Malaga is a beautiful city that sits on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in an area known as Costa del Sol (or Coast of the Sun). It boasts miles and miles of warm, sunny beaches complete with powdery sand, cool ocean water, and bright green palm trees, making it an ideal holiday spot!
Malaga is a large city – the second most populated city in the Andalusia region of Spain. It is full of fun activities for everyone, and will allow you to take in the full beauty of the country.
Quick Facts about Malaga
Here’s a few quick facts that can help when planning to visit Malaga:
Location of Malaga
Malaga is located in the Andalusia region of Spain, and is the southernmost large city in the area. The city is on the Mediterranean Sea coast, spanning over 160 kilometers (or almost 100 miles) of beaches and marinas. Malaga is the capital of the Province of Malaga.
While some of the buildings, mainly the hotels, are a bit modern and up to date, some of Malaga’s older buildings and original architecture still remain in the city. From cathedrals, to old churches, to a castle, to a historical botanical garden, there are plenty of gorgeous structures in the city that deserve to be appreciated. The walls in the Phoenician City are the oldest architectural sights in the city!
Malaga has some gorgeous weather year round, and many people move to the city for the very mild, even warm, winters. The temperatures in the winters range from eight degrees Celsius to twenty-six degrees Celsius (about forty-five degrees Fahrenheit to eighty degrees Fahrenheit), and only last about four months. The other eight months are primarily summer months, with temperatures ranging from twenty degrees Celsius to about forty-four degrees Celsius (about sixty-eight degrees Fahrenheit to one hundred and ten degrees Fahrenheit).
How to get to Malaga
Malaga has its own airport, which is known as Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport (AGP), which is where the majority of tourist traffic comes from. It is also the oldest operational airport in Spain. Passengers also arrive to Malaga via the high-speed train, through bus transit, or through the seaport on the coast.
Where to stay in Malaga
The city of Malaga has a vast selection of bed and breakfast inns, hotels, apartment and villa holiday rentals available for tourists to stay at when they come to the city. While many of these hotels are newer, some of them are built to resemble the beloved architecture that the city is known for. Some of these hotels include Molino del Santo, the Hotel Claude Marbella, and the Hotel Enfrente Arte. Many of the hotels have scenic views of the ocean.
Things to do in Malaga
As a major tourist destination, Malaga has plenty of activities for couples, families, and friends. Malaga has beaches, marinas, water parks, and even golf courses. Hiking in parks and forest lands or sightseeing many of the monuments, cathedrals, and castles is also something to try out. There are also museums and gardens to explore. With such a variety of things to see and do, those who visit Malaga are never bored.
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