Malaga province of Andalucia it´s divided by twelve known Municipalities, Málaga, Marbella, Vélez-Malaga, Mijas, Fuengirola, Torremolinos, Estepona, Benalmadena, Antequera, Rincon de la Victoria, Ronda, and Alhaurin de la Torre. Founded by Phoenicians in the seventh century C., Malaga was a confederate city of the Roman Empire and a prosperous Andalusian "Medina", four times the capital of his own kingdom, soon fell after its incorporation into the Kingdom of Castille in 1487. The coast of Malaga, well known Costa del Sol, covers 161km from the municipality of Nerja to Manilva. The coast is quite easy lodging and accommodation, you can enjoy warm beaches, beautifull countryside, charming coastal towns, and nightlife for all ages and hours.
Marbella is located on the Mediterranean coast between Malaga and the Gibraltar Strait, in the foothills of Sierra Blanca is one of the major tourist towns on the Costa del Sol, where the beaches and nightlife are the major attractions.
Old town: The old town of Marbella covers the ancient walls and the two historical suburbs of the city: the Barrio Alto, which extends north, and the Barrio Nuevo, located to the east. Here is the Plaza de los Naranjos, Castilian example of urban renaissance, drawn after the Christian conquest, and which constitutes the heart of Old Town.
The Golden Mile and New Andalucia: The Golden Mile(four km streching from Marbella to Puerto Banus), are located some of the most luxurious residences in Marbella, as the Palace of King Fahd and some of the most emblematic hotels, such as the Melia Don Pepe Hotel, Marbella Club, and Puente Romano Hotel.
The 27 km of coastline of the municipality of Marbella are divided into 24 beaches, with golden sand or dark fine-grained beaches.
30km from Malaga on the Costa del Sol, the municipality it´s in a mountainous region. Rivers Las Pasadas and Ojén pass through town, which join to form the river Fuengirola forming a valley in the central area of town called Entrerríos and which is occupied by agricultural fields and golf clubs. Mijas It is a typically Andalusian white-washed village located at a mountain side about 450 m above mean sea level, in the heart of the Costa del Sol. There are some local history museums and many souvenir shops.
Mijas has about 12 km. of coastline, in which we find attractive and nicely kept beaches such as Rocky Cape, Calahonda, El Bombo, El Chaparral, El Faro, La Butibamba .
Located 30 km southwest of the city of Malaga, the town of Fuengirola and Mijas Benalmádena borders the Mediterranean coast from Málaga. With hot summers and mild winters, the beaches of Fuengirola are sandy and the waters are calm. All are accessible from the "Paseo Marítimo" of Fuengirola. Culture, history, gastronomy, Fuengirola offers visitors excellent walking, dining and sightseeing.
Located in the heart of the Costa del Sol of Málaga, on the western side of the Bay of Málaga and behind the Sierra de Mijas, Torremolinos was once a small fishing village until the boom of tourism outside the 50s. The main attraction in Torremolinos are the beaches, almost 7 miles of coastline, with the main beaches of Los Alamos, Playamar Bajondillo, The Carihuela, Montemar and El Saltillo. As in most villages of Andalucia, Torremolinos festivals are held annually, such as the traditional religious or pagan Carnivals, Holy Week(Semana Santa), the May crosses the night of San Juan, fairs and pilgrimages
23 km of coastline and beaches, the weather is mild throughout the year, revealing the proximity of the Gibraltar Strait. Estepona now has many interesting facets which make it a popular and contemporary all year round holiday destination including two EC Blue Flag beaches, a modern sports marina with many tapas bars and restaurants and a white-walled town offering shopping and picturesque squares.
Gibraltar Airport is the nearest international airport serving Estepona. It is 45 km away and has direct flights to Madrid, London Gatwick, and London Luton. Málaga Airport is the next nearest international airport serving Estepona and is located approximately 80 km away.
Sierra Bermeja: the highest peak in Estepona is called "The Royals" and it´s 1449 meters high. There is a shelter with tables and chairs outside, where you can see beautiful views of the Costa del Sol, "the rock"(Gibraltar), and on clear days you can see the Moroccan Coast.
Benalmadena is situated 22 km southeast of Malaga, it covers an area of just over 27 sq km stretching from the peaks of the Sierra de Mijas to the meditrranean Sea.
Coast and Benalmadena beaches: Benalmádena has nearly 20 miles of coastline of sand, gravel and palm trees that make up a total of 13 beaches. All beaches are accessible from the "Paseo Marítimo"(Main Avenue, boardwalk) that crosses from one extreme of town to another, it´s home to bars, restaurants, discos and other tourist and leisure establishments. The eastern side beaches of Benalmadena are wide, with public facilities and water activities, while Westerner side beaches of Benalmadena are rocky, many of them quiet and isolated between small cliffs, ideal for sport fishing and diving. There is also one of the top nudist beaches in Spain called Benalnatura.
Antequera is a crossing point between Málaga with Córdoba, and Granada, Sevilla, the four largest cities of the autonomous region. The city is located 45 kilometers from Malaga and 115 km from Cordoba. Antequera´s Weather varies greatly depending on the season, hot summers and winters where temperatures can reach down to the -3 º C and time up to - 10 ° C.
Rincon de la Victoria is a municipality in the province of Malaga, in Andalusia, Spain. It is located in the region of Axarquia. Due to its privileged geographical location, Rincón´s climate it´s Mediterranean climate, characterized by mild temperatures averaging 18 ° C and about 2980 hours of sunshine a year. Because of the proximity to the city of Malaga has become a "dormitory town" in part, but still retains some of its fishing village characteristics, and we can enjoy beaches, all accessible by the Paseo Marítimo. The westernmost boundary next to the town of Malaga is Playa de la Cala del Moral, 1'3 km long. This separates the beach of Rincon de la Victoria, extensive beach of 3.6 km long, located in the downtown area of Rincon de la Victoria, extends over about 700 m from the beach of Torre Benagalbón, semi-dark sand and with a grade average occupation.
The city is built around a deep cliff that overlooks some of its important buildings in the historic center, the New Bridge located on the Garganta del Tajo, along with the Old Bridge and the Arabic Bridge.
Alhaurin de la Torre. In the modern part is the parador built on what once was the town hall and the food market, the Ronda bullring, owned by the Real Maestranza from Seville, this bullring is the oldest and largest bullring in the world.
Cuisine in Ronda
Ronda's cuisine is based on simple dishes like tomato soup and garlic, stews of peas or lentils, in asparagus and mushrooms, we can have a taste of it in most places in Ronda.
Alameda: We can find the town of Alameda north of the province of Málaga, in the district of Antequera. A flat rural landscape with many olive trees surrounding the area. The town has important archeological remains such as former Roman Baths, a Catholic Necropolis, and the Placeta´s Fountain.
Alcaucín: 56km from Málaga, we´ll find Alaucín, between the Tejeda Mountains and "Periana". Alcaucín has a broad historical heritage such as old former arab constructions and the Zalia´s Castle.