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Málaga is a bright and cheerful city of many gardens surrounded by charming, Arab influenced, Andalucian architecture. Malaga city offers the visitor the opportunity to experience its one thousand years history, forged between the mountains and the sea.
Plaza de toros Malaga - Andalusia, Spain
In a few minutes walk, one can visit the Roman Theatre , be amazed by the Arab Alcazaba fortress, admire the majesty of the renaissance Cathedral and then soak up the lively atmosphere of the adjacent streets.
Malaga is the birthplace of the famous painter, Picasso. Make sure you visit the Picasso Museum.
View over the city from Montes de Malaga natural park
Serranía de Ronda nature park
The town of Ronda, at about an hour from Malaga city and less than 30 minutes from Marbella, is one of the most historical and romantic towns in Andalusia. Around it your find the beautiful Serranía de Ronda natural area.
View from the town of Ronda - Andalusia, Spain
The Serrania (mountain range) of Ronda is part of the traditional White Towns route which includes place like Atajate, Benadalid, Algatocin, Gaucin and many more.
Serranía de Ronda - Andalusia, Spain
The River Guadalhorce flows through a fertile valley, of mainly citrus fruits, before reaching the sea at Malaga. This is a valley with traditional villages such as Alkhaurin de la Torre, Alhaurin el Grande, Cartema, Pizarra, Alora and Coin.
The Ardales park is "a must see" with its Conde de Guadalhorce lake, the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes (narrow pass) and the Garganta (throat) del Chorro, - some two miles long and over 700 feet deep, the place where three rivers meet - Turon, Guadalete, and Guadalhorce. It's an ideal place for rock climbing.
El Chorro natural area - Andalusia, Spain
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The province of Malaga
Malaga is mainly known for its coastline, the Costa del SOL with such famous resorts as Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Fuengirola, Marbella or Estepona.
Costa del SOL, the beaches of Malaga province - Andalusia
Here one finds Europe's greatest concentration of Leisure parks, Water parks, Casinos, Golf courses and water-sports ports like Puerto Banus.
Natural areas in the province of Málaga
However, additionally to the splendid beaches, the province of Málaga also offers beautiful natural areas like:
Los montes de Malaga - Andalusia, Spain
Due to its unusual limestone rock formations, Torcal de Antequera Natural Park (Parque Natural Torcal de Antequera) boasts an impressive landscape that is considered to be unique in the world. Its 1,171 hectares have often been used in science fiction films. It is easy to get lost while walking in its labyrinth of rocks, depressions and valleys, passages, landings and narrow passes.
Torcal de Antequera natural park - Andalusia, Spain