Malaga town guide
Malaga was a thriving port in the very earliest day, well known to the Phoenician traders, the Romans and the Moors. Even today it remains a an important port and is the second largest city in Andalusia.
Malaga stands near the northern extremity of Spain's Costa del Sol, that most aptly named Sunshine Coast, stretching from Tarifa via Algecirs opposite Gibralter, past Sotogrande, Marbella and Torremolinos to Rincon de la Victoria.
With an average of 300 days of sunshine each year and a fantastic range of beach holidays the Costa del Sol is one of the premier holiday playgrounds for holidaymakers from the cooler regions of Europe.
The hinterland of the regions holds many delights that can easily be reached by hire car with fascinating villages to visit and many delightful landscapes to explore.
Close to Malaga is the Garganta del Chorro a fantastic gorge cut deep into the limestone of the region by the river flowing through it. Disapiontingly the Camino del Rey that clings precariously to the side of the gorge is closed to the public.
With no shortage of water sports and other activities most visitors will find it difficult to tear themselves away from the beach, even the smallest excursion into the country will however provides rewards in the shape of a better understanding of this delightful region, its culture and people.