Puerto de Málaga
With its location on the Costa del Sol, Málaga boasts some of the most fantastic coastal sceneries in the country. Málaga’s port is located only a few minutes outside of the city center and impresses the visitor through its successful adaption to a modern setting. A variety of shops and restaurants are clustered around the area and make for a perfect break after a stroll down the harbor to watch the yachts and cruise ships roll in or to people watch. Soak in Málaga’s relaxed atmosphere and breathe in the fresh oceanic climate while sipping on a cool drink.
Hiking the river Chillar
The hike through the river Chillar to the cave of Nerja offers some of the most stunning scenes in the region and is an absolute must for outdoor enthusiasts. A pair of solid trainers are essential for your walk through the mostly ankle deep waters. The trek takes between four to six hours and leads through narrow cave walls and pebbled river beds. On arrival at Nerja, you are greeted by a vast water basin, allowing you to enjoy a cool splash in the clear water after a long journey. The journey through Chillar is truly one of the best hikes in the country and well worth the effort.
With its direct location on the Mediterranean Sea, Málaga offers some of the best seafood in the country, as well as other mouthwatering treats. A variety of operators offer private and group food tours through the city, which lead you off the touristy track and allow you to enjoy some more authentic dishes. With most tours focusing on a variety of tapas, you are able to indulge in a great range of different treats while learning about Spanish cuisine as well as the specialities in Málaga itself.
Málaga boasts as many as 15 different beaches, with each location more enchanting than the previous one. One of the most stunning places among them is El Pedregalejo, located about 30 minutes walk from the town center. It is considered one of the trendiest neighborhoods in the city and offers a wide range of excellent restaurants. The nightlife at Pedregelejo is particularly renowned due to its numerous bars, making it a spot for every time of the day. The beach itself is 1.2km long and is the ideal place for a relaxed day and a refreshing splash in the sea.