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.
Malaga's lush Alameda Gardens are planted with subtropical plants and trees and punctuated with bubbling fountains and benches, the gardens offer a welcome respite from the bustle of the city centre (especially during the January sales!).
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.
The historic town of Antequera is a speedy 45-minutes drive (or bus trip) from Malaga and boasts spectacular churches, a Moorish fortress and Roman archaeological remains.
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