The 6 best plans and activities to do in Malaga


Malaga is a city known for its beaches and as a holiday city, but there are many more plans that go out of this routine and make you get to know the province in depth without losing the fun at any time. On this page you can find out about the best plans and activities to do in Malaga. Discover how to enjoy the city of Malaga to the fullest.


Hiking plans

Caminito del Rey from Malaga with a picnic lunch

This is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the province of Malaga, known for its entertaining walk with the guides and the breathtaking views it offers.

The Caminito del Rey is located in a complex environment, surrounded by marshes, mountains, gorges and valleys which are difficult to access.

For these reasons, there is no possibility of leaving the route by conventional transport, but on foot and after a long walk, but this does not prevent any public can access, there are several deviations on the same path prepared for the accessibility of most people.

If you want to visit the Caminito del Rey with us and have a unique experience, don’t think twice and book your guided tour:

It is a route that can be done by the whole family, with several rest areas in case at some point you want to stop and eat for example, or simply rest to see the beautiful views in the area.

General admission is €10 and can be booked on the Caminito del Rey website.

The 6 best plans and activities to do in Malaga


Route along the river Chillar (Nerja)

The river Chillar is one of the most beautiful rivers in the province of Malaga due to its canyons and landscapes carved by the erosion of the water in the limestone. It is located in the eastern part of the province of Malaga between the municipalities of Competa and Nerja, in the heart of the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Natural Park.

The river flows between rocks and hiking is done in an area where there are pools or ponds of clear water where children often find great entertainment and at the same time can be a good place to rest and eat.

What is special and good about the Chillar river route is that, although the route to and from the end point, which is La Presa, ends up being about 8 kilometres, it is not necessary to do the whole route, you can return whenever you want due to tiredness or other reasons.

The recommended period to do this route is from March to October, always taking into account the weather and the depth of the river bed.

However, it is a natural park and is open all year round.

To go there with the family, we recommend that you go from March to June, as in the months of July and August there are crowds of people and the experience cannot be done in a complete way.

It is not necessary to use a tour guide, and there is no charge to go on the tour.

The 6 best plans and activities to do in Malaga
(River Chillar)

Cultural plans

Alcazaba and Roman Theatre (Walking route)

The ideal way to get to know a city is to get to know its history, and the best way to get to know its history is to visit the most historic sites in the province. That is why we recommend you to do this route on your own.

The Roman theatre will be the start of this cultural tour, which was built in the time of Augustus (1st century AD) and was discovered in 1951, at the same time as the remodelling work was being carried out on the old Casa de la Cultura. You can hire a separate guide to give you all the information about the curiosities of this building, such as what it was used for and how it was built.

Once the visit to the theatre is over, you will proceed to visit the Alcazaba monument, which is located on the Gibralfaro hill, which is in a high but contiguous position and is linked to the historical centre of the city itself. The most emblematic rooms inside the Alcazaba are: the Plaza de Armas, the Puerta de los Arcos, the Cuartos de Granada, the Torre del Homenaje, etc. The duration of the tour is usually around 2 hours.

The route usually lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes.

The 6 best plans and activities to do in Malaga
(Roman Theatre)

Automobile and fashion museum

Do you love cars and everything to do with their history? You must pay a visit to this wonderful museum.

The Automobile and Fashion Museum has its current location in the old Tabacalera, exhibiting in its rooms a private collection of about 6,000 square meters, this exhibition tells the whole artistic and historical evolution since the late nineteenth century, counting for it with a total of 13 thematic rooms.

Around one hundred different and unique vehicles have been restored to the highest standard. In addition to all the cars on display, there is also a variety of more than 200 pieces of Haute Couture and Contemporary Art installations. Some emblematic firms that can be found in this museum are: Mercedes, Hispano Suiza, Bugatti, Bentley, Rolls-Royce or Ferrari.

The prices to visit this museum are €9 for general admission, €7 (over 65s) and €4 for reduced admission.

The 6 best plans and activities to do in Malaga
(Automobile and fashion museum)

Leisure plans

Larios Street

No tourist or visitor can go to Malaga and not spend some time in Calle Larios, for example to spend a nice time with friends for tapas or to do some shopping with the family. That’s why we leave you with this list of the best things to do in this location and its surroundings:

Taste and buy local products of the best quality in the food shop Spain Food Sherpas.

Taste a delicious wine from the Antigua Casa de la Guardia.

Go shopping

Have a drink in the variety of restaurants, ice-cream parlours and terraces located along the same street.

Go on a special occasion: Christmas, fair…

The 6 best plans and activities to do in Malaga
(Larios Street)

Beaches of Malaga

And last but not least, you can’t miss a trip to any beach located in Malaga, which are the best beaches in Andalusia, not only for their sand or water, but also for the atmosphere and the gastronomy that you can find there. If you want to get a nice tan, take a dip and eat something delicious in the best beach bars, this is your chance.

The most visited and outstanding beaches in Malaga and Costa del Sol are:

Calahonda Beach (Nerja)

Playa del Castillo Beach (Ejido, Fuengirola)

Cabopino Beach (Marbella)

Beach of Maro (Nerja)

The 6 best plans and activities to do in Malaga



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