Altough it is impossible to list all the tourist attractions in Malaga, we will try to list some of the most popular. Now that you are visiting us, you are considering hiring a car; this will provide with the required freedom to visit any place you want in our province. We want to help you with this guide; plan your holiday in advance and do not forget to include a visit to some of the attractions we list below:
There are many attractions in Antequera; you can visit them and also enjoy a walk in this ancient location.
Las Navillas Adventure Park
An adventure centre set in the countryside near the Torcal mountain range where a variety of activities are available for all ages including archery, climbing, paintball, quad biking and animal spotting. Accommodation and restaurant facilities are available onsite.
3km outside Antequera (689255061)
The Torcal de Antequera is a natural environment with extraordinary rock formations. If you enjoy walking while discovering natural surroundings of great beauty, you should not miss the opportunity to visit this place.
The Dolmenes of Antequera are protected by UNESCO and offers 3 megalithic structures that will shock your senses.
Benalmadena is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Malaga. There are many attractions here that worth a visit and we will list some of the most popular:
The cable car takes you to the top of Calahorro peak (769m high). It takes 15 minutes and once you’re there, options include hiking and cycling routes (bikes can be taken inside the gondola), donkey rides, equestrian show, an unique predatory bird demonstration, as well as spectacular views. Open daily; hours vary depending on season and the weather conditions.
There is a place to eat at the top and in June there use to be an astronomical activity at night for watching planets and stars.
Arroyo de la Miel, situated next to Tivoli World.
One of the oldest theme parks in the coast and an institution in itself with numerous fairground rides catering to a wide range of ages. There are also shows and concerts in the summer. Bars and restaurants onsite. Open from 11am to 9pm. November to March inclusive, 4pm to 1am during April, May 15th to 30th September to October inclusive, 6pm to 3am the rest of the year.
Today Tivoli World is closed, but they are planning to open the place again.
Avda. de Tivoli, Arroyo de la Miel
Do not forget to visit the aquariums in Benalmadena, especially when travelling with children.
Malaga city is where you can spend hours and days strolling while visiting monuments and tourist attractions. The Alcazaba fortress on the hill is the emblem of the city; it offers unparalleled views of Malaga with its port in the background.
Monuments, museums, old squares, narrow streets bordering ancient buildings that have survived to the present day. Everything in Malaga tells us a story in which we will feel like protagonists. Let’s get to know some of the main places you shouldn’t miss.
Botanical Garden in Malaga
Beautiful botanic gardens with many unique species of plants, including semi-tropical and themed areas. Spring is particularly stunning when the huge wisterias flower. Open Tuesdays to Sundays 10am to 5:30pm.
Ctra. de Las Pedrizas, on the way out of Malaga on the A-45.
A unique way to see the city on an open-top bus stopping at 12 sights of interest in Malaga including the cathedral, Picasso museum, Alcazaba fortress and the port. Tickets are available for 24 and 48 hours, and you can get on and off the bus as many times as you like in that time. Reduced prices are available for Malaga residents.
If you are getting to Marbella, there are some places that you should not miss.
The park offers several attractions including go-karts, bumper boats, children’s rides and trampolines. Water rides also available most of the year. Open daily from 11am to 11pm (until 2am in the summer).
A-7 Km. 184, east end of Marbella (952-823-359)
A fascinating collection of caves discovered in 1959. The caves run for some 4.3 km although only a third of them are included in the visit, and include spectacular stalactite and stalagmite formations. The annual festival of opera and ballet is held in the caves in July. The caves are open daily from 10am to 2pm and from 4 to 6:30pm. Free for children.
Ctra. de Maro on the east side of Nerja, accessible from the A-7 bypass (952-529-520)