Top things to see and do in Malaga

A coastal city on Spain’s Costa del Sol, Malaga has been a tourist hot spot for years now. Consciously reinventing itself, Malaga offers its visitors a taste of Spanish culture with local wines, gorge walks and art galleries galore. If you’re heading to this popular resort, here are some of the top things to see and do when you arrive. 

Tapas and wine experience

After stepping out of your Malaga airport transfer and throwing your bags in the hotel, get out and treat yourself to some authentic Spanish cuisine with a tapas and wine experience. 

There are plenty of local eateries to choose from and you can even pay for experience packages. 

Indulge yourself with proper Spanish tapas made up of hand-cut meats, cheeses as well as other tempting national dishes. This, helped down with some beautiful local wine, will kick off your trip in true Spanish style. 

Caminito del Rey

Once you’ve had your fill of the sun lounger and pool, get yourself out for the day with a trip to Caminito del Rey. 

This natural gorge opened a pathway experience a few years back and has proven itself to be extremely popular. With a nickname of the ‘world’s most dangerous pathway’, this is a real opportunity for thrill seekers to get their fix. 

Follow the gorge hugging path for 7.7km and be treated with unbelievable views from suspended bridges and glass bottom viewpoints. This is not one for the faint of heart! 

Flamenco show 

Of course, no trip to Spain is complete without some Flamenco. In Malaga, the Tablao Flamenco Los Amaya has twice nightly shows filled with such lively music and dancing that you’ll have a hard time not joining in. 

Flamenco dancing is recognised as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO and its not hard to see why. Lasting about an hour and ten minutes, prepare to be dazzled by quick feet and stunning costumes from as many as five artists. 

Bike tour

If you’re looking to see some more of Malaga itself, there’s no better way to explore than by bike. You can rent a bike independently and wander around the resort yourself, or, you can book on as part of a bike tour. 

Experience the bustling city as you pedal your way around some of the local sights such as the Malaga Cathedral and Roman theatre. 

Did you know that Malaga is the birthplace of the world-renowned artist Picasso? While on your biking adventure, make sure to stop off at the Museo Picasso to see some of his incredible work up close. 

This leisurely activity best ended with a well-deserved drink down by the marina.

Victoria Brewood
victoria@pommietravels.com

Hi I'm Victoria, a British girl from Manchester. After graduating from university I decided there was more to life than the hours between 9 and 5, so I packed my journalism degree into my suitcase to travel the world and find a way to make money at the same time. I now call London home, although I still travel whenever I can. I hope to inspire you to be your own boss, live life and see the world.

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