Malaga is the gateway to the Costa del Sol - a sun-soaked town located right on the Mediterranean Sea. Costa del Sol means Coast of the Sun in English. It’s an appropriate name; it boasts great weather all year round. Small wonder then that so many tourists head there year after year and sun-starved Britons relocate there permanently. Situated in the Andalucia region of Spain, Malaga is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso and it is the museum built in his honour (Museo Picasso Malaga) that is the main cultural focal point. On your route around the town make sure you stop off at another Picasso landmark, his birthplace in the Plaza de la Merced. Another must-visit is the Interactive Museum of Music, which has one of the largest collections of musical instruments in Europe.
Of course, as Malaga is on the coast you can expect to find several sun-kissed beaches, great for flashing that swimwear you packed on your Malaga flight. Many of the city’s best beaches are centred on the Bay of Malaga, such as Playa de la Malagueta, Playa Palo, Playa Huellin and Playa Las Acacias. They’re busy so get there early if you’re trying to top up your tan. Away from the beaches, pencil in some time to see the Gibralfaro Castle. The views from there are sumptuous. Close by is the Alcazaba, the Moorish fortification, and ruins of a Roman theatre.
The weekend in Malaga starts on a Thursday and runs full pelt until Sunday! Clubs like Metropol, Cosa Nostra, Vaticano, White and Abyssinia cater to all, visitors and Malaguenos alike.