Sightseeing in Malaga
Flights to Malaga are perfect for accessing popular resorts of the Costa Del Sol. If you want beauty head for Nerja, if you want class and culture head for Malaga City, if you want to party like you've never partied before, head for Torremolinos! There really is something for everyone.
History, Art & Museums in Malaga
The ancient Alcazaba Fortress in Malaga is great fun to explore where you can admire the Moorish archways and wander the fragrant rose gardens. From here you can see out across Malaga, but for the best views of the city and the sea, climb up to the Castillo de Gibralfaro. Art fans alike cannot go to Malaga without paying a trip to the Museo Picasso where you can view an extensive collection of Picasso's art in the artist's hometown. Picasso's birthplace can actually be visited too as it is now a small museum. There really is so much history to enjoy here.
Seafood, Cakes & Pastries
Malaga has a range of restaurants for you to wind down in the evening and enjoy the famous Spanish cuisine such as tapas and seafood. The best quality seafood can be found in the old fishing villages El Palo and Pedregalejo.
If you've got a sweet tooth you may want to visit the confectionary shops found on the Marques de Larios where you can find a table in the sun and enjoy the fabulous cakes and pastries on offer.
Fun Seekers in Malaga
The pace of life in Malaga is well and truly alive and kicking at night, think Great Britain but with sunshine, cheap beer and bars which stay open till dawn! Oh, and sandy beaches!
Great Nightlife on Holiday in Malaga
Malaga is a great night out for groups of friends and young couples where you can find a mix of trendy and cheesy bars where party goers can be found drinking and dancing till dawn. If you want to mix with the ‘in crowd' then head for trendy Puerto Banus. Marbella's neighbour is home to upmarket hotels, exclusive nightclubs and an array of boats to survey and dream about owning yourself one day. Enjoy some Spanish tapas in the old town and do a bit of people watching outside the café bars before heading out later in the evening as the party starts and ends late in Malaga.
Daytime Fun on Holiday in Malaga
During the day if you want to give the beach a miss then you can always play a round of golf at one of the many fantastic courses in the Malaga area. La Quinta, Valderamma & Marbella Golf Club are amongst the top golf courses available. Sunshine and partying or Spanish culture – whichever you choose, Malaga Airport is the gateway to a fantastic Spanish holiday!
Family Fun in Malaga
For a family holiday Malaga really does have everything to offer from fabulous beaches, delicious food, sights to see and not to mention blazing sunshine. It's great for a holiday in the sun with plenty to entertain everyone.
Family Fun at Malaga’s Waterparks & Beaches
There's plenty to do as a family in Malaga - enjoy a day at the beach where you can chill out and build sandcastles. If you fancy something more adventurous than paddling in the sea then why not get involved in the variety of watersports on offer. Just outside of Malaga is the local waterpark Parque Acuatico Mijas where you can enjoy a splashing good time!
It is easy to eat out with the kids in Malaga as most restaurants are child friendly with menus that cater for children. Plenty of bars welcome children and provide entertainment such as discos and karaoke.
Romantic Breaks in Malaga
With hot weather, beautiful surroundings and long sandy beaches, Malaga makes for the ideal romantic getaway. Laze away the days in the sun and enjoy relaxed meals and drinks as the sun goes down in the evening.
Romantic Breaks of Class & Culture
Malaga is a bustling city with many sights both old and new to see so if you are looking for a bit of class and culture then Malaga is just right for you. With a mix of old, grand architecture and modern shops and bars you can treat yourself to clothes and souvenirs by day and cocktails and tapas by night. Head to Nerja for a romantic stroll around the beautiful landscape.
Romantic Evenings of Tapas & Seafood
In the evening make sure you sample some Spanish tapas which Malaga is famed for, with some of the finest cuisine found in the restaurants around the centre in Calle Nueva. Vegetarians will also find it relatively easy to eat in Malaga which caters for them in most restaurants and cafes. To the east of the city, many popular seafood restaurants can be found and it is not expensive to eat here.
Romance in Marbella & The Moorish Palace
To sample a bit of luxury, Spanish style, hop on a bus to nearby Marbella where the beautiful people flock to holiday in the swanky hotels and eat at the classy beachside restaurants and bars. The Old Town is full of quaint little cafes that are ideal to stop for a refreshing drink whilst you admire the scenery.
One of Spain's most romantic sights just a couple of hours out of Malaga is in Granada. The Moorish Palace is a beautiful building known as The Alhambra which literally means ‘red building' and is well worth a visit.
Top Tips for Malaga
Nightlife starts late in Malaga, the locals don't even think of going out for the night before 9.30pm so go to a restaurant for a bite to eat first and then head out to the bars when they start getting busy.
- Please, thank you – Por favor, gracias
- How much? – ¿Cuanto es?
- Good morning/afternoon/night – Buenos dias/buenas tardes/buenas noches.
- Excuse me – Perdon
- How are you? – ¿Como esta?
- I don't understand – No entiendo
- Do you speak English? – ¿Habla usted ingles?
- I don't speak Spanish – No hablo español.
- I would like… - Quisiera…
- Is there a bank/post office near here? – ¿Hay un banco/correos cerca de aqui?
- Do you have…? – ¿Tiene…?
- The time – la hora
- A double room – una habitacion con cama matrimonial.
- Where is…? – ¿Donde esta…?
- The train station – la estacion de ferrocarril
- The bus station – la estacion de autobuses
Cost of a pint of beer: £1.70