With the sea and mountains close by, Málaga province boasts a wide variety of landscapes. Just a few kilometres from the coast you can find yourself surrounded by nature, with interesting possibilities for active tourism and some charming villages. Take the time to explore, experience the lifestyle of the inhabitants and enjoy the most undiscovered places on the Costa del Sol. Málaga is about green, inland and active tourism. See for yourself!
The greenest Costa del Sol
Travelling around inland Málaga you will come across all kinds of landscapes. You will find up to 28 protected natural spaces, including the Los Gaitanes Gorge Area of Natural Beauty and the mountain ranges of Sierra de Grazalema and Sierra de las Nieves, which is home to a spectacular Spanish fir forest.
Villages to get away from it all
The inland part of Málaga province is comprised of 89 towns and villages, the majority are small white villages that still conserve their original street layout dating back to Arab times. The perfect places to stop for a while and just unwind. Some are home to an important historical, monumental and artistic heritage. This is true of Ronda and Antequera, two absolutely unmissable gems. These villages are scattered across the regions of Axarquía, Antequera, Guadalteba, Nororma, Sierra de las Nieves and Serranía de Ronda.
Active Tourism on the Costa del Sol
If you love active tourism you will find a complete range of activities to enjoy in the heart of Málaga province. An essential stop is the Caminito del Rey, a 7.7 kilometre path that clings to the sheer rock walls of the spectacular Los Gaitanes Gorge.
Another attractive option is the Great Path, which is an interconnected series of clearly marked footpaths covering the whole province. If you love cycling there are numerous mountain bike trails to explore.
If you want to enjoy sporting activities, or experience a different kind of adventure, there are specialised companies offering climbing, canyoning, caving, hot air balloon flights and an endless variety of extreme sports.
Come and discover every corner of inland Málaga, sample the local cuisine, experience the unique festivals and lose yourself in the breathtakingly beautiful landscapes. Don't miss out!