Malaga is the capital of the Costa del Sol and a magnet for millions of tourists each year.
Malaga is a charismatic and cosmopolitan city by the coast. One with great beaches, pumping nightlife, and some of Spain's most popular southern resorts and towns right on its doorstep.
The country's fifth largest city is also one with a rich history of Roman, Islamic and Spanish cultures spanning 2,000 years, each of which have left their mark on this architecturally eclectic place. But the real reason people come to Malaga is because it's a great place to holiday by the sea with activities to suit all - one of our favourite places to experience this culture is El Palo beach. And with average year round temperatures of 20 degrees and 320 days of sunshine a year, it's not difficult to see why.
Beginning on 22 April, Málaga's annual film festival (festivaldemalaga.com) will take place with productions and street theatre throughout the city. For more information visit https://festivaldemalaga.com.
Don't miss the carnival Rio-style celebration of Malaga's annual feria. Held from 15 to 23 July, the city centre is party capital until around 7pm when the festivities shift to the city fairgrounds.
Take a trip into the mountainous region northeast of the city, known as the Axarquia, to enjoy dramatic scenery, picturesque whitewashed villages, scenic walking trails and traditional bars and restaurants which seem a world away from the clamour of the coast.
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