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Unique Food Tourism Experiences. Trails with a Taste of Málaga

Diputación de Málaga
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Unique Food Tourism Experiences. Trails with a Taste of Málaga

Food is increasingly one of the biggest attractions for visitors to Malaga province and one that leaves them very satisfied. Visitors to Malaga province can enjoy a wide variety of gastronomic experiences that bring together the enormous talent of its culinary artists, the long gastronomic tradition of generations past and the Costa del Sol’s rich and varied larder, filled by the labours of its winegrowers, fishermen, livestock farmers and fruit and vegetable growers. All these factors put it in an excellent position to become a great gastronomic leader.

A good example of the excellence of Malaga’s cuisine is the ten Michelin stars awarded to restaurants in the province, and its wide variety of designated origin produce, such as raisins, Aloreña olives, and Antequera oils, that have won prizes worldwide, and our excellent wines under the Malaga and Sierras de Malaga designation of origin.

In 2011, the Diputación de Málaga launched a new initiative, the ‘Sabor a Málaga’ (Taste of Malaga) brand, to increase acceptance of the province’s food products in their home market and promote them abroad at fairs and events, enabling many small companies to grow and expand their markets.

This initiative has made the food sector one of the foundations of Malaga’s tourism promotion, and gastronomy has come to be recognised as an essential attraction for tourists visiting the province.

On the other hand, the Sabor a Málaga brand is directly related to sustainability, another of the Provincial Council’s strategic objectives. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) promote the consumption of locally grown produce to help preserve and protect the environment. This strategy strengthens the local economy and is a crucial driver for development in rural areas and an effective way to combat rural depopulation.

Food tourists don’t only eat and drink out of a biological necessity: they travel in search of experiences that can nourish the soul, share with producers and learn about their local culture through gastronomic heritage. This tourism is not mass tourism, but people coming in search of calm to enjoy time together. They boost development in the towns and villages they visit and the preservation of their gastronomic, environmental and cultural heritage, contributing enormously to a destination’s economic sustainability.

We invite you to visit some of Malaga’s 103 towns and villages for unique and singular gastronomic tourism experiences in contact with our local producers.

This free publication of Tourism &  Planning Costa del Sol can be obtained in the following formats:

  • PDF Format: compatible with any PDF viewer such as Acrobat Reader.
  • Flash Format: available through the Calameo website for browsers with Adobe Flash.