From big city to quaint whitewashed village, experience both sides of life in the Costa del Sol. In Malaga, you can shop-till-you-drop, explore the historic old quarter or visit one of the many art museums. A change of pace in Mijas sees you stroll flower-lined streets and enjoy peaceful views over the sea.
Arriving in Malaga, you'll soon see why this is a Spanish city on the rise. Winding streets of tapas bars run alongside historic monuments and an upmarket port area. There's free time to visit must-sees like the Moorish Alcazaba fortress, shop in the designer outlets of Calle Larios or admire a host of art exhibitions – after all, the city is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
In the afternoon, we bring things down a gear by heading to the village of Mijas. Wandering sleepy cobbled streets, you can pick-up hand-made Andalusian ceramics or pay a visit to one of the world's smallest chocolate factories. Or if you prefer, just sit back, relax and take in the tumbledown views towards the sea.