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Malaga information

Young tourist sat in the gardens of the La Alcazaba fortress Malaga
Young tourist sat in the gardens of the La Alcazaba fortress, Malaga

Description of Malaga

Malaga is the main town of Andalucia on the coast and second city to Seville in the south with a population of about half a million. it's airport located between Malaga & Torremolinos is regarded as the gateway to the Costa del Sol.

Malaga is also an important port city with plenty of commercial activity. it is less of a resort than it's neighbour Torremolinos

2 of Malaga's famous sons are Antonio Banderas, the film actor and the great spanish artist Pablo Picasso.


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Location of Malaga

  • Located on southern Spain's Costa del Sols Mediterranean coast

Malaga's Attractions

Malaga airport

There are train/tram connections to the airport with a 30 minute service and because the airport is close to the city only takes about 12 minutes.

More information Malaga airport


Malaga Beaches

Some of the beaches are around the old fishing villages of El Palo & Pedregalejo now merged into the suburbs of eastern Malaga

Playa de la Malagueta


Located immediately to the east of the harbour

On the Open top sightseeing bus route stop number 5.

Playa Pedregalejo


Playa El Palo


La Caleta Beach


  • La Caleta Beach is centrally located in front of Malaga town high rise blocks
  • Sunbeds & beach umbrellas, showers, toilets, parking & disabled access are available
  • There are plenty of bars & restaurants along the promenade
  • Peddle boats


El Candado Beach


  • Sunbeds, beach umbrellas, showers, parking & a children's playground are available
  • There are plenty of beach bars
  • Sports basketball, diving, fishing, sailing & windsurfing


El Palo Beach


  • El Palo Beach is a more picturesque beach with a wide U shaped beach
  • Sunbeds, beach umbrellas, showers, parking & disabled access are available
  • Plenty of bars & restaurants on the promenade


Las Acacias Beach


  • Las Acacias is a pretty wide U shaped medium size beach
  • Sunbeds, beach umbrellas, showers, parking are available


Banos del Carmen Beach


  • Banos del Carmen Beach is a small beach and is not as well kept as the others, can be dirty and wall have graffiti
  • The wooded park is rather nice
  • Fishing from the rocks
  • Limited parking


La Malagueta beach


  • La Malagueta beach has beautiful sand imported from the Sahara desert. maintained by breakwaters
  • The beach is located in front of the outer section of the port on the north east side
  • Sunbeds, beach umbrellas, showers, children's playground, toilets, parking & disabled access are available

Malaga Nightlife

  • Malaga's nightlife is centred to the north east of the cathedral around Plaza de Uncibay, Calle Beatas, Calle Granada & Calle Almos
  • Another centre is south of the Bullring (Plaza de Toros) in La Malagueta
  • There is also a nightlife scenecentred on the seafront strip to Pedregalejo in the suburbs especially along Juan Sebastian Eleano
  Antigua Casa de la Guardia  
  • Malaga's oldest tapas bar

Alameda Principal, 18, Malaga 29015


  Anden Disco Bar  
  • Party crowd
  • Open until late

Plaza de Uncibay



Malaga Shopping

  • Malaga Central Market is a must visit
  • Expensive boutiques and shops line the Calle Marques de Larios the main shopping street


Malaga Shopping centres


  • Carrefour Alameda
  • Carrefour Los Patios
  • Carrefour Rosaleda
  • Larios Centro
  • Malaga Plaza
  • Rosaleda
  • Plaza Mayor

Malaga Restaurants

Try the local dish of Sardines and the regions Malaga Sweet Wine made from muscatel grapes which goes very well with shellfish

A good area for restaurants is the Avenida Pintor Sorolla  to Paseo Marítimo Antonio Machado on the seafront

  Sal Gorda La Malagueta
  • Excellent food
  • The place is rich in bullfighting memorabilia

Sal Gorda, Canovas del Castillo, 12, Malaga 29016


  Bodegon de Gurpegui  
  • Great traditional local cuisine  & food
  • Try some house specials

Bodegon de Gurpegui, Paseo Cerrado de Calderon, 14, Malaga, 29018



Malaga Transport

Railway station RENFE


There are 3 rail lines from Malaga railway station

2 lines C1! & C2 run up and down the Costa del Sol Coast

The third line runs inland to connect to the large inland Cities

The main Railway station is located on our Malaga Attraction Map  


Bus Station


Being a large city Malaga has a selection of local bus routes and also inter city and other towns are also are conected by bus routes

Bus Station Info

Estacion de Autobuses, Paseo de los Tilos, Malaga    Tel: +34 952 350061 The bus station is located next to the main rail station

The main bus stations and bus sub stations are located on our Malaga Attraction Map  


Car Parking


Car Parking is difficult in Malaga and theft from cars is very high



Package Holidays to Malaga

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Emergency / useful Telephone numbers

Local dialling code: 952

Ambulance: 061

Fire service: 080

Police: 091

Malaga Health Centre: 952 604 266

Malaga airport: 952 048 484


Malaga Airport to Malaga


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