This is the perfect place to experience the flavours of Andalusia at its finest! The region's gastronomy is heavily influenced by its proximity to the sea, resulting in an abundance of fresh seafood dishes. From succulent grilled sardines to mouthwatering fried fish, you'll find an array of traditional pescaíto frito (fried fish) that are a true delight for seafood enthusiasts.
The Costa del Sol is also known for its tapas culture, where you can indulge in small plates of local specialities like gazpacho (a cold tomato soup that is the perfect antidote to the heat), boquerones en vinagre (marinated anchovies), and albóndigas (meatballs in a sauce with almonds that is typical of Andalusia). Don't miss the opportunity to savour the rich and aromatic flavours of gambas al pil-pil (spicy and zesty prawns in white wine) and of course, you can find fantastic paella here too.
To complement your meals, sample the region's excellent wines, including the sweet Malaga wine and the refreshing vintages produced in the nearby Axarquía region. Finish off your gastronomic adventure with a taste of a refreshing glass of tinto de verano (red wine with lemon soda) as you soak up the lively atmosphere of the Costa del Sol's charming bars and restaurants.
Grilled sardines on La Malagueta beach