Malaga is one of the most popular provinces of the Spanish region of Andalucia.
Malaga is a synonym of golden sand beaches, sun, warm weather and holiday.
It has been a popular tourist resort for years and the influence of the English and German speaking tourist is present in the city and in the most popular beach towns where most information is available in English and German besides Spanish, specially in restaurants and travel related services.
When we talk about Malaga we are talking about a Spanish province containing the city Malaga itself and other popular towns like Benalmadena, Torremolinos, Fuengirola and Marbella, and included in the Coastal Spanish area known as Costa del Sol. Visitors can easily find a hotel in Malaga or a hotel in any of the other popular towns. But Malaga is not only tourism, as part of Andalusia it keeps the charm and spirit of the South, and you will find the imprint of Flamenco and traditions in its warm people and its monuments. Have a look at our section What to do in Malaga to find out more about interesting sights and activities in the city.
Malaga has a rich history resulting from the mix of cultures. It is a gate to Africa and it was an important point of communication with the New World.
Malaga is well connected with other cities of Andalusia, with the ports of the North of Africa and with Madrid the capital of Spain, making of this city a perfect starting point for a tour in Andalusia or a visit to other destinations. If you fly to Malaga you can find cheap car hiring at Malaga airport.
Find out more in our section Travel in Malaga.
From a cultural point of view we can’t forget that Malaga was the hometown of Picasso and has a museum dedicated to the famous painter.
The city has a busy port and lively streets, full of bars, restaurants and shops. Its beaches are a meeting point for young people from all over the world and you can even spot famous people, mainly from Spanish social life. In the old city centre you will find a calmer atmosphere, amazing historic monuments and impressive churches.
While you enjoy discovering Malaga, don’t forget to try its delicious dishes like fried fishes and the typical white wines from Andalusia like fino or manzanilla.