Your ultimate Costa del Sol Guide

Whether you are looking for sun and beach fun, if you like city breaks to Malaga, discover beautiful corners of the province, if you enjoy adventure sports… This and much more we have prepared for you in your definitive Costa del Sol guide.

At we are proud to be able to offer one of the most complete guides to the Costa del Sol.

To our extensive library we add weekly new articles of interest to make the most of your stay on the Costa del Sol, with a wide range of ideas, suggestions and proposals.

Start planning your visit to Malaga with us and do not forget to rent a car. Most of the activities might require your own transportation means.

Table of Contents

Beach Clubs & Beach Bars

¿What are the beach clubs and the beach bars? Those of you who already visited the Costa del Sol will know for sure.

Beach Clubs are exclusive places next to the sea, with their own pool and resting area, where you can eat or have a drink. Some of the best beach clubs are in Marbella, but you can find them along all the Costa del Sol. It is not hard to spot some rich and famous visiting one of those exclusive clubs where a big bottle of cava can cost around 3000 euro. Do not worry, there are prices for lower budgets, but take in consideration that the price for anything will be higher than in a beach bar.

Beach Bars are also in front of the beach but they do not have a pool.  You can eat or have a drink there and the price will be higher than in a restaurant. They can offer seats or beds, depending on the beach bar and the menu is based on fish and seafood although their menu is more extense.

The best 50 Beach Bars on the Costa del Sol

Along the 160 km of the Costa del Sol in Malaga from Manilva to Nerja, there are about 300 Beach Bars. Enjoy the excellent local gastronomy next to the Mediterranean Sea.

Best Beach Clubs in Marbella

marbella beach clubs

Without a doubt, you find the best and most sophisticated beach clubs on the Costa del Sol in Marbella.

Whether you like lush, late-night parties or a refined chill-out in an exclusive setting by the sea, Marbella’s Beach Clubs offer you all this and much more.

The best Beach Clubs on the Costa del Sol

Photo Living Marbella

While many enjoy a towel on the sand anywhere, many others indulge in the most sophisticated summer pleasures at some of the exquisite beach clubs we have here in Malaga.

Join us on this sybaritic journey through the best Beach Clubs on the Costa del Sol!


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The best beaches on the western Costa del Sol

The western coastline of Malaga, which stretches from Malaga to Manilva, has been perfecting the concept of tourism over the decades:

If you simply feel like dropping your bags in your hotel room and going straight to the sun lounger on the beach, enjoying cocktails, good food, an abundant nightlife, this is your place of choice!

The best beaches on the eastern Costa del Sol

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Cala de la Doncella

Join us as we discover the beauty of the eastern Costa del Sol, with some of the most beautiful coves in the province.

The 11 most spectacular hidden coves on the Costa del Sol

We present you the most hidden and beautiful coves of the Costa del Sol, accessible on foot, by boat, paddle surf or kayak.

Blue Flag beaches on the Costa del Sol

The coastline of Malaga boasts every year of many Blue Flag beaches: Beaches with excellent water quality, waste collection and cleaning, in addition to qualified lifeguards, first aid posts, access ramps to the beach and toilets for people with disabilities and a very good maintenance in general.

The best nudist beaches in Malaga

In the province of Malaga we already have 8 fantastic nudist beaches that we are going to present to you below.

Dog friendly beaches in Malaga

Dog beach Torre del Mar Photo Luis Miguel Novalbos Mozos

Find out where you can take your four-legged friend for a refreshing bath at the dog friendly beaches on the Costa del Sol.


Find some of the best hotels in Malaga with our Costa del Sol guide:

5 Star Hotels in Marbella

Did you know that in Marbella there are more than a dozen five-star hotels, offering the best services, assuring their guests carefree enjoyment?

We take you on a tour of some of the most beautiful and sophisticated facilities on the Costa del Sol!

Adults Only Hotels on the Costa del Sol

There can be many reasons why we are inclined to book a room in an adults only hotel.

We present you more than a dozen of the best Adults Only Hotels on the Costa del Sol. Discover them with us!

The Best Family Hotels on the Costa del Sol

 family hotels on the Costa del Sol

The sunny Costa del Sol is for many reasons probably the best European destination for a great family holiday. Discover with us the best family hotels on the Costa del Sol.

The best charming hotels in the centre of Malaga

charming hotels centre Malaga

Are you coming for a few days to Malaga for a city break? Do you feel like staying in the heart of the city in a charming hotel?

We have for you the best charming hotels in the heart of the city; they are a few meters from the main street Calle Larios, near museums and the port of Malaga.

Hotels Halal Friendly in Malaga

Halal Friendly Tourism in Malaga

Malaga and especially Marbella attract a considerable number of visitors from Arab countries every summer.

Discover Halal Friendly Hotels and more information for your trip to the Costa del Sol.

Festivals and Concerts

Costa del Sol Music Festivals

A mild and benevolent climate, the sea breeze, some truly impressive stages and a line-up full of artists.

The Costa el Sol also has all the necessary infrastructure, accommodation and hotels and with Malaga international airport just a few kilometres away.

We just have to decide which of the festivals we are going to visit.

Marenostrum Fuengirola Concerts

Marenostrum Fuengirola Concerts

Discover the line-up for this season, with concerts, festivals and events at Marenostrum Fuengirola, one of the most spectacular open-air music venues.

Starlite Marbella – The best Boutique Festival

Starlite Marbella

Without a doubt, one of the best venues is Starlite Marbella. Enjoy prestigious artists in small capacity boutique concerts in an unbeatable location in the Cantera de Nagüeles.

The boutique festival in Marbella features almost 50 days of concerts. During June, July, August and September we can enjoy a line-up that brings together the most important artists on the music scene.


Plaza Mayor – Shopping centre next to Malaga airport

Plaza Mayor Shopping centre near Malaga airport

Just 2 km from Malaga airport is situated the Plaza Mayor shopping centre.

This large shopping and restaurant complex has a unique design recreating a typical Andalusian village in the open air, with beautifully decorated houses, squares and streets.

Shopping centres in Malaga: Opening hours and holidays 2024

Shopping centres in Malaga

There is a large number of shopping centres in Malaga and along the Costa del Sol.

Find out what you can do there besides shopping, as well as opening hours and openings on public holidays.

Flea Markets & Street Markets in Malaga and Costa del Sol

street markets malaga

Fancy a stroll through one of the flea markets and street markets in Malaga? Immerse yourself in life on the street. Shop for fruit, vegetables, accessories and much more at popular prices, find a bargain or even an antique.

Gastromony in Malaga

Michelin Star Restaurants in Malaga


Malaga combines the best of the Mediterranean diet, with fresh produce from its gardens and fish and seafood from the Alboran Sea.

If you want to dine divinely, stay with the following addresses of Michelin Star Restaurants in Malaga.

Restaurants in Malaga awarded by the Repsol Guide

Restaurants Malaga Repsol Guide

The gastronomic offer in Malaga is huge. Discover more than 120 restaurants in Malaga recommended by the Repsol Guide for good quality and great popularity:

Not only the best haute cuisine restaurants, but also places that we all like, for every budget, with a whole range of venues. You will surely find something tasty for yourself!

New Year’s Eve Dinner in the best restaurants in Malaga

New Year's Eve Dinner Malaga

Many of our clients come specifically to spend New Year’s Eve in Malaga and the Costa del Sol. For all of them we have put together some of the best restaurants in Malaga that are open on New Year’s Eve.

There is a wide choice to suit all tastes, including vegetarian and gluten free options in some of the restaurants.

The best Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurants in Malaga

Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurants in Malaga

Contrary to what many may think, vegetarian and vegan cuisine offers many possibilities that can satisfy any expectations.

Here are the best vegetarian & vegan Restaurants in Malaga.

The best Inns in the Mountains of Malaga

Inns Mountains of Malaga. Costa del Sol Guide. Credit Depositphotos

We don´t offer you only an Costa del Sol Guide: A few kilometres away from the bustling Costa del Sol, you can find authentic treasures of traditional Andalusian cuisine, the Inns in the mountains of Malaga.

If you fancy an excursion in the mountains of Malaga combined with a tasty gastronomic stop, don’t miss the best inns in the mountains of Malaga!

Events calendar

Calendar of Events in Malaga

Malaga events

Agenda with the big dates in the Events Calendar in Malaga for those who like to plan their next trip to the Costa del Sol taking into account the dates of these events.

Things to do in Malaga in 2024

Things to do & events: Discover everything you can do in Malaga in

Special Events

Most important Festivals and Fairs in Malaga

fairs in malaga

Discover the most popular fairs in Malaga, from the big fairs to unique gastronomic festivals of the inland villages.

Easter Malaga

Easter Malaga

Holy Week in Malaga is considered one of the most important in Spain. Each year it attracts thousands of worshippers and tourists in a deeply moving spectacle.

Whether you want to come to Malaga at Easter to enjoy the good weather and perhaps take your first dip, or whether you are attracted by the magnificent processions in the centre of Malaga, here you will find everything you need to know.

Malaga Fair – Everything you need to know

Malaga Fair

The Malaga Fair is one of the liveliest and most popular fairs in Andalusia and attracts every year a large number of local and foreign visitors who enjoy lots of music, dancing and cold Cartojal to combat the high temperatures.

Everything you need to know to make the most of the Malaga Fair in August.

Halloween in Malaga

Halloween Málaga

If you are in the province and you want to celebrate Halloween in Malaga but don’t know where or what to wear, here is a quick guide to events and shops where you can buy a spooky costume.

Black Friday Malaga

Make the most of the Black Friday in Málaga to do your Christmas shopping now.

Christmas Lights Malaga

Every Christmas Malaga is transformed into a Christmas spectacle of light, colour and music for 40 nights in its central streets, attracting thousands of visitors.

Christmas Markets in Malaga

Christmas markets are becoming more and more popular in the province, discover dates and places.

The Lights of the Botanical Garden – La Concepción Christmas Forest Malaga

christmas garden malaga

If you want to give joy to the child in you, you can’t miss this event that takes place in the wonderful historic botanical garden La Concepción.

Travel differently

Here we bring some interesting ideas in our Costa del Sol guide, for all of you who want to make something different this time.

The Costa del Sol is pure Luxury!

Costa del sol luxury

Marbella, Estepona and Malaga are excellent options for clients with high purchasing power who wish to enjoy an exclusive sun and beach holiday, combined with a wide range of top-quality services such as golf, gastronomy, museums and culture.

Discover why the Costa del Sol is your first choice if you want to spend a few days of rest, without having to do without anything!

The 12 best luxury campsites in Malaga

Luxury campsites malaga

If you like to enjoy outdoor activities and stay in an idyllic and secluded place in nature, but at the same time you enjoy good comfort, glamping is an ideal alternative.

Camper Tour around Malaga and the Costa del Sol

Camper tour malaga costa del sol

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 destination to spend the winter.

Al Ándalus Train – Dream trip in a 5* Hotel on Rails

Al Ándalus Train

Have you always loved the idea of travelling on the mythical Orient Express train? On board the Al Ándalus train, a 5* hotel on rails, you can take a dream trip and discover the most beautiful World Heritage cities in Andalusia, in a totally exclusive experience.


Malaga City Break: Best alternative city according to Forbes

Malaga City Break

What many of our Friends have known for years: Malaga ranks as the best “alternative” city in the world for an urban getaway, according to Forbes. We show you why.

Estepona – The Garden of the Costa del Sol

Estepona, costa del sol guide

Estepona is one of the most exclusive destinations on the Costa del Sol.

If you are planning to spend your holidays in Estepona or nearby, here you will find everything you need to know.

Benalmádena – A great family destination on the Costa del Sol

Benalmádena family holidays, costa del sol guide

With 320 days of sunshine a year and 8 km of coastline, Benalmadena is a great family destination with a huge variety of proposals to enjoy leisure time and family holidays.

Nerja – A Jewel of the Costa del Sol


Today we take you on a visit to Nerja, one of the most beautiful coastal towns on the Costa del Sol. Find out why you shouldn’t miss a visit there.

Torremolinos – The cradle of tourism on the Costa del Sol


With some of the best beaches on the coast and an unbeatable proximity to Malaga airport, Torremolinos continues to be one of the bastions of sun and beach tourism. But you will be surprised at what more you can discover!

Visiting cities in other provinces

Heading to Gibraltar by car? How not to despair in the attempt

Gibraltar by car, costa del sol guide

Let’s suppose you´re enjoying one of our Malagacars during your holiday and fancy a day trip to The Rock for some shopping and / or sight-seeing. For convenience of course you want to drive there by your own means.

So far, so good. But if you don´t want to bore yourself senseless in a semi-cataleptic state inside your car for far too long, you might consider these options.

Granada, the enchanted city, from Malaga


With its unrivalled location, Moorish heritage, charming neighbourhoods, enormous cultural and monumental heritage and lively university city with plenty of culture and nightlife, it’s hard not to get enchanted in Granada!

Discover Cordoba by car


Stroll through the intricate streets of its old town and feel the magic that still lingers in every corner. Visiting its great monuments or the famous courtyards of Cordoba is very easy, less than 2 hours from Malaga airport.

Discover Cordoba with us, you won’t be able to resist planning a visit!

Malaga? All year round!

Essential Apps for your visit to Malaga

essential malaga apps

Getting around the city, monuments, transport, everything related to beaches… these Malaga apps will be very useful on your next visit to Malaga!

Healthy holidays in Malaga & Costa del Sol

Healthy holidays in Malaga, costa del sol guide

The climate in Malaga is the best in Europe. Combined with the huge offer for all tastes in health and wellness, it is your ideal destination for a healthy holiday on the Costa del Sol.

And what’s more, all year round!

Spend the winter in Malaga – Sunshine guaranteed!

winter in Malaga, costa del sol guide

There are many good reasons to spend the winter in Malaga. A high percentage of our visitors associate the Costa del Sol with the summer months of sun and beach.
However, due to the mild climate all year round, Malaga is one of the best destinations in Europe to escape the cold.

Malaga for digital nomads

Malaga Digital Nomads, costa del sol guide

In an increasingly digitalised world and with enormous freedom to choose where we want to telecommute from. The Costa del Sol is a perfect destination for digital nomads.

As we will present below, the province of Malaga offers a huge variety of advantages for those who choose the Costa del Sol for teleworking.

Travelling to Malaga in May-June

travelling to malaga may-june, costa del sol guide

Are you planning to travel to the Costa del Sol this year? We tell you why travelling to Malaga in May-June is an excellent idea!

When is the best time to travel to Malaga?

Costa del Sol guide

Although we, who live here, think that Malaga is almost paradise on earth and very visitable during the 12 months of the year. Your choice will be more specific depending on what you are looking for, here we go!

What to pack for Malaga Travel: Essentials for all 4 seasons

pack for Malaga Travel

In this article we tell you about things that cannot be missing in your suitcase for your trip to Malaga, depending on each season. And we also tell you other interesting things!

Tips for Plane, cruises and boat excursions

Cities with flights to Malaga this summer 2024

Flights to Malaga

This summer Malaga airport offers flights to Malaga from almost 150 destinations. Find out from where you can fly to Malaga.

Malaga cruises and boat trips

Malaga cruises, costa del sol guide

Are you going to take a cruise in Malaga? Or do you fancy a catamaran trip? It doesn’t always have to be a big trip, there are very cool ideas at affordable prices in the port of Malaga, discover them!

Malaga Airport Arrivals in High Season

Malaga Airport Arrivals in High Season

Planning to take a flight to Malaga during the high season months? Useful tips for Malaga Airport Arrivals in High Season, car hire at Malaga airport and more.

Boat rental in Malaga – Spend an unforgettable day offshore!

boat rental malaga

There are many good reasons to rent a boat in Malaga during your holidays! Discover all the things you can do, even without a licence and without big investments!

Travelling with family or pet

Travelling with children to the Costa del Sol

travelling with children to the costa del sol, costa del sol guide

The Costa del Sol is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations for families, and is perfect for parents with young children and babies.

Travelling with your dog to the Costa del Sol

Costa del Sol dog travel, costa del sol guide

If you are thinking of taking your four-legged friend with you to Malaga for a great holiday, in this Costa del Sol guide you will find everything you need to know to prepare your trip to the Costa del Sol.

Summer tips

Tips for a safe holiday in Malaga

vacaciones seguras Málaga
Credit Depositphotos

Spain is one of the safest countries in Europe to travel, even more Malaga. We will however give you some tips for a safe holiday in Malaga and prevent theft during your stay on the Costa del Sol.

Are there jellyfish on the beaches of Malaga? What to do and what to avoid

jellyfish at Malaga beaches, costa del sol guide
Pelagia noctiluca

Useful advice if this summer there are jellyfish on the beach. Here you find everything you need to know to deal with these unappreciated visitors on the Costa del Sol.

Rip Currents – The Unknown Danger for Bathers

rip current, costa del sol guide

Rip currents can be very dangerous. Especially when it comes to inexperienced swimmers and when they panic. Unfortunately, not a summer goes by on the Costa del Sol without fatalities. If we know how to act when we are caught in a rip current, it can literally save our lives.

Refreshing ideas to combat the summer heat and Terral in Malaga

heat terral, costa del sol guide

An article full of refreshing ideas to efficiently combat the summer heat and Terral in Malaga, how to sleep well on tropical nights, how to prevent heat stroke and much more!

Things you should never do on Malaga’s beaches

Things you should never do on Malaga's beaches
Torremolinos beach. Malaga province, Costa del Sol, Andalusia, Spain

Is it allowed to make sandcastles, walk your dog along the seashore, sleep on the beach or bathe naked?

All the things that are forbidden on the beaches of Malaga and more information that you may find useful.

Accessible Tourism in Malaga

How to travel by air with a wheelchair

Personalised service point at Malaga airport

Everything you need to know about air travel with a wheelchair. Assistance for passengers with reduced mobility is now offered at all Spanish AENA airports.

This ensures that everyone can enjoy air travel regardless of their disability or mobility problem.

Accessible tourism in Malaga & Costa del Sol

Accessible tourism Malaga

In Malaga in recent years, great efforts have been made to adapt public space to people with disabilities, both at an urban level, as well as cultural, transport and last but not least leisure and beaches.
Currently, most of the monuments, museums, streets and beaches are adapted for people with disabilities travelling to Malaga.

Places of interest in the province of Malag

We show you some of the best places to visit in Malaga in our Costa del Sol guide. There are many places you would not want to miss.

The Dolmens of Antequera – Journey to the Andalusian Stonehenge

costa del sol guide

These huge megalithic stones will surprise you for many reasons! Everything you need to know to visit the Dolmens of Antequera, one hour from Malaga.

Wine tourism in Malaga – Savour the Malaga Wines

costa del sol guide
Picnic at the foot of the Tajo de Ronda Photo Opinion de Malaga

The fertile lands of Malaga have a long history of vine cultivation going back hundreds of years. There are currently 45 wineries and two designations of origin in the province of Malaga.

Discover the best Bodegas and the grape harvest festivals that take place in the province of Malaga.

Viewpoints on the Costa del Sol

Costa del Sol Guide
Mirador de Gibralfaro Photo Diputación de Málaga

We present you the viewpoints along the more than 160 km of our Costa del Sol. Charming places from where you can enjoy unique views, open spaces and new horizons, come and join us!

Genalguacil, the open-air art museum village

Art in the streets of Genalguacil

This small white village stands out for its Art Encounters that take place every two years, during which international painters, sculptors, photographers or ceramists live together with the inhabitants of the village.

The pieces of art created during this time are permanently exhibited throughout the village, turning it into an open-air art museum.

The Top 10 archaeological sites in Malaga

Acinipo, Ronda Foto Juanlu Ep

The province of Malaga has a rich historical heritage thanks to its vast past; we do not forget about them in our Costa del Sol guide, continue reading our other articles to learn more about them and how to get there.

Many of our Top Ten archaeological sites were discovered by chance in recent years due to excavation and construction works and have seen the light of day again after being buried and forgotten for hundreds of years.

Route of the Buddhist Temples in Malaga

buddhist temples in malaga

You don’t have to be a Buddhist to be inspired by this ancient culture based on compassion and marvel at the unique structures, the peace and the magic that surrounds them.

There are several Buddhist temples in the province of Malaga, some more remote and others on the coast that we can visit for free, as everyone is welcome.

Everything you need to know to visit the Nerja Cave

Costa del Sol Guide, Nerja cave

The Nerja Cave is not only famous for its spectacular rock formations, archaeological sites and cave paintings.

We can also enjoy its International Festival of Music and Dance, which takes place every year during July and August.

La Concepción Historical Botanical Garden in Malaga

Historical Botanical Garden La Concepción

The historic La Concepción estate, situated 5 km north of Malaga, is the most beautiful and important tropical and subtropical garden in Spain and one of the best in Europe.

Probably nobody suspects that, surrounded by dry mountains, there hides an enormous estate of 23 hectares where an exuberant and exquisite garden has been created. We can highly recommend a visit  in any season of the year.

Visit the most curious cemeteries in Malaga

most curious cemeteries in Malaga

Fancy a different kind of sightseeing tour? Visit the most curious cemeteries in Malaga, with one of the most important funerary heritages in the country.

Travelling with your partner, Valentine’s Day & Weddings

Things to do on Valentine’s Day in Malaga

Malaga is a top destination to spend romantic days here with your partner. We present you some attractive ideas to spend Valentine’s Day in Malaga.

The Costa del Sol for the wedding of your dreams

Costa del Sol Wedding

The sunny Costa del Sol is not only a popular destination during the summer months.

With over 300 days of sunshine, it offers a mild climate all year round, which makes it a very attractive destination for your dream wedding by the sea.


The best Karting circuits in Malaga

Karting circuits in Malaga

Entertainment on the Costa del Sol has almost no limit, here are the best karting circuits in Malaga!

If you want to feel like a Formula 1 driver and spend a day full of fun and adrenaline, don’t miss out on the chance.

Take a Walk on the Sea Side – Sea Promenades in Malaga

Sea promenades Malaga. Balcon de Europa, Nerja

There are probably few things that we associate with a holiday by the sea as much as the sea promenades in Malaga. To enjoy at any time of the day and any season of the year.

The Best Spas on the Costa del Sol

Costa del Sol Guide, Spa Hotel Resvera Higueron
Spa of the Hotel Reserva Higueron in Fuengirola

The Costa del Sol means rest, wellness and relaxation, and a mild climate close to the sea. This culture of wellness also includes the Spas.

We review not only the best Spas on the Costa del Sol but also some of the more accessible ones which are definitely worth a visit for their well-kept facilities.

Activities in Marbella

Marbella is undoubtedly one of the jewels of the Mediterranean. A beautiful city located in a spectacular setting and blessed with its own microclimate. Discover here 8 excellent  activities in Marbella, without leaving the city.

12 reasons why you can’t help falling in love with Marbella

Costa del Sol Guide Marbella old town
Marbella old town

We won’t have to convince you. Marbella has it all – find out for yourself!

Things to do in Puerto Banús

Puerto Banús in Marbella is one of the major meeting points for the international jet set. Discover the huge range of activities and entertainment available.

The Best Terraces with Views in Malaga

Costa del Sol Guide Roof Top Terrace La Aduana
Roof Top Terrace La Aduana

Sipping a sunset drink on a rooftop terrace overlooking the city is another of the many pleasures that Malaga has to offer.

We invite you to discover the best rooftop terraces with views in Malaga.

Your must-see in Malaga: La Bodega El Pimpi

Years of history at El Pimpi

You don’t necessarily have to be a wine lover eager to taste the rich Malaga wines with denomination of origin to stop by El Pimpi.

This unique place located in the heart of the historic centre of Malaga is also worth a visit if you prefer to have a coke or if you are vegetarian and organic. But be warned, its main dishes are its hams and wines.

The most charming corners of Malaga

Costa del Sol Guide
Photo Beleefmalaga

We’re going to make your mouth water with this alternative Insider tour.

Local and visiting photographers show you some real gems of Malaga that you probably didn’t know about.

Best Kids attractions on the Costa del Sol

Kids attractions on the Costa del Sol

Malaga as a mature destination has a huge offer of leisure and entertainment.

Discover with us the best kids attractions on the Costa del Sol.

Water parks on the Costa del Sol

Costa del Sol Guide Aquavelis in Torre del Mar
Aquavelis in Torre del Mar

Spend a day of refreshing fun in large freshwater pools, with plenty of water attractions for the whole family.

Swim in the turquoise waters of Alcazaba Lagoon, unique in Europe

Think you’ve seen it all on the Costa del Sol? Then be ready for a surprise with this unique concept in Europe: turquoise waters, sandy coves, water sports, fusion cuisine and tropical gardens.

Find out everything you need to know, you’re sure to get your mouth watering!

The best free activities in Malaga

For many of us, enjoying a well-deserved holiday includes a certain budget.

Between flight, hotel or holiday flat and your car hire at Malaga airport, this budget quickly shoots up and even more so if you are travelling with your family. So, having a few free activities on hand is not a bad idea, is it?

Selwo parks Malaga Costa del Sol

Costa del Sol Guide Selwo Aventura Estepona
Suspension bridge at Selwo Aventura Estepona

We present you the three Selwo parks on the Costa del Sol. Two of them are located in Benalmádena and the third one is located in Estepona, come and join us!

The best Escape Rooms in Malaga

We propose something quite different and a lot of fun: Did you know that in the province of Malaga and along the Costa del Sol there are some magnificent Escape Rooms?

And the best thing: There are even some outdoors, where during the game you can discover beautiful spots. Find out all about them in our article about the best Escape Rooms in Malaga!

World Tourism Day in Malaga 27th September

Every year on the same date, the 27th of September, Malaga celebrates the International Tourism Day.

During this day the city celebrates open doors and free guided tours of its museums and monuments. Find out more!

Pier One in the Port of Malaga

Costa del Sol Guide, Pier One at Malaga port

Located just a few metres from the historic centre of Malaga, Pier One (Muelle Uno) is ideal for strolling.

Discover a wide variety of bars and restaurants, as well as shops and boutiques. In addition, there are also many events, concerts and street markets throughout the year.

The best museums in Malaga

Costa del Sol Guide, Museum Carmen Thyssen
Museum Carmen Thyssen

Throughout the last decade Malaga has had an unstoppable cultural growth to become the Spanish city with the most museums in its old town.

Therefore it is a pleasure to walk through the streets and discover the culture and heritage that the city has to offer in its best Museums in Malaga. Discover them with us!

What to see in Malaga in a day – Our Top Tips

Whatever the reason you come to Malaga with limited time, we help you to make the most of your stay with us.

Gastronomic route through the old town of Malaga

In Malaga, as a good Mediterranean city, life goes on in the streets and one of the favourite pastimes of the Malagueños is undoubtedly “going for a drink”: going for a coffee, having a drink in a tapas bar, going for lunch, going for dinner….

It is not surprising therefore that there is an immense gastronomic offer in the city, from the most traditional Andalusian to international fusion cuisine.

The Most Impressive Views In Malaga

It’s no wonder that inland tourism in Malaga has grown so much, even in the winter months, as the province of Malaga boasts some of the most beautiful panoramas in Spain.

Here are some of the best views of Malaga.

White Villages

Our Costa del Sol guide is not just about the Costa del Sol! We invite you to discover our truly beautiful inland!

Discover the 11 most beautiful villages of La Axarquía


The Axarquia, the easternmost region of the province of Malaga is still one of the great open secrets, with many corners, spectacular nature and white villages to discover. We show you some of the most beautiful.

Getaway to the 8 ‘magical villages’ of Málaga

An ideal idea for a getaway in Málaga! Continue reading to find out some of the top destinations with our Costa del Sol guide.

The White Villages of the Genal Valley

Alpandeire from the Mirador del Cuervo Photo Xerxi del Rio

In the Serranía de Ronda we find another jewel of the province of Malaga, the beautiful Genal Valley.

This place is one of the few almost virgin places left in the province with great centenary forests. This emerald-coloured jewel is home to a total of 16 white villages of Moorish origin.

Best scenic routes in Malaga

scenic routes in Málaga
Axarquia Foto lavanguardia

Discover some of the best scenic routes in Malaga for taking advantage of your rental car during your holiday: great scenery, white villages, friendly people and inns with traditional food at affordable prices.

The most beautiful White Villages of the Alpujarra Granadina

As you will discover, our Costa del Sol guide is not just about our beautiful province!

White Villages of the Alpujarra Granadina

Immerse yourself in breath-taking high mountain landscapes and valleys with microclimate. Clean air, and crystal-clear water from Sierra Nevada everywhere. Moorish heritage palpable in every corner. Excellent gastronomy. Lots of handicrafts. A place where time stands still.

The most beautiful White Villages of the Alpujarra Granadina.

Active Tourism & Adventure Sports

Our Costa del Sol guide would not be complete with some active tourism tips and recommendations.

Now that you are planning a visit and have your own car, what about discovering some of the best natural spots in our province?

Everything You Need to Know to Visit the Caminito del Rey

The Caminito del Rey is one of the most spectacular natural sites in Malaga and Spain.

This magnificent natural site, after a year of renovation, has become one of the most visited natural areas in the province of Malaga. Everything you need to know to visit it.

Virtual tour of the Caminito del Rey

If you have always wanted to visit the Caminito del Rey, but you haven’t been there yet or you have vertigo, you will be delighted to know that now you can visit it virtually.

Recommendations for the Caminito del Rey in autumn and winter

Visit the spectacular Caminito del Rey during autumn and winter, the most ideal season in Malaga to enjoy beautiful nature walks.

El Chorro – A natural Paradise in Málaga

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One of the natural jewels of Malaga where is also located the famous Caminito del Rey and whose reservoir was awarded the Blue Flag last year for its beautiful inland beach.

In this natural area you can enjoy a wide range of activities as it is an ideal place to enjoy nature, whether it is hiking, bird watching, cycling, caving, climbing, swimming or canoeing, discover El Chorro!

Birdwatching in Malaga

Birdwatching in Malaga. Costa del Sol guide

This proposal in our Costa del Sol guide will perhaps not only appeal to ornithologists: Birdwatching in Malaga.

As some of you may already know, Malaga is an important stopover for millions of migratory birds that move twice a year between Europe and Africa through the Strait of Gibraltar.

Tandem Paragliding Malaga

Tandem Paragliding Malaga
Malaga from the sky – Enjoy the eagle view with Tandem Paragliding

Do you think that paragliding is only for the brave, the sporty, the adventurous? Well, no!

Join us and discover everything you need to know to live this wonderful experience.

The Coastal Path of the Costa del Sol

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Discover the Coastal Path. Along 14 municipalities of Malaga you can walk along the Mediterranean Sea for more than 160 km of coastline.

El Saltillo – The unknown Caminito del Rey of Malaga

El Saltillo.
Photo: El Sur

The Axarquia region of Malaga has an attractive natural area: El Saltillo, with a wooden footbridge 50 metres long and 50 metres high over the Almanchares riverbed.

Surfing in Malaga

You don’t have to go all the way to Hawaii to surf. Along the more than 160 km of the Costa del Sol there are magnificent beaches to practice this increasingly popular sport. Both for beginners and advanced levels. In short, here are waves for everyone!

And in case you didn’t know, Malaga is also home to many kitesurfing enthusiasts. Although the Mecca of kitesurfing is in Tarifa, the European capital of wind, here in Malaga there is also a very favoured area for winds. Find out all about it in our blog!

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Active tourism and adventure sports in Malaga

Zip line in Comares

The province of Malaga offers all year round such a wide range of possibilities for active tourism and adventure sports.  Certainly you will be surprised at what you can do.

Inland tourism

Route of the most spectacular caves in Malaga

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You don’t necessarily have to be an experienced mountaineer or speleologist to delve into the depths of the earth.

Firstly, we are going to introduce you to the tourist caves in Malaga, all of them within a stone’s throw from the coast, with easy access. You shouldn’t miss them if you are on the Costa del Sol.

Secondly, there is a section for active tourism lovers in Malaga, who wish to discover these wonders hidden in the bowels of the earth.

Routes of Spanish Firs in Malaga

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We have prepared this article of Routes through the Spanish Fir forests in Malaga, the oldest forests of the province.

Sure that you will not be able to resist its magic, like coming out of a tale of a Nordic saga or a Tolkien’s book. Come with us!

Discover Ronda by car

Ronda by car

From the Costa del Sol we can choose between several options of routes by car to get to Ronda. Drive through the beautiful landscapes of the interior of the province of Malaga.

Sierra de las Nieves National Park in Malaga

Photo by David García Rogriguez

Sierra de las Nieves is the highest part of Serranía de Ronda. It has the highest mountains in western Andalusia, the Torrecilla Peak with 1,919 metres above sea level, where it usually snows in winter, hence its name.

Visit the spectacular Torcal de Antequera

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If you are a nature lover, you definitely should not miss this visit: The spectacular rock formations of El Torcal in Antequera, a fantastic landscape 1,200 metres above sea level.

The best reservoirs in Malaga

La Concepción Reservoir

The reservoirs of Malaga are ideal in any season of the year.

We can enjoy multiple activities such as hiking, cycling or cooling off during the summer and practice water sports, away from the crowds on the coast, in a privileged environment.

Discover with us the best reservoirs in Malaga!

10 things to do in Malaga in autumn

Malaga in autumn is a far cry from autumn in northern Europe.

Here we still have excellent temperatures even in “the middle of winter”, the ideal time to enjoy active and adventure tourism, discover Malaga or white villages of Arabic origin… The choice is yours!

The best Motorbike Tours in Malaga & Province

motorbike routea malaga

Did you know that now in you can also hire motorbikes? Feel the freedom and discover the province with the best motorbike routes!

Discover Sierra Nevada by car

Sierra Nevada

In our Costa del Sol Guide we also present interesting locations outside of Malaga province, Less than 2 hours’ drive from Malaga and the Mediterranean Sea lie the highest peaks of the peninsula, the majestic Sierra Nevada.

Not only is it home to Europe’s most southerly ski resort, the Sierra Nevada National Park is also a great year-round destination. Discover it after reading our our article!

Car hire at Malaga airport

Now that you know what to do and where to go with our the Costa del Sol guide, you might need a car. We can help you on that!

Top 20 Frequently Asked Questions about car hire at Malaga airport

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Many visitors have already hired with us. Yet others might still have some important doubts about car hire in Malaga.

In our article we resolve the most important questions with everything you need to know to enjoy your rental car during your holidays on the Costa del Sol.

Rent a car at Malaga Airport – Avoid hidden extras!

Nobody wants to pay extra for a certain service. Above all, renting a car at Malaga airport has acquired a bit of a bad reputation.

Customers are often surprised by charges that are not clearly specified beforehand or broken down in the supposed final price.

We, at, like things to be clear. In this article we explain everything you need to know about car hire at Malaga airport.

Hybrid Car Hire at Malaga Airport

hybrid car hire Malaga

At we are constantly renewing our fleet of hybrid rental cars at Malaga airport, discover our current models and why you should hire one!

Electric car rental in Malaga & Costa del Sol

electric car hire Malaga

We warmly welcome you to our new electric car section! Vehicles with purely electric drive in all sizes and variants await you here.

We present some models and answer the most important questions.

Campervan hire at Malaga Airport

Campervan VW Grand California 600 in

Choosing the place and the views you want to wake up to the next morning is priceless.

In addition, its storage space allows you to carry everything you want, while maintaining the maximum freedom of movement characteristic of a motorhome.

Luxury car hire at Malaga Airport

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A Cabrio is the right choice all year round on the Costa del Sol

You want to enjoy your holidays on the Costa del Sol in style, or show off a great car, enjoy the best quality with your family, partner or friends? At we are delighted to offer you excellent luxury car hire at Malaga airport.

Motorcycle hire at Malaga Airport

motorcycle hire Malaga

An enormous variety of landscapes, a perfect climate throughout the year and much to discover… the province is a great destination for motorcycle holidays.

We answer frequently asked questions about motorcycle hire in Malaga and we present our fleet of rental motorcycles at Malaga airport.

Electric Scooters Hire in Malaga

Did you know that at you can add a very interesting extra to your car hire: Electric scooter hire in Malaga!

Precisely in Malaga, with its mild climate all year round, it is an ideal way to move around.

What documents do I need to hire a car in Malaga?

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If you are thinking of hiring a car at Malaga airport, this is probably one of the questions you are asking yourself.  At we are happy to answer you in detail with everything you need to know!

3 Easy Tips for your roadside assistance with

Sometimes mishaps can occur that require roadside assistance.

It can be things as simple as a flat battery or a puncture, which can suddenly put you in a stressful situation. And even more so if you are abroad or in an unfamiliar city.

We have thought of you, to offer you the best and quickest solution for such a case!

Why contracting our FULL pack is all about advantages

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In this post we provide all the information about our service when you book a FULL pack: How long does the paperwork take and everything else you want to know, especially if it’s the first time to hire your MalagaCar with us!

Tips for driving in Málaga

Tips for Driving in Summer

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With the high temperatures in the south of Spain, it is a good idea to take it easy, combined with a good dose of humour. In addition, we have prepared a series of useful tips for a pleasant and safe driving experience.

Mediterranean Motorway: A-7 versus AP-7

Mediterranean Motorway. Costa del Sol Guide

Driving by car from Malaga airport to any of the resorts on the western Costa del Sol, there are basically two ways to travel along the Autovía del Mediterráneo: Either on the toll-free motorway (A-7) or the toll motorway (AP-7).

We will look at the advantages, disadvantages & prices depending on the season.

Speed cameras in Malaga

speed cameras in Malaga. Costa del Sol guide

It is worthwhile to take into account where the fixed radars, stretch radars and mobile hidden radars are located. Speed cameras in the province of Malaga.

Typical Summer fines driving in Spain – Myths and Facts

typical summer fines

Every summer, when the heat swelters in Malaga, we ask ourselves the same questions again and again: Can I drive in flip-flops? Shirtless? In a Bikini? Can I drink water while driving? Or enjoy a refreshing ice cream at the wheel?

Find out what you shouldn’t do, if you prefer to spend your money in a Beach bar instead on a fine.

Low Emission Zone Malaga – Everything you need to know

Low Emission Zone Malaga -

Starting this year, the Climate Change and Energy Transition Law will be implemented in Spanish cities with more than 50,000 inhabitants. How does this new law affect you when moving around your municipality? Everything you need to know in our article!

New traffic signs you’ll soon see on the roads in Málaga

New traffic signs spain

We always keep our Costa del Sol guide updated: Soon new traffic signs will be put up on the streets of Málaga. Find out which ones they are and take our quiz!

Curiosities of Malaga

There are many things of Malaga that not even the locals know. Discover some of the curiosities of Malaga with our Costa del Sol guide.

8 curiosities of Malaga that perhaps you did not know

We have prepared a post for you to go for a walk around Malaga on a slightly different tour. Find out more about some curiosities of Malaga.

A historic walk along Calle Larios at Christmas time

Delight yourself with a leisurely stroll along the most famous street in Malaga at Christmas time over the years.

What do you think of our extense Costa del Sol guide? We hope it will be useful for your holiday planning in Malaga.

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