Malaga is a coastal city in southern Spain that offers a wide range of options for practicing outdoor sports. From golf to soccer, to sailing and other adventure sports, Malaga has something for everyone’s tastes and levels. Here are some of the most popular sports and where you can practice them in Malaga.

golf in Malaga

Golf is one of the most practiced sports in Malaga, as it has more than 70 courses spread throughout the province. Some of the most famous ones are the Real Club de Golf Guadalmina, the Parador de Golf Malaga or the Club de Golf La Cala Resort. These courses offer quality facilities and spectacular landscapes between the sea and the mountain. In addition, the mild and sunny climate of Malaga allows playing golf all year round.

The quality of facilities, along with the climate, atmosphere and hospitality, have transformed the Costa del Sol into a “Costa del Golf” par excellance.

You can find out more information about Golf in Malaga here.

football stadium

Soccer is the king sport in Spain and also in Malaga. The city has a professional team that plays in the second division of Spanish soccer: Málaga Club de Fútbol. The stadium where it plays its home games is La Rosaleda, with a capacity for 30,000 spectators. If you want to see a game of Málaga or just enjoy the soccer atmosphere, you can visit La Rosaleda or some of the many bars and pubs that broadcast the games.

You can find out more information on Malaga Football club here.

other sports in Malaga

Besides golf, soccer and sailing, there are many other sports that you can practice in Malaga if you like adventure and nature. Water, mountain, nature and adventure sports are also an important part of the coast’s sporting alternatives, offering the visitor the chance to go climbing, hilking, paragliding, windsurfing, waterskiing, sailing and scuba diving, to name but a few.

Malaga port sailboat

Sailing is another very popular sport in Malaga thanks to its privileged location next to the Mediterranean Sea. There are several nautical clubs where you can learn to sail or rent a boat to enjoy the sea. Some examples are Real Club Mediterráneo de Málaga, Puerto Deportivo El Candado or Puerto Marina Benalmádena. Also, if you want to compete or see sailing competitions, you can participate or attend events such as the Regata Internacional Ciudad de Málaga or the Copa del Rey.

You can find information on the the marinas on the south coast of Spain here. We also have contact details for you to contact them for further information.

Some sport alternatives

  • Climbing: there are several areas where you can climb both on rock and on artificial wall. Some are El Chorro (one of the most famous places to climb in Spain), El Torcal (a natural site with unique rock formations) or Municipal Schools (where you can learn the basic techniques).
  • Hiking: there are numerous routes for hiking through the mountains and natural parks that surround Malaga. Some are Senda Litoral (which runs along the entire coast of Malaga), Caminito del Rey (a spectacular route through a gorge) or Parque Natural Montes de Málaga (where you can enjoy the Mediterranean forest).
  • Paragliding: if you want to feel adrenaline and see Malaga from another perspective, you can jump into the void with a paraglider from some of the points enabled for it. Some are Los Gaitanes (near Caminito del Rey), Los Reales (in Estepona) or Sierra Tejeda (in Alhama).
  • Windsurfing: if you like sliding on waves driven by wind, you can practice windsurfing on some beaches in Malaga where a good breeze blows. Some are Los Álamos (in Torremolinos), Guadalmar (in Malaga) or Cabopino (in Marbella).
  • Water skiing: Water skiing: if you prefer speed and water, you can practice water skiing on some lakes or reservoirs near Malaga. Some are El Embalse de la Viñuela (in La Viñuela), El Embalse del Guadalhorce (in Ardales) or El Embalse de los Bermejales (in Arenas del Rey). These places offer the possibility of renting equipment and taking classes with qualified instructors.
  • Scuba diving: if you want to explore the underwater world, you can practice scuba diving on some of the best spots in Malaga. Some are La Herradura (in Almuñécar), Maro-Cerro Gordo (in Nerja) or Calahonda (in Mijas). These places offer a rich marine biodiversity and some interesting features such as caves, wrecks or coral reefs.

As you can see, Malaga is a paradise for sports lovers. Whether you prefer land, sea or air, you will find a sport that suits your preferences and abilities. So don’t hesitate and come to Malaga to enjoy its sports offer and its wonderful climate.