6 Relaxing Things To Do In Malaga in 2024
Last updated on December 2nd, 2023
Should I visit Malaga and what are the best things to do there?
Here are 6 easy and relaxing things to do in Malaga this year if you’re looking to make the most of your Spanish city break.
Malaga is a city that typically has more than 300 days of sunshine. So, it’s no wonder so many people are flocking to the beautiful beaches to bask in the sun’s glorious rays. However, that’s not even nearly all that Malaga offers.
Maybe you’re visiting during the couple of months when it’s not quite hot enough to sit around in your bikini on the sand all day. Or you’re like me and you get itchy feet and want to see more of the city.
Either way, I’ve got some great tips for you to really enjoy your time in the picturesque city of Malaga, Spain.
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The Top 6 Things to Do in Malaga in Spring:
1. Go to a beautiful viewpoint and sip a cocktail
Malaga is a city full of wonderful views. There are so many in fact, that wherever you are you’ll never be far from finding the perfect perch. A really popular place to enjoy a cocktail while watching the sunset is on the rooftop bar of the AC Hotel.
Even though we knew that The AC Hotel was the spot to get to we found ourselves somewhere else sipping a drink and looking over the ocean.
We had a great afternoon there, so, for this reason, I’ll tell you about this place. It’s called Nusa Malaga and it overlooks the harbour and feels so relaxed. They’ve got a great range of tasty cocktails as well as all the normal drinks. It feels like the perfect beach bar with all different kinds of cool seats and a chilled atmosphere. – If you’re nearby I wouldn’t miss an afternoon drink here.
2. Walk the harbour in Malaga city
The second thing to do in Malaga in the Spring is to take a walk down the harbour.
With any city along the coast, spending time next to the sea is always a pleasure.
Malaga has a busy harbour with plenty of shops, bars, and restaurants. So why not walk down the harbour and make a few stops along the way?
You can stop for some tapas and a drink and watch the ships come in and out. It’s a truly relaxing way to spend an afternoon.
3. Go on a walking tour
Walking tours are great ways to get to know any city. And this is even more true for Malaga. This is because it’s a small city and with every step you take you are treading on history and you might not even know it.
The guide will explain the significance of the history that surrounds you everywhere you go.
We went with a company called Explora Málaga. They were absolutely brilliant. The tour guide’s name was Alejandro. He knew everything about his charming city and was clearly excited to share all of its beauty with us. So if you’re looking for a walking tour I can’t recommend Explora Málaga enough!
4. Take a trip out of the city
Even though Malaga is a small city it’s a still city. So, if you are craving the beach town vibe then don’t worry, it couldn’t be easier to get out of the city and explore a nearby beach paradise.
There are plenty of options less than an hour train ride away. Some of these are – Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, and Marbella but we kept it simple and just went to the closest, Torremolinos. It took about 25 minutes on the train to get there. Catching a train couldn’t have been easier. We took the C1 train from a station in the centre called Málaga Centro-Alameda. Here, the trains came about twice an hour and tickets were only a couple of euros.
5. Walk from Playa de la Malagueta to Playa Pedregalejo
If the weather is not quite sunbathing worthy or you get bored just laying on the beach, don’t worry, there’s another way to spend some quality beach time.
Start at the main city beach, Playa de la Malagueta and walk all the way along it until you get to Playa Pedregalejo. It’s not a long walk, probably about a 30-minute stroll. But who doesn’t love a walk along the beach?
6. Visit a museum in Malaga
I’m guilty! I didn’t go to one museum, not even the famous Picasso Museum! It wasn’t that I didn’t want to, we only had a few days and I didn’t want to leave the sun. But if you’re there a bit longer or aren’t as sun greedy as I am then there are some museums that were highly recommended to me, such as the Picasso Museum, Malaga Museum, and CAC Malaga. The city of Malaga is full of history and stories so I’m sure the museums will have so much to offer.
So there you have it, 6 things to do in Malaga
I was only there for four days, so I know there’ll be many more little gems to find, but hey, this is a start. I hope you enjoyed reading and if there is anything great I left off the list I’d love to know.
Where to Stay in Malaga
You’ve probably always got it sorted but just in case – if you’re looking for accommodation for your trip to Malaga we stayed in Soho Boutique Equitativa – It’s in the perfect location, with great rooms and spotlessly clean.
If you’re looking for food in Malaga then take a look at these posts – Vegan Food in Malaga – Is Malaga Good for Vegans? & Vegan breakfast in Malaga – Vegan Food You Can’t Miss!
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