The Málaga harbor is partially industrial and partially touristic. You find the harbor channel with its lighthouse as well as the nearby sand beach ‘la Malagueta.’
The famous sand beach of Torremolinos with its many bars, pubs and so much more is the busiest coastal city in the region. A few of the local attractions include: Parque de la Batería, crocodile park and the Molina del Inca botanical garden.
Features a wide walking boulevard with many bars and restaurants. Located in the centre is the harbor which has a fairytale like look with houses that seem to float on the water surrounded by various boats. You can find many shops and restaurants in these docks. Just outside of Benalmádena you can also find the cable cars which lead you right to the top of the mountain where you can enjoy a beautiful sight of the Benalmádena coastline and the Mediterranean and where you can also watch a birds of prey live show. You can also find Andalusia’s largest butterfly garden here. Some more fun attractions: Sea Life, Parque de la Paloma and el Castillo de Colomares (a memorial to Christopher Columbus).
La Cala de Mijas – Calahonda
Two fun seaside resorts connected with each other by a wooden walking path along with broad sand beaches. All of those are opportunities for you to enjoy the sun and sea. Add to that a beach bar or restaurant here and there where you can spend hours enjoying the view of the glistering sea.
Marbella – Puerto Banús
1 hour, 15 minutes
The mundane Marbella with its own yacht harbor and countless shops of famous brands is the region where the money keeps on rolling. The historic city center is free of traffic which makes it very enjoyable to explore on foot. Located nearby is Puerto Banús, also known as little Monaco because of the exclusive cars and expensive yachts you can behold here.
1 hour, 30 minutes
A beautiful coastal city with over 20 km of beaches. You can walk across the boulevard and pass by various bars and restaurants. The city has a historic center with various squares and churches as well as a touristic harbor.
El Palo – Pedregalejo
Right next to Málaga you will find these typically Spanish fishing villages. They are connected to one another by a narrow (at certain places) walking dyke which features countless fish restaurants. Mainly the Spaniards visit these villages because of the authenticity and the typically Spanish atmosphere and hospitality.
Rincón de la Victoria – La Cala del Moral
Relax in this less touristic place at sea and walk for kilometers across a beautiful dyke with broad beach. Halfway on the road you find a zone with cliffs which you can walk on to enjoy a magnificent view over the sea or you can walk straight through the three tunnels carved out of the surrounding rocks. You can also visit the place by bike en route to Málaga.
Torre de Benagalbón – Benajarafe
Removed from the busy cities and straight in the middle of nature are these two coastal towns with a broad sand beach and some typically ‘chiringito’ beach bars here and there.
Torre del Mar
Starting from the white-blue lighthouse you can stroll through the extensive walking boulevard straight towards the docks and once again the route is scattered with chiringitos where you can have a typically Spanish good time.