Málaga is the eternal summer.
Where everyone wants to live
The city of Malaga, just 10 minutes from the international airport, is a center of attraction for technological investments, building bridges with Silicon Valley and strengthening the arrival of large companies such as Google. The growth of Malaga in the last ten years has been impressive, positioning itself as a cultural reference recognized worldwide thanks to its museum ecosystem.
Here in Malaga, the greatest pleasures are simple.
Fall in love with Andalusia in the blink of an eye.
Malaga is one of the 10 cities in the European Union with the highest level of satisfaction among our habitants for its excellent quality of life. And it does not surprise me at all because it also enjoys excellent connections if you want to know other beautiful cities of Andalusia Region, such as Seville (in 2 hours), Granada, Cádiz, Córdoba or Almeria just 90 minutes away. One of my passions is traveling, so I highly recommend you to visit these nearby provinces and discover the imposing Alhambra in Granada, the incredible Alcazar of Seville and La Torre del Sol, the great mosque of Cordoba or the stunning beaches of Cádiz and Almería. If winter season sports interests you, there are not problems, because Sierra Nevada is only one hour from Malaga.
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Let´s tour La Costa del Sol together
One of the areas with a very high quality of life in the province of Malaga is La Costa del Sol, in southern Spain. It provides a relaxed way of life and is the place where more and more Americans expats and tourists end up staying to enjoy life on the shores of the Mediterranean. I came to live in Malaga a few years ago and I am totally in love with the area, the climate, the low cost of living, its delicious cuisine, and the people who live here.
Torremolinos, gay friendly
The Torremolinos area is a world destination in the LGTBIQA+ tourism community. La Nogalera, one of the funniest areas of La Costa del Sol, is recognized for the gay movement that crosses borders since the 60s. Discos, bars and saunas, make this Mediterranean corner a space of freedom, with incredible kilometric beaches. 20 minutes from Malaga and 10 minutes from its international airport, with excellent connections via road or commuter train, make it one of the most demanded Costa del Sol towns to settle or spend long holiday seasons. It has major events throughout the year, such as Pride Torremolinos, held in the middle of summer in June and which brings together more than 45,000 people each year. The TLF, Torremolinos Leather& Fetish, explodes Torremolinos with the arrival of the boys from the rest of Europe, Madrid and Barcelona to La Costa del Sol. And you can not miss the continuous summer parties on the beach and pools, the week of Torremolinos Bear Week (in July), the Wonder Gay Festival or the famous Matrix room with mythical and unforgettable parties.
Marbella, taste of the sea.
Just 30 minutes from Malaga, Marbella offers a paradise on Earth. It’s an old town full of alleys that have preserved centuries of history in a city that maintains the surprise for every place you pass, such as the Plaza de los Naranjos, a place to stop along the way to try the Mediterranean cuisine and breathe clean air.
There are kilometric beaches connected with Puerto Banús where you can travel the famous Golden Mile, 7 kilometers where the main hotels and the most luxurious homes on La Costa del Sol are concentrated. Puerto Banus is highly valued in international markets for its attractiveness in terms of luxury homes since Michele Obama’s visit in 2010. Puerto Banús is the most famous nautical enclave in southern Europe. 15 hectares where all the glamour and luxury is concentrated.
In Marbella the sport par excellence is Golf, although you can find other sports activities such as paddle surfing, diving, paddle tennis or tennis, among others. In addition, the good weather accompanies to be able to practice them at any time of the year.
With 5 Michelin stars, Marbella is positioned as the Andalusian municipality of reference for haute cuisine. Gastronomically you can enjoy the offer of award-winning chefs such as Dani García, Pablo Olivares (Nintai), Mario Cachinero (Skina), Mauricio Giovanini (Messina) or Fernando Villasclaras (El Lago).
Marbella is the dream place for rest in every way because Marbella is a pioneer in health and wellness tourism, with clinics internationally recognized by the aristocracy.
Marbella is the ideal place to stay.
Fuengirola, a balcony overlooking the sea.
Fuengirola is part of the center of the coast of La Costa del Sol, just 20 minutes from Malaga airport. One of the favorite places of tourists and foreign citizens. I only can tell that it has the longest promenade in Spain and its beaches usually have sports facilities to promote the health of its inhabitants. The 8 kms allow you to explore its beaches, distinguished by the European Union with the Q for Quality, and accompany it with a pleasant snack on a terrace, enjoy leisure and fun areas, as well as night bars.
Fuengirola is well oriented to family tourism, so the little ones in your family can enjoy everything this municipality offers, such as the BIOPARC or the water park.
The fishing port has pleasant terraces and numerous restaurants where you can enjoy healthy and tasty Mediterranean cuisine. You can not miss the sardine skewers, gazpacho or delicious baked fish.
One of the most emblematic places in the city is the Marenostrum Fuengirola, highlighted by the organization of major cultural and musical events throughout the year.
Benalmádena, a family town.
Just 12 km from Malaga airport, Benalmádena is one of the leading municipalities in family tourism. It is divided into three areas:
Here you will find the tranquility of a typical white village in the high mountain area. Benalmádena Pueblo has the largest Buddhist center in Europe, where you can enjoy incredible views or a time of meditation. Likewise, if you decide to visit this area, I would like to invite you to stop by the famous Castle of Colomares or the climb to the Church of Santo Domingo.
Arroyo de la Miel
We could say that it is the nucleus of the residential area. Here comes the commuter network that connects with the entire Costa del Sol and, right next door, you can enjoy a cable car ride to the Sierra de Calamorro to enjoy attractive panoramic views of the city. You can also spend a pleasant day in the Parque de la Paloma, an incredible green area with lake and animals where the little ones will have a great time.
Coastal area where an excellent hotel system prevails, full of nightlife, gastronomy and water sports. Here you will find miles of beaches and promenade with countless services at your disposal. If you come with your family, you can not miss the Sealife aquarium located in Puerto Marina, the marina sport of Benalmádena.
Estepona full of surprises.
Estepona is located at the foot of Sierra Bermeja and next to the waters of the Mediterranean. Known for being the garden of La Costa del Sol, precisely for the narrow streets full of flowers in its historic center, a few meters from the sea. Estepona preserves the essence of the Andalusian villages and boasts the most beautiful urban area in Andalusia. Flowers and planters adorn the streets and squares of the city, which is also full of poetry. A stylish city where tradition and charm coexist with luxury and glamour.
In the beach area, the endless walkways by the sea invite you to walk with the breeze on your face and, in the evenings, you can enjoy its Summer Cinema under the stars. You can not miss the Estepona Mural Route, which stands out for the most urban touch with the large graffiti that runs throughout the municipality or for a visit to its famous Orchidarium, the most important in Europe with more than 2,000 types of orchids. And if you like to practice Kite Surfing, Estepona has the Guadalmansa beach where the east or west wind will always help you fly over the waves of the sea.
Rich in gastronomy, let me recommend La Casa del Rey to delight your palate with good wines and a great meal. And if you want to enjoy a glamorous sunset, you must visit Puro Beach.
Mijas, air of mountains and sea.
Sea and mountains, all in the same destination full of contrasts. Mijas village, located in the upper area, is characterized by being one of the white municipalities of the province of Malaga. Maintains the historic charm of Arab origin offered by one of the most beautiful postcards of La Costa del Sol. The village is located on the hillside as a balcony to the sea surrounded by the Sierra de Mijas Natural Park, a unique environment for hiking and discovering protected species in fauna and flora. A town to explore with tranquility, paying attention to every detail, such as walking along Calle San Sebastián, one of the most photographed streets in la Costa del Sol. I recommend you make a stop at the Wine Museum to delight the palate with Andalusian and Malaga wines, in one of the buildings with more history, such as the Casa de la Luz.
Mijas coast is characterized by the beach area with more than 12 kilometers. One of my favorite places is the coastal path that runs along the coast through wooden walkways that invite you to walk or play sports by the sea.
In addition, Mijas has a very attractive leisure offer with 12 first-class golf courses and its well-known horse racetrack.
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Everyone talks about Málaga
Hay una Marbella por cada hora del día
Condé Nast Traveler
No hay destino estival que se sepa reinventar tanto como Marbella. Siempre al quite de las tendencias mundiales (en las que suele ser una abanderada), este pedacito exclusivo de la Costa del Sol tiene respuesta para cada tipo de viajero y para cada hora del día.
Nos perdemos por Estepona, el jardín de la Costa del Sol
Condé Nast Traveler
Estepona lleva años afianzándose como uno de los destinos más sorprendentes de la comarca. Es poner los pies en su paseo marítimo o en su casco histórico, que esta localidad de esencia marinera hace que, inevitablemente, te enamores de ella.
48 horas en Málaga
Condé Nast Traveler
Dos días, un fin de semana, 48 horas en Málaga nunca son suficientes. De hecho, la ciudad está tan de moda que hasta Google se va a mudar allí. Hay sol, playa, museos, patrimonio. Y desde hace unos años, también una avalancha de aperturas de restaurantes y hoteles que ofrecen sus mimos para captar al turismo. Atención, que nos vamos al sur.