10 Must-Dos in Costa del Sol

21/06/2022 | Category:

Discover the best things to do on your holidays in Malaga. Food, parties, beach - Costa del Sol has it all!

Must-Dos in Malaga

If you’re looking for ‘things to do in Malaga’, ‘guides to Costa del Sol’ and ‘things to see and do’, look no more! At Niza Cars we have prepared you a list of 10 must-dos in Malaga.

Try the grilled sardine skewers (espetos)

It is the most representative dish of Malaga’s cuisine and the most common one at the Costa del Sol beaches. Trying grilled sardine skewers in a beach bar on one of the spectacular beaches in Malaga is a must-do! The ‘espeto’ consists of roasting skewered fish, typically sardines, with firewood. The place where you can find a wide variety of beach bars is the Palo beach in Malaga.


Try the ‘pescaito frito’

Its prime location on the Mediterranean Sea means that Malaga's cuisine is characterised mainly by its excellent fish. ’Pescaito frito’ is a classic dish in Costa del Sol. This method of preparing fish, by coating it in flour and deep frying, makes it one of the most in-demand dishes amongst tourists. Also known as Andalusian fish fry, this dish uses different types of fish: anchovies, squid, sardines, whitebait... Without a doubt, trying it is a must-do in Malaga.

 Fried fish

Kayaking in Maro

Costa del Sol offers a multitude of different activities. If you are into sports and especially water sports, kayaking along the cliffs of Maro is one of the best things to do in Malaga. On your kayak ride between rocks and crystal crystalline waters, you will see the Maro waterfall, an essential natural spectacle on your visit to Costa del Sol.


Route of the white towns

Mijas Pueblo, Nerja, Torrox or Frigiliana are only some of the stunning white towns that you can find in the province of Malaga. Strolling down their streets dotted with little whitewashed houses adorned with colourful pots is one of the finest attractions of this province and an indisputable must-do in Malaga. The tranquillity and Andalusian essence of these small towns make you fall in love with them at first sight.


Stroll around the centre of Malaga

Wandering through the centre of Malaga means soaking up the Andalusian and Malaga’s culture. Its joy, colours, bars and tapas are what makes Malaga, Malaga and what captivates every visitor. Strolling down Marqués de Larios street is one of the essential things to do in Malaga. This elegant historic quarter is the most vibrant area of the city, full of trendy venues, restaurants and a wide array of entertainment to offer. If during your trip you plan to pass through the capital of the region, visiting the centre of Malaga and its most famous street is a must!


Visit Caminito del Rey

The Caminito del Rey is a path that runs between gorges and canyons above the Guadalhorce river, located in the village of El Chorro. This trip is one of the most breath-taking experiences in Costa del Sol and one of our must-dos in Malaga. If you want to find out more about the Caminito del Rey and how to reach this wonderful place, you can find all the details in our specially dedicated post.

 King's Path

Enjoy the Malaga Fair

It is one of the most important summer events and dates in Malaga’s calendar. The Malaga Fair is celebrated in August and for this occasion, the city dresses up and shows its most festive and fun side. In the morning and afternoon, you can enjoy the Day Fair on the streets in the city centre with their floral decorations, stalls and lively bars. At night, attend the Night Fair in the Cortijo de Torres. Find out all the details on the Malaga Fair, one of the most beautiful and important weeks in Malaga.

 Malaga's carnival

Visit a museum in Malaga

The multitude of famous museums in Malaga makes it every art lover’s paradise. The Centre Pompidou, Carmen Thyssen Museum and CAC are only some of the many museums in Malaga. One of the indisputable must-dos is visiting the Picasso Museum, a prominent spot to see the works of Malaga’s great artist par excellence.

Picasso museum

Spend a day at the beach

Costa del Sol has plenty of beaches to spend a day. If you’re after a vibrant location, visit one of the beaches in the capital, such as La Malagueta. If you want a more family-friendly beach with all kinds of services, Benalmádena and Torremolinos are a perfect choice for you. However, if you prefer more natural spots surrounded by rocks, the beaches of Maro and Nerja may be to your liking. There are many beautiful beaches in Malaga and at Niza Cars we have prepared a list of all the best ones.

Malagueta beach

Feel the luxury of Marbella

Marbella is one of the most luxurious destinations in the world. This city has a lot of entertainment on offer: beaches, restaurants, golf courses, marinas, nightclubs, casinos, beach clubs... Having some fun in Marbella is one of the must-dos on your trip to Malaga, as long as you can afford it.


Costa del Sol is very large and if you want to experience everything it has on offer, it is best done so with a car. At Niza Cars we adapt to you and your trip, making your time in Malaga unforgettable. Take a look at our rental car offer and enjoy a dream holiday.