Málaga capital is the ideal base to explore the province.
To the west is the famous and somewhat notorious Costa del Sol.
Going east towards Nerja will take you along some less developed coastlines.
Just a couple of miles north you will reach the Montes de Málaga natural park.
The world's most dangerous road, the Caminito del Rey, was opened again in early 2015.
The Serrania de Ronda can be reached in about one hour.
In winter, skiing is only a couple of hours away.
And a bit further but worth the drive is Cabo de Gata, one of Europe's most fascinating natural parks.