Malaga, located on the famous Costa del Sol, is one of the most beautiful cities in Spain. And they don’t call it “Málaga la Bella” for nothing. Its wide variety of activities, leisure and culture makes the city a perfect place to work, study or live in.
From the south of Spain, with its beaches, to the top of its mountains, Malaga becomes one of the most charming cities of Andalusia that extends through its beautiful 103 towns villages.
Malaga appears at the top in the rankings of the best places to live, work or study, as its Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and warm summers and its quality of life makes this a unique city. You can also take a look at our post with more information about the advantages of studying in a city like Malaga.
Which are the most beautiful towns in Malaga?
There are beautiful villages in Malaga that stand out for their architecture, culture and gastronomy, that make them unforgettable.
Malaga towns with beaches
Nerja is the most visited town in Malaga province by locals and tourists, and for good reason! Nerja has a great geological heritage, one of the most important in Spain, the Nerja Caves. Anyone looking for fun, adventure and something extraordinary can not miss them. This town also has beautiful beaches with crystal clear waters such as Calahonda or Maro, perfect for practicing water sports.
You can not leave Nerja without visiting its famous balcony of Europe where you can enjoy the views of the coastline and even see the African coast in the distance.
Mijas, a little white village in Malaga wins the heart of everyone who visits it, as it is one of the most beautiful in the province. This village of “sea and mountains” will make you fall in love with its promenade, its craft stores and its narrow streets full of flowers.
You can also visit the small chapel of the Virgen de Peña, patron saint of the town, or the bullring, which is probably the most peculiar you’ve ever seen, as it’s oval! Did you know that?
Inland villages of Malaga
Ronda is one of the most beautiful towns in Andalusia. It was the land of Romans and Muslims and you can go back in time among its cobbled streets, squares or along the Paseo de Blas Infante. From there we suggest you walk along the cliff, watch the eagles that swarm there until you reach the Puente Nuevo (New Bridge). The views from below are the best!
Towns with hiking trails in Malaga
Antequera is one of the largest towns in Malaga and offers a variety of hiking trails. Its main attraction is the Torcal de Antequera, which offers a landscape from another planet. Its impressive rocks will not leave you indifferent throughout your route. Its difficulty is low, so you can spend a relaxing day in this protected area of the province.
In the heart of the Axarquia region is the Puente el Saltillo route, of medium difficulty. We warn you that you must be prepared and not have vertigo, because there is an impressive hanging bridge that can be challenging for some people. Howerer, it is certainly a great place to enjoy the environment of Malaga.
Malaga has some great villages and we at Dencanto Community encourage you to discover them. Are you in?