The province of Malaga in Spain is full of beautiful places. We spent 2 months there and enjoyed every second of it! During that time we had an opportunity to visit quite a large part of this beautiful region. Today we’ll show you our subjective ranking of TOP5 most beautiful white villages near Malaga in Spain. All of them charmed us and stayed in our memories for longer. Add them to your Spain bucket list – you won’t regret it.
Few words about the province of Malaga
The province of Malaga is located in Andalusia in southern Spain, on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. It has 160 km of coastline, commonly called Costa del Sol. Its capital, Malaga, is the birthplace of famous people like painter Pablo Picasso, or actor Antonio Banderas.
Ok, let’s go and explore the TOP5 most beautiful white villages near Malaga, Spain.
TOP5 Most Beautiful White Villages Near Malaga, Spain
Benalmadena Pueblo is located 30km from Malaga. Town retained the authenticity of a typical Andalusian village. It’s full of narrow cobbled streets and whitewashed houses generously decorated with colorful flowers. Benalmádena Pueblo without a doubt is most famous for Castillo de Colomares, a building that looks like a fairy-tale castle but in reality, it’s a monument dedicated to Christopher Columbus and his discovery of America. Unfortunately, many visitors start and end their visit in the town there – don’t make that mistake and go on a walk in the charming Benalmádena Pueblo old town.
Estepona is located about 90km from Malaga, and it just couldn’t be missed in our ranking of most beautiful pueblos blancos in the province of Malaga. This charming town is a hidden gem of Andalusia because so far it isn’t as popular and crowded as other places on the Costa del Sol. In the 60s, not that long ago, it was a little fishing village and since then it developed into one of the biggest cities on Costa del Sol. Nonetheless, the old town kept its charm, and strolling along it feels like stepping back several dozens of years back.
Ronda is located about 100km from Malaga, which means that only about an hour by car is needed to get there from the busy Costa Del Sol and to feel like you’ve moved to a completely different world. It is one of the oldest towns in Spain – it was first inhabited by the Celts in the 6th century BC, and later by the Romans and Moors, and declared a city in the 1st century AD by Julius Caesar. The town is located on higher terrain, at 739 m a.s.l, and from many places offers spectacular views of the nearby areas. During your visit stroll through the beautiful narrow streets and take your time to admire beautiful houses, small shops, and hidden alleys.
Learn more: What To See In Ronda In One Day? Complete Guide
Frigiliana is located about 60km from Malaga. This charming little pueblo blanco is located at 320 m a.s.l. It is squeezed between the Mediterranean Sea and Parque Natural de Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama. Frigiliana is one of the best-preserved villages in the whole province of Málaga. While wandering through narrow cobbled streets, passing white houses adorned with bright flowers and colorfully painted doors you can feel as if you have stepped back in time to Moorish times. The village was named by the Spanish Tourism Board the most beautiful village in Andalusia, which doesn’t surprise us at all. Frigiliana just couldn’t be missed in our ranking of the most beautiful pueblos blancos.
Mijas Pueblo is located only about 35km from Malaga. It’s another typical Andalusian village, packed with a maze of narrow cobbled streets, lots of charming corners, and whitewashed houses decorated with flowers in colorful flower pots. Mijas Pueblo is located at the altitude of 430 m a.s.l., at the foot of Sierra de Mijas. Thanks to that it offers spectacular views over the nearby areas. The village definitely is one of the most beautiful white villages on Costa del Sol, and you won’t regret visiting it.
Learn more: 10 Best Things To Do In Mijas Pueblo, Spain
Top5 Most Beautiful White Villages Near Malaga – Summing up
There are many beautiful white villages near Malaga, but this five stayed in our hearts for longer. We hope you’ll like them as well. If you want more you can also check places like Nerja, Ojen, Torrox, Antequera, Casares or Villanueva de la Concepción. Enjoy your time and let us know which are your favorites. 🙂