Until a few years ago, the city of Malaga was no more than a checkpoint for the likes of Marbella, Estepona and Sotogrande. But having undergone something of a contemporary transformation (led by the impressive Pablo Picasso museum), Malaga now attracts both tourists and permanent residents en masse, thanks to its array of modern attractions, superb villas and the fertile land which thrives in the surrounding area. If you’re looking for land for sale in Spain then Malaga is well worth a look. We have available plots in Malaga and the smaller locations in the nearby countryside.
Hotels Bars & Restaurants in Malaga
Being at the heart of Andalucia and the gateway to Malaga International Airport, there are naturally hundreds of hotels for friends and family to choose from when they come to visit. Some of the best in town include:
- Hotel Malina Lario (4 Star)
- Barcelo Malaga (4 Star)
- Parador de Malaga Gibralfaro (4 Star)
- Salles Hotel Malaga Centro (4 Star)
- Vincci Selección Posada del Patio (5 Star)
From high-class clubs and cocktail lounges to authentic tapas bars, Malaga has a lot to offer in the way of nightlife. Countless trendy roo-top terrace bars, VIP nightclubs and lively “copas” bars have appeared around the city in recent years to create a sophisticated nightlife scene. Gin & Tonic bars seem to be popping up everywhere on an almost weekly basis and there are always live music events on in town. Mañana Cocktail Bar and Friends & Mojitos are firm favourites with the locals, but lounge bar Sala Catedral and terrace bars Oasis Lounge and La Terraza de la Alcazaba – for the best view of Malaga city – are real gems not to be missed on any night out in Malaga.
Food is taken very seriously in Malaga, not least evidenced by the fact that there are 7 Michelin Star restaurants between Malaga and Marbella, including the famous Jose Carlos Garica Restaurant, but if you are planning on eating out in Malaga you’re bound to find a restaurant or tapas bar serving up first-grade local cuisine just about anywhere in Malaga city centre. The best places to eat in Malaga with friends can be found in the centre, near the Roman ruins. El Pimpi is a fabulous wine and tapas restaurant with rustic décor and celeb-signed wine and Moscatel barrels, and Antigua Casa de Guardia, where you are sure to find a wide selection of fine wines, is the oldest wine bar in Malaga.
Although there are beaches in Malaga city centre, they probably wouldn’t make a ‘best beaches in the Costa del Sol’ list, since the beaches to the east and west of Malaga city are so much, well, nicer! However, there are a few beaches within the city limits that aren’t so bad. Misericordia and San Andres, for instance, are in close proximity to one of the trendiest areas in town: the new west seaside promenade. They are both pleasant and practical for all the family since the water is so shallow and the facilities are excellent. Plenty of fried fish restaurants and chiringuitos are nearby to help you escape the sun and quench your thirst when you need to. In the summer, films are shown on a large screen in the evening. The Blue Flag awarded Malagueta beach is right in the centre of Malaga. It is extremely popular in the summer, easily accessed and offers all the facilities you could possibly expect, from warning advice, sunbed hire, showers, toilets and a children’s play area.
Although not quite as high-end as the likes of Puerto Banus and Marbella, Malaga’s shopping scene boasts plenty of upper-bracket high street labels and a few independent names, making for arguably the best shopping in Spain. There are several very large shopping centres in Malaga city centre too – Larios Shopping Centre and Plaza Mayor Shopping Centre being the most notable – where regular high street merchants like H&M, Zara and Springfield have major stores. Further out towards Velez-Malaga there is another shopping centre – El Ingenio – where there is more of the same but with a cinema and more parking spaces.
Malaga Golf Courses
There are over 100 golf courses in Andalucia, and the vast majority of these are found along the Costa del Sol. With Malaga being the nucleus of the area, there is no better location to live in for golfing fanatics. Some of the best Malaga golf courses are:
- Finca Cortesin Golf Club
- La Cala Resort
- Santa Clara Golf Marbella
- Real Club de Golf Las Brisas
- Los Naranjos Golf Club
- Aloha Golf
- Torrequebrada Golf
- La Quinta Golf & Club Country
International schools in Malaga
Sunland International School is an independent co-educational day school serving students of all nationalities. The academic programme, offered in an Andalusian setting, is based on the National Curriculum for England; Key stages 1- 4, although it incorporates elements of the Spanish national curriculum. The school is located on a spacious and secure campus to the west and north of Malaga.
Address: Ctra. Cártama Estacion-Pizarra s/n, 29580 Cártama Estacion Malaga
Tel: +34 952 42 42 53
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