Capital of Spain’s sunshine coast, the Costa del Sol, the city of Malaga is imbued with the blithe spirit of Picasso, who was born here and left his legacy in the form of several galleries displaying his artworks. Other attractions of note for those who holiday in Malaga are the famed botanical gardens and anmore
Malaga holiday - James Winston. Date of travel: Dec 2008
I've been visiting Malaga for the last eight years and love it. Of course the beaches are brilliant. Clean, safe and if you go in Oct/Nov not at all crowded. Eating out is great because of the variety and there are some great clubs that get going at around midnight. Depending on where abouts in Malaga you are you can have a really active holiday or a chilled holiday. Some great golf in the area too.
Malaga is good - Sarah. Date of travel: Sep 2008
Where we stayed, night time in Malaga was fairly quiet but you could take a 5min walk to Banaza square which is a bit more lively. I would recommend that you get the train into Benalmadena from the airport and walk to the apartments (approx 10min walk) as a taxi costs €25 each way and the train costs €1 approx.
Kerry. Date of travel: Sep 2005
Hi, I hate people that say that Spain is rubbish. If the paper work is in Spanish that means you are in SPAIN!!! Don't dis Spain as I live here and I think that Malaga is the best place to go. There is one hotel in Benalmadena: well it is more of a resort. It is called the Holiday World. It's very near Fuengirola!! They have a great hotel and the service is brilliant. I think that it is a 4 star hotel. Spain is the best!!!!!
Malaga - Patrick Grover. Date of travel: Aug 2005
Abundance of seafood, Italian and family owned restaurants all along the seafront. Highly recommend Casa de la Pasta (owner is Luis) 2 blocks off the boardwalk. Superb small tapas bars such as La Tortuga, Bolivia and many others give the "drinkers" plenty of options. Take a quick 10 minute taxi or bus ride into town and experience a nightlife unlike anything you will ever see in your life. Plaza Meced has many small bars and you can even purchase bottles of liquor to sit and share with newly made friends. Liceo, Club Embassy (Swedish lovelies hangout) and Azucar, just off Plaza Merced, are tops for dancing. Malaga is home to many, many Spanish language schools, so the diversity of people and cultures will keep you busy and delighted to no end. Why the hell do you think I stayed 3 months? If you can plan your trip around Feria time, August 11-20...trust me you will not be disappointed!!!! Day trips such as Gibraltar, Sevilla, Cordoba, Nerja to the North and of course Marbella, Puerto Banus are worth seeing how the ultra rich live. Dad if you want your little girl to get her MRS in $$$$$, send her precious soul to Marbella and Puerto Banus on holiday...;-) Oh...and she is able to send her holiday phots easily via internet as Malaga has so many internet cafes around the city at dead cheap prices. In closing, as I'm about to book my return trip for this Summer, give Malaga and the whole Costa del Sol a look for your Spring through late Summer holiday travels.
Hotels in Malaga User Rating
4-Star Hotels
AC Malaga Palacio | * * * * * |
Alhaurin Golf Hotel and Resort | * * * * * |
Beatriz Palace and Spa | * * * * * |
Gran Hotel Costa Del Sol | * * * * * |
Malaga Centro | * * * * * |
Proamar Hotel | * * * * * |
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3-Star Hotels
Corinthia San Gorg Hotel | * * * * * |
Fuengirola Park | * * * * * |
Hotel El Puerto | * * * * * |
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2-Star Hotels
Jardines Del Gamonal | * * * * * |
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Other Hotels
Hotel Cohiba | * * * * * |