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Is Malaga a good holiday destination? Come to the Costa del Sol and discover it for yourself:

Pulsating and lively, historical monuments and friendly people.

A modern tourism infrastructure, charming old towns and kilometres of sandy beaches.

But there is much more to discover! Below are some excellent reasons for visiting the Costa del Sol and to find out what is Malaga like.

Excellent connections

Malaga airport
Easyjet planes at Malaga airport. Credit Depositphotos

Malaga-Costa del Sol airport offers a large number of flights throughout the year, both within Europe and abroad.

During the summer season there are almost 150 international destinations available, including the Middle East and New York.

The airport is very well connected by road, suburban train and bus. It has all the additional services such as car hire or taxis and transfers to any part of the province.

Moreover, the distance to the main cities and resorts is quite short: The airport is situated only 8 km from the centre of Malaga and from Torremolinos.

Benalmadena and Fuengirola can be easily reached in 20 minutes. And Nerja, Marbella or Estepona in about 45 minutes.

Lively Mediterranean capital

Weather in Malaga in Spring. Credit Depositphotos
Malaga old town

Malaga is the gateway of the Costa del Sol. The city is an ideal starting point for excursions, as Malaga is situated among other interesting cities such as Granada, Córdoba, Seville and small, idyllic towns on the coast, and the white villages in the hinterland; all within a stone’s throw and can be easily reached with a car hire in Malaga.

The city has one of the most important cruise ports in the country.

A beautiful open-air space with shops and restaurants just a few metres from the historic centre.

By the way, did you know that Malaga has almost 20 museums in its historic centre?

It is a pleasure to stroll through the streets and squares, discover charming corners, the cathedral or the old Moorish Alcazaba and have a drink in its many bars and terraces and feel the Malaga life.

Malaga. El Pimpi
Famous Bar El Pimpi at the feet of the Alcazaba

Friendly people

The cheerful Malagueños (the citizens of Malaga) are a very relaxed and very courteous people, always ready for a joke or to help a lost tourist.

They are characterized by their cheerfulness, spontaneity and openness. The loquacious Malagueños love to celebrate and socialize. In the evening they all meet up: going out, eating and drinking together is the Spanish way of life.

Also during the week everybody is out and about, especially during the summer months; on the beach promenade are sitting families, youth and seniors and populate the excellent seafood restaurants or the streets next to the sea.

Children are also at this time far from being in bed and are part of the action. The vivacious Spaniards are very open and always ready for a conversation. Definitely a place to feel comfortable.

Great historical & monumental legacy

Roman Theatre Malaga
Roman Theatre with the Alcazaba in the background

Malaga has a rich 3000-year history. You can visit monuments from the Muslim epoch as the fortress or the castle Gibralfaro still exist today.

The old town has to offer not only a great density of museums and the Picasso Museum, but also several ancient sites and buildings, such as the Roman Theatre and the Cathedral.

But there is also a great offer of modern art and Culture, as for instance in the CAC (contemporary art centre) or the Cervantes Theatre with a variety of music, dance and theatre performances.

Furthermore, there is a large palette of flamenco performances and live concerts, and many festivals & Fairs throughout the year.

To name just the most important: Easter, the August Fair and the Christmas lights in Malaga attract every thousands of visitors and locals.

Also the International People´s Fair in Fuengirola end of April is one of the hightlights in the Events Calendar of the province. A colourful event you should not miss!

Christmas lights Larios Street Malaga
Christmas lights Larios Street Malaga

Tasty mediterranean gastronomy

Sardines grilled on a wooden stick
Sardines grilled on a wooden stick Credit Depositphotos

As a coastal region can be found in Malaga of course a lot of very good fish and seafood in all sizes and variations.

Very typical of the region are all kinds of Pescaito Frito, fried fish, available in Malaga in many taverns, beach bars and of course, seafood restaurants.

The most popular fish are yet sardines, roasted over charcoal and which are a real treat. Very popular and also widely available are shellfish and crustaceans such as prawns.

Famous throughout Spain and also present in Malaga are Tapas, little appetizers, consisting of fish, meat or vegetables.

There is also a delicious red wine from Malaga, beer or Tinto de Verano, a very typical mix of red wine and lemon juice.

Unbeatable climate – All year round!

Malaga winter

In contrast to the nearby high mountains ranges prevails in Malaga along the wide sandy beaches a very pleasant climate, which also guarantees in winter mild temperatures around 15 degrees.

With 320 sunny days per year and temperatures around 30 degrees in summer Malaga offers besides all the attractions mentioned ideal conditions for the perfect beach holiday.

160 km of coastline

Weather in Malaga in Autumn & Winter
Beach in Fuengirola

The Costa del Sol boosts a total of 160 kilometres coastline and beaches which generally have a high occupancy in urban areas and during the months of July and August.

But you can also find some lovely coves on the eastern Costa del Sol. Along the coast there are already 8 nudist beaches and several dog beaches.

And during off-season we can enjoy miles of almost empty beaches in Malaga.

Charming cove in Nerja

Vibrant nightlife

Palmeral de las Sorpresas
Night view of Malaga from the sea

Malaga nightlife requires endurance; for a night out in Malaga starts very late. It is always worthwhile, to go around 11 to 12 pm to the city centre, before have a few tapas and then stroll the beautiful old streets of the city into the animated nightlife.

Numerous clubs and bars offer entertainment and Spanish the whole night. Also on the streets is always a lot going on as in southern Spain life takes place in the streets.

This tendency increases notably during celebrations and fairs, such as Easter and the August fair, where virtually the entire population hits the streets to celebrate.

During the Fair people sing, dance, celebrate, eat and drink virtually around the clock. There are fireworks, concerts, live music and people dance happily through the streets.

Best Golf courses in Europe

Malaga Golf
Antequera Golf

If Golf is your passion, there is probably no better place to enjoy this sport than in Malaga.

As we mentioned before, the climate in Malaga is unbeatable. This favours the practice of golf throughout the winter.

In case you didn’t know, the province has almost 70 golf courses, including a large number of world-renowned ones. These golf courses are concentrated mainly in Marbella and Estepona.

Stunning nature

Malaga. El Chorro
El Chorro where is located the famous Caminito del Rey

Many people still associate the Costa del Sol with sun and beach holidays. We never tire of inviting you to take your rental car, get out of the hotel and discover it!

Lovers of hiking or adventure sports have a huge range of possibilities to enjoy their favourite sport just a few kilometres away from the lively Costa del Sol in beautiful natural surroundings.

Charming White Villages

Malaga. casares
View of Casares

And it is not only nature that we can discover inland. Hidden between valleys and mountains are the charming white villages of Arabic origin.

Little has changed there despite the passing of the years. Do you want to get an impression of authentic Andalusia and tasty mountain dishes, meet the people and take part in one of the many gastronomic events with local products?

Holiday accommodation for all tastes

Amàre Beach Hotel
Amàre Beach Hotel, Marbella

The Costa del Sol as a mature tourist destination specialises in offering its visitors basically any accommodation they could wish for.

You can find AirBnBs, apartments or rural houses. There is an almost infinite choice of hotels, from 2-star to 5-star Grand Luxury.

The cities with the most exclusive hotel offer are Malaga, Marbella and Estepona.

Great Family holiday destination

Hotel Holiday World Benalmadena
Kids having fun at the Hotel Holiday World Benalmadena

Last not least, for the same reason as above, the Costa del Sol is an excellent family destination.

There are not only hotels that specialise in family holidays. There are also water parks, theme parks and a huge range of entertainment for the whole family, and not only during the summer months.

There are many more good reasons for choosing Malaga as a holiday destination during the whole year, what is yours?

Torremolinos beach. Credit Depositphotos
Spring is also surfer time at this beach in Torremolinos


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