Things to do in and Around Malaga

03 Feb 2016

Malaga is our "Destination of the Month", the gateway to Andalucía and the Costa del Sol. We asked what is there to do other than bask on one of the many beaches of the Costa?

Just a 2 hour flight away and with an abundance of cheap flights to Malaga from almost every regional UK airport, it is no wonder this region has become a little Britain in the sunshine.

If you are considering a trip to Andalucía and want a few ideas of what to do other than enjoy the beaches or golf courses, then why not consider one of the following more off the tourist trail activities.

Jardin De Las Aguilas (Garden of the Eagles)

Just outside of Benalmadena, 250m above sea level is an amazing bird of prey centre dedicated to protecting many different species of bird of prey; condors, vultures, hawks, owls, kites, falcons, and of course eagles. The cable car ride up is an experience in itself and once at the top the spectacular views are breathtaking.


Marbella Old Town

If staying in Marbella and the hustle and bustle of the busy resort is getting to you, take a chillaxing tour of the old town, a most charming Spanish town with narrow streets, small town squares and some great places to try out the local cuisine. Orange Square is the most popular part of town, but if you take a stroll deeper in and find Junction Square you will get the real deal Old Marbella.


La Alcazaba

One of Malaga's most important landmarks and probably one of its most overlooked, A Moorish fortress built on the site of an ancient Roman fortification and overlooking the whole city of Malaga, the views are spectacular as is the fascinating history of the place. Ruins of towers, palaces, majestic gates and even dungeons will leave you with a true feel of the history of the region.


The Caminito del Rey (King's Little Path)

This one is not for the feint hearted or those scared of heights, The Caminito Del Rey is a narrow walkway built onto the mountain side and hangs some 100m above a fast flowing river, originally constructed in the early 1900's for miners to use, the walkway fell into disrepair and attracted adrenaline junkies and mountaineers to do "The walk of death" at that time it had the reputation of the most dangerous walkway in the world. It has since been fully restored and now open to the public, so if it's a vertigo rush you need then this is the excursion for you !