Ronda and the bridge that crosses the Tajo.

Top 5 beautiful towns near Málaga

The Costa del Sol is a destination frequented by tourists from all over the world, especially those coming from Northern Europe. Given the climate of this destination, it is common to know the Costa del Sol for its excellent beaches, but Malaga has much more.

In this article we want to show you some of the most beautiful towns near Malaga, emphasizing those that are far from the coast.


Another of the towns near Malaga of obligatory mention is Mijas, referring to what we know as “Mijas Pueblo”. This distinction is due to the fact that, despite the distance, Mijas is divided between Mijas Costa and Mijas Pueblo.

This village is famous for its beautiful and ornate streets, where flowers contrast with the white of the facades, as well as for its spectacular views. Being located on a mountain, this village offers spectacular views of the entire coastline of Mijas Costa, Fuengirola and even Malaga.

The frequency of tourists in this town is so high that it is not difficult to find a taxi from Malaga airport to Mijas that makes this journey in just 30 minutes.

From Malaga airport to Mijas:


Located 103 kilometers from Malaga and 60 from Marbella, Ronda is known to be one of the best towns in Spain and even one of the most beautiful in Europe. Despite being a town near Malaga, its landscape is very different from the coastal towns.

The main characteristic is “El Tajo”, referring to that “cut” in the middle of the village that is crossed by a spectacular bridge and from which one of the most impressive views of Europe emerge. 

In addition, in Ronda you can breathe a traditional atmosphere in terms of culture, gastronomy and leisure in general. Ronda is, without a doubt, an option that leaves no one who visits it indifferent. It could not be missing in this list.

Tajo de Ronda, a town in the province of Malaga to visit


Frigiliana is a village located on the “east” coast of the province of Malaga. Located 60 kilometers from the capital, Frigiliana is considered one of the most beautiful towns near Málaga and one of the best towns in Spain thanks to its white houses and cobbled streets.

Being one of the best villages near Malaga together with its proximity to a coastal municipality makes it part of a route quite frequented by the public. The barely 7 kilometers that separate Nerja from Frigiliana are, without a doubt, a reason to take into account when planning a visit to this area.

That is why many tourists take a taxi from Malaga airport to Nerja, spend a few days in this coastal town but schedule a visit to Frigiliana to enjoy its charms. It is, without a doubt, a must visit.

Frigiliana, beautiful town near Malaga city


When we talk about Casares we talk about a village in a more than privileged area and one of that beautiful towns near Málaga. Located in a unique enclave, crowning a mountain, and its proximity to the sea, make its climate an oasis in the summer of Malaga province

Its condition of small town gives it the tranquility that many people seek, both to reside and to spend the vacations. But its proximity to towns like Marbella or Estepona, give it exclusivity and offer everything you can imagine.

In addition, these conditions make it an ideal place to spend a vacation being a golf enthusiast, as you will hardly need minutes to move to some of the best golf courses in Marbella.

Casares, a village in the province of Malaga


Antequera is another of the beautiful villages near Malaga that can not miss on a visit to the interior of the province. Its proximity to the Malaga area together with its cultural heritage, make this town a good choice where to spend a day.

Famous for El Torcal, a landscape of rocks sculpted by the sea millions of years ago, Antequera is a popular destination for hikers who want to soak in the nature offered by its landscapes.

Another cultural attraction is the Dolmens of Antequera. This enclave consists of three cultural monuments (dolmens) of a very high historical value.Torcal de Antequera, a village near malaga

There are many towns that we have not mentioned, such as Ardales (where it is possible to do El Caminito del Rey), Juzcar or Genalguacil, but we could only choose 5. Take a taxi in Malaga and visit them all. Leave us in the comments those that you consider your favorites!

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