The largest city on the Costa del Sol, Malaga lies in the Andalucia region of southern Spain. The birthplace of Picasso, Malaga is famed for its historical and cultural attractions as much as its beautiful beaches. Tourists must experience the views from Alcazaba, an 11th century Moorish castle, as well as the beautiful remains of the old Roman Theater that lies beneath it. Art lovers will revel in the art of the Picasso Museum, while more adventurous types can try their hand at rock climbing in El Chorro gorge. For a refreshing dip after all that exploring, head to La Malagueta, the beach closest to the city centre. When it’s time to refuel, you can’t go past fresh local seafood, or perhaps a bowl of refreshing gazpacho soup. If you choose a self-catering Malaga apartment or villa, you can also take advantage of the Mercado Central de Atarazanas, a bustling food market where you can stock up on produce including fresh fish, meat, cheese, fruit and vegetables. This is not only a great way to save money, but a great way to experience the city.
When to go to Malaga
Malaga is a year round destination, although the weather is best between May and October. The city is most popular with tourists over summer, when sun worshipers arrive in droves.
Getting to and around Malaga
Most tourists arrive via flights to Malaga’s international airport, one of the largest in Spain. Arrival is also possible via train or bus from many Spanish cities, including Madrid, Barcelona and Seville. Once in Malaga, many attractions are within walking distance of each other, however bus is also a great public transport option.
Where to stay in Malaga
For the best accommodation in Malaga, you can’t go past an affordable villa or apartment. HouseTrip has a number of quality Malaga apartments and villas to choose from, many available to book in as little as six clicks. Not only will choosing self-catering Malaga accommodation save you money, you’ll have far more space and privacy than in a hotel room too.