The Costa Del Sol makes a fantastic base for travel around Andalucia. There are some spectacular cities all within a couple of hours drive of Malaga and the Costa Del Sol, each city offering something different and very special. If you plan it right you could possibly see most of each of city in a day, but we would recommend staying over night, making the most of your trip and experiencing the cities at night when they really do come alive.
In all the cities we highly recommend booking a Free Walking Tour. They normally last around 2 to 3 hours and at the end of the tour you give the guide a tip. We also recommend the Red Bus Tours, these are great fun for all the family and if you are staying overnight, they can work out to be really good value. Remember they are valid 24 or 48 hours from when you purchase the ticket.
Lastly, always check if there are any concerts on in these areas. This year we saw Bryan Adams in Granada which was absolutely brilliant. Its also worth checking on Local & Bank Holidays too, you don´t want to arrive and find everything is closed.
We hope this inspires you to get out and about and travel around Andalucia. Driving in Spain is very different to driving in the UK, there´s hardly any traffic on the main roads and the scenery is beautiful. You could also fly directly into many of these cities if you choose to.
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