Reviews for Málaga

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Featured holiday homes in Málaga province

Apartment in Estepona (Estepona Old Town)

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  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 1 bathroom
  • 0 toilets
  • 80 m² living area
  • 10 m² terrace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Balcony
  • Terrace

Villa in Nerja (San Juan de Capistrano)

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  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 0 toilets
  • 80 m² living area
  • 40 m² terrace
  • Shared pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Patio

Villa in La Cala de Mijas

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  • 5 bedrooms
  • sleeps 13
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 5 toilets
  • 340 m² living area
  • 120 m² terrace
  • 500 m² garden
  • Private pool
  • Heated pool
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.

Things to do while you are here

Exciting places to visit in Málaga province

Reviews for Málaga

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Rincón de la Victoria review

Great place not too many tourists and no larger louts. Great place for walks on the beach, good food and relaxation


Costa del Sol review

Near to various places of interest and ideal for Grandada and Seville
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Málaga review

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Costa del Sol review

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Calahonda review

Very nice easy to get about spain


Costa del Sol review

Very rocky beaches okay people very pleasant
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Torrox Costa review

it was as we expected quiet and peacefyll in april


Costa del Sol review

picturesque
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Estepona review

Nice, lots af shops


Costa del Sol review

Lovely beach and nuce restaurants
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Puerto Banús review

Excellent


Costa del Sol review

Excellent
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Cómpeta review

Facilities were suitable for any of our requirements, a nice feel about the centre with some nice places to eat.


Costa del Sol review

Good choice of various activities depending on your mood and how far you wish to go for a day trip.
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Nerja review

Fantastic town with so many hidden qualities. Easy reach of malaga and granada and all they have to offer.


Costa del Sol review

Every beach that we went on was fantastic
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Málaga review

This city has a lot to offer: great food, interesting historical site, loads of playgrounds for kids, many sports facilities. If you're not satisfied, you can always go around and see such pearls as Granada, Cordoba, Sevilla or enjoy nightlife, enjoy kite/windsurfing facilities of Tarifa or go hiking in Alpujarras.


Costa del Sol review

Lots of restaurants with great food, very clean and friendly beach.
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Nerja review

Nerja is a beautiful town on the Costa del Sol. A genuine warm welcome is extended to all visitors. There are many excellent beaches, scenic country & mountain walks and the surrounding villages are well worth a visit. There is an abundance of excellent restaurants & local tapa bars. Nerja is very traditional and celebrates all the various Spanish Fiestas.


Costa del Sol review

Most scenic.
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Nerja review

Nerja er en dejlig by, med fin strand, gode restauranter og gode indkøbsmuligheder


Costa del Sol review

Super dejligt
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Marbella review

Great old city!


Costa del Sol review

The coast was marvelous. But also all our excursions to Malaga, Grenada, Sevilla and Tarifa.
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Estepona review

Loved Estepona, so different from the other costa del sol beach resort towns. Real Spanish feel to it & personally I think it is much cheaper to eat out versus Marbella but as it is mainly Spanish they eat much later than I am used to! Very child friendly, relaxed & clean. The marina is lovely.


Costa del Sol review

Lovely long sandy beach but the bins should be emptied daily.
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Benalmádena review

I was between Torremolinos and Benalmadena. Both towns are pleasant with plenty of shops and restaurants and the promenade which runs for miles. Public transport is great.


Costa del Sol review

It is mostly warm in winter, although one can experience a few cold days if the wind comes from the north. Excellent walking along the coast.
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Fuengirola review

Fuengirola is an ideal base for exploring this region of Spain. It has very good transport links from Malaga Airport. The streets are filled with small bars and restaurants, and it is a town where many Spanish people live, so it is not just some holiday destination.


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Gaucín review

A nice and quiet village in the mountains. There are not many tourists. But there are some restaurants open even during wintertime. On sunday you can buy fresh churros! There is a ruin of a castle above the village and it is possible to visit it. In the surroundig you can walk a lot and Ronda is nearby.


Costa del Sol review

Gaucín is not at the coast but a village in the high in the mountains. The surrounding is beautiful and it is not far to the coast if you like to visit that.
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Nerja review

We love Nerja and visit at least twice a year. It is a mixture of holiday makers and Spanish residents. There are lots of areas to visit near by, Maro and the caves are a pleasant 30 min stroll, Frigiiana is a pueblo blanco a 5 mins drive away. Torrox is another nice Spanish village 15 mins drive from Nerja and the local bus to Malaga takes 1 hour.


Costa del Sol review

I much prefer this part of the Costa del sol as it is less commercial and more Spanish
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Mijas Pueblo review

Excellent offering both the village type atmosphere yet the hustle and bustle of a larger holiday resort not far away.


Costa del Sol review

I loved it all. Fuengirola for the hustle and bustle of a seaside resort, to the east quieter side closer to Torreblanca. Easy trips to Malaga and Marbella and other coastal areas; drives up into the hills seeing the spectacular scenery and white villages.
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Torremolinos review

Very Nice


Costa del Sol review

Nice
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Benalmádena review

A city with good restaurants and bars. The marina is worth a visit.


Costa del Sol review

The beach is fantastic and the water is clear.
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