Charming Towns in Malaga

Charming Towns in Malaga

The province of Malaga is one of the places in Spain that are most worth visiting. This corner of southern Andalusia has more than 100 charming towns and a great cultural and gastronomic attractions.

This area has more than 300 days of sunshine around the year, and although any time is good to visit Malaga, the spring and summer months are the best to travel to this place.

Charming towns in Malaga - Benalmádena

Without a doubt, this town is one of the most visited on the Costa del Sol. European tourists choose this place for their holidays, because Benalmádena has a special charm, and above all a great leisure offer.

This place is perfect for all the families who want to spend their holidays in a place that there are a huge number of activities and recreational parks to visit. Among which you can find:

Aqualand Torremolinos

This water park is located a few kilometers from Benalmádena. Its facilities are open from May to September.

Paloma Park

It is a beautiful park near the sea, where you can enjoy with your family and with the nature. You can see some indigenous animals and birds that live in semi-free conditions.


This is a good option to enjoy holidays, especially if you are traveling with little children. Its name comes from the famous Tivoli park in Copnhague, and part of its architecture is inspired by this.

This is a park with charm and history on the Costa del Sol.

Selwo Marina

Lovers of marine animals have a date in this leisure park. You can see a dolphin shows, seals and endless number of sea animals first-hand.

Puerto Marina

Puerto Marina is the marina of Benalmádena. You can find a great gastronomic and leisure offer in its facilities. You can enjoy restaurants with a sea views to clothing shops and an aquarium.

This is a promenade with everything you need to enjoy during the day and at the night.


Charming towns in Malaga - Frigiliana

This pretty town is located between the mountains of La Axarquia and it has narrow streets and the white houses with a sea view. Frigiliana is considered one of the most charming towns in Malaga and stands out for its curious geography and its impressive views.

Despite its popularity, this town is not overcrowded and maintains the essence and character of Andalusia. The most beautiful streets in this town are Zacatín Street and El Garral street, although if you walk through the town, you can get lost in its alleys and discover unique corners.

San Antonio de Padua Church

This church is possibly the oldest in the town and inside there are 12 centuries old masks representing the 12 apostles. As with many of the Andalusian churches, the bell tower was created taking advantage of the minaret of the old Muslim mosque.

The interior of this church will not leave you indifferent.

El Ingenio Nuestra Sra. Del Carmen

This palace was built with the remains of the old Muslim castle and was the residence of the lords of Lara, who had control of the town after the conquest.

Nowadays, the palace is somewhat deteriorated but houses curious elements such as a sundial.


Charming towns in Malaga - Mijas

This town is located between the coast and the mountains, and it is one of the biggest towns in the province and with more beautiful things.

It has spectacular yellow sand beaches in the coastal part of the town (the most populated area) where you can enjoy eating fish in its beach bars and in several beautiful corners near the mountain. Also known as "Mijas pueblo"

Donkey taxi

The donkey taxi service is a peculiarity of this town. It is a tradition that began in the 1950s when tourists saw workers riding donkeys home.


Charming towns in Malaga - Nerja

Nerja is one of the most famous towns on the Costa de Sol. It is popular for having beautiful streets and crystalline beaches. Without a doubt,  this town is one of the most beautiful on the Andalusian coast.

If you are lucky enough to visit this town on warm days, you can enjoy a magical night in one of its many terraces in front of the sea.

There are many activities to do in and around this town.

Nerja Caves

Very close to this town are the famous Caves of Nerja, prehistoric caves that hold great surprises.

Playa de Burriana

Burriana Beach is the most famous beach in Nerja and one of the most famous on the entire Costa del Sol. To fully enjoy this beach and avoid crowds, we recommend visiting it during the work week and the months of May or June.


Charming towns in Malaga - Ronda

This town is famous throughout the world for having an imposing bridge that connects the old part with the new part of the town. Ronda is one of the most visited places in all of Spain. This has many majestic buildings, parks and the nature that make it a unique and special place in the world.

Another of the greatest charms of Ronda is its delicious gastronomy. It is a city that, due to its particular geography and location, has great raw materials and local products to prepare exquisite dishes.

Ronda's New Bridge

Built in the 18th century, this bridge crosses the Guadalevín river joining a gorge more than 100 meters deep. An architectural gem whose views far exceed the expectations of all those who visit it.

The Ronda`s New bridge was built in the 18th century and it crosses the Guadalevín river, joining a gorge more than 100 meters deep. It is an architectural jewel whose visits far exceed the expectations of its visitors.

House of the Moorish King

This emblematic house was built on an old water mine from the Muslim period whose importance lies in its peculiar hydraulic engineering for the time and its good conservation.


It is a site from Roman times that has a well preserved theater. The whole complex is considered an Property of cultural interest.


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