Malaga Pocket Guide

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Ideally located beside the Mediterranean, Malaga is a sun seeker's paradise, and beautiful beaches stretch down along its coast. But this city has more to offer visitors than just sun, sea and sand, including numerous interesting attractions such as the imposing Gibralfaro Castle. Add to that the local cuisine and the lively bars and clubs, and you'll soon see why Malaga is the top city in Spain's Costa del Sol.

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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Tasty tapas dishes, the famed 'gazpacho' soup and much more can be enjoyed at these great restaurants.
  • Don't Miss The imposing Gibralfaro Castle, with its stunning views of the city, is just one of Malaga's many attractions.
  • Malaga for Free Check out some of the best things to do for free in this great city.
  • A Day in Malaga... Read about how we spent the ultimate day in Malaga

Malaga City Reviews

  • 80%


    A Nice Place to Relax

    My review might be a bit skewed because I was in Malaga a few days after traveling in the UK. The purpose was only to relax, so I was not pushing exploration to the limits. I did visit some places, of course and I hit up some bars, but as a Wisconsinite that loves to dance, I find the nightlife in many Spanish cities to be lacking. The weather was perfect when I was there. Not hot, not at all cold and sunny every day. It was perfect to hike up some hills or visit the marina.

  • 100%


    Scuba Diving

    Not many people know that Malaga is also a Scuba diving destination as well. They have some decent nature reserves and make some trips down to Tarifa, Spain for some nice wrecks. The diving center I used was down in Torremolinos and was called SimplyDiving.com. They had a very professional and knowledgable staff. I got my Deep Diving Speciality Course there. I've been to way better dive sites, but none this close to home. I live in Germany, so it's just lakes up here.

    Insider Tip:Go during the spring to summer, the water was 16 degrees C, when I went. It's much better in summer.

  • 80%


    Nice city, however a bit overestimated

    Málaga is a good place to stay, go to the beach, see the moorish fortress and learn a bit more about Picasso. However, I think that is not the better place in Andalucia, the others big cities, like Córdoba, Granada and Sevile are, in my opinion, nicer.

  • 80%


    Málaga, España

    Málaga was cool. I wish I could have seen more of it. I visited during Semana Santa, so a lot of streets were blocked off. I spent a lot of times trying to beat the parades around the city. It was fun, though. I saw more than I would have if walking around had been a straight shot, I suppose!

    Insider Tip:Málaga city centre is great, but you need to walk away and find the side streets. We found plenty of cafés and restaurants that were nowhere near my hostel. I fell in love with a Moroccan place, but I can't remember the name or where it was. Perhaps that will give me another reason to return and learn more about the city.

  • 80%


    The Feria is amazing

    Malaga is a surprise. A clean and modern city, with an ancient heart. People are friendly and open. However, the event not to miss absolutely is the Feria, one week street party with thousands of young having good time together. Great!

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