Located in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia, the city of Malaga enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate. As the largest city on the Costa del Sol, Malaga has plenty to offer visitors.
Beaches in Malaga
The best beaches in Malaga are:
Playa de la Malagueta: This bustling black sand beach has been awarded blue flag status. It's located 10 minutes from the city centre, in Paseo Pablo Picasso.
Playa Palo: Playa Palo's major draw is its numerous quiet coves, where it's possible to find your own stretch of sand without venturing too far from town.
Playa Las Acacias: Playa Las Acacia is a wide, grey-sand beach with a lively promenade and rocky breakers.
Malaga is more than just a beach town. No Malaga city break would be complete without a visit to these sights and attractions:
Alcazaba: A Moorish castle built in the 11th century on a hill in the middle of the city.
Roman Theatre: The beautiful remains of an old Roman theatre, located under the Alcazaba.
Malaga Cathedral: A beautiful cathedral in the heart of the city centre.
Picasso's birthplace: Don't miss a visit to the birthplace of the most famous artist of the 20th century.
Picasso Museum: A fine collection of Picasso's art.
Interactive Museum of Music: One of the largest collections of musical instruments in Europe.
Getting to Malaga
Malaga boasts the third largest airport in Spain, which is well served by budget airlines and other carriers from the UK. A taxi from the airport to the city centre takes about 20 minutes and costs around €15.