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Discovering Málaga: 10 Compelling Reasons To Explore This Spanish Gem 🇪🇸

Málaga is a beautiful city in Andalucía, Spain, it is located on the Costa del Sol - The Sunshine Coast - and it is a must visit in Spain. You will fall in love with the architecture, its blue sea, and its yellow sandy beaches. You will enjoy knowing more about the history of Málaga as well as taking advantage of the beautiful weather by the beach. You can also enjoy many day trips from Málaga if you want to explore more areas and part of Andalucía such as Setenil de Las Bodegas. Málaga offers a variety of activities for tourists, so you will definitely find something you enjoy doing, while enjoying the beautiful and privilege climate Málaga has.


10 Reasons Why To Visit Málaga

1. Beautiful Beaches

Málaga is well known for its beautiful sandy beaches and blue water, which is why it is a popular destinations for tourists during the summer time. There is a variety of beaches that you can go to, and also a variety of water sports and fun activities you can do and enjoy. If you hate crowded spaces, you will be able to find some remote beaches that you can go to and enjoy some quiet time away from all the noise, beaches such as Playa el Polo which was originally a fishing neighbourhood in Málaga, or you can go to Malagueta Beach which you can find right next to Málaga’s old quarter.

2. History

Málaga is rich in history since it’s located in Andalucía, it is one of the oldest cities in Spain and a lot of its rich past still remains. The Old Town still has its old charm and cobbled streets, you will also find a Roman Amphitheatre located on a mountain side. There is also the Moorish fortress of Alcazaba that gives you an amazing view from the top of the city of Málaga. You will get immersed into the history if you are interested in learning more, and there is definitely a lot to learn.

3. Art & Culture

Now if you didn’t know, Málaga is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, and because of that; they built a museum to honour him. The Picasso Museum combines modern architecture & history in an inventive way, and you will be able to see the artist’s amazing work displayed inside, which is what attracts people to the museum. Besides that, Málaga has other museums as well that you can visit such as Carmen Thyssen Museum, Pompidou Centre, and Car Museum. There is also a lot of art galleries and a beautiful modern port area as well as and art district called Soho. So if you are an art lover, you will definitely love and enjoy Málaga.

4. Its Nightlife

If you enjoy staying out late, then you will definitely Málaga, but in Spain in general they do love to stay out late especially during the weekends. Málaga is the capital of the Costa del Sol, so it’s the biggest attractions which is why it has a lot of beach bars that are open both during the day and during the night. You will enjoy a variety of music since Málaga is known for its music, and there’s a huge selection of music bars and cafes, and no shortage of nightclubs either.

5. Nature

If you enjoy some quiet time and time in nature, then you will love Málaga. Málaga has a beautiful park called Parque de Málaga that is located in the city centre, and it is such a beautiful place. I stayed there for a bit and it so nice and refreshing, and it was nice to get away from the crowded city for a bit to enjoy some time in nature. The most interesting features of the park are the ornate pieces of baroque and renaissance sculptures and fountains surrounded by subtropical plants. There is also one of the most famous botanical gardens in Europe which is The Garden La Concepcion, which is basically and English style garden with around 2,000 plant species from five continents. You will also find fountains, waterfalls, and staircases there.

6. Privilege Climate

Málaga is know for its beautiful weather and privilege climate, as they experience the warmest weather in Europe, you will definitely want to escape the cold winters and go to Málaga. The coldest month is January, but besides that, the weather is lovely all year long.

7. Andalucía Cuisine

Málaga has a unique cuisine and you will be able to find a variety of delicious tapas in Spain in general. I always say this, but the best way to explore a country and get to know the culture, is by trying their cuisine, and you will absolutely love Spain for its cuisine alone.

8. Great For Shopping

If you love shopping, then you will definitely love Málaga. It is basically all about Calle Larios, which is a shopping street there for all fashion lovers. You will be able to find a variety of international brands, so you will definitely get lost there if you love shopping.

9. Festivals

If you love festivals, then you will definitely love Málaga because they love festivals there. The annual festival which is called Feria de Málaga, is basically a week-long festival or a party that occurs in the city of the third week of August, filled with flamenco, fireworks , fino, finger-snapping, toe-tapping and street dancing. If you’re in Málaga on June 23, you can celebrate the Summer Solstice on the Night of San Juan.

10. Day Trips

You can enjoy staying in Málaga, or you can go and explore more. There are a lot of beautiful places in Andalucía that you can visit, and you can definitely go on many day trips from Málaga, such as Setenil de Las Bodegas, which is a small Spanish town located in the south of Spain in the Cádiz province. As the Andalucía area have a lot of white villages that are charming, but Setenil de Las Bodegas is different that the rest as the houses not only are built into the surrounding cliffs, but the overhang is impressive.


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How To Get To Málaga

The best & easiest way to reach Málaga is by plane since it has an international airport, Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport which is easy to reach and you will be able to find flights but most probably you will have to take to connecting flight from either Madrid or Barcelona. If you are in Europe you can also find trains & buses depending on where you are, and of course if you are in Spain you will find multiple ways to reach Málaga. I personally took the train to get from Madrid to Málaga and it was the most comfortable way to get there.

You can find cheap flights on WayAway. Also, if you are in Europe, you can easily find train and buses through Omio, FlixBus, and


How To Move Around Málaga

Since Málaga is a big city, then you will need to use the public transportation to move around. You can get around Málaga by walking as well since a lot of the main attractions are within walking distance, but it will be easier and less exhausting in the heat to use the metro to be able to move from one neighbourhood to the other and also to be able to reach the beaches. I used Uber sometimes since it was cheap, and you can also use Bolt. You can also get a rental bike and move around Málaga that way if you want, which a lot of people tend to do.


Best Time To Visit Málaga

Now since Málaga has a great climate all year long, you can visit whenever you want but avoid the month of January since it is the coldest. The best time to visit is between June & September, but be aware that this is the high season so it will be crowded and it will also be more expensive that other months. The hottest time of the year is July and August, so if you don’t like too much heat then avoid these two months.


Accommodations In Málaga

The top 6 neighbourhoods in Málaga are Old town (Historic City Centre), Soho, La Merced, El Perchel, La Malagueta, Teatinos. So will be able to find a lot of hotels to stay there. You can also find many hostels if you want something that is budget friendly even though there are budget friendly hotels, and of course you will find endless Airbnbs that would suit your budget.

You can book your accommodation through, which is the one I use the most, or if you wan to stay in a hostel you can book through HostelWorld. You can also use Agoda, Trivago, or Vrbo to book your accommodations. I know most people have a favourite website or app to use, so just choose what you prefer best.


Best Cafes & Restaurants In Málaga

  • Restaurante Alyamal (Moroccan cuisine)

  • Casa Lola (One of the best for tapas)

  • Pizzamore (Italian cuisine)

  • El Pimpi (Andalucía dishes)

  • Doña Inés (Mediterranean cuisine)

If you wan to find more cafes & restaurants to try, then you can do so through TripAdvisor.



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