Looking to escape the heat?
Malaga, the beautiful city on the southern coast of Spain, is known for its warm and sunny climate for most of the year. With pleasant temperatures and an average of more than 300 days of sunshine a year, this charming city offers endless opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. In this post we will present you ten exciting plans in Malaga capital to make the most of its warm temperatures and immerse yourself in Mediterranean life.
1. Relax on its beaches
Malaga is known for its magnificent beaches. La Malagueta beach, located near the city centre, is one of the most popular. Here you can enjoy the sun and relax on the sand while contemplating the blue Mediterranean Sea. If you prefer a quieter atmosphere, you can head to the coves of Nerja, an idyllic place to enjoy the serenity and natural beauty. In addition to sunbathing and swimming, Malaga’s beaches also offer a wide range of water activities such as surfing, paddleboarding and scuba diving, for those seeking more intense thrills.
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2. Explore the old town of Malaga
Malaga’s old town is a fascinating place to lose yourself and immerse yourself in the history and culture of the city. Its narrow, winding cobbled streets are full of charm and surprises around every corner. You can start your tour on the famous Larios street, Malaga’s main thoroughfare, lined with shops, cafés and trendy boutiques. From there, wander through the labyrinthine alleys and discover charming squares such as the Plaza de la Merced or the Plaza del Obispo. The Cathedral of Malaga, known as “La Manquita”, is a must-see. Climb up to its observation deck for a panoramic view of the city. You can also explore the Alcazaba, an 11th century Moorish fortress, which offers stunning views of the city and harbour.
3. Visit the Historical Botanical Garden La Concepción
The Historical Botanical Garden La Concepción is one of Malaga’s hidden treasures. This green oasis, more than 150 years old, is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty. As you enter the gardens, you will be amazed by an impressive variety of exotic plants and flowers from all over the world. Stroll along shady paths, cross bridges over ponds and discover romantic corners. The garden also houses an impressive collection of palm trees, with over 2,000 different species. If you love photography, this place will provide you with endless opportunities to capture stunning images.
4. Stroll along the Promenade
The Paseo Marítimo is a perfect option to enjoy a relaxing stroll by the sea. This beautiful pedestrian promenade stretches from the port of Malaga to the lighthouse of La Farola, offering panoramic views of the Mediterranean. Along the way, you will find numerous bars, restaurants and beach bars, where you can enjoy delicious seafood and fresh fish dishes. If you fancy a break, you can sit on one of the benches facing the sea and enjoy the warm sunshine while listening to the gentle murmur of the waves.
5. Hiking in the Montes de Málaga Nature Park
The Montes de Málaga Natural Park is a natural paradise located just a few kilometres from the city centre. Here you will find an extensive network of trails winding through pine and holm oak forests. It is an ideal place for hiking and nature lovers. Puedes elegir entre una variedad de rutas, desde paseos suaves hasta caminatas más exigentes. As you enter the park, you will be amazed by the breathtaking panoramic views of Malaga and its coastline. Don’t forget to bring water and sunscreen, as the sun can be strong in this area.
6. Visit the Picasso Museum
The Picasso Museum is a must for art lovers. Located in the Buenavista Palace, in the heart of Malaga, it houses an extensive collection of works by the famous Spanish painter Pablo Picasso. Here you can admire his artistic evolution, from his early years to his most famous works. The museum has more than 200 works, including paintings, sculptures, ceramics and drawings. In addition to Picasso’s works, the museum also hosts temporary exhibitions of other contemporary artists.
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7. Enjoy the local gastronomy
Malaga’s cuisine is a delight for the senses. Take advantage of the warm weather to enjoy an outdoor meal at one of the city’s many terraces and restaurants. Malaga is famous for its fresh fish and seafood dishes, such as espeto de sardinas, a local tradition in which sardines are grilled on bamboo poles. You can also try the Andalusian gazpacho, a cold tomato and vegetable soup, perfect for cooling down on hot summer days. For wine lovers, Malaga is known for its sweet wines, such as the famous Muscatel wine.
8. Visit Gibralfaro Castle
The imposing Gibralfaro Castle stands atop a hill, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the city and the sea. To get to the top, you can either walk up or take the bus or taxi. Once there, you can explore the ancient castle walls and discover its fascinating history. In addition, at the bottom of the castle is the Parador de Málaga Gibralfaro, a charming hotel that offers a unique opportunity to stay in a historic place.
9. Visit the Central Market of Atarazanas
The Atarazanas Central Market is a vibrant and colourful place where you can immerse yourself in local life and discover the authentic flavours of Malaga. This historic market, housed in a former Arab shipyard, is home to a wide variety of stalls selling fresh local produce. Here you will find seasonal fruit and vegetables, fresh fish and seafood, meats, spices and much more. You can stroll through the aisles, admire the variety of colours and smells, and try some typical tapas in the market’s bars and restaurants. It is the perfect place to buy fresh ingredients if you want to prepare your own food or just enjoy the lively atmosphere.
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10. Enjoy the nightlife
Nightlife in Malaga is vibrant and full of energy. After enjoying a day in the sun, you can immerse yourself in Malaga’s nightlife and enjoy a night full of fun. The city offers a wide variety of options, from traditional tapas bars to modern nightclubs and live music venues. Alcazabilla street is a popular place to start the night, with its numerous bars and open-air terraces. You can also explore the area around Mitjana Square and Uncibay Square, where you will find a large number of bars and pubs with different styles of music. The Malaga night is a unique experience, full of joy, music and dance.
Malaga city offers a wide range of activities to enjoy its warm temperatures and Mediterranean charm. You can stay in one of our magnificent tourist flats, visit our website here and do not hesitate to contact us. Take advantage of the warm weather and discover the charms of Malaga!