Malaga is a typical Spanish city, unspoiled by tourism and rich in culture and heritage. It's the birthplace of Picasso and one of the best towns in Spain for culture and history with the added attraction of being a coastal region with nice beaches.
Malaga is home to many foreigners living there especially British so there are many holiday hotels, villas and resorts catering for tourism.
If your looking for a great base to explore the Costa del Sol or just a good holiday with all the advantages of shops, amenities and beaches, the historical city of Malaga has a lot to offer.Years ago Malaga was not considered highly as a Costa del Sol holiday destination as most stayed more in it's neighbouring resorts like Torremolinos and Marbella for example. But since then the city has transformed from just an historical place to visit and shopping sprees to a sought after designation for an increasing amount of tourists. Its fine beaches and intertwined modern and traditional influences has created a wonderful holiday destination. And being only a short ride (6 miles) from the main airport by taxi or train, makes it even more appealing.In the city the Calle Larios area is full of fabulous shops and wonderful architecture as you walk around on the marble streets. There's plenty of cafes serving coffee's and teas along with traditional Spanish meals so you can rest awhile and take in the wonderful ambience.
If you fancy less walking then grab one of the hop on hop off tour buses and see all the best places without breaking a sweat.The modern marina in Malaga has a great selection of restaurants and bars for locals and tourists as it serves the many cruise ship passengers that berth in Malaga. It even has its own 'London Eye' wheel and its amazing to see the views.The main beach area is La Malagueta and can be quite busy in high season, but for something more tranquil, I recommend El Palo at the west end of the promenade where you be somewhat more private and enjoy beach grilled sardines.For history lovers Malaga has some inspiring places like the museum of Pablo Picasso as Malaga was Picasso's birthplace The museum has over 250 works of art donated by Picasso’s family. And there's over 20 other museums in Malaga.
The real nightlife in Malaga starts around midnight and carries on until sun up with plenty of clubs and discos to rave the night away.