Gateway to the Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun), the port city of Malaga Spain entices the visitor with pedestrian charm by day and a vibrant party scene by night.

Flights to Malaga airport connect all over Europe. Buses and trains run the traveler into the heart of Malaga city with regularity giving the traveller more time to dump bags and slip into the ease of a laid back beach town. A particularly popular region with tourists for its sunny warm climate and resort towns, Malaga is not like some neighbouring overdeveloped tourist traps and is increasingly popular for its traditions and unspoilt nature. This does mean however that with limited accommodation options, it is advisable to book ahead to ensure a room in those hot summer months. Apart from hotel options, Malaga villas are also a feasible way to spend Malaga holidays more independently. A range of Malaga villas are available to hire and offer the traveller a more flexible way to spend their time with friends or family. With Spain as one of Europe’s premier destinations, Flights to Malaga within Europe and the rest of Spain, offer competitive fares, but as a result flights can get busy during the height of the tourist seasons and it is well worth booking in advance if you plan to hop around European destinations by air.

Claiming good sunshine most of the year, Malaga vacations invariably involves strolling along pedestrianised streets and palm lined promenades in glorious weather. With the lapping Mediterranean Sea and coastline, water sports like diving, kite surfing, snorkelling and sailing are on hand encourage adventurous Malaga holidays. Simply lazing around taking in the rays at the beach or exploring the beautiful Mediterranean Sea, Malaga Spain accommodates relaxing or sporting times respectively.

A historical coastal city, Malaga offers an abundance of beaches. Popular among locals are Caleta and El Palo beaches. U-shaped El Palo affords great views with a breezy wind cooling temperatures while the sun remains hot. More central and most accessible is La Malagueta Beach located at the heart of the city. Here, beach side restaurants give the visitor a fantastic opportunity to sample Malaga’s famed seafood.

With 3000 years of history, culture runs deep and the Museum Picasso Malaga should not be missed for its art collection of artist Pablo Picasso, probably the most famous figure of Malaga Spain. The 16th century Palacio de Buenavista showcases over 200 of Picasso’s life works.

Malaga’s historical city centre is enjoying a number of improvements with boutiques and chic cafes popping up around the area of Calle Marques de Larios and Plaza de la Constitucion. The latter providing a focal point throughout the year for cultural and religious celebrations. Of note the Easter Holly week (Semana Santa) sees a religious parade, and time of year permitting, would make a welcome addition to most Malaga vacations.

Bursting with Roman, Muslim and Spanish history, Malaga boasts an impressive landmark, La Alcazabla. Entrance to this eleventh-century fortress is via Puerta del Cristo (Christ’s Door) where mass was first celebrated following the conquering of the city by Christians. At the foot of the entrance are remains of a Roman amphitheatre complemented by an archaeological museum.

Such an inviting lively cosmopolitan city, Malaga Spain has an abundance of old world character and makes a fantastic destination in itself as well as a springboard to explore the rest of the Costa del Sol and Spain alike.

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