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Beyond the coast, the province of Malaga has a wide variety of charming inland villages that are ideal to visit at any time of the year.

As in part I of the route through inland villages of Malaga that we published in our blog, we have now prepared another list of inland villages of Malaga to complete and have more alternatives for a weekend getaway or a holiday with family or friends.

So, if you are looking for a car to move around Malaga with full autonomy, take a look at our online car hire offers from Record go Mobility and book your car hire at Malaga airport or, if you prefer, book your car hire in Malaga María Zambrano. And get ready to make the route at your own pace and with the vehicle that best suits your needs. And, if you wish, you can also consider renting a motorbike in Malaga to make your route of inland villages.


Route by car to discover inland Malaga


  • Yunquera: The village of the eagles

Our adventure begins in Yunquera, known as “El Pueblo de las Águilas”. This picturesque village is nestled in the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park, a paradise for nature lovers and hikers. You can explore its narrow streets, enjoy the local gastronomy and learn about the history of the region in its museum.

  • Carratraca: Hot springs and architectural beauty

Carratraca is famous for its thermal waters that date back to Roman times. The Carratraca Spa is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate. The village also boasts impressive architecture, with cobbled streets and traditional whitewashed houses.

  • Igualeja: The essence of Sierra de las Nieves

Igualeja, located in the heart of the Sierra de las Nieves Nature Reserve, is a place where natural beauty combines with Andalusian authenticity. You can enjoy outdoor activities, such as hiking and horse riding, and taste the delicious local food in its restaurants.

  • Archidona: A town with history

There is much to see in Archidona, a town steeped in history, with an impressive ensemble of monuments including the Church of Santa Ana and the Plaza Ochavada. Here, you can immerse yourself in the history of the region and enjoy its rich culture.

  • Casabermeja: The village of dolmens

If you have visited the Torcal de Antequera and the dolmens of Antequera and were left wanting more, Casabermeja is known for its prehistoric dolmens, such as the Dolmen de la Encina, which is believed to be more than 5,000 years old. The village is also famous for its traditional Andalusian architecture and delicious local dishes.

  • Ardales: Nature and adventure

Ardales is a paradise for nature and adventure lovers. Here you will find the impressive Caminito del Rey, a vertiginous gorge offering spectacular views. You can also explore the El Chorro reservoir and enjoy water sports.

  • Alfarnate and Alfarnatejo: Mountain Twins

These twin villages, Alfarnate and Alfarnatejo, are nestled in the mountains of the Axarquia region. Here, the tranquillity and beauty of the mountains are the protagonists. You can taste the local honey and enjoy the hospitality of its inhabitants.

  • El Burgo: Pure air and tradition

El Burgo is a village surrounded by unspoilt nature and pure air. Here, you can explore the Sierra de las Nieves Nature Reserve and discover the agricultural tradition of the area. Don’t forget to try the local goat’s cheese.

  • Tolox: Spa and healing waters

Our route comes to an end in Tolox, famous for its healing thermal waters. The Balneario de Tolox is a perfect place to relax and enjoy spa treatments. In addition, the village offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the Sierra de las Nieves.


The Malaga inland villages route is a unique opportunity to experience authentic Andalusian life, discover the rich history and culture of the region, and enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds it. So, if you are looking for a unique experience on your next visit to Malaga, don’t hesitate to explore these charming inland villages. Unforgettable experiences and memories to treasure forever await you – don’t miss out!