Information for travelling around Malaga by motorhome
Southcamper, motorhome rental in Malaga
If you want to explore Andalusia and rent a motorhome in Malaga, you will find a wide selection of campers and motorhomes with us. From manoeuvrable campers to spacious overcab motorhomes, we have motorhomes for two to six people. Extras can be added at fair prices, and we are also happy to help with the first steps of planning your trip in advance. Our rental station in Málaga is located near Pablo Picasso Airport. Since 2012, we have been offering our customers a full range of services for their motorhome holidays in Andalusia.
Travel to Malaga by motorhome
Visiting the city of Malaga by motorhome is possible with no problem. However, trips to the city center should be avoided due to the size of the motorhomes. Further below you will find suggestions where you can park and stay overnight with the motorhome in Malaga.
Getting to Malaga by plane is possible from anywhere in Europe. Almost all European airlines maintain flight routes to Malaga. The Aeropuerto de Málaga-Pablo Picasso is the fourth busiest airport in Spain and was expanded in 2010 with an additional terminal.
Malaga, museums, tours and history
Malaga offers sightseeing from Roman times to the present. The latest attraction added in 2015 is the Centre Pompidou de Málaga. A total of 70 works, on loan from its sister museum in Paris, can be seen. In addition, there are three changing exhibitions per year.
From the Arab period, you can explore the 11th-century Alcazaba fortress in Malaga. It is the second largest Moorish fortress in Andalusia. Together with the Gibralfaro Castle, these form a large complex in today’s city center. The biggest attraction of this complex is the old Roman theater at the foot of the Alcazaba.
The city can also claim two renowned museums: the Picasso Museum, in the artist’s birthplace, and the Thyssen Museum.
There are also some excellent and less known museums, such as the Glass and Crystal Museum (Museo de Vidrio y Cristal), the Automobile Museum of Malaga(Museo Automovilístico de Málaga) or the Museum of Art and Popular Customs (Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares).
Walks are nice at the marina (Puerto Deportivo de Málaga) and the Botanical Garden (Jardin Botanico Historico La Concepcion).
Where to park the motorhome to visit Malaga?
If you are traveling to Malaga by plane and would like to rent a motorhome on site, our tip would be to spend the first night locally. Especially if you have a late landing, this way you can first get familiar with the motorhome. Both accommodations for motorhomes in Málaga have a good connection to public transport. For a visit to the city, you can leave your motorhome at the campsite or RV park and take the bus or train to the city center. The visit to the sights of Málaga can be easily combined with a beach vacation.
Where to stay overnight with the motorhome in Malaga?
Places of interest and destinations for travelers with motorhomes in the province of Malaga
The entire coastal strip of the province is quite narrow and is bounded by the foothills of the Betic mountain range. From east to west are the following mountain ranges, some of which are also declared protected areas: Los Alcornocales Natural Park, Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, Sierra de las Nieves National Park, Montes de Málaga Natural Park and the Axarquía Natural Park. The elevations range from 1,500 m to 2,000 m.
Approximately in the centre of the province, at the height of Malaga, the Guadalhorce valley forms a wide access from the interior to the coast. In this area in particular, there are many worthwhile places to visit if you rent a motorhome. Among them are historical testimonies, but also landscapes and natural monuments worth seeing.
El Caminito del Rey, the most famous attraction
One of the most visited attractions is the Camino del Rey. It is a 7 km long route through gorges up to 700 m high. Originally, the Camino was built from the old railway tracks of the Córdoba-Málaga line for the workers of the nearby Gaitanejo and El Chorro power stations. This was necessary mainly to bring in material for the pipes. When King Alfonso inaugurated the Conde de Guadalhorce dam in 1921, he used these same roads. Hence the name Camino del Rey (King’s Road). If you want to visit the Camino del Rey, you should try to get a ticket in advance. For campers, the closest place to spend the night is Camping Ardales.
Ronda and its surroundings
Situated in the west of the province, between the Sierra de las Nieves and the Sierra de Libar. Nowadays, Ronda is known all over the world, especially through the photos of the Puente Nuevo (New Bridge) over the Tajo gorge. However, Ronda has existed as a tourist destination for a long time. As early as the 19th century, Doré and Rilke, among others, visited the city. This was also the time when the foundations of modern bullfighting were laid in Ronda. The location between the two sierras and next to the Ronda Depression was of strategic importance for many centuries. This is also reflected in the places of interest in the city.
On the other hand, the Casa del Rey Moro (House of the Moorish King) and the Arab Baths are testimonies of the Moorish period. From the Romans, you can visit the ruins of Acinipo on the outskirts of the city. From more recent history, the bullring, the Casa Don Bosco and the Mirador de los Viejos Romanticos are worth a visit. Also worth mentioning is the Bandolero Museum. Ronda also belongs to the route of the White Villages and is the most populated of these. With a motorhome, there are several alternatives for parking and accommodation, there are two motorhome areas.
Antequera, history and monuments
Inland, behind the Montes de Málaga, lies the town of Antequera. Coming from Granada or Seville, you can see from afar the symbol of the city, the Peña de los Enamorados. According to medieval legend, the Christian Tello and the Moorish Tagzona of Archidonia fell in love. On their flight to Antequera, they were discovered and decided to die rather than be separated. Halfway there was the rocky mountain and together they plunged to their deaths.
The best known natural monument, the karst mountain Torcal de Antequera, should be visited in good weather. Less known, but still a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are the dolmens of Antequera (Conjunto arqueológico Dólmenes de Antequera). There are a total of three megalithic structures dating from the 5th and 6th millennia BC, which can easily be visited by motorhome for free in a morning.
In the town, the Moorish castle Alcazaba de Antequera and the impressive Royal Collegiate Church of Santa Maria are within walking distance of the campsite. The city has a free Motorhome Area to visit.
Other places to visit
In the province of Malaga there are worthwhile places to visit with your motorhome. Among them are: Cañón de las Buitreras, Ronda, Frigiliana, Castillo de la Estrella de Teba, Torcal de Antequera, Camino del Rey, El Chorro, Torre del Mar, Nerja, Mijas, Castillo del Águila.
Places to visit by motorhome in the Province of Malaga
Motorhome areas in the Province of Malaga
The Álora motorhome area is located to the east, a short distance from the centre of Álora. The car park has 4 spaces exclusively for motorhomes, but there are more spaces equally suitable for motorhomes. The area is free of charge and has facilities for emptying grey and black water. The village centre can be reached in a few minutes on foot, passing a natural water source.