Holidays on the Costa del Sol doesn´t mean necessarily to spend all your time at the hotel pool or the beach. A holiday on the about 160 km long “Sun Coast” in southern Spain can mean a lot more, as indicate the numerous available leisure facilities. We have more than 320 days a year of pure sunshine for many active holiday activities in Malaga.
Visitors of the Costa del Sol who come for a mainly hotel holiday can enjoy the facilities in the spa centres of good hotels to cure physical exhaustion or minor complaints. Adventurous and mobile tourists use either the local sports facilities, golf courses or other attractions or travel to nearby places to enjoy the historical sights.
Variety of leisure activities for tourists
As a tourist you surely want spend your spare time as varied as possible. Andalusia is known as horse country. As a change from the sea and beach activities, a ride on horseback through the beautiful hinterland of Malaga province is definitely worth it.
The region not only has many attractive beaches, but also an interesting hinterland, which can be explored by bicycle, hiking tours and lovely routes by car. The area is especially popular among visitors who often come to the Costa del Sol for a holiday and have bought a house for that reason.
Another popular activity especially in the winter months is, of course, Golf; along the coast there are over 30 excellent golf courses, reason why the Costa del Sol also known as Costa del Golf.
Golf in Malaga
Golf is one of the popular active holiday activities among our customers. If this is your case, please choose one vehicle according your needs for transporting your golf equipment.
You can check information about the best golf clubs in Malaga in our website
Do you like to enjoy the surroundings while horse riding? Are you travelling with children and want to give them a pony ride on the beach? Then Malaga horse riding could be an option to consider.
Here you are some of the most popular horse riding places in Malaga:
- Rancho La Paz in Mijas: https://goo.gl/maps/rLVarwoZ3dYtib3g8
- Horse Ride Andalucia: https://goo.gl/maps/1Y3zpvgNv19jrSHK7
- Pony Club in Marbella: https://goo.gl/maps/7dZzyYrFj9enk5wM7
Skiing in Sierra Nevada
One of the advantages of being in Malaga is the short distance to Granada. If you come during the ski season and you have rented a car in Malaga, you can be in the snow in about 2 hours.
If you come outside the ski season you can also visit the Sierra Nevada to discover its marvellous natural surroundings and go hiking. There are many villages that are also worth visiting, such as Orgiva, Capileira or Trévelez among many others.
Throughout the ski season there are many events and championships, both in skiing and snowboarding and other winter activities. On the last days of the season in April there are usually special prices and a very popular swimming costume ski descent.
Active tourism activities in Malaga
There are companies in Malaga that offer active tourism activities in our province, from extreme active sports to family activities without age restrictions:
- Malaga Adventures: https://g.page/Malaga_adventures_tours?share
- Malaga Activa Tours: https://g.page/Malaga_adventures_tours?share
- Quad Adventure: https://g.page/quadaventuramalaga?share
- Free and private walking tours: https://g.page/Exploramalagatours?share
Many people love to go down our canyons, discovering some of our landscapes during the activity. In the sections where you can do this activity you will find some natural pools of clean water, waterfalls and even natural slides or big jumps.
Canoying is an activity that will require dexterity, we will have to overcome different obstacles by jumping, swimming or even sliding down the aforementioned natural slides. Quite an adventure.
This activity is available with guides in Malaga, Granada, Marbella and in the Serrania de Ronda.
You don’t need to bring your bike to enjoy great routes ideal for mountain biking. Discover new places on guided routes or on your own if you bring your own bike.
Among the guided routes you will find all kinds, from simple routes for cycling through forests to more demanding routes for those who are already practised in this sport.
Some of the most popular routes in our province are in Mijas, Marbella, Fuengirola, Benalmádena, Torremolinos and Málaga.
You can rent a car in Malaga with us with the capacity to go through more complicated terrain; if you want a total 4×4 experience, you can request this service and rent a more economical car.
Guided 4×4 routes can take you through Natural Parks to white villages in the mountains where you can taste some of the typical local dishes. It is a special way to get to know the customs and cultures of the different regions of Andalusia.
Climbing & trekking
If you like strong emotions and you don’t have vertigo, climbing activities might sound interesting. There are places that are popular with climbers, but we recommend going with a guide.
The activities they propose include an iron cable for safety.
Snowshoes are used together with boots and are used to move on snow more comfortably. They are mainly used for hiking or mountaineering on icy or snowy terrain. The surface of the snowshoe distributes the weight of the person and prevents them from sinking.
The origin of this tool for walking on snow is unknown, but it is very old. Visiting us in Winter? Why not discovering the less popular area of Sierra Nevada?