Malaga has a stunning coastline and largest city of southern Spain’s Costa Del Sol (Coast of the SUN). Malaga has a typical Mediterranean climate with 300 days of sun and long stretches of golden sands making it a perfect beach destination. Being one of the world’s oldest city and also one of the southernmost large city in Europe, it has a blend of nature and culture. In this post, read about things to do in Malaga or go for Malaga city tour. Know about perfect beach destination Malaga.
Why Malaga is Perfect Beach Destination-
Malaga was ruled by ancient Carthage from the 6th century and is famous as Pablo Picasso’s birthplace and bull-fighting events.
It has countless beaches which offer bling and glitz. Also, it receives sunshine all year round which makes it perfect beach destination.
Malaga has a combination of beautiful landscapes and scenery, cultural and historical places making it a perfect blend of modern and traditional place. I stayed at Petit Palace Plaza and click here to check this stay at city-center.
What to do in Perfect Beach Destination Malaga | Best things to do in Malaga
Beaches of Malaga city center
La Caleta, El pato or Malagueta are the famous beaches near to the city center. Can be covered by foot, bikes or city bus.
Beaches in Torremolinos
Torremolinos is a resort town of Costa Del Sol, located on the western shore of Malaga at a distance of 13 km from Malaga. City bus from Malaga is a convenient way to reach here. It has the best beach spots in Malaga province. It consists of six main beaches connected by a promenade of palm trees, along with blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea and rugged landscape.
Alcazaba de Malaga-
Roman Amphitheater combined with 11th-century Moorish fortress. This Moorish castle is known as Gibralfaro (14th century). From this castle, spectacular views of Malaga city can be viewed when reached to top. Malaga history is greatly influenced by Phoenician, Roman, Arabic & Christian eras which has a span of 300 years.
Cathedral of Incarnation –
Located in the city center, it is Gothic-Baroque styled Basilica known as La Manquita (The one-armed woman). It has only one tower so it is known as one-armed woman.
This square is the city’s most popular square for its liveliness and traditional tapas bars, cafes, and modern clubs. Spending evenings and nights at this place is a must do thing in Malaga. Buildings are illuminated with lights and streets are decorated with flowers which makes this place very cheerful and romantic. Malaga is also famous for nightlife and most of the cafes, bars, and clubs often till 6:00 A.M. next morning.
Parks of Malaga
The city of Malaga has various parks to get relief from the sun with beautiful shades of trees, foliage & flowers. The air of the park is filled with scents of orange blossoms, which is so peaceful and relaxing.
El Pedregaleju –
The nearest fishing town of Malaga city. Can be reached through city bus.
Calle Larios –
Famous street of Malaga with designer and high-end shops.
Museum of Pablo Picasso –
Malaga is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso and so it has a museum of his artworks. Art lovers from all over the world visit here. I missed this museum as it was closed that day and due to lack of time, I have to proceed to the beaches.
Cafe Tour in Malaga-
Visit various cafes, bars, and restaurants for lunch and dinner in Malaga to get the authentic flavor of Spanish culture. Always choose traditionally styled cafes as they have rustic and cultural interiors. If you want to relax then click here to book authentic Hammam experience in Malaga.
Spanish houses and streets-
Malaga has beautiful streets surrounded by Spanish styled colorful houses. Windows and balconies decorated by various flower arrangements make this place so photogenic.
Useful tips for holidaying at Perfect Beach Destination Malaga-
- Malaga has an International Airport.
- Malaga is connected through rail network of RENFE. Renfe also comes under a Euro-rail pass. Nearest big railway stations are Seville and Madrid.
- Rent a Car from Seville or Madrid. The road journey from Seville or Madrid is long.
- You can also book your day trip to Caminito from Malaga which is recommended. Click here to book this trip.
- Granada famous for wonderful Moorish architecture is just 1.5 hours from Malaga. Plan your day trip to Granada from Malaga and read more about things to do in Granada.
- Explore Alhambra Gardens in Andalusia which is approximately 1.5 hours and is a perfect day trip from Malaga.
- Book an enchanting Flamenco show run by the family of artists named as Kelipe Flamenco show which is top lister on Trip Advisor. Click here to book Kelipe Flamenco show.
- Drive through dreamy white villages – publeos blancos of Andalucia.
Weather of Perfect beach Destination Malaga –
Lots of sunshine whole year round. Try to avoid going in peak summers as it is too hot. Carry loads of sun-tan and umbrellas for protecting against sunshine.
City Bus network in Malaga and its nearby villages are great. Very affordable and good frequency between running time.
People of Malaga –
Malaga is known for friendly, hospitable, cheerful and open-minded people. Malaga is famous for seafood and being a vegetarian, I never found a problem while eating in restaurants. Restaurant staff customized Spanish dish like Paella to veggie option and I admired their approach to make me feel special always.
Malaga is not very expensive and so shopping is quite good and fun here.
Staying Tips in Malaga-
Always try to stay near the City center or Mtjana Square, because they are very lively and near to many major tourist attractions.
Port of Malaga –
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