Why filming in the province of Malaga

The filming guide to the province of Malaga

aimed at film, advertising and television professionals who wish to make an audiovisual production in Malaga.

The aim is to provide producers with all the resources available in the province of Malaga, so that they can promote their filming processes in the best conditions.

This guide, therefore, offers a catalogue of locations that show the untapped potential of the province, as well as providing documentary sources that can be used to optimise production. It is, in short, a workbook in which to mark out the roadmap that will make safe, efficient, sustainable and successful filming possible.


The province of Malaga is located in the south of the Iberian Peninsula. Its 7,308 km2 They border four other Andalusian provinces and the Mediterranean Sea itself.

Cadiz (234.7 Km) *
Córdoba (159,9 Km) *
Granada (126,6 Km) *
Seville (205,9 Km) *

*Road distances between provincial capitals

Territorial organisation

It is the economic engine of Andalusia
103 municipalities | 9 comarcas
1,696,252 inhabitants
1st Andalusian province in attraction of foreign investment

These nine counties make up a unique province where green and blue landscapes go hand in hand, alternating between encounters with the past and discoveries of the latest generation. Castles, viewpoints, primitive caves, bandit shelters; fields of olive, almond and citrus trees or forests of pinsapos and chestnut trees; lagoons and natural parks. Endless beaches and steep gorges. Churches, hermitages, cave art and remains from the Bronze Age. Villages with narrow streets that take us back to the Andalusian past and Smart Cities that respond to the New Technologies of the 21st century. The province of Malaga allows itself to be discovered as a unique space through its regions which, in perfect symbiosis, combine history and tradition with modernity, luxury and nature, weaving a whole that stands as a real challenge for the expert camera that wants to explore it.


Malaga is the second most mountainous province in Spain, which makes it a land of spectacular landscapes. Rising up on the shores of the Mediterranean, along its 175 km of coastline, the province drinks from the blue of the sea and gradually conquers the interior, transforming its indigo profiles to capture all the greenery of its mountain ranges. Rural environments surrounded by holm oaks and history merge with urban landscapes that maintain the passage of five civilisations in their foundations. Unforgettable places that make the senses explode. Spaces that combine tradition and popular culture with the traces of a brilliant industrial past and a solid present based on technology and sustainability. In this way, the province of Malaga offers disparate landscapes ranging from those developed by agriculture and fishing to those emanating from renewable energies. A whole palette of options to capture any audiovisual project.


One of the greatest assets of the province of Malaga is undoubtedly its warm Mediterranean climate, which makes it a perfect territory for location filming, allowing for ideal production conditions at any time of the year. Although it varies from area to area, which makes the province even more attractive for filming, in general it has a low thermal oscillation, with long, dry summers and short, mild winters.

18,5° C Average annual temperature                             
2,905 hours of sunshine per year

By zones, on the east coast the climate is subtropical Mediterranean, with very mild winters that favour crops such as avocado and mango. On the west coast, the climate is oceanic Mediterranean with mild, rainy winters and not so hot summers. In the north of the province, where the climate is continental Mediterranean, winters are colder.

"Malaga's climate is very mild in winter, with very mild minimum temperatures, and moderate summers due to the influence of the sea. With almost 3,000 hours of sunshine per year and a light wind, we can say that Malaga is one of the best cities in Spain to live in.". AEMET Report

Malaga is the second most mountainous province in Spain and has 175 km of coastline. 18,5° C Average annual temperature and 2.905 hours of sunshine per year.


The strategic location of the province of Malaga, close to the coast of Africa and on the edge of the Mediterranean, a "closed" sea, means that there are almost no tides in the area. The maximum difference between high tide and low tide on a sandy beach on the Malaga coast is barely more than 30-50 centimetres. This kindness of the waters of the province, where, moreover, one can rarely speak of "bad sea", makes it an optimal area for both coastal and offshore filming. 

Architectural diversity and heritage.

With 315 Protected Properties, the province of Malaga bears witness to prehistoric civilisations that settled in caves in the east of the province 40,000 years ago, or the traces of civilisations that have passed through this admired and coveted territory since 800 B.C. The province of Malaga is dotted with a rich and varied heritage, with unique settings, the legacy of diverse cultures. Roman fortresses, medieval castles, nineteenth-century palaces and Muslim towers stand as part of an indelible legacy that left in this land narrow cobbled streets through which Phoenicians and Jews walked. Monuments, thermal spas, gardens, neighbourhoods, suburbs and whitewashed villages make up an exuberant and unique geography with archaeological sites, civil and religious buildings from the past and from the modern and contemporary ages, and spaces that guard a wide mosaic of cultures.

Throughout the province there are also some of the oldest cities in Europe, which also combine in perfect symbiosis the remains of their artistic and cultural past with the most modern architecture, the result of an innovative and cutting-edge present.

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Transport and communications

Its air, rail and port infrastructures, together with an important network of roads and motorways, make the province of Malaga a privileged enclave. Considered the great city of Southern Europe, it acts as a link with Africa and is connected through its airport, the third largest on the peninsula - after Madrid and Barcelona - and one of the 20 most important in Europe, with more than 100 national and international destinations.

Its undoubted capacity to attract tourists, with more than 4 million visitors a year and a direct impact of 40 million euros a year generated by the tourism sector, have been fundamental assets in achieving excellence in its connections with the world.

Accommodation and catering

More than 405,000 accommodation places
More than 43,000 hotel establishments
18,000 hospitality establishments

Hotels, flats and tourist accommodation, and an extensive network of rural tourism with places distributed throughout all the regions of Malaga.