Still haven’t got anything planned this Easter with your loved one? Whether you love experiencing age-old traditions - like the countless processions that fill the streets of the Costa del Sol - or fancy doing something a little bit different, the province of Malaga is the destination for you. In this post, we’re going to give you five ideas of how to spend this Holy Week in the Costa del Sol. Which one appeals the most?
A taste of tradition
Every Easter, extravagant thrones are carried through the streets accompanied by hundreds of nazarenos and penitents, and set to the sound of the drums and cornet. The province of Malaga is renowned for its unique Holy Week traditions. From Malaga city to the small inland and coastal towns, you can witness countless processions take to the streets. Experience the quintessence of Andalusian Easter in the Costa del Sol.
If you’re keen to unwind with your loved one in beautiful surroundings, how about taking a wine tour through the best wine regions in the province of Malaga? Enjoy learning about the different types of wine made in each area of the Costa del Sol and - of course - sip on a glass or two of each. You can visit legendary wineries, learn about the grape harvest and indulge in a delicious pairing menu. The Costa del Sol’s wine tradition never disappoints.
Sun, sea and sand
April is the first month of the year when you can start to enjoy the first rays of sunshine at the beach. Pack your swimsuit and get ready to discover some or all of the fourteen municipalities lining the coast. You’ll find the perfect beach for whatever you fancy doing, whether that be lying for hours on a lounger, sampling the traditional cuisine served at the beach restaurants known as chiringuitos, trying out some water sports or perhaps even taking your first dip of the year.
Outdoor pursuits in spectacular scenery
If your idea of the perfect Easter holiday with your loved one involves spending as much time as possible outdoors, you won’t be short on things to do in the Costa del Sol. From hiking and cycling to caving and canyoning, inland province of Malaga lends itself to all sorts of outdoor pursuits. You could go rambling in Torcal de Antequera, for instance, cycle along Gran Senda, walk the breathtaking walkways of Caminito del Rey, go caving in Cueva de Ardales or summit the highest peak in the province, La Maroma. Relax, unwind and breathe in the fresh air in the province of Malaga.
Art and history
The province of Malaga is an incredible destination for culture vultures. Beyond the forty or so museums in the province, there are all sorts of monuments, galleries, theatre programmes and historic centres bursting with artistry that are waiting to be explored. Malaga is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso and, as you might expect, there are plenty of sites you can visit that are connected to the great painter. You also won’t want to miss Museo Carmen Thyssen with its great collection of Andalusian Costumbrist art as well as Centre Pompidou, Colección del Museo Ruso de San Petersburgo and Museo Automovilístico y de la Moda, whose collections combine period cars with haute couture. In Mijas you can take a look around the miniatures museum, Museo de las Miniaturas while in Ronda you can discover the history of brigandage at Museo del Bandolero. And if you’re looking for something a bit more contemporary, make your way to Genalguacil to see the street art created as part of the Encuentros con Arte event.
Nature, culture, art, traditions and gastronomy: the Costa del Sol has got everything you could possibly want or need for the perfect Easter getaway with your loved one. Check out our website to discover more ideas of how to spend your time, find the perfect place to stay and start planning an unforgettable Holy Week in the province of Malaga.