For a mixture of great food, museums and nightlife, the historic and cultural port city of Malaga is the prime getaway spot in the South of Spain. Malaga offers great options whether you decide to stay within the city itself or venture out to one of the many popular destinations of the Costa del Sol.
Visit the Picasso museum which houses more than 200 pieces of art from Malaga’s most famous son in the heart of the old town in an area nicknamed the ‘Mile of Art’ due its abundance of great museums and galleries. Why not head up to the Gibralfaro castle where you get amazing views over this historic city before walking down to the beautiful gardens and courtyard of the imposing 11th century Alcazaba nearby.
Malaga loves its food so visit the many restaurants or cool pavement cafes that are prominent in the city or wander around the Mercado Central de Atarazanas, the local market where you will quickly get an insight into the buzzing food scene in the city. The whole area is great for amazingly fresh and delicious seafood with the small, quaint fishing village El Palo just to the East of Malaga being among the absolute best. And why not watch the sun set in this beautiful city in one of the rooftop terraces.
Malaga lies in the heart of Costa del Sol so there is plenty of choice in the area for a sun and sea holiday all year round, outside of Malaga city itself. Head to the glamourous resort of Marbella, sip cocktails in its stylish bars and admire the luxurious yachts in the harbour. Families will love the exciting Benalmádena, not only does it have multiple theme parks but it also offers visitors 15 beaches, two golf courses and a world-class marina so it’s a perfect resort to keep everyone occupied.