In southern Spain we boast of having a high number of culinary routes. It is impossible to name them all but today we will highlight the best known of the province of Malaga and the Costa del Sol.

The so called ‘oil and mountains route’ covers the area of Axarquía and promotes an entire culture revolving around olive oil. Following this route, you can also taste homemade embutidos (cold meats) and chacinas (cured meats) in Colmenar; the famous peaches and goat cheese in Periana; Roman bread in Alcaucín, snails and olive oil donuts in Riogordo or gazpacho in Alfarnatejo.

Another route to be highlighted is the one around the city of Ronda. This is an eminently wine route and it is located between the towns of Ronda, Arriate and Gaucín, and it is also attractive for being surrounded by exceptional natural areas of Grazalema and Sierra de las Nieves Biosphere Reserve.

On the coast, fish take on the leading role. Very typical of the whole area is the ‘pescaito frito’ (fried fish), as well as the famous sardines that can be enjoyed between the months of June and October. White anchovy is one of the most in-demand fish, served in municipalities from Carihuela to Estepona.

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