EXCURSIONS FROM MÁLAGA
Málaga is a great starting point for visiting the many beautiful spots in the province.
SERRANÍA DE RONDA
This tour starts at Ronda, one of the most fabulous and romantic cities in Andalusia. We visit the Tajo, a 100-metre deep gorge, the New Bridge by Martín de Aldehuela, the Real Maestranza de Caballería bullring, Santa María la Mayor Collegiate, the palaces of Mondragón and Marqués de Salvatierra, the Moorish baths and other delights.
The Serranía de Ronda is part of the most traditional white village route, which includes the localities of Atajate, Benadalid, Algatocín, Gaucín and many more.
Finally, there is the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park, which has what is left of a conifer wood dating back to the Tertiary Period with examples of Spanish Pine, one of the most singular pine species in the world.
WESTERN COSTA DEL SOL
Málaga’s most international strip of coastline, it is here that some of the most renowned tourist locations in the world are to be found such as Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Fuengirola, Marbella and Estepona. This area has the highest concentration of the most comprehensive leisure facilities in Europe with funfairs, water parks, casinos, golf courses and prestigious marinas such as Puerto Banús. A few kilometres from the Mediterranean and protected by the mountain chains of Sierra Bermeja, Sierra Blanca and Sierra Mijas, lie perfectly conserved white villages such as Casares, Ojén and Mijas itself.
The Málaga district of El Palo with its neighbouring tourist locations of Cala de Moral and Rincón de la Victoria, is the gateway to the region of La Axarquía. If you follow the coastline you will find Torre del Mar, Velez-Málaga, Algarrobo, Torrox Costa and Nerja with its Balcón de Europa (Balcony of Europe) and its famous caves discovered in 1959.
The thirty-one municipalities in the county have been integrated into five clearly marked routes: the Sun and Avocado, Sun and Wine, Mudéjar, Raisin, Olive Oil and Mountains routes.
VALLEY OF THE GUADALHORCE
Before flowing into the sea at Málaga, the Guadalhorce river irrigates a valley rich in agriculture and, in particular, citrus trees. Here you will find traditional villages such as Alhaurín de la Torre, Alhaurín el Grande, Cártama, Pizarra, Álora and Coin. Ardales is a must to visit with the Conde de Guadalhorce Reservoir, the Gaitanes Ravine and the Chorro Gorge, which is 3 kilometres long and up to 400 metres wide, where the Turón, Guadalete and Guadalhorce rivers converge. The route can be rounded off with a visit to the ruins of the 10th Century Mozarabic church of Bobastro and the prehistoric caves at Ardales.
REGION OF ANTEQUERA
Antequera, capital of the region, is a fabulous city located in the heart of Andalusia. A must to visit are its castle, the Arco de los Gigantes gateway, the churches of San Sebastián, El Carmen and Santa María la Mayor, and the museum with its bronze Roman statue of "Efebo" and a sculpture of Saint Francis of Assisi by Pedro de Mena.
A few kilometres away you will find the renowned dolmen set of attractions of Menga, Viera and Romeral.
Nature lovers will be able to visit one of the most impressive karstic landscapes in Europe in El Torcal and Fuente Piedra Lake, to the north of the province of Málaga, is a unique enclave within the Western Mediterranean wetlands, which, like the Camargue, houses one of the largest flocks of flamingos in Europe. Archidona, Campillos, Alameda, Mollina, and Humilladero are other villages full of history with which you can complete your excursion.