If you want to enjoy an unforgettable holiday on the Costa del Sol, one of the most beautiful regions of Spain, down below you will learn about the most emblematic places to visit, which you will be able to enjoy to the fullest if you rent a car at Malaga airport.
The Costa del Sol is a tourist destination that stands out for its beaches, cities, landscapes, culture, gastronomy and all the great fun it has to offer. Here you can find from big cities like Malaga, to small towns with many charms.
If you want to make the most of your stay in this incredible town, an excellent option is to opt for Malaga airport car hire, that way, you can move with total freedom and comfort through the most beautiful tourist destinations, without depending on schedules or public transportation.
Marbella and Malaga
If you want to enjoy a unique and memorable holiday, Marbella and Malaga (two of the most important and popular cities on the Costa del Sol) are destinations that you cannot miss exploring.
On the one hand, Marbella stands out for its elegance and glamour. You can visit the incredible Puerto Banús, where you can see luxury yachts and exclusive shops. In addition, it has a charming old town, with beautiful squares with fountains, narrow white streets and impressive churches. It also has some of the best beaches on the Costa del Sol, such as Playa de la Fontanilla or Playa del Cable.
Once you have completed the car hire at Malaga airport, you can enjoy everything that the capital of the province of the same name has to offer. Malaga is a city full of art and history, you can visit various monuments such as the Gibralfa Castle, the Alcazaba, the Roman Theatre or the Chair.
Likewise, in renowned museums such as the Picasso Museum or the Pompidou Center, you can enjoy the culture of the region. Likewise, if you want to relax in the city, you can do so along its promenade or through its colourful historic centre.
The town of Nerja and its cave
Another notable place to visit with your rental car is the charming town of Nerja, which is located about 50 kilometres east of the city of Malaga. It is one of the most famous and beautiful places on the Costa del Sol, where you can see its iconic old town with numerous squares full of flowers and fountains, and balconies overlooking the sea.
However, what makes this beautiful town genuinely special is its cave, one of the most spectacular in all of Spain. The Nerja cave has a length of 5 kilometres, in which you can see geological formations of various types such as underground lakes, columns, stalactites, and stalagmites.
Similarly, it has ancient archaeological remains and cave paintings dating back more than 25,000 years. You can explore the cave with the help of specialised guides who will explain the many curiosities of this unique and special place.
Ronda and the white towns
The Costa del Sol also has many inland wonders that can be explored by rental car. About 100 kilometres from the coast you can visit the old city of Ronda, one of the most beautiful in Spain and noted for being on a deep gorge, which separates the old city from the new.
The New Bridge is one of the most emblematic symbols of Ronda, a unique and impressive architectural work that unites both parts of the city over the Guadalevín River.
On the other hand, near Ronda are the white villages, a group of towns found in the mountains near the Costa del Sol, which are characterised by their whitewashed houses on green landscapes. Some of the most prominent and beautiful white towns are Mijas, Frigiliana, Ojén, Casares and Grazalema. These towns maintain their Andalusian essence, with their beautiful churches, squares, castle, cobblestone streets and lively popular festivals.