Set on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain, the port city of Malaga sits pretty on a coast of yellow sandy beaches. With a modern skyline of high-rise hotels and resorts lining the beach, Malaga’s hills are also home to two ancient citadels - the Alcazaba and ruined Gibralfaro.
Packed to the brim with cultural wonders, scenic delights and world-class attractions, holidays to Malaga in 2020 aren’t just about sun, sea and sand. Beautifully blending a fantastic cultural scene with a touch of the modern, trips to Malaga are diverse. Spend time kicking back and relaxing on the beautiful beaches along the Costa del Sol, see some stunning sights in the picturesque town of Mijas or party hard in the beachside town of Benalmadena.
Whether you’re a family looking for fun in the sun, a culture vulture wanting to soak up some Spanish charm or a couple wanting to hide away together, Malaga holidays have something for everyone.
Your guide to Malaga holidays
Whether days spent lazing on the beach and partying all night or exploring ancient ruins and tucking into local cuisine are your idea of holiday heaven, Malaga will provide it in spades. Holidays to Malaga can be as active or laid-back as you wish. Take a tapas tour, enjoy a cocktail down at the beach or make a splash and try your hand at jet-skiing along the coastline. You’ll find that Malaga is not short of sunshine all year round, so add basking in the Spanish sun to your list of things to do!
Discover the oasis in the heart of the city, Malaga Park or El Parque de Malaga, which is full of tropical flowering trees and plants, and exotic species brought from overseas.
Malaga Cathedral is another unmissable attraction that you’ll want to wander around. The astounding Renaissance building dates back to the 16th century and features lots of elaborate Baroque façade.
No holiday to Malaga is complete without at least one visit to the beach. Aptly located on the Costa del Sol, Malaga is a coastal gem famed for its beaches. With as many as 320 sunny days a year, you will have lots of opportunity to experience the golden beaches and swim in the warm Mediterranean Sea.
Holiday makers flock to Malagueta and La Caleta beaches as there is something for all ages enjoy, from swimming to sunbathing and water sports. All the beaches are equipped with modern facilities like showers, bathrooms and children’s playgrounds.
In nearby Torremolinos, you will find Playa de Torremolinos, the town’s most popular beach with both locals and holidaymakers. The town has a further six more beaches, namely Bajondillo, Los Alamos, Playamar, Montemar, La Carihuela and El Saltillo, so you’ll never be far from the sand on your Malaga holiday.