Eight destinations in the Costa del Sol that are perfect for a friends’ getaway

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You might recognise names like Marbella, Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Fuengirola, Estepona and Nerja: they’re some of the best-known destinations in the Costa del Sol. But, though they are bursting with attractions, they’re not the only towns and villages that are worth considering for your getaway. Whether located on the coast or in the inland, there are plenty of other picturesque destinations in the Costa del Sol that would be ideal for a getaway with your friends. Scroll down to discover more. 

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Rincón de la Victoria

Rincón de la Victoria is known for its long history and spectacular landscapes defined by beautiful beaches and tropical plants. While you’re in the town, you won’t want to miss El Tesoro cave, Casa Fuerte de Bezmiliana and many other sights. If you love history, make sure you visit Torre de Benagalbón to see a fascinating archaeological site dating back to Roman times. And then to relax you can enjoy all sorts of water sports, a round or two of golf and plenty of hikes. 



Mijas is one of the most picturesque destinations in the Costa del Sol. Sitting between the mountains and the Mediterranean sea, the town dates back to Moorish times, beginnings that are evident in the old town walls and the whitewashed façades of the historic centre. During your time here, make sure you visit the contemporary art centre, the water park and - it goes without saying - the beaches. The area is also enveloped in golf courses, making it an ideal destination for lovers of the sport. 

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Part of La Axarquía, Torrox is situated between the Mediterranean sea and Sierra de Almijara mountains. During your time here, a must-visit is El Faro, a Roman site where you can see the remains of one of the very few examples of seaside settlements from this time in Spain complete with its necropolis and baths. In Torrox you can combine historic and cultural visits with sun, sea and sand as the destination has no fewer than seven sandy beaches that have been awarded the Blue Flag. It is also said to have the best weather in Europe. 



Algarrobo is another destination straddling the mountains and the coast where you can enjoy a wide range of experiences. We’d recommend hiring a bike in the centre and then pedalling to beaches like La Mezquitilla. You could then continue your explorations at Fábrica de Aceite ‘El Molino’ (an olive oil producer), Necrópolis Fenicia de Trayamar (a Phoenician necropolis) and the many watchtowers in the area. 



This pretty town is just a stone’s throw from the province of Cádiz. Manilva’s biggest attractions are its beaches and sights, making it an ideal destination for a getaway with your friends. The beaches, Sabinillas and La Colonia, to name but a few, are easy to get to and offer all the services you could possibly want or need. If you fancy seeing some sights, make your way to Santa Ana church, Castillo de la Duquesa and Fortín de Sabinillas.

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La Viñuela

Situated in La Axarquía, La Viñuela is perhaps best known for its reservoir, which is the largest in the province of Malaga. There are a total of three trails that you can either walk or cycle here. The destination is also known for its delicious cuisine that shines the spotlight on inland products, such as kid and wine. 



Part of Serranía de Ronda, this small village is located in the midst of Sierra de Grazalema natural park. The destination’s beautiful scenery defined by breathtaking vistas and rugged mountains lends itself to all sorts of outdoor pursuits. While you’re in the area make sure you visit the caves Cueva del Gato and Cueva de la Pileta.



With its great historic and cultural sites combined with spectacular scenery, Antequera is a must-visit during your time in the Costa del Sol. As you wander down the streets, the countless monuments will transport you back to times past. The town is also located close to one of the province’s most breathtaking landscapes: El Torcal de Antequera

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Offering all the wonders of the best-known destinations in the Costa del Sol, the eight towns and villages featured in this post have got an important bonus: they are tranquil places where you can really unwind. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your getaway to the province of Malaga with your friends today.

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