Ten suggestions for enjoying the Costa del Sol in December

Ten suggestions for enjoying the Costa del Sol in December

 Tags: Leisure

The month of December is the perfect time to plan a trip to the Costa del Sol. Have you not decided yet? Keep reading, because we’re going to give you lots of ideas and suggestions for your trip that we hope will convince you.

Visit our historic monuments

Malaga has treasures that are worth discovering. To get a feel for the city, we recommend you start by visiting the Atarazanas Market, then continue your journey through the streets of the historic centre, stroll down Calle Larios, go to Malaga Cathedral, the Alcazaba Arab Fortress, the Roman Theatre and continue to the Plaza de la Merced. Here you’ll find lots of bars with terraces where you can recharge your batteries while enjoying the pleasant temperatures we enjoy in Malaga... even in December!

Christmas is Coming

December is one of the most appealing months to visit Malaga. The city is adorned with Christmas lights and decorations and walking through the streets becomes one of the most attractive propositions. The activities and events also multiply: nativity scenes, Christmas concerts, markets and numerous opportunities to enjoy one of the most special times of the year on the Costa del Sol.

A destination for athletes

If you’re a fan of running, this long weekend gives you the perfect excuse to escape to the Costa del Sol. On 10 December, the Malaga Marathon is held, an event that brings together thousands of runners from around the world.

The beauty of the white villages

In the interior of Malaga, most villages preserve their Arabic layout of narrow winding streets, and their white facades decorated with plants and flowers. Among those that shouldn’t be missed are villages like Frigiliana, Mijas Pueblo and Casares.

Shopping in Marbella

Marbella is an ideal place to go shopping. The luxury boutiques of Puerto Banús, charming small shops in the old town or shopping centres such as La Cañada...there are endless possibilities for your shopping trip.

A Culinary Tour

The most demanding palates will find a true culinary paradise on the Costa del Sol. From tapas bars and traditional chiringuito beach bars to haute cuisine restaurants, seven of which have Michelin stars. To discover the most traditional cuisine, nothing can compare to visiting any of the inland villages, where the most typical recipes are preserved.

A journey into the past

Due to its strategic location, Antequera is one of the most important cities in the history of Andalusia. This is reflected in the variety of monuments that span from prehistory to the present. The historic monuments of the Dolmens of Antequera, the Alcazaba and the Collegiate Church of Santa María are some of the sites that shouldn’t be missed.

Wine, culture and tradition

Ronda is one of the jewels of Spain. Its streets breath tradition. In the city of el Tajo (the gorge which divides the city), the landscape of ravines is mixed with monuments such as its bullring, its Arab baths and the palace of the Moorish king. It is also a land of wines, with more than twenty wineries. The perfect place for those wanting to discover the most ancient traditions of Andalusian culture.

Wellbeing in its purest state

If you prefer to get away from stress and dedicate these days to relaxation, you can escape to a spa. In the province of Malaga, there are two: the Balneario (Spa) in Tolox and the Villa Padierna Thermas in Carratraca. Both are located in inland zones next to villages surrounded by nature where tranquillity reigns.


Golf enthusiasts find their ideal destination on the Costa del Sol. More than 70 first-class courses, a mild climate in winter and numerous alternative leisure options. What more could you ask for?




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