Málaga Travel Guide
Málaga will enliven every traveller with its hot Andalusian sun, exciting flamenco-pulsed spirit and enthusiastic population. Possessing some of Europe’s most desired beaches and golf courses, Málaga’s range of luxurious locations, rich cultural features and nightlife are all part of the unique mosaic that compose this city’s character. Located in southern Spain within the region of Andalusia, Málaga is cradled between two of its natural gems - the Mediterranean Costa del Sol coastline and the northern Málaga Mountains and its natural park.
From its ancient Phoenician fathers to Picasso’s 20th century genius, this story-telling city portrays its historical legacy through its Muslim inspired architecture, ancient ruins and traditions. Holding over 20 museums (most of them in Málaga’s historical centre), such as the Picasso Museum, there will be plenty of cultural venues for you to explore.
However, Málaga wouldn’t be Málaga if it weren’t for its seductive beaches. Whether you prefer the secluded beaches of Fuengirola or the stylish atmosphere of Marbella and its trendsetting visitors, the crystalline Mediterranean waters of the Costa del Sol will please you. Most beaches are notable for their superb services, varied range of water sports facilities, relaxing “chiringuitos” (beach cafés) and nearby seafood restaurants - the ideal holiday picture.
For travellers who prefer to indulge in a “sea of green”, more than 60 world class golf courses and their glamorous clubhouses await players. Often referred to as the “Costa del Golf”, fans of this sport will have the opportunity to experience the ultimate golfing paradise in Málaga’s Puerto Banús and Nueva Andalucía. Both areas are Málaga’s greatest cosmopolitan centres due to their many snazzy hotels and modern architecture.
Aside from its prime golf courses, Puerto Banús represents the fashionable, the modern and the ultra chic. Considered to be Málaga’s wealthiest location, the very famous Puerto Banús marina faces a number of classy yachts and boasts its designer boutiques in the area. From Fendi, to Versace and Dior, shoppers will love visiting their “designer friends”. And don’t be surprised if you see them in person. Being an esteemed destination for celebrities and for travellers imbued in high quality living, seeing the paparazzi snapping a shot or two is all part of this lifestyle.
The many bars, pubs, restaurants and discotheques in Puerto Banús will teach you how to really party. Usually lasting until sunrise, this city is filled with fun places for great nights out. Whether it’s a folk festival or special holiday, the Malagueños are all about celebrating tradition and life. Málaga will make your emotions dance to the rhythm of a thrilling Mediterranean breeze.