Malaga, as you can clearly observe in the map, is a coastal, cosmopolitan city in constant evolution. It's a very well communicated city with its main tourist destinations and with other provinces in Andalusia.
Malaga port connects with Melilla and is also the port of several cruise ships in the Mediterranean, recently modernised so a visit is more than recommendable.
Already back in Phoenician times over 3000 years ago, the port became the engine of an expanding city. Touristically speaking, Malaga province offers the tourist its history, its culture and its fantastic climate. On the map we can see the roads that connect the whole Costa del Sol and the inland towns and villages, so hiring a car in Malaga is more than recommendable if we don't have a vehicle of our own to travel around and see as much of the province as possible.
On the map above, we can observe that the majority of the population is situated along the Costa del Sol, forming the main population centres in the city of Malaga, Nerja, Torremolinos, Marbella, Fuengirola, etc., although if we head inland, we'll find other towns and villages that are also well worth a visit as they will show us the real essence of southern Spain, their customs, traditions and typical gastronomy.
The inland tourism includes such emblematic places such as Mijas Pueblo (village), Los Montes de Malaga (Malaga's natural park), Almogia, Alora, etc., where not only will you enjoy their people, their typical houses and beautiful views, but also the typical dishes of the place you visit, at very low prices.
Here at Malagacar.com we recommend you trace your own route and gradually discover Malaga little by little, visiting new places every time you come back...it's the freedom you get when you drive your own vehicle, make the most of it and discover everything the south has to offer.