Things to do in Malaga

Malaga – birthplace of Picasso, tucked away in southern Spain

Malaga, which means “salt,” is the capital of the Province of Malaga in Andalusia, Spain. It’s the birthplace of famous artist Pablo Picasso and a popular tourist destination.


Things to do in Malaga

A holiday in Malaga is a great experience! The vibrant city has a lot to offer so make sure to enjoy all the fun things to do in Malaga while here.


Malaga Beaches

Holiday goers will love the beaches, which are all around the Promenade of Pablo Ruiz Picasso. The busiest ones are Malagueta and La Caleta. Malagueta is a manmade beach and is close to the center of the city, and La Caleta is right next to it. Other beaches are El Palo, Las Acacias (which is handicap accessible), Banos del Carmen, Playa San Andres, and San Julian Guadalmar.


Malaga Nightlife

The nightlife includes many clubs, mostly near Calle Larios, Calle Granada, Plaza de la Constitucion and Plaza de la Merced. Some of these are Vista Andalucia,El Cantor de Jazz, O’Neill’s Irish Pub, Liceo and the Weekend.


Malga Shopping

Shopping in Málaga includes international chain stores and shopping malls, as well as small local shops. You can find souvenirs, t-shirts, jewelry, ornaments, ceramics, perfume, leather goods, shoes, fashions and foods.


Malaga Golf

Golfers will love the choice of nine or 27 holes at El Canado, Malaga Golf Parador (which also is next to San Julian Guadalmar beach) and Guadalhorce Club de Golf.


Malaga Football Stadium

Estadio La Rosaleda is the Malaga football stadium where you can see football, as it’s the home of Malaga CF, part of the Primera Division.


When to go to Malaga

Malaga features a subtropical Mediterranean climate with warm winters that can reach 17 °C (62.6 °F) from December through February. Summer is April to November and temperatures can go to 25-30 °C. Regardless of when you visit the city you’ll find a lot of things to do in Malaga.


Come in January for the Epiphany celebrations, or in February and March for the Malaga Carnival to celebrate before Lent. April brings the La Semana Santa, which celebrates the “way of Christ.” Picasso month is in October, the Malaga Fair is in August and the Verdiales Festival, for dancing, is in December.



Things to do in Malaga

Malaga Facts

Population568 507
AirportMalaga, Spain (AGP)

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Málaga Marathon

Held on the sunny coast of Málaga in southern Spain, the Málaga Marathon is annually held in the month of December. The race starts at Paseo del Parque and takes you into the inner city of Málaga before heading to the coast, where you will run on the Salvador Allende for about 8 kilometers before heading back to the inner city. There you will see the main sights of Málaga, including La Malagueta, Teatro Romano de Málaga and Museo Casa Natal Picasso. It is a good thing that the race is held in December, because the climate in Málaga is usually very hot. Still though, do remember to hydrate well at the many stations that are on the course.

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Golf in Málaga

Golf enthusiasts will know that Málaga is one of those destinations that you have to visit. The sunny coast offers great golf no matter your skill level or wallet. At El Canado you will get the choice of 9 to 27 holes so you can make it a morning round or an all day activity. Málaga Golf Parador is located close to San Julian Guadalmar beach is another great course to experience and Guadalhorce Club de Golf will give you breathtaking views of the close by mountains.

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Water Parks in Malaga - A day filled with excitement at Aqualand Torremolinos

Malaga is the host to one of the largest water parks at the Costa del Sol, Aqualand Torremolinos. Entering this park will be like entering a world of water and fun, surely a perfect combination. It offers water slides and attractions for both children and adults so it is a really good place to take your family for a day together. The great selection of fun makes sure you'll never be bored, there is always something new behind a corner to explore. So take your family or a group of friends to Aqualand Torremolinos and prepare yourselves for a day filled with excitement.

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Theme Parks in Malaga - Beautiful Tivoli World Amusement Park

Visit Tivoli World Amusement Park in Malaga and you will feel like entering a paradise. Attractions like the “Roller coaster”, “Twister”, “Land of Terror” and the “Mystery Boat” are all surrounded by beautiful gardens and illuminated fountains. This may not be seen as a large amusement park compared to others, but the nicely looking surroundings outweigh that. The best time to visit this park is during the evenings, that is when the park also features local culture shows!

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