Malaga Areas

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Benahavis


Benahavis is a typical Andalusian village with narrow white streets, typically Arabic, most of which end in sunny "plazas" where to relax. It is a place where you can enjoy nature and luxury estates carefully integrated into the natural landscape. Beautiful town settled along with its golf-fields at the foothill of the Serrania de Ronda.

The municipality of Benahavis has an average temperature of 17 º, similar to the average temperature of the municipalities comprising the district.

The distance from Malaga City is 79 km, having only one access from the coast, although the population is very well connected to it by the existence of the Autopista de la Costa del Sol AP-7 and the A -7. The journey takes approximately 62 minutes.

Those who enjoy good food, will surely enjoy its famous gastronomic tradition.And is that as in Benahavis it is eaten only in a few other places: for their exquisite and varied cuisine, meats, fish,seasonal hunt ... With more than 20 renowned restaurants along the village where to delight yourself.

Very close to the coastline, but at the same time fully in the steep Sierra, Benahavís combines two factors common to many of the villages around the cornice: the urban style of the white villages of the west coast that wind uphill and a surrounding rugged landscape with spectacular views.

Outside the town there are various places of interest for their flora and fauna, such as the narrowness of the river Guadalmina, the Zagaleta reserve, the cave of the Cappuccino port, the Charco de las Mozas, the reservoir of La Leche, the Maquinas and Guadalmansa Valley.

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Benalmadena


One of the most important tourist destinations along the Costa del Sol. Its extensive infrastructure and services are complemented by an international theme park.

The municipality of Benalmádena extends from the foothills of the Sierra de Mijas to the coastline, from which it occupies a small strip.The village is located on the top and from where you can enjoy magnificent views.

Below is the town of Arroyo de la Miel, which concentrates the majority of the population and, finally, Benalmadena-Costa, which has a large number of superb Golf Courses, casinos and a large marina.

Noted for its original Castillo de Bil-Bil , a neo-Arab construction built in 1934 located on the beach. The Town Hall uses it for the various exhibitions and cultural events all throughout the year. Also of interest are the gardens of the Muro, a combination of plants and water done by the artist Cesar Manrique.

Beaches:

Separated by an artificial breakwater from the beach Torre Bermeja-Malapesca, Santa Ana is a comfortable and well equipped beach. Along the attractive promenade you will find many seafront restaurants and shops. You will soon come across the view to the Castillo Bil-Bil, modern construction that is used as an exhibition centre and conference hall.

Ideal for diving, the beach Las Yucas has rocky bottoms where the sport is practiced. Nudist and Non-Nudist areas available.

The beach Viborillas surroundings are precious because of the abundance of vegetation that gives a special color to the place. In a part of this beach you can practice naturism.

The beach of La Morera has a complete infrastructure and its waters are ideal for swimming.

Other beaches that can be highlighted are those of Carvajal, Tajo de la Soga and Arroyo de la Miel Bil-Bil.

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Casares


Situated on a hill between the mountains of Ronda, Costa del Sol and the Campo de Gibraltar, Casares is one of the most beautiful traditional villages in the province of Malaga, being registered as a Historical Site in 1978.

The origin of Casares goes back to Roman times, when Julius Caesar built it in gratitude, after being cured of a skin complaint by dipping into the sulphurus waters of the Hedionda baths. However, the current village dates the Arab period. Its monuments include the ruins of a Moorish castle, the Church of Our Lady of the Incarnation, dating the seventeenth century, the convent of Santa Catalina, dating the sixteenth century, the caves of Ballesteros, the Hedionda caves and the Sima de los Huesos.

In the Playa de La Galera don't miss the Torre de la Sal, also known as Tower de las Buenas Noches or Galera, an ancient watchtower that offers beautiful views. It is a quiet beach. You can practice fishing.

Playa Ancha is an extension of Sabanillas Beach and ends at the tip of the Torre de Sal.

Summers in Casares are widely known for the wide range of musical concerts, held both in the village and the fabulous Castle of Casares, where you can enjoy of stunning views of the coastline.

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Estepona


Estepona is located on the western edge of the Malaga coast, a few kilometers away from the provincial border with Cádiz. This convenient location attracted the Phoenicians over two thousand years ago, who made of "Astapa" an important Mediterranean trading port.

Estepona has retained its leadership today, thanks to the major tourist infrastructure built around its magnificent beaches. The de La Rada Beach is one of the most emblematic. Located near the city center, this wide sandy beach with an attractive palm tree lined promenade offers all kind of amenities to enjoy the sun and sea at any time of year.

Other beautiful beaches are La Galera, Bahía Dorada, El Saladillo or the very well known nudist beach of Costa Natura, in Arroyo Vaquero.

Estepona has a notable marina, which provides the possibility to enjoy all type of water sports such as sailing, diving or fishing.

Those who prefer horse racing, will find in Estepona one of the most important riding schools in the area: the School of Equestrian Art Costa del Sol.The school offers the possibility to learn or improve all kind of equestrian sports and participate in various activities related to the horse world.

Of its rich Roman past remains abundant vestiges ,outstanding among which are some old baths and other remains found around the Tower river Guadalmansa.

The salted fish, Malaga style fried fish , octopus salad and sardines on the spit are among the delights that make up the culinary heritage of Estepona.

Nature offers incredible scenery in the Natural Park Los Reales de Sierra Bermeja in the southwest of the province.

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Frigiliana


Situated on the slopes of the mountain Almijara, Frigiliana offers one of the most spectacular panoramic views of the Costa del Sol. The structure and appearance of this pretty village respond to the path traced during the Arabic period.

Its narrow, winding and very often stepped streets are connected by covered walkways and sometimes lined up with doors that were closed to strengthen the defense of the population. A tour through the old town reveals interesting glazed ceramic tiles, which reveals the events that happened between Moors and Christians in the Rock of Frigiliana. Also noteworthy is the Palace of the Counts of Frigiliana, dating the sixteenth century, later turned into a sugar mill for the manufacture of molasses.

Immaculate white houses dotted by colorful flowers welcome the visitor who comes to this village of La Axarquia. Across the street, curds and wicker baskets of straw, of jars and pottery, delicious honey, breathe its Moorish past centuries. Twelve ceramic panels located throughout the town clearly explains Moorish life and diaspora.

The fried Choto with almond sauce or with garlic, migas or crumbs, ajocolorao, the dishes of cabbage and special Easter dishes and cod omelette are just some of the delicious dishes of the local cuisine that may be enjoyed at mostly all restaurants in Frigiliana. 
There are also desserts and sweets exclusively developed here as the "arropia", the "Batatilla with honey" and the "marcochas " based on the molasses produced in El Ingenio.

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Fuengirola


Fuengirola sits on a thin strip of coastline with about 8 kms long which has some of the best beaches on the Costa del Sol: Los Boliches, Fuengirola, La Campana, Torreblanca, Las Gaviotas ... sandy beaches surrounded by a large and busy promenade where one can find a large selection of restaurants and other services that allow all tourists to comfortably enjoy the sun and sea.

Sports lovers have a wide range of possibilities in Fuengirola. Those who prefer golf, will find a large selection of magnificent 18 hole courses allowing you to practice this discipline throughout the year. You can also play tennis in any of the many clubs around the area.

Water sports have a special relevance in Fuengirola. The coastline offers a very attractive seabed for scuba diving, a discipline that is taught in any of the diving schools in the locality.

The marina, located near the fishing port, offers modern facilities to practice navigation and other water sports such as sailing and diving.

Finally, the perfect environment for outdoor sports, with numerous trails suitable for hiking and horseback riding or biking.

But Fuengirola offers many other leisure opportunities for all audiences. You can visit the Zoo, enjoy an unforgettable day in the water park or tour the Sohail River Park, a large modern playground. Or if you prefer, you can go to any of the cultural events organized in the House of Culture or in the modern Palace of La Paz.

Like other towns on the Costa del Sol, Fuengirola cuisine is characterized by the fish, cooked on the grill or salty, including the emblematic fried fish and Grilled sardines (grilled). Also typical ajoblanco with grapes (cold soup with crushed almonds, oil, garlic and grapes) and gazpacho (tomato, pepper, bread, olive oil and garlic).

Those who prefer to enjoy nature will find the Natural Park Sierra de las Nieves one of the best preserved areas in the whole province.

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Málaga Capital


Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans ... major Mediterranean civilizations found in Malaga more than two thousand years ago. A privileged location for the establishment of trade routes, thanks to the strategic position of its port.

The Alcazaba (s. VIII-XI) is not only one of the symbols of the city, it is also one of the largest Arab fortress in Andalusia. Inside this building is located the Archaeological Museum, which contains valuable pieces of Phoenician and Roman times.

From the castle of Gibralfaro (XIV century), joined with the Alcazaba, you get the best views of the city, which opens out to the sea with the port and the promenade of La Farola, one of the main leisure areas in the city. At the foot of Gibralfaro castle extends the Teatro Romano, the Plaza de Toros (known as the Malagueta) and the historic quarter of the city.

In the center stands the Cathedral (XVI-XVIII), also known as "the Manquita" for its unfinished right tower. This temple,with a beautiful Renaissance style, has an interesting series of chapels that contain good examples of Andalusian images.

Malaga offers countless historical sites and typical spots like the Plaza de la Merced, chaired by the Monument to Torrijos and where is located the house where Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born. The tour through the old quarter has to include the busy Chinitas Passage, Granada Street, with the Museum of Fine Arts, or Larios Street, the main artery of the Old Town.

A good time to visit Malaga is during Holy Week. This celebration, declared in Málaga to be of International Tourist Interest, is notorious for its monumental floats and the popular enthusiasm aroused in every neighborhood.

Cospomolita, with a great atmosphere for everyone, it is a city where you can enjoy at all levels, thanks to its endless and varied range offer for a healthy and quality leisure. City for culture, sport city, a city for romance, for bullfighting, host of one of the most famous Holy week in the world and of course, for pure folklore. It also takes the form of a big business city, congresses and attractive fairs held all throughout the year.

Malaga is a city that receives thousands of visitors daily by sea, land and air, and ventures them into a world made for enjoyment, where anyone wishing to experience a complete taste of the most current flavors of the South of Spain will be for sure delighted.

Theatres, cinemas, bars, restaurants and boutiques all through the city . Increasingly positioned as a destination, not only for its world famous beaches, but as for the first level shows that fill up the annual theater schedules, for the design and quality of its cuisine and the diversity of all people who live in this amazing city.

Indisputable cradle of art and freedom, remains an inspiration for artists who decide to spend several years in this great city that has it all!

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Manilva


Surrounded by vineyards next to the Mediterranean you will find Manilva. Its town center is set back from the coast by about 2 km. Among its monuments stands the castle of the Duchess, built to protect the coast from pirate invasions, and the church of Santa Ana, dating the eighteenth century. Great place to play golf and please do not leave without trying the delicious fresh local fish: bream, mullet, grouper, tuna, baked sardines ...

Manilva is considered one of the most popular tourist towns on the coast of Malaga. Among its assets, we highlight the Castillo de la Duquesa, the Roman Villa Sabinillas and the Church of Santa Ana. With more than 8 km of beaches, among which we highlight the Sabinillas, Punta Chullera and the del Castillo.

The beaches that bathe the Manilva coastline stretch along eight kilometers and are characterized by their fine sand and crystalline waters. Among the most important beaches we have the Sabinillas Beach, with all the necessary services and infrastructure and which has been awarded with the "Blue Flag" . Beach Chullera, with a great ecological interest and the Playa del Castillo along the Puerto Deportivo of La Duquesa.

It also has beaches with attractive landscapes such as beach Chullera or Punta de Chullera, Playa de las Arenas o EL Gobernador, Beach del Negro , Playa de los Toros, Playa de la Duquesa or the Castillo.

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Marbella


Marbella is one of the main destinations of the Costa del Sol. It's excellent climate, its beaches, its natural environment and its important sport complexes are just few of the attractions that can be found in this amazing city.

Proof is Puerto Banús, one of the most important places in Marbella. Surrounded by exclusive neighborhoods, this famous marina annually welcomes some of the largest and most luxurious yachts in the world. Its facilities also offer an exclusive entertainment and shopping area of great international fashion and luxury goods.

From Cabopino to Guadalmina, Marbella offers visitors a beautiful coastline of 26 kilometers with sunny beaches. The beaches of San Pedro de Alcantara are a great example of its beauty.

Sports enthusiasts will find paradise in Marbella. A dozen great golf courses allow you to practice this sport at the highest level throughout the year, amid landscapes of rare natural beauty.

Those who prefer water sports will find in this town three ports where to get trained in any specialty of their choice.

Furthermore, Marbella has several riding schools, tennis clubs.

The old quarter of Marbella has a beautiful design that shows off the very typical Andalusian style, through its neat whitewashed walls adorned with iron grills and geraniums or the orange trees that arise at each corner.

In the plaza of the church is the Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnación, built in the sixteenth century. In its surroundings stands one of the towers that were part of the Moorish fortress of the city, from the ninth century.

Witnesses of the Roman origin of the city are the many archaeological sites found in the area, among which we find the early Christian basilica of Vega del Mar, the Baths of Guadalmina or Roman villa of Río Verde.

The Museum of Contemporary Spanish Engravings, considered the most important of its kind in Spain, is located in the Hospital Bazán,it houses an interesting collection of prints from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with works by great masters such as Picasso, Miró and Dalí.

Fried fish, the garlic soup (cold soup with almonds, olive oil and garlic) or the gazpacho are some examples of the tasty food you have to definitely try in Marbella, complete your dessert with the great selection of sweet wines of the area.

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Mijas


Mijas town, Las Lagunas, La Cala ... three sides of a town that has taken advantage of all the charms it has to offer becoming one of the most popular tourist attractions of the Costa del Málaga.

A combination of excellent climate throughout the year and quality waters, Mijas is an ideal destination for those seeking a place where they can enjoy the coast without losing all the attractions hidden in the mountains of Malaga.

The Lagunas show the most innovative face of Mijas. Golf courses and other sports and cultural facilities are only part of the many services offered by the municipality.

As you approach the coast, the rugged landscape becomes smoother until arriving to the sea in the enclave known as La Cala. Traditional fishing village, today is the center of 12 kilometers of beaches. The Farillo, Calaburras, La Butibamba, El Chaparral and La Cala are just some of them, along which are located elegant estates and other services. Here visitors can play golf, tennis and all kinds of water sports such as diving or boating. Another possibility is to bathe in its waters or simply lie in the sun and enjoy.

Hikers can enjoy the many trails that meander through the rural interior, through pine forests and summits. The paths leading to the chapel of Calvary ( XIX century) or the old marble quarry are some suggestive options awaiting the visitor.

La cuisine in Mijas brings together a broad sampling of the regional tradition. However, it is known in the town its special devotion for the starters, always washed down with sweet wines original from the region.

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Nerja


Nerja, is a favorite national and International tourist destination, with such well known sites as Cueva de Nerja, a National Historical Monument, the Balcón de Europa, a fantastic viewpoint to the Mediterranean located in the center of town, and also the Paraje Natural de los Acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo, one of Andalusia's most beautiful protected areas.

Other noteworthy monuments are the El Salvador Church dating back to the late seventeenth century, with a beautiful mudejar coffered ceiling, the Ermita de las Angustias (Chapel of Sorrows), a barroco style sanctuary for the town's patron saint, Nuestra Señora de las Maravillas Chruch, as well as the Cueva de Nerja, found in Maro, and the Águila Aqueduct, a nineteenth-century construction.

The town counts over 22,000 inhabitants, almost one third of foreign origin, mainly British citizens. The mild Nerja weather almost all year round makes this town a favorite destination to many. There are 13km of beaches, including the internationally famous Burriana beach, boasting the European Union Blue Flag award, and small unspoiled coves of in the natural park area with the impressive Maro cliffs.

For those looking for an active holiday, there are all sorts of alternative activities: fishing, scuba-diving, water skiing, canoeing, jet skiing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, 4 wheel-drive off road "safaris", paragliding ... all authorized services with full warranty. Close by you shall be able to visit villages such as Frigiliana, built in limestone, less than 5 minutes drive away, in the heart of the Axarquía.

Nerja will allow you to savor both international as well as more traditional Nerja Mediterranean cuisine, where seafood and orchard veggies combine to offer you most delicious dishes. All this together with great sweet or dry wine.

Nerja offers visitors a wide range of products, such as different handcrafted objects, some more traditional than others, made of leather as well as those made with cane and esparto grass.

Some of the festivities that take place in Nerja are among the most traditional in the region, held since 1804, such as the one in honor of Our Lady of Sorrows (Nuestra Señora de las Angustias), which takes place between the 8th and 12th of October. The most spectacular of them all is the Romeria de San Isidro, on May 15th, which takes place on the road from Balcón de Europa all the way to Cueva de Nerja.

Nerja is located 50km from the city of Malaga and approximately 100km from Granada and Sierra Nevada's ski resort.

Because of its mild climate, you can enjoy this town's whereabouts all year round and take advantage of these people's relaxed lifestyle, which still retains much of the character of its Moorish past.

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Torre del Mar


In Torre del Mar is best to walk along the promenade, or check out the daily fish auction held in the port. La Casa Larios dating the nineteenth-century is the Town Hall today. One of the most prominent buildings of the town along with the shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows with its baroque style.

The town has four kilometers of golden sandy beach, it is an urban beach with dark sand and moderate waves, about 2,000 meters long and 40 meters wide and is accessible from the promenade. It is a family-friendly beach. It has a large area of sand for sports including windsurfing and sailing. There is a lighthouse which is surrounded by palm trees. Great waterfront. In a part of this beach you can practice naturism.

Spa town since the early twentieth century, today is a major tourist destination on the Costa del Sol for Spanish and foreign tourists.

Sun, beach, sport, and a wide range of restaurants and shops so you never miss anything in a town with the charm and flavor of Andalusia.

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Torremolinos


History has left a deep impact on the culture and traditions in Torremolinos , such as the seaside neighborhood of La Carihuela, and abundant traces of its rich past, including the Torre del Homenaje.

Throughout the year, the town lives with intensity each of its fairs, festivals and its traditional pilgrimages . The local cuisine does not go unnoticed. With its delicious fried fish "pescaito frito", available all throughout the Malaga coast.

Torremolinos, a town just 12 km from Malaga capital, has a long and storied history and has become one of the main focuses of tourist attractions in the Costa del Sol, thanks to its major tourist services and the quality of its infrastructure. The possibilities are endless: from taking a bath and enjoying the sun at almost any time of year to do all kinds of sports, including golf.

Torremolinos has managed to preserve the environment in the streets of its most traditional neighborhoods: El Calvario, El Bajondillo and La Carihuela.

The beaches of Torremolinos, like Playamar, Los Alamos, Bajondillo and Carihuela are large extensions of beaches with all type of services and infrastructure available.

In short, Torremolinos offers all the experience and fun that are well known in the Costa del Sol, one of the most famous and most visited in Malaga.

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