Explore Malaga ∙ visitor guide

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Malaga Explorer: destinations bucket list

One of the world’s oldest cities and the busiest seaports on the Mediterranean, Malaga attracts tourists not only with perfect beaches but rich architecture, historical sights, tasty cuisine, and luxurious hotels for an unforgettable stay. With 300 days of sunshine, Malaga is your next destination for a vacation.

Things not to miss in Malaga

  • Visit an 11-century Alcabaza palace with well-preserved courtiers, gardens, patios, and fountains.
  • Take a 7,7 km-long Caminito del Rey hiking tour, crossing spectacular ridge trails, bridges, and steep cliffs.
  • Immerse yourself in the tranquility of Hammam Al Ándalus Málaga Arabian baths, and don’t forget to have a refreshing mint tea.
  • Go for a walk in the Soho district to find unique street art, the contemporary Art Centre of Malaga, and handicraft shops. 
  • See two unique things at a time hiking to the Chíllar River and the Caves of Nerja.
  • Enjoy a day on one of the Malaga beaches with white sand, pure water, and picnic zones. 

Eat like a local in Malaga

  • Start your day at Byoko with a dream breakfast you would love to take a picture of.
  • Have an authentic Spanish dinner with lobster risotto and avocado with scallops in Doña Inés restaurant. 
  • Find the best tapas in Malaga at Casa Lola, a cute and cozy place in the center of Malaga.
  • Taste the best ice cream in Casa Mira Andrés Pérez with the widest choice of flavors: trufa montada, nata montada, málaga and turrón. 
  • To have quick, cheap, and super tasty food, save Cervezeria 100 Montaditos on your “Must-visit” list.
  • If you are a vegetarian, you will love Vegetarian El Calafate with fixed price veggie meal.

Where to stay in Malaga

  • With the best view of Malaga Soho Boutique, Castillo de Santa Catalina 5-star hotel is your top choice for a luxury stay. 
  • For a slightly lower price but more comfort and posh interior, check out Palacio Solecio, a 4-star Small Luxury Hotel in the World, to spend an unforgettable vacation.
  • If you want to save on accommodation, go for a 3-star Hotel Malaga Picasso with super-clean rooms and a beautiful garden. 
  • You can still enjoy your stay in Malaga on a tight budget if you choose TOC Hostel Malagam popular place in the historic center. 
  • Turn your Malaga tour into the brightest memory, spending at least one day in Vincci Selección Aleysa, Hotel Boutique & Spa beach hotel in Benalmádena.

Malaga hotels map with prices

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