charming old towns, museums, beautiful natural landscapes and white villages, to name but a few.
Malaga Camper Travel Guide
We have compiled our own travel guide for camper in Malaga. We give you some travel tips about camping in Malaga and in our extensive and continually expanding guide you can find our recommendations for the most beautiful places in the province, for example:
What to see in Malaga in a Day
The White Villages of the Genal Valley
Gastronomic route through Malaga
The best archaeological sites in Malaga
White villages of the Axarquia
Hidden coves on the Costa del Sol
Active and Adventure Tourism in Malaga
The most impressive views of Malaga
Pier One in the Port of Malaga
La Concepción Historical Botanical Garden in Malaga
The most spectacular Caves in Malaga
The best nudist beaches in Malaga
Sierra de las Nieves National Park
El Saltillo – The unknown Caminito del Rey
The Coastal Path of the Costa del Sol
Genalguacil, the museum village
and many more!
Why opt for a Campervan for your next holiday?
A camper in Málaga reduces travel costs: it combines accommodation and transport and the option to cook your own meals during the trip.
Not to mention the enormous advantage of a completely independent and spontaneous trip. Discover the enormous richness of the province of Malaga at our own pace and in a totally individual way, combining your hotel on wheels and a bit of adventure.
Campervan hire at Malaga airport
Did you know that at Malagacar.com we rent out campers?
Yes, within the Covid crisis in 2020 the idea of independent travel had a strong renaissance and the possibility of a “mini-hotel on wheels” became a very popular option among families and groups of friends.
With us you can currently rent several models:
The Volkswagen California Beach Tour: The perfect size to ensure a comfortable cabin, without the parking hassles of motorhomes and other larger vehicles.
If you want a more spacious model with more comfort, we have the Fiat Ducato Maxi Camper, also up to 4 seats, the most complete and equipped model in its class.
If you fancy this kind of travel, you can rent a motorhome or camper van at Malagacar.com. When you arrive at Malaga airport, we will pick you up, take care of the formalities in the blink of an eye and you are all set to discover the sunny Costa del Sol.
Everything you need to know to make the most of your Malagacar.com campervan, frequently asked questions if you have never used one, in our complete guide.
Wild camping in Malaga
The romantic image of being parked on the beachfront and waking up to the sound of the waves is unfortunately very difficult to put into practice in Spain at the moment.
In fact, Spain is one of the European countries that sanction free camping the most.
However, there is a certain legal loophole. You can park your camper anywhere, eat and sleep inside it, as long as you do not take your belongings (tables, chairs, hanging clothes, etc.) outside.
Many municipalities also offer areas for ‘controlled camping’. They are very popular, especially if they are close to the sea. Most of them are either free of charge or only a nominal fee is charged.
Of course, obviously, these areas do not have any kind of electricity and water services.
Service Points for Motorhomes in Malaga
This inconvenience can be solved at petrol stations with additional services for motorhomes (Special Service Stations) such as waste disposal for the toilet and water connections. In this link you can find the service points for camper in Malaga.
Campsites in Malaga near the sea
Being a camper in Málaga is a delight. the province has many beautiful campsites to offer.
Camping Cabopino, Marbella
Just a few metres from the beach and next to the Cabopino marina. It has an entertainment programme with free activities all year round. Laundry service, shop, facilities for pets.
How to get there: https://g.page/complejoturisticocabopino?share
Camping Almayate Costa
Campsite by the beach, surrounded by agricultural fields, mountains, nature and with direct access to the beach.
Pets are allowed from September to May.
How to get there: https://g.page/campingalmayat?share
Camping El Pino, Torrox
Campsite about 900 metres from the beach, shaded by avocado trees. There is a bar, a restaurant, a supermarket, a swimming pool, laundry, free wifi.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/ekjsTHs4UU5Eph8R8
Camping Valle Niza, Benajarafe
Campsite in a privileged location, in front of the beach. As backdrop Sierra de Almijara, the highest peak in Malaga (2.065m), a very suitable area for hiking and trekking.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/V5CFwBgdjPqdhKzF9
Camping Parque Tropical, Estepona
Situated between Estepona and Marbella with the beach 500 m away and very close to Selwo Aventura.
How to get there: https://g.page/campingestepona?share
Camping La Buganvilla, Marbella
Family campsite with swimming pools, bar-restaurant, pitches in a leafy pine forest with shade all day, reading room with fireplace and free WIFI.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/HCbmEkpLBGsjn9QQ8
Camping Los Jarales, Mijas
Situated in a lush pine forest with good shade just a few metres from the coast in the Calahonda urbanisation. This campsite is open all year round.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/gPG6WxrXxLygJryK9
Nudist Camping Almanat, Almayate
Nudist campsite on the beachfront next to the nudist beach.
How to get there: https://g.page/CampingNaturistaAlmanat?share
Camping Laguna Playa, Torre del Mar
Quiet family campsite with shaded pitches, swimming pool area and small supermarket.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/mXXSgcEwK5KajQnC7
Camping Cortijo San Miguel, Nerja
Located within walking distance of the beach Playazo in Nerja. Shaded pitches surrounded by nature 200 metres from the beach, and 2 km from the historic centre of the village. With organic vegetable garden and farm. Small, quiet and rural campsite.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/WPxfG6MvY17vStge6
Pitches shaded by huge eucalyptus trees, 1 km from the beach and 200 m from the suburban train station, train connection Camping-Airport, which is 4 km away.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/mWM64oURiEZFsuty5
Camping La Bella Vista, Manilva
Situated next to La Duquesa beach on the seafront. This campsite is open all year round, with large, shady pitches.
How to get there: https://g.page/campinglabellavista?share
Campsites inland Malaga
Camping Rural Presa la Viñuela
Situated in the Axarquia region next to the La Viñuela reservoir with fantastic views.
How to get there: https://g.page/camping-vinuela-bungalow-parcela?share
Camping Parque Ardales
It is situated in a huge forest park, on the banks of the Conde del Guadalhorce reservoir (navigable and suitable for bathing) and bordering the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes Natural Park and the Caminito del Rey. A green oasis in summer, ideal for hiking.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/YM8cNASqWP1cqzGb9
Camping Park Pizarra
Small family campsite, 5 minutes from the picturesque villages of Álora and Pizarra. Ideal for those who want to explore, hikers, cyclists and nature lovers.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/ysR5etFqiyyajU9VA
Camping Sierra de las Nieves, Yunquera
Located in the heart of the Sierra de las Nieves National Park. Perfect for resting, the village is within walking distance. Ideal place for hiking in Sierra de las Nieves and discovering the ancient Spanish Fir Forests.
How to get there: https://g.page/CampingSierraDeLasNieves?share
Camping La Sierrecilla, Antequera
Located a few kilometres from the Fuente de Piedra lagoon, Antequera, the Dolmens and El Torcal, in a natural enclave with many free activities.
How to get there: https://g.page/camping-la-sierrecilla?share
Situated in the Axarquia in the middle of nature and close to the reservoir of La Viñuela and Velez-Malaga.
How to get there: https://g.page/campingiznate?share
Controlled camping area in Torrijos, Montes de Malaga
With toilets, barbecues and tables. From here you can walk along a large number of paths that run through the natural park. For free camping it is necessary to request permission from the Territorial Delegation in Malaga, at least 15 working days in advance in this form.
Phone: +34 670948894
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/hMpQKU94ZkN8mDMm9
Glamping – Luxury Campsites
We have also prepared a very succulent article with the best luxury campsites in Malaga. If you like to enjoy outdoor activities and stay in an idyllic and secluded place in nature, but at the same time you want enjoy good comfort, glamping is an ideal alternative.
We have found a couple of Apps that you may find useful when planning your parking, with plenty of tips from other travellers:
Park4night and iOverlander