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10 reasons why you should visit Malaga 

In this article we share with you the reasons why you should visit Malaga this year.

From art and festivals to waterparks and nightlife, holiday goers are being encouraged to stay a while in one of Spain’s most exciting cities – Malaga.

The city in southern Spain has long been known as the gateway to the Costa Del Sol but holiday car rental experts at believe holidaymakers should linger a while in Malaga itself before heading to the resorts. 

Now they have come up with ten reasons why Malaga should be seen as a destination in its own right rather than just an airport. 

Being the home to Pablo Picasso means there is incredible art to dive into as well as stunning architecture to see. There’s also a lot of great options for families including visiting Malaga’s fantastic beaches and water parks.

A spokesperson for said: “Malaga is one of Spain’s most exciting cities with so much to offer – there really is something for everyone. A lot of people may get the impression that Malaga is just party central, and whilst it does have a great nightlife, there’s also so much more to do there. It’s a place that caters to all, whether you’re looking for a culturally enriching trip or a fun family holiday. Malaga is also known to have the best tapas food in the whole of Spain so it’s definitely one for the foodies too. No matter what kind of trip you’re after, there’s no doubt something for you in Malaga.”

The Art 

Home to Pablo Picasso, it’s no surprise that Malaga is a great destination to immerse yourself into art. Amongst many of the must see museums is the Picasso museum where visitors can walk through the many era’s of his art. The museum also offers free admission for all every Sunday.


Malaga has a large variety of nightclubs and bars so there’s something to suit everyone’s taste – whether you want to visit a bar, club or pub. The lively city is known as one of the best party scenes in Europe with countless beach bars open both day and night. These tend to shut around 4am with clubs going on until even later!


What better way is there to dive into a different culture than to attend their festivals? Malaga has a range of festivals throughout the year so you can be sure to catch one whenever you’re visiting. This is a great way to experience Malaga’s food, culture and music all in one!


Malaga is located on southern Spain’s Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun) and it has an amazing coastline meaning their stunning beaches are a must visit. There’s so much on offer with beaches offering water sports too like windsurfing and jet skiing.


With the variety of tapas restaurants in Malaga, your taste buds are definitely in for a treat. Malaga is known for having the best tapas food in the whole of Spain. You can also enjoy a hearty Andalusian breakfast which is either a tostada or bocadillo (baguette sandwich) filled with things like eggs and sausages.


Due to its location it’s believed that Malaga has the best climate in the whole of Spain with an alleged 320 days of sunshine a year. Meaning that no matter when you decide to visit, you should be able to catch some sunshine.


If you’re into architecture, Malaga has plenty of stunning architectural buildings to visit including the beautiful Cathedral of Malaga.

Water parks

If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, head to some of Malagas water parks. Aqualand Torremolinos is the most popular water park located on the Costa del Sol and is home to one of Europe’s highest water slides, the Kamikaze, which sits at 22 metres high.


Although Malaga is a fabulous city, it also has its scenic nature spots with beautiful parks and nature reserves to visit. A day trip to one of these beautiful locations will make you forget all about the hustle and bustle of the city.

Street markets

Another way to get your fix of the Malaga culture is to visit the authentic street markets. They offer a variety of things from seafood and meats to tropical fruits and veggies. This is your chance to feel like a local and try artisan foods and products.