Malaga is the ideal destination for a sunny summer vacation. It’s the capital of the Costa Del Sol region. What’s more, with an average of 300 days of sunshine a year, there is almost always sun. There are fantastic beaches in the area – that’s really the only place you are guaranteed to get wet! Malaga also has a great historical center. The birthplace of Picasso, its no surprise that there are also many culturally important sites to see.
After these difficult years and another challenging winter, we are all dreaming of that perfect summer holiday. Malaga is a great spot for your tailor made vacation in the sun!
Getting to know Malaga
The EU recently surveyed Málaga as the the best city to live in Spain. This is due to its high quality of life and beautiful surrounding nature. That’s what makes is a great choice for a vacation as well!
Located in the south of the Iberian Peninsula, Málaga is the sixth largest city in Spain. It’s a port city, and its strategic location makes it also an important economic city in Spain.
Málaga is almost always sunny, so it has one of the warmest winters in Europe. In the hot summer months, exploring the beaches and countryside are also great ways to make the most of your holiday. Located in the Andalusia region, you can also find flamenco music and dancing – this is its birthplace!
History lovers will be impressed with the open air museum that is the city center. You can see archaeological remains and monuments from the Phoenician, Roman, Arabic and Christian eras.
Tailor made excursions and activities
A tour of Malaga is an incredible way to see the city with our local, private guide. Together, they will lead you through the city’s historical-artistic heritage. You and your guide can design the day to your interests. Perhaps you can begin with a panoramic tour of the city. Paseo del Parque or also Paseo de la Farola – from where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the city from the port. Or take you up the hill of Gibralfaro, stopping at a viewpoint to admire the wonderful panorama. It is one of the most taken photos over the bay of the city. After, you will discover the downtown area of the city: the Cathedral, the Roman Theatre, and the Alcazaba (citadel).
For art lovers, you cannot miss a tour of the Picasso Museum! Malaga’s most famous son has, fittingly, a museum here. If Picasso isn’t your choice, don’t worry. Malaga has over 30 museums and its nickname is also the ‘City of Museums’!
Another activity in the area is a day trip to the magnificent Alhambra in Granada. About an hour and a half drive from Malaga, your local, private guide will show you this special destination. It is the best preserved example of a Moorish fortress palace in Europe, and one of the world’s most romantic monuments dating back more than 600 years.
Those who came to soak in the famous sun the coast gets its name from won’t be disappointed! Without even venturing far from the city, head to Playa de la Caleta in Malaga or El Castillo Beach in Fuengirola. There are so many great choices for beaches in the area!
Hand picked accommodations
Malaga has something for every style of traveler. One of our favorites is nestled in perfumed Mediterranean gardens and palm tree lines walkways. The rooms are elegant, service is impeccable, and of their four restaurants, one boasts a Michelin star!
Or, perhaps more your style is a renovated 17th century artist’s house. Sleek and clean rooms have the perfect touch of modern and also a nod to the past. With only 7 rooms, its a special and intimate experience.
All of our accommodation choices are hand picked and like your entire holiday, tailor made to your travel style and wishes!
Make Malaga your summer dream destination!
Malaga is a great choice to starting off your summer. Please contact us to learn more and see some of the sample itineraries we can put together. The Costa Del Sol can be added as part of a longer Spanish itinerary or even on its own. The possibilities are endless.
We are happy and eager to help make your travel dreams come true!