"Holidays here offer beautiful beaches and unbeatable access to the warmest, bluest parts of the Mediterranean Sea."
If, when you imagine Malaga, the first thing that springs to mind is fabulously bright sunshine, exciting activities and coastal scenery to die for then you couldn’t be more right. The warm summer season in this Spanish port city lasts from April until November, guaranteeing perfect holiday weather almost all year round.
Malaga is considered by many to be the main attraction of the Spanish coastline and holidays here offer beautiful beaches and unbeatable access to the warmest, bluest parts of the Mediterranean Sea. The pride of this coastal city is its many stylish marinas. These harbours are surrounded by popular restaurants, bars and are all just a short walk away from the bustling city centre. La Duquesa Marina is the best place to watch the comings and goings of luxurious, millionaire yachts, while Puerto Deportivo Marino is an excellent choice if you’d like to try your hand at water sports and sailing.
Although famed for its stunning coastal areas, Malaga has just as much to offer holidaymakers who venture further inland. There are sporting activities in the city centre and sightseeing opportunities in the surrounding white-washed villages such as Ronda. And no trip to Malaga would be complete without sampling the local cuisine of the area. From traditional dishes which have been served in the Costa del Sol for centuries to the emerging fashionable fine food scene of the region, there are plenty of places to whet your appetite after a long day spent exploring.
Things to see in Malaga
Malaga first gained its international reputation as a holiday destination in the early 1990s, but this Costa del Sol municipality has a rich and exciting culture dating back thousands of years. For thoroughly modern fun, check out the trendy restaurants and boutiques in the city centre. This area of the city is especially exciting at night when bars and nightclubs to suit every tourist’s taste come to life and add to the famous Malaga atmosphere.
If you’d prefer to experience something a little more traditional then make sure you don’t miss iconic sights such as the Cathedral de Malaga. This former mosque was converted into a cathedral in the 16th century and is a must-see piece of medieval architecture which is home to some of Spain’s most elaborate and breathtaking religious art. Another well-preserved piece of Spain’s Moorish heritage can be found at Alcazaba. This ancient town on the outskirts of Malaga is home to a Roman amphitheatre and wonderful 11th century stone houses.
Each of Malaga’s beaches has its own unique charm. Playa de Campo del Golf in the San Julian neighbourhood is particularly popular with wind surfers and paragliders thanks to its strong sea breeze, so if you fancy braving the heights and getting an unforgettable view of Malaga then this could be the beach for you. Playa de Guadalmar requires a different kind of courage - as Malaga’s only nudist beach, this sandy shore is not for the shy or faint hearted. For something a little more family-friendly, head over to Playa de La Misericordia. One of the city’s most popular options, this huge beach is clean, picturesque and always just the right amount of busy. This beach, and many more in Malaga, has plenty of handy facilities from water sports centres to beach bars and eateries.