The Costa del Sol is home to impressive viewing points, or miradores as they are known in Spanish, that afford vistas that will take your breath away. Both in the inland of the province and the capital, Malaga city, boast a myriad of spots where you can while away the hours simply gazing at the beauty before you. Keep reading to discover the best views in Malaga province.
Mirador de la Alcazaba, Malaga
Mirador de la Alcazaba offers incredible vistas over Malaga capital. From here you can see the city walls, the Roman Theatre and part of the historic centre, overlooked by its majestic cathedral. The viewing point, which is free to visit, can be accessed from either calle Cilla or calle Mundo Nuevo. If you then fancy walking a little further, you can keep going to Gibralfaro castle, another beautiful spot to gaze down at the city from up high, presenting the capital from a different perspective.
Benalmádena cable car
Benalmádena cable car offers you the unique opportunity to breathe in the Costa del Sol from a height as you are transported, through the air, from Benalmádena to the summit of Calamorro mountain. This bird’s-eye perspective affords one of the most stunning panoramic outlooks in the province. And the views don’t stop when the journey stops. The summit has strategically placed miradores where you can take in the impressive landscapes of Malaga province, including Sierra Nevada, with views stretching as far as Gibraltar and the African coastline on clear days.
Puente Nuevo, Ronda
The viewing point with the most awe-inspiring vistas in Spain. It is said that from Puente Nuevo in Ronda, you can touch the sky. Defining the town, Puente Nuevo (New Bridge) was first completed in 1735. However, six years later it came crumbling down, forcing it to be built again. The bridge connects the modern part of the town to its historic centre, enabling it to keep growing. This feat of engineering is 98 metres tall, is constructed with blocks of stone extracted from El Tajo gorge, and is home to its very own information centre.
Mirador del Monte de San Antón
Monte San Antón is located in the eastern part of Malaga city and affords some of the best views over Malaga, with the Mediterranean Sea in the background. As you walk up to the top of the hill, you’ll find a number of different viewing points where you can breathe in the panoramic outlook. And when you reach the summit, you’ll be awarded with Cruz de San Antón and its spectacular vistas.
Known as the ‘balcony of the Costa del Sol’, the municipality of Comares sits on slopes of Montes de Málaga, 703m above sea level. Next to the main square in the village, which is part of La Axarquía region, you’ll find a spectacular viewing point where you can enjoy an outlook over a number of local villages, as well as La Maroma, the highest peak in the province.
Mirador de los Castañares, Benadalid
With Celtic origins and an Arab heart, Benadalid is one of the whitewashed villages populating Genal valley. With just 260 inhabitants, the municipality showcases the customs, traditions and architecture that grew out of the mountainous territory of Serranía de Ronda. Benadalid also has Mirador de los Castañares, an impressive vantage point where you can enjoy stunning views over Genal valley and its chestnut trees (castañar means chestnut grove). When autumn comes around, the trees in the forest put on a colourful display, evolving into the most beautiful tones of brown, ochre, yellow and orange to create a veritable spectacle of nature.
Balcón de Europa, Nerja
Located in Nerja, Balcón de Europa sits on the cliffs dividing Salón and Calahonda beaches. Here you can gaze at the incredible local scenery, from the town to the azure waters of the Mediterranean. Over the years, Balcón de Europa has become one of the most popular, and photographed, sights in the municipality.
There are a large number of viewing points located across the province of Malaga, whether they be in the city, in the countryside or on the coast. Wonderful places where you can spend time breathing it all in and, of course, taking beautiful photos as reminders of the moment. Discover more miradores and unique places to visit on our website and enjoy the best views in Malaga province during your stay in the Costa del Sol.