About Malaga

Malaga is a Spanish city in the Mediterranean seaport on the Costa del Sol in the Andalucía region of southern Spain. It is extremely famous as its the birthplace of Picasso which adds to one of the major tourist attractions. Apart from that its rich architectural history, fascinating monuments from the Roman time bring in a lot of people each year. And, of course not to forget the local wines, Mediterranean cuisine, and sandy beaches and much more. The climatic conditions here as well add to it as it has a Mediterranean coastline that regulates and controls a perfect climate all year round. Overall it is a perfect destination if you looking for a getaway be it with your family, friends or partner as this city has a lot to offer.

Public Transport System

Malaga is a very well connected city so the transport services available to move in and around Malaga are buses, coaches, commuter trains, taxis or you may also city bicycles also known as “Malaga Bici” which is quite economical as well.

Cleanliness and Efficiency

Efficiency- Very High; Cleanliness- Very High

Mode & Cost of Transports

  • Bike taxi: The prices of taxis in Malaga varies depending upon what company you choose and your destination. Prices average at 9 euro per person.
  • Apart from all the above public transportation you also have options of segway. Travel is unique in its way and quite trendy as well where you can tour the city. Or you can take a horse and carriage which again is a source of entertainment. It costs around 30 euros for a 45-minute trip.   
  • Local bus: You will find buses efficient as the local bus service can connect to any part of the city and a single bus ticket costs 1.30 euro. However, if you buy a rechargeable multi-trip card which you can be purchased and recharged from the EMT office. The monthly season ticket is 'recharge' is 39,95 euro or 27,00 euro for students and retired citizens.
  • You also have options to hire cars or taxis as well. The minimum taxi fare is 3.17€ in Malaga city. Band 1 fares of 0.58€ per km weekdays 06.00hrs to 22.00hrs and Band 2 fare of 0,70€ per km apply 22:00 hrs to 06.00 hrs weekdays, Saturdays Sundays.

Basic Items & Cost

Name Price
Water Bottle USD 1.16
Cup of Coffee USD 2.33
Milk Carton Pack USD 1.16
Rice/Kg USD 1.16
White Bread USD 1.16
Eggs (12) USD 2.33
Combo Meal USD 8.14
Fine Dining USD 34.90
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 2.33
Domestic Beer USD 2.33
Imported Beer USD 3.49
Bottle of Wine USD 4.65
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 5.82
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 1.16
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 1.16
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 756.21
  • As Spanish is primarily spoken in Malaga it would be helpful if you could learn some basic words 
  • Avoid visiting Malaga during summers as it can get really hot 
  • Malaga is great when it comes to value for money as you’ll be surprised that it really costs pretty less to eat out as there are a lot of budget hotels
  • Please make prior arrangements when booking hotels as you could good deals 
  • Just to make you aware that many museums and monuments in Malaga have tie-ups with well-trodden tourist circuit. So make sure you check this well in advance
  • Make sure whenever you plan your trip to Malaga you have at least a week as there’s a lot to explore here 
  • In case your holiday coincides with any of the bigger events in the city, be prepared for the hustle-bustle as well as rates of the hotels so make sure you are aware that days like Christmas, Holy Week and Malaga Fair act as real crowd-pullers
  • Please book well in advance for the Costa del Sol, to ensure you get to walk as very occasionally tickets are available for visits over the next couple of days
  • Don’t arrive after the local festivals here as you can miss out on a lot of fun   
  • Don’t miss out on the free tapas here which is usually served with some delicious dishes 
  • Do not just stick to only beaches as there’s a lot to explore in Malaga apart from beaches

Night Life

The nightlife here is very unique and active as mainly the locals here start the actual party after 11, and the young crowd parties for the whole night. You will find people from around the world in the bars here as they are much cheaper. You can enjoy the best of bars, clubs, and discotheques where you will find a crowd of all ages. There are a lot of bars and clubs near the beaches, especially the one on Nikki beach. Apart from that, you can also look for some great live music and concerts around the Sala Vivero or in docks of the Malaga cruise Port which organizes concerts during music festivals. What to like and how would you want to spend your time really depends on you. But Malaga offers you many options to choose from be it a candle dinner or spending it lavishly at a bar.

Must See

  • Soho neighborhood is the heart of Málaga City, with urban art and underground culture. As you visit the Soho district you will see that the wall, murals, and several other buildings around are decorated with artistic faces or captions such as 'HOPE,' and D*face.
  • Caminito del Rey is an 8-kilometer pathway near Malaga and is considered as one of the most dangerous as well for those looking for some action and adventure this is a must.
  • Marbella is better known as the playground of Europe's rich and famous. This exclusive is where you will find numerous international celebrities and royalty coming for the summer to spend some quality time out.
  • Ronda is where you can spend some of your luxurious time as its a photogenic place with a spectacular location. Well, the modern bullfighting was actually invented here and that's what it is famous for.
  • Malaga is famous for its beaches - Mijas Costa, MALAGUETA, LA CALETA, BURRIANA, LA RADA, PUERTO BANÚS, etc. All of them have something or the other special going on. Make sure you have enough time to visit all of them.
  • Museum of Arts and Customs: This museum will take you back to the 17th Century where you can visualize carriages drawn by animals, observe a forge craft, baking, fishing on the coastline or printing. You can also see wine and oil making.
  • Center of Contemporary Art: The museum holds exhibitions, workshops, educational programs, etc which is relevant to all kinds of artistic and cultural events and contemporary art. 
  • Museum of Glass and Crystal: The specialty of this museum is that here you can browse through the history of humanity by means of glass. They have more than 3,000 pieces of glass, pictures, furniture, and decorative objects.
  • Port of Malaga
  • The River chiller is a river which leads you to the Nerja cave. A perfect getaway for a picnic with family, friends, etc. as it has crystal clear water, with some superb waterfalls.

Experiences

  • Malaga is situated at the coastline and has a lot of beaches, Hence it gives you a lot of opportunities where you can indulge in things like paragliding, surfing, or kitesurfing which is something unique here. Apart from that, you have options where you can go rafting or drive a quad or wild dolphins.
  • Explore the Caves of Nerja: Apart from some fun, there's some fascinating history that you can discover like underworld heaven. The most significant part of this place is the caves are fully made of natural limestone as well as it's the world’s longest and largest stalactite.
  • Party like a local at the Feria de Agosto: Feria de Málaga happens in the month of August and is great if you are a party animal and would want to enjoy one of the best things in Málaga. This is where people from around the world gather especially for this occasion.
  • Get wet at the River Chillar
  • Try grilled sardines in El Palo
  • You can try the local espeto de Sardinas (grilled sardines) or pescaito Frito (fried fish) which is easily found at any of the beach bars and is the most typical dish in Malaga.
  • Visit the port especially in the evening, it's really magical as you can see bars, restaurants, shops and ice cream parlors. Here you can spend some quality time or just stroll around all the way.

Activities

Torrequebrada Golf
Golf
Calle Club de Golf, 1, 29630 Benalmádena, Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
26.2 km
Playa de la Caleta
Beach
Paseo Marítimo Pablo Ruiz Picasso, 33, 29016 Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
238.4 km
Dainese Store Malaga
Ski
Av. de José Ortega y Gasset, 210, 29006 Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
7.7 km
Playa de Guadalmar
Beach
29004, Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
12.6 km
Selwo Aventura
Safari
Autovía del Mediterráneo, Km. 162, 5, 29680 Estepona, Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
81.3 km
Miguel Angel Jimenez Golf Academy
Golf
Calle Corelli, 2, 29620 Torremolinos, Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
15.5 km
Mariposario de Benalmádena-Butterfly Park
Zoo
Autovía del Mediterráneo, A7, salida 217, 29639 Benalmádena, Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
26.4 km
Playa Pedregalejo
Beach
29017, Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
.5 Km
Bioparc Fuengirola
Zoo
Calle Camilo José Cela, 6, 29640 Fuengirola, Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
36.7 km
Casino Marbella
Casino
Hotel H10 Andalucía Plaza km 174, Autopista del Mediterráneo, 29660 Marbella, Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
68.6 km
Playas del Palo
Beach
El Palo Beach Málaga, 29018
Distance From City Center
6.2 km
Mijas Buggys
Safari
de, Calle Tramo de Unión, 29651 Las Lagunas de Mijas, Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
37.6 km
Playa la Malagueta
Beach
Paseo Marítimo Pablo Ruiz Picasso, 29016, Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
0.5 Km
Casino De Juego De Torrequebrada
Casino
Av. del Sol, s/n, 29631 Benalmádena, Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
28.6 km
Royal Andalusian Golf Federation
Golf
Calle Enlace, 9, 29016 Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
2.3 km
Sea Life Benalmádena
Zoo
Av. del Puerto Deportivo, s/n, 29630 Benalmádena, Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
17.7 km
Water Sport Playa Rafa - Rent Jet ski, Parasailing
Ski
Paseo Marítimo Los Alamos, s/n, 29620 Torremolinos, Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
14.7 km
Pause & Play Plaza Mayor
Casino
C/ Teresa de Berganza nº2 - local A 04B C.C, Plaza Mayor, 29004 Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
13.4 km
Selwo Marina
Zoo
Parque de la Paloma, s/n, 29630 Benalmádena, Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
21.6 km
ECO BOOK OJÉN
Safari
Wildlife Park closer to Marbella, more than a zoo or safari., Carretera, A-7103, km 2, 29610 Ojén, Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
54.0 km
IH Golf Academy - Guadalhorce Club de Golf
Golf
Avenida José Ortega y Gasset, 555, 29196 Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
15.9 km
PIRATE PARASAILING & WATER SPORTS FUENGIROLA | Jet Ski, Fishing, Dolphin Spotting, Boat Rental
Ski
Calle Puerto, Puerto Deportivo de Fuengirola, Local 62, 29640 Fuengirola, Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
35.0 km
Real Club de Golf El Candado
Golf
Calle Golf del Candado, 2, 29018 Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
7.8 km
Salón de juegos Victory
Casino
Calle Cuarteles, 46, 29002 Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
6.0 km
Salón de Juego Joker
Casino
Calle Cuarteles, 46, 29002 Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
3.3 km
Ski Comercial MALAGA
Ski
Zona Ue-en-03, 28, 29130 Alhaurín de la Torre, Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
17.6 km

Shopping

Muelle Uno
Shopping Malls
Port of Malaga Malaga Spain
Distance From City Center
2.1 km
Centro Comercial Larios centro
Shopping Malls
Av. de la Aurora, 25, 29002 Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
3.7 km
Málaga Plaza
Shopping Malls
Calle Armengual de la Mota, 12, 29007 Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
3.3 km
Vialia Centro Comercial
Shopping Malls
Explanada de la Estación, s/n, 29002 Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
3.3 km
Factory Outlet
Shopping Malls
Calle Jaén, 3, 29004 Málaga, Spain
La Casa Del Cardenal
Antique Markets
Calle Andrés Pérez, 13, 29008 Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
2.8 km
Mercado Central de Atarazanas
Antique Markets
Calle Atarazanas, 10, 29005 Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
2.4 km
La Merced Gourmet Marketplace
Antique Markets
Calle Merced, 4, 29012 Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
400.0 m
Exposición Artesanía de España
Antique Markets
29650, Calle Málaga, 2, 29650 Mijas, Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
33.0 km
TÁBANO VINTAGE
Antique Markets
Calle Gomera, Local 2, 3, 29640 Fuengirola, Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
33.5 km
Mercado de Huelin
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Calle la Hoz, 37, 29002 Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
4.5 km
Market Nerja
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Calle Bouganvilla, 3, 29780 Nerja, Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
58.2 km
Nueva Andalucía Artisan Market
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Av. Pilar Calvo, 29660 Marbella, Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
68.3 km
Rastro Sunday
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Camino de los Baños de la Hedionda, Recinto Ferial, 29692 Sabinillas, Manilva, Málaga, Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
528.0 km
Fuengirola Street Market
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Calle Recinto Ferial, 29640 Fuengirola, Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
39.5 km
Gift Shop "Malaga Olé"
Handicrafts and Souviners
Calle Císter, 1, 29015 Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
1.3 km
La Revuelo Souvenirs
Handicrafts and Souviners
Duque de la victoria 13, Local 3-4, 29015 Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
350 m
SUPERNOVA SOUVENIRS DE MALAGA S.L
Handicrafts and Souviners
Calle la Gitanilla, 17, 29004 Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
11.2 km
D´ Málaga
Handicrafts and Souviners
Calle Sta. María, 19-9, 29015 Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
54 m
Málaga Store
Handicrafts and Souviners
Plaza de la Marina, 11, 29001 Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
500 m
Gofer SOUVENIRS
Handicrafts and Souviners
Calle Emilio Hurtado, 15, 29004 Málaga, Spain
Distance From City Center
12.3 km

Everyone would like to carry back something home which reminds of a memorable holiday or a great time spent. In this case, Malaga souvenirs had a lot to offer but let's see list a few important things here:

  • Picasso souvenirs: Here almost in every shop you will find something or other related to Picasso.
  • Food from Malaga: The locals here produce a list of delicious raisins and olives to Malaga salchichón (sausage) and goat’s cheese, etc.
  • Liquid gold: Olive oil again locally produces one of the finest oil.
  • Sports strips: If you are a football or a basketball fan then you will find some of the authentic sports stuffs here.
  • Ceramics from Malaga: If you looking for some stylish rare and unusual collection of souvenirs you can buy it from here.
  • Malaga Wine: And of course how can you forget the hot favorite of Malaga souvenirs which would be incomplete without mentioning Malaga wine. Not just Malaga sweet wine, but whites, reds, rosés and sparkling too.

Official Language

Spanish

Other Language

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Currency

Euro (EUR)

Population

0.567 (Millions)

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Weather

Clear Sky 25.36°C

TimeZone

16:19 PM (GMT +02:00)

 

Ambulance

112

 

Police

092

 

Electric socket

Type C
Type C ( 220 V 50 Hz)
Type F
Type F ( 220 V 50 Hz)

Airport Name / IATA Code

Málaga–Costa del Sol - AGP

Best time to visit

March, April, and May happens to be the spring season in Malaga with a warm and pleasant climate. It is a good time to enjoy Malaga’s outdoor activities with cool nights and occasional showers.

Moderate time to visit

September, October, November, December, January, and February mark a change in temperatures turning cool in the late evenings. There are also occasional rain-spells, sea winds, and humidity. So this can be an average time to visit.

Worst time to visit

June, July, and August are hot and dry with changing humidity levels and winds. You can also expect thunderstorms in August and rare rain spells in June and July. It is not a good idea during summer as it can get really hot.

Taxi

Start Tariff: EUR 3.50

1 Km. Tariff: EUR 1.05

1 Hour Waiting Tariff: EUR 19.19

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