In Málaga and the Costa del Sol you can find a diverse range of sporting activities. The fantastic climate, closeness to the sea and some modern infrastructure are an invitation to enjoy all kinds of sports. You can also make the most of being outdoors on the seafront promenades, where the inhabitants of the Costa del Sol usually go to run, cycle or simply walk. There are also tournaments, competitions and world class sporting events.
Watch football and basketball games
If you're a football fan don't miss a Málaga CF game at the La Rosaleda stadium, where you can also see the top teams of the Spanish football league in action.
The Costa del Sol also boasts a first-rate basketball team, Unicaja CB. This team competes in the ACB league, which is the top competition for this sport at national level. You can watch some of their matches at the José María Martín Carpena Sports Arena.
Sports facilities on the Costa del Sol
In Málaga city, and other towns in the province, you will find all kinds of sports facilities. Municipal courts, football pitches and outdoor playing areas to train or just have fun with friends. If you love swimming you'll find covered municipal swimming pools, as well as gyms and sports centres with their own swimming pools.
If you love athletics, Nerja, Benalmádena and other cities on the Costa del Sol boast competition-level tracks and facilities. Marbella and Torremolinos also stand out for the exceptional quality of their facilities.
Málaga University also offers a wide range of sporting activities for all tastes and levels. You can take part in university tournaments, competitions and awards. The university also has facilities for all kinds of sports including a heated swimming pool, athletics facilities, sports complexes, padel courts and a beach volleyball court