A trip to Malaga in southern Spain is about enjoying the beach, eating good food, soaking the southern Spanish atmosphere and spicing it all up with a cultural experience at the fascinating Alhambra. Book your trip to Malaga with KILROY!
Malaga is a pleasant town with just over half a million citizens. A trip to Malaga is perfect for a romantic getaway or a cultural stay of 2-3 days. One week is perfect if you also want to enjoy the high temperatures and soak up the beach. Highlights of Malaga include the Picasso Museum and the fortresses Alcazaba and Gibralfaro. From here there is a splendid view of the port, the bullring and the coast.
The reason why the Costa del Sol attracts so many returning visitors is the fine beaches, which are found along the entire coast from Nerja in the east to Cadiz in the west. The most popular and crowded beaches are located near Benalmadena, but if you move away from the main beaches, you can enjoy a nice day with the locals.
Alhambra and the white houses
The main attraction on Costa del Sol is the palace and fortress of Alhambra in the city of Granada, about 2 hours drive northeast of Malaga. Alhambra was originally built by the Moors in the 14th century and is an impressive structure. Tickets must always be booked in advance and can be purchased online or in one of the Banco Bilbao branches.
Besides the beaches, Costa del Sol is also known for the many charming mountain towns where most houses are painted white. The most popular of these white towns is Mijas west of Malaga, where you can go on a donkey or horse-drawn carriage.
The rich and beautiful have found a little oasis in Marbella and in the nearby small luxury city Puerto Banus where luxurious yachts will be showcased along with the most expensive Ferraris and the latest Porsche models. Take a walk along the marina and eat at one of the many good seafood restaurants.
Should you stay in Malaga or the surrounding area for more than a week, we recommend a one or two-day tour around Andalusia. The British colony of Gibraltar, the southernmost point in Europe, can be reached in under 2 hours and Sevilla, which is also a very interesting city, can be reached in less than 3 hours.
If you are in Malaga and Costa del Sol during June to August, you should be prepared for many tourists, especially British!
Costa del Sol is sometimes also called Costa del Golf due to the many excellent golf courses along the coast. As a golfer you shouldn't go in summer as it is simply too hot to play at temperatures between 35 and 40 degrees. Spring and fall are excellent times for a visit, with average temperatures of around 20-25 degrees.
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