In our previous post on 15 essential things to see in Malaga we talked about places not to be missed by focusing only on the city; however, in this post we want you to know more places outside the capital and we chose the following as some of the best options to visit:
1) Natural Park El Torcal in Antequera
A few kilometres from the town of Antequera rises the magnificent Torcal to which time and erosion have given it its present form; a natural area of limestone whose forms are both distinctive and impressive. If you plan to visit the town of Antequera, one of the prettiest in Malaga, do not miss the Torcal de Antequera and enjoy one of the hiking trails.
2) The Tajo of Ronda
The Tajo of Ronda is the best known gorge in Andalusia, with a depth of 100 meters which was partly created by the passage of the river Guadalevin. The gorge is located below the New Bridge, a construction of the eighteenth century and from where you have spectacular views and can appreciate the stunning vertical drop of Tajo de Ronda. In addition to this landmark the town has many interesting sites; we thus recommend the place for a comprehensive visit.
3) The Nerja Caves
One of the most historic caves in Spain situated between Nerja and Maro. Recently has been discovered a 42,000 years old painting being probably the first work of humanity. The caves are formed by three gigantic caverns of which only one is open to be explored by visitors. Meanwhile the other two are only accessible for expert cavers. If you like the idea and come on holiday to Nerja don´t hesitate because they really are quite spectacular.
4) Take a stroll in Puerto Banus
One of the most beautiful and famous ports of the Costa del Sol, located 7 kilometres from Marbella. Puerto Banus is known as an upscale marina; an area where we can see Sports cars and exclusive cars parked every day of the year, we can visit boutiques and fashion shops of the most expensive brands in the world besides bars, restaurants and nightclubs with prices well above average. Leaving aside these details, Puerto Banús is considered a great place to spend a day on vacation.
5) The Maro Cliffs
Maro is a district in the municipality of Nerja of barely 800 inhabitants; however it has some of the most desirable coves for a beach day in Andalucía. La Cala de Maro is fairly different to the common beaches of the Costa del Sol and if you want to make the most out of the day we recommend combining it with a visit to Nerja caves and the Balcon de Europa.
6) The King´s Walkway (Caminito del Rey) in Ardales
The remodelled walkway Caminito del Rey will be open to the public in the first quarter of 2015 and there are many who want to enjoy a stroll along this gorge located in Ardales. The Caminito del Rey consists of a 3 kilometres long walkway anchored to walls and suspended at 100 meters height. As you can imagine it is simply spectacular since the route also has unparalleled views surrounded by nature and the Guadalhorce reservoir beneath our feet.
7) Natural Park Sierra de las Nieves
Between Ronda and Marbella is located Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park, the perfect place for enjoying the countryside or hiking. Each season offers a different image being our favourite the winter season when snow falls on the mountains and covers every rock, tree and vegetation of the extensive natural surface.
8) A stroll through Mijas Pueblo
Mijas Pueblo doesn´t have something specific that we could highlight from other attractions of the province. However, the village itself on the whole is very interesting to visit. Mijas is a charming inland village that has maintained its style of a typical Andalusian village with low whitewashed houses. It is also known for the friendly donkey taxis which still exist today.
9) The Cable car in Benalmadena
The cable car of Benalmadena runs from the town of Arroyo de la Miel and glides over the village to reach Monte Calamorro belonging to the Sierra de Mijas at a height of 770 meters. The views from here are stunning and you can even see the coast of Africa during clear days. Everything is accompanied by a slick infrastructure with shows of bird of prey and several hiking trails.
10) The Balcon de Europa in Nerja
The Balcony of Europe is along with the beaches the jewel in the crown of Nerja. The Balcony is formed by a square where is situated the beautiful Church of El Salvador and an avenue lined with palm trees on both side which ends in a circular balcony overlooking the sea, the coves and cliffs in the area.
Means of transport to visit these places
All localities mentioned in this post are usually located somewhat away from the airport, therefore we recommend that before coming on holiday you study the various transportation options. For our part we would like to convey that in our private taxi company Malaga Transfer we will provide the best means of transportation with the best customer care.