If you like seeing the world from a different perspective, wandering off the beaten track and living unique experiences and places, this is the article for you. Continue reading to discover our top picks of fun activities that will immerse you in the worlds of nature, adventure and gastronomy in a whole new way.
Cheese Making Workshop
If you adore gastronomy and nature, you are going to enjoy this activity which combines them both. Situated in Casares, Sierra Crestellina cheese open its doors to cheese enthusiasts who which to discover exactly how they make their delicious products while enjoying the beautiful natural landscape. Here you can see goats graze, feed the animals, learn about milking methods, see how milk is transformed into delicious wheels, visit the dairy and even create your very own payoya cheese. The tour ends with a cheese tasting, accompanied by local products such as honeys, jams and vegetables grown in the garden and exquisite wines.
Visit the Smallest Winerie in the World
This activity combines the enchantments of a quintessentially Andalusian white village with the beautiful landscape of Serrania de Ronda, gastronomy and wine. 28 metros cuadrados is a winery that is, as the name suggests just 28 metres squared, making it one of the smallest wineries in the world. Here you can taste some delicious wines, paired with produce from the Genal valley and once you have treated your palate, you can walk down the picturesque streets of the town.
Teleférico Benalmadena will take you on a cable car journey through the air of Benalmadena to the summit of monte Calamorro so that you can enjoy the most exclusive panoramic views over the Costa del Sol. At the top, there is a ton of activities for you to enjoy, such as clearly signposted hiking routes and viewing points, falconry exhibitions and viewing points affording extraordinary vistas of Sierra Nevada, the Costa del Sol and on clear days, the African coast and Gibraltar.
Beer Tasting: La Fábrica Cruzcampo
If you enjoy drinking beer, you simply have to visit the Fábrica Cruzcampo, which is situated in the eclectic El Soho neighbourhood of Malaga. Here you will meet the masters in beer making, tasked with creating the limited-edition beers, who will take you on a guided tour of the factory, showing you the raw materials used to create the beers and the tanks where the magic happens. You will even get to see the fermentation of the yeast. To end the experience, you will get to take part in a beer tasting session, completing your training as a beer master.
Cycle or Walk the Malaga Coastline
If you adore nature, cycling or walking the coastline of the province of Malaga is sure to be an unforgettable experience. The Senda Litoral will take you on an exceptional exploration through 14 Costa del Sol municipalities, from Balcón de Europa, in Nerja, to Manilva to Castillo de la Duquesa, providing more than 200 kilometres of coastline with the greatest climate in Europe.
Picnic in Jardín Botánico de La Concepción
Dating back to 1855, Jardín Botánico-Histórico La Concepción in Malaga is a beautiful setting for a picnic with your friends and family. The botanic garden boasts an impressive collection of subtropical and tropical plants en plein air, with more than a thousand species from across the globe. It was declared a historic and artistic garden in 1934 and is currently listed as a Site of Cultural Interest.
Walk with the Butterflies
Would you enjoy a walk through a landscape that you thought could only exist in your dreams? Situated in the municipality of Benalmadena, Mariposario is a butterfly house that is home to numerous different species of butterfly. Inside, you can find more than 1,500 exotic butterflies flying freely in a paradise of landscape of flowers and waterfalls.
The Longest Zipline in Spain
If you enjoy adventures, the tirolina de Comares will bring you back to the ecstatic fun of childhood. The longest zipline in Spain is immersed in a natural landscape and provides 436 metres of adrenaline-fuelled thrill at a height of approximately 115 metres. Once you have gotten over the vertigo, you can also make the most of your visit to walk the streets of the beautiful municipality of Comares, known as the Balcony of Avarquía.
Mercado de Atarazanas
Calling all lovers of good food, the iconic Mercado de Atarazanas in Malaga awaits with a journey through the senses. Here you will find the most authentic tastes of the Costa del Sol: sea food, fish, fruit, vegetables, meat, sweets and more. You will not be able to stop your mouth from watering. Once you have found all of the stalls, there is no better way to regain your strength than with a tasty plate of fried fish and seafood in one of the bars nearby the main entrance.
Do you enjoy taking a walk on the wild side? Antequera gives you one of the most original activities in the province of Malaga: Lobo Park, 40 hectares inhabited by a variety of species of wolves. On the night of the full moon, you get to see nature in motion as the wolves howl. The park also offers horse riding lessons and riding hacks.
We hope that this list has given you lots of food for thought and that you have saved the activities you would like to try on your next trip to the Costa del Sol. If you would like more inspiration or information for your next getaway in the Costa del Sol, check out some of our other articles.