Only 30 minutes drive from Villa Maré is Málaga city located, the capital of Andalusia with 560,000 inhabitants. Málaga is a dynamic and charming Spanish city which offers an ideal mix of history and culture. Located on the Mediterranean Sea in the region of Andalusia with beautiful golden beaches. The attractive, cosmopolitan city located on the beautiful bay in Andalucia and has a year-round warm climate with long sunny days. Malaga is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso and offers a rich cultural heritage and many interesting museums. With wide boulevards, swaying palm trees, lively nightlife and excellent collection of seafood restaurants and tapas bars, Málaga is definitely worth a visit.

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Things to do in Málaga.

Málaga is an authentic Spanish and incredibly beautiful old town. With warm weather, beautiful surroundings and long sandy beaches Málaga provides the ideal getaway for both couples and families. With a mix of old and grand architecture, modern shops and bars, fabulous hotels and resorts, visitors can indulge in some sightseeing, go shopping and sunbathing during the day and then enjoy evening cocktails and tapas.

For those who choose to remain within the city, should definitely pay a visit to the impressive fortress Alcazaba. With its stone walls, Moorish arches, winding corridors, beautiful rose gardens and trickling irrigation channels, it is certainly one of the most iconic places of Malaga. With an excellent price and a fantastic climate Malaga is perfect for young families. Families with children can enjoy the nearby beaches offering a range of water sports or simply to relax in city parks or attractions. The local water park Parque Acuatico Mijas, is about half an hour from Malaga and is great for a day out.

For more information about the city, visit beleefmalaga.nl

Our top five highlights of Malaga are:

1. Moorish Alcazaba fortress

2. Roman theater

3. Castle Gibraltar

4.Plaza de Toros

5. Picasso Museum

Food & Drinks

The foods of Málaga are typically Mediterranean. Specialities include fresh fish and the famous gazpacho (cold tomato soup), which is very refreshing on a hot day. Malagueños love their food and there is an unlimited choice of child friendly bars and restaurants where you can enjoy open-air lunch or dinner. El Palo, to the east of the town is a typical fishing village and the right place for a real “catch of the day”. Go for a fine dining experience at the intimate Café de Paris in Malaga city center or the renowned Calima restaurant a short distance away in Marbella. Both are worthy Michelin starred restaurants offer delicious Andalusian cuisine focusing on local seasonal ingredients. Go on a pub crawl around in a cheap way to taste a variety of local tapas, enjoy good Spanish wine and mingle with the locals.

The climate of Málaga.

Málaga has a warm Mediterranean climate, making it a favorite holiday destination in Europe. The climate is characterized by long, hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters. The city has nearly 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, its 300 days a year.

Flying to Malaga.

Charters, low cost airlines and national airlines offer flights to Malaga. It’s so easy to fly from most major cities and it is worth searching for the best deals. Malaga International Airport recently opened a new terminal building. This is 8 km from the center of the city and has excellent access to the rest of the Costa del Sol. You can reach Malaga from several airport from Engeland. There are several daily flight from Engeland.