Route of the most beautiful towns on the Eastern Costa del Sol by car

The Eastern Costa del Sol has charming places that you cannot miss.

Here we leave you some of the towns that you should visit if you are in the area or if you want to take a nearby excursion from Malaga or any other point near the province.

You will enjoy its views, curious places, but also the gastronomy of the area, such as fish from Caleta de Vélez, white garlic or fried eggplants with local cane honey.


One of the most beautiful towns in this area is Frigiliana, it is one of the most visited and photographed in Spain, and it is not surprising because its little streets of white houses with colorfully painted doors, its stone paths and its views of the blue Mediterranean from any of its viewpoints. Zacatín and Amargura streets are “unmissable”.

In addition, being located in the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Natural Park, it is an incredible place to enjoy nature and go hiking.

The Church of San Antonio from the 17th century, the hermitage of Santo Cristo de la Caña or the Palace of the Counts of Frigiliana from the 16th century, known as the Ingenio and current honey factory, are monuments that must be visited.

2. Torrox

After Frigiliana you can continue driving to Torrox, which is defined as the town with the best climate in Europe with average temperatures of 18º throughout the year. You should not miss the lighthouse built in 1864, open to the public and where a Roman site is located inside, which is also home to the Marine Museum. We can find jewels from the 15th century such as the Huit beacon and the Calaceite Watchtower, responsible for defending Torrox from enemy incursions along the coast. One of the most important churches is that of Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación from the 16th century, built on an old aljama mosque.

Torrox had a great commercial heyday, hence its Customs Palace and its Mint where currency was minted during the 16th century. It currently houses the Museum of Miniatures where it is worth admiring a model of the municipality in the 1950s.

Apart from the culture, you can also enjoy beaches with blue flags such as El Morche Beach and Ferrara Beach.

3. Nerja

Following this road 8 kilometers from Maro, you can stop in Nerja, a town famous for its Balcón de Europa from where you can contemplate the coast and the immensity of the Mediterranean. Among its notable monuments you can visit the church of El Salvador or the hermitage of Nuestra Señora de las Angustias.

Nerja is also well known and visited by those nostalgic for the series “Verano Azul” filmed in the 80s in this town, where the mythical Chanquete ship is still located.

4. Vélez – Málaga y Torre del Mar

We will continue driving about 25 more kilometers until we reach Torre del Mar, the coastal area of Vélez – Málaga. After a swim on its beach, awarded with the Q for Quality and a Blue Flag, you can eat fried fish at any of its many beach bars.

In Vélez Málaga, its important historical and cultural heritage is a mandatory stop. With monuments as important as the Palace of the Marqués de Benieles in the Mudejar Renaissance style; the Hospital of San Juan de Dios, founded in 1487 by the Catholic Monarchs, or the House of Cervantes, an old 16th century home where the famous writer is said to have stayed.

5. Rincón de la Victoria

It is the last stop on this excursion along the Eastern Costa del Sol, where you can take a walk along the path installed on the cliffs above the sea and enjoy incredible views. The cultural offering also leaves no one indifferent thanks to its spectacular historical monuments, such as the Bezmiliana Castle fortress built by Charles III or the Treasure Cave, where you can admire cave paintings.

And of course, be sure to try the “Vitorian” anchovies. A unique delicacy from the area.

With this route you will be able to enjoy the sea, the subtropical climate of the area, its monuments and of course, the Mediterranean diet.

At Salsa Inmobiliaria we work to offer homes adapted to the needs of our clients, complying with quality and sustainability standards and of course taking advantage of that plus of location that is having a home on the Eastern Costa del Sol, near the sea and with one of the best climates in Europe.

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