Málaga is a port city on the Costa del Sol, in southern Spain. This summer holiday destination is known for its multi-storey hotels and resorts that stand out from its yellow sandy beaches. Above this modern profile, in two hills, rise the two enormous citadels of the city, the Alcazaba and the ruins of Gibralfaro, remnants of the Moorish regime. The city's high Renaissance cathedral is nicknamed La Manquita because one of its towers, curiously enough, the building was never finished.
- Our favorite beach in Málaga: Playa de La Caleta
- Our favorite restaurant in Málaga: Cooking class with Spain Food Sherpas
- Our favourite boat tour in Málaga: Private luxury sailing yacht in Málaga
Language and currency in Málaga
Spanish is the official language and local people feel most comfortable speaking Spanish, rather than English. But no worries, a lot of people in the tourism industry know how to speak English. The local currency is Euro and nowadays it is no problem to pay with card in most places.
Getting around in Málaga
As with any large city, transport options around Málaga are abundant. Málaga has a local train
service west along the coast to Fuengirola
and north-west inland up the Guadaljorce valley to Alhora
. The city also has a very efficient local bus service network to connect you to areas around the city centre.
A great way to get your bearings around Málaga City and to take in the best sights in the process is to go on an official tour bus. They are easy to spot: look our for a red double-decker with an open roof!
Best things to do during your holidays in Málaga
Take a cooking class in Málaga with Spain Food Sherpas
Spain Food Sherpas shows you the best of Málaga. They aim that food is best enjoyed when you put it into the context of your local surroundings. The tours and cooking classes are not standardized, but a real reflection of the delicacies that every season has to offer and the creativity of their chefs. They know everything about the tapas and food scene in Málaga.
Day trip to Fuengirola
From Málaga, it is nice to visit Fuengirola
, which is just 30 minutes driving by car
. This is a lively place and the busiest time of the year is during the hot summer months when there are many tourists. Don't forget to visit the Bioparc
or try some dolphin watching in Fuengirola
Boat tour in Málaga
Doing a sightseeing boat trip is highly recommended and the best way to discover the beautiful coast of Costa del Sol. Now imagine, having your own private luxury sailing yacht
in Málaga during daytime or late in the afternoon.
You will have some quality time with your beloved ones and there might be a chance that you will spot some dolphins
along the way. Sounds great, right? There is even time to take a dive into the Mediterranean Sea.
Enjoy the Playa de la Caleta in Málaga
Playa de la Caleta is the most well-maintained beach in the area. Despite its proximity to the city center, la Caleta doesn’t feel closed-in, grimy or overcrowded. From its clean sands, you can admire beautiful views of the rough, mountainous terrain that surrounds Málaga. There are cool little beach bars along its length and a range of watersports for those who quickly tire of sunbathing.
Whatever you decide to do during your trip to Málaga, we promise you will love this part of Andalusia! Sunshine and a lot of fun are guaranteed! For any further tips or requests, feel free to contact us anytime.