Situated on the sun-soaked Costa del Sol, the exquisite village of Alora is an inviting destination for any visitor looking for a relaxing break away or even a complete change in pace of life. This picturesque region of the Malaga province has an array of Spanish whitewashed homes that make perfect backdrops for any photo album.

Alora provides the most tranquil setting with spectacular mountains on one side and the captivating view of the Mediterranean Sea on the other. Alora is the perfect town for escaping the hectic life of the Costa del Sol, yet it’s still nearby all of the essential amenities.

Things to do in Alora

Alora is not short of things to do. With a little research you’ll soon find that the area has plenty of tourist attractions. Once you have had your feel of the beach, you can explore the town museum to see historic artefacts discovered in the vicinity. Alora’s history dates back hundreds of years and the museum contains findings from various intriguing era’s. Based on the historic Plaza Baja de la Despedia and being housed inside of the 300 year old parochial church, you’ll be excused in thinking that time has stopped still here.

Families looking for more outdoor activities and sports will find cycling trails, horse riding, and quad bikes available to hire not too far away. The mountains, forests, and the natural setting of Malaga Province are a playground for anyone looking for hiking and family picnics.

Alora’s good collection of popular restaurants and bars means that you don’t have to go far to find things to do when the sun goes down.

Getting to and around Alora

The train runs from Malaga-María Zambrano to Alora and takes 1 hour and 18 minutes. There are around 6 trains per day.

Local train services link Alora with other cities around Malaga Province. Due to its location, Alora is a great home base for travelers looking to see other areas of the Costa del Sol.

Solhop Marbella Taxis offer great prices on transfers from Malaga airport to Alora. With their trustworthy reputation, you’ll be sure to arrive at your destination in good time. Arrive in style with a free luxury upgrade on most transfer cars. Malaga airport transfers to Alora may your best option if you need to get directly to your destination without the need to do any walking.

After your first holiday to Alora, you too may well fall in love with this extremely beautiful part of Spain. Surrounded by the healthful Mediterranean diet and with a climate that provides almost double the hours of sunshine than many other European regions, you may well consider buying a property here and get your own ideal place in the sun.