Malaga province is the ideal winter sun destination with average highs of 18 degrees centigrade during the daytime and lows of 8 or 9 degrees at night. With 320 days of sunshine per year, you are almost guaranteed excellent weather with clear blue skies and sun.
Winter is a popular time to visit the Southern sunshine coast of Spain and attracts tourists from northern Europe, Scandinavia and the UK drawn to the warmer temperatures and winter sun. Due to being sheltered by the mountains to the North, a microclimate is created in the area.
It’s also one of the best times to get cheaper flights to travel and there are plenty of great deals for your escape to Malaga.
Here, we will talk about three towns to discover in Malaga in winter: Torrox, Nerja and Frigiliana.
Torrox is part of the Axarquia province and is divided into two sections: Torrox Costa, situated on the coast and Torrox Pueblo which is a village nestled at the foot of the Sierra de Almijara mountain range. Torrox offers the best of both worlds for tourists to enjoy, the mountains and the sea.
Historically, Torrox was an important harbour in the Silk trade between Damascus and Baghdad and Granada and was established by the Romans, some Roman ruins remain to this day and can be visited on your holiday.
Stroll down Torrox Costa Promenade to enjoy the sea views and savour some local fried fish or “pescaito”. You can even explore a lighthouse which dates back to 1864 and remains one of the few lighthouses in the province that is open to tourists.
Torrox Costa boasts some of the Costa del Sol’s most famous beaches, included the “blue flag” Ferrera beach. If you don’t mind the cold you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the beach or brave the 16-degree centigrade temperatures of the sea.
Torrox village is charming and a stroll through its streets will transport you to another era, it is also home to some beautiful churches such as the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación, the hermitage of Nuestra Señora de las Nieves and the church of San Roque all built in the 16th century.
Torrox is also only an hour away from the historic city of Granada, home to the Alhambra Palace and also Sierra Nevada, famous for its ski slopes.
Nerja is a stunning white village that hugs the coastline and is famed for its Mediterranean charm. In wintertime, the town is less crowded with tourists and you can enjoy the beach and the stunning views from the Balcón de Europa (Balcony of Europe) over the blue Mediterranean sea.
You can visit the beaches such as Playa el Salon just in the heart of the town itself without the normal crowds that are drawn here in the summertime.
The Nerja caves are another excellent visit for the whole family. They were discovered by chance in 1959 by five friends who stumbled upon the entrance. With impressive towering stalactites and stalagmites, the caves were once inhabited by Neanderthals and used as a shelter until the Bronze Age. Some cave walls are adorned with prehistoric cave paintings dating back over 42,000 years! Unfortunately, these cave paintings are not open to public viewing but the sheer immensity of the cave and its structures make it a fascinating place to visit, the central column standing at 32 metres tall is the largest of its kind in the world!
Nature lovers can explore the Chíllar River which is an incredible walk through one of Nerja’s nearby natural parks. The walk takes around three hours and is suitable for adults and children alike. There are also more nature walks in the Sierras de Tejeda Almijara and Alhama mountain ranges which are natural parks that are open to the public.
Finally, golf is one of the most popular activities along the Costa del Sol. From Nerja, you can find excellent golf courses just a short 30-minute drive away. Baviera Golf is a highly-rated and well-priced option and is situated in the Caleta de Velez.
Remember you can rent an amazing turist apartment in Nerja with us!
With a reputation as one of the most beautiful white villages on the Costa del Sol, Frigiliana is a village you do not want to miss on your trip to Malaga province. From its elevated viewpoint amid the hillside overlooking the coast, you can enjoy walking up and down the narrow streets lined with whitewashed houses where you can catch a glimpse of what life in Spain was like many decades ago.
The streets of Frigiliana are cobbled and winding so a good pair of walking shoes is a must, aside from the beautiful village houses with their charming terracotta rooves, you can find plenty of boutiques and shops selling artisanal products and foods.
Learn more about the village with a visit to Casa del Apero, built in the 17th century that now serves as a tourist information office but is a small museum dedicated to the history of the village. You can find a lot of turist apartment for rent in Frigiliana, and in Casasol Holiday Rentals we offer you a lot of oportunities for your holiday.
There are many secret doorways to explore where you can find hidden viewpoints to enjoy incredible panoramic views, or even restaurants with terraces and balconies where you can taste some local cuisine while taking in the surrounding landscape, such as El Adarve or La Tahona del Zacatín. If you want to immerse yourself in the local cuisine, be sure to stop by La Bodeguilla, which serves traditional roasted leg of goat, a dish local to the region and an authentic local culinary delight.