12km east of Malaga, Rincon de la Victoria is a town and district known for its long stretch of sand and Cueva del Tesoro or 'Cave of Treasure' - the only accessible marine cave in Europe, with music concerts held during the summer. The district is also part of the Scenic Route of Sun and Avacado, comprised of the charming whitewashed villages of La Cala and Torre de Benagalbon. Often referred to as the gateway to the eastern Costa del Sol, Rincon de la Victoria's large urban beach offers a modern promenade and abundance of water sports, from paddleboarding to surfing. There are also plenty of restaurants and cafes dotted along the coast, lively with tourists and Malaga locals. From the beach there is a very scenic coastal path leading to La Cala, which takes you through a labyrinth of cliff tunnels. On the coast road don't miss 18th century Bezmiliana Castle, once used as a defense against Dutch and British pirates. The garrison buildings now house art exhibitions and works of international artists.