Málaga is one of the most complex cities you can visit. It has everything you could imagine: cultural experiences, beaches, mountains, gastronomy, good weather... If you are going to spend a weekend in the capital of the Costa del Sol or you have a few days to explore it in depth, take a look at this brief guide with ideas of things to do during your visit to Málaga. Without a doubt, you will enjoy an unforgettable experience that you will want to repeat as soon as you have the opportunity.
Visit the Cathedral, the Gibralfaro Castle and the Alcazaba
Every tourist that visits the city should see this combo of Málaga monuments. Do you know why the Cathedral of the Incarnation of Málaga is also known as "the one-armed one?¨ If you admire this emblematic monument from afar, you will quickly find the answer: the building lacks a South tower. Although the works of the Cathedral lasted more than 250 years, both this and other elements were not finished, which today has become a symbol of the Cathedral.
Walking just a couple of streets from the Cathedral you can find the Alcazaba. At its feet are the archaeological remains of the Roman Theater of Málaga and, if you look a little higher you will spot the Gibralfaro Castle. There is a combined ticket to visit the Alcazaba and the Castle, making it a perfect plan for any morning or afternoon in the capital. Finally, we suggest you enjoy the sunset at the Gibralfaro viewpoint (you will find it during your walk up to the Castle). From this vantage point you will have a privileged view of the city.
Tour the Center of Malaga
No matter how many times you have visited the center of Málaga, surely there is a picturesque street, a charming bar or a romantic corner that will catch your eye. Stroll its streets, walk aimlessly and get lost. Málaga has something that you are sure to love! On the other hand, if you are a history buff you will be better off to pay for a tour or hire a guide. There are many companies that offer these types of services, so it will not be difficult for you to find a guided tour that suits your schedule or your preferred language. At the end of your tour, you can have a beer on a terrace and enjoy the enviable climate of the Costa del Sol.
Take a Trip to a Nearby Town
If you already know the main attractions of the capital and want to continue discovering the province of Málaga, we recommend that you organise a small visit to a nearby city. In Málaga you will find a multitude of places that you will surely end up falling in love with!
If you are passionate about the sea and the beach, we suggest that you visit one of its coastal cities such as Benalmádena. Take advantage of the opportunity and enjoy the exquisite gastronomy of our beach club. The Japo also opens its doors in winter! The province of Málaga also has fully tourist areas, such as the white town of Frigiliana, and a combination of both, as in the city of Nerja. In this emblematic town you can enjoy tourist attractions such as the Balcón de Europa and later go to one of the fascinating coves in the area.
Discover the Caminito del Rey
Still looking for more ideas? If you have a free morning, you cannot miss this trail located in the middle of nature. Of course, if you have a certain fear of heights, it may not be the most suitable activity for you, since the route advances through various bridges and gorges that offer an adventure for only the brave of heart (although it is totally safe).
As for your visit, you have two options: take the tour on your own or with a guide. In both cases you can follow the path in a circular way, or leave your car at the exit and travel to the entrance by bus. For this little adventure we recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and sports shoes, as it will greatly facilitate the tour. If you also have the option, we recommend that you visit the Caminito del Rey between the months of March and May, which will allow you to enjoy spectacular weather and avoid the typical summer crowds.
Finally, on your visit to the province of Málaga, you cannot miss a stop at The Beach Club Higuerón, located between Benalmádena and Fuengirola. At our beach club we have everything you need to enjoy a relaxing experience at the foot of the beach. If you want to delight all your senses with the best gastronomy, enjoy an afternoon by the pool during the summer or relax on a Balinese bed, The Beach Club Higuerón is for you!