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Reviews for Málaga province

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Beautiful place, lots of restaurants and bars. Something for everyone

Featured holiday homes in Málaga province

Apartment in Estepona (Estepona Old Town)

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Apartment in La Cala de Mijas

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  • sleeps 5
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 80 m² living area
  • 73 m² terrace
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Villa in Nerja (San Juan de Capistrano)

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  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 80 m² living area
  • 40 m² terrace
  • Shared pool
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Malaga Province

The province of Malaga is located in southern Spain, in the autonomous community of Andalucia, on the shores of the Mediterranean sea. Its coastline is commonly referred to as the Costa del Sol, and also the Costa del Golf.

Extending along 161 kilometres of coastline, the environment encompasses mountainous regions, coastline and farmland. The backdrop of most of the coastline has majestic mountains, which pin the towns and cities to the waters edge. Inland there are numerous traditional white washed villages. The city of Malaga splits the east and west coastline of the province.

To the east you will find Nerja (50km from Málaga); Torrox (46km); Vélez- Málaga (35km) and Rincón de la Victoria (12km). To the west there is Torremolinos (15km from Málaga); Benalmádena (22km); Fuengirola (27km); Mijas (31km); Marbella (58km) and Estepona (85km).

The region all the way from Rincon de la Victoria to Estepona is considered the Málaga metropolitan area and has a population of over one million. The coastline is completely connected by the N340 coastal road, which itself offers some beautiful sea views, to the west there is a toll road (A7) which gives a speedy connection from Fuengirola all the way to Algeciras in the province of Cadiz.

There is an abundance of things to do in the province of Málaga from historical sightseeing to playing golf on the provinces many, and often world-class golf courses.

You can take a closer look at specific towns and cities of Málaga from the tourist information about Spain on www.spain-holiday.com

History
Malaga is rich with history dating back to 800bc and has over the centuries been marked by the Greeks, Romans and Arab Maurer. In recent years the province has expanded rapidly and is now a melting pot of nationalities with many foreigners residing in around the city on the famous Costa del Sol coastline.

Beaches
The beaches of Malaga and the Costa del Sol are one of its most valuable assets; you can find many different beautiful options, ranging from the busy, vibrant beaches with bars, restaurants and water sport activities, to the quiet isolated small coves, where your only company can be the soothing lap of the surf.

Transport
Malaga airport is the forth busiest in Spain and has many daily international connections to the rest of the world.

The port in Malaga is a stop off point for many cruises and has been in continuous operation at least since 600 BC.

The Province is well serviced by road and rail networks, there is a high-speed train which significantly reduces travel time to Madrid, and a local train line which serves from the centre of the city of Malaga to the coastal town of Fuengirola.

Cuisine
The local cuisine from the province of Malaga is mainly a healthy Mediterranean one, with lots of seafood and shellfish, olive oil, fruit and vegetables, all jostling for top spot on local menus.

Probably the most popular dish on a typical menu from the province of Malaga will be Pescadito Frito Malagueño or Fritura Malagueña, a platter of small, locally caught fried fish; Gazpacho, meat stews, tapas and roasted meats are also popular, but the cuisine differs from region to region, with inland dishes being stand-alone compared to the coastal dishes.

Climate
Malaga enjoys a subtropical-Mediterranean climate and an average of three hundred days of sunshine. Its location on the Mediterranean sea means the coastline benefits from cooling sea breezes during the summer months making the heat manageable.

The province also boasts Spain’s warmest summers, along with Almeria and Alicante, with an average temperature from December to February reaching above 17 ºC. During the hottest month of August the temperature ranges between 29 ºC and 35 ºC.

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Reviews for Málaga province

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Beautiful place, lots of restaurants and bars. Something for everyone


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Clean beach with plenty of beach bars to eat and drink at.
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Mijas is family focused. No night clubs, lots of restaurants and a great beach.


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Cartama review

Cartama is a typical Spanish village. there were good shops, small restaurants and supermarkets available. The location was away from all the bustle at the coast, but close enough to visit when wanted. also within easy reach after as short car journey (30-40 minutes) were the lakes at El Chorro - well worth a visit


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The Costa Del Sol has many varied towns and villages - something for everyone. the weather as always was great - blue skies and very hot.
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Nerja review

Nerja is a very busy town lots of holidaymakers there. Parking is a nightmare. Lots to see and do in the town and surrounding area.


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Beach very busy, didn't realize you had to pre-book sun loungers for the beach the day before, never experienced this before, but the beach staff managed to sort us out at short notice.
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Marbella review

Carib Playa is about 12km from Marbella


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Mijas Pueblo review

Such a gorgeous village with the best views


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The whole coast was lovely, we hired a car and visited a lot of the places
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Cómpeta review

Beautiful, friendly village with everything you could possibly want and more.


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We didn't visit the coast.
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Nerja review

Something for everyone. Gorgeous coastline.


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Lovely.
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Frigiliana review

Frigiliana is a beautiful town. Its lovely walking through the streets and discovering hidden treasures around every corner. Its so white and clean.


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Benalmádena review

The village/town was beautiful and came to life in the evening. The beaches were rocky and typical of Spanish resorts.


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A bit tired and located along the main coastal road.
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Fuengirola review

Great city near all locations such as torromolinos, benalmadena etc.


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Lovely location.
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Been to this area many times


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Plenty to see if you want to travel arround
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