Hotels in Malaga

Hotels in Malaga

Coming to the Costa Del Sol? Here are the places to stay for the best sun, seafood and sand in Malaga.

This Andalucian city snuggles into the Costa Del Sol, often overlooked in favour of Seville and Granada. However, amongst the high rises you can find the birth place of Pablo Picasso, charming Catalan architecture and seafood restaurants that’ll keep you coming back for more – you just need to know where to find them. Outside of the city, you can find Torremelinos and the National Park, full of picture perfect mountain scenery. Rio Guadalmedina splits the 11 districts in half, but it’s pretty easy to get around this compact city.

Old Town

The Old Town will be well suited to a variety of crowds thanks to the mishmash of old and new cultures here. Whilst the Cathedral and Picasso Museum hark back to Malaga’s heritage, the Plaza de Constitucion and university residences show how the city has moved on. There are backpacking bars and budget hotels here, perfect for some weekend sight seeing. Calle Larios is slightly closer to the harbour, and offers a few more upmarket options.

La Caleta

Although these highrise lined beaches are usually devoid of historical monuments, Gibralfaro Castle lies just behind the coastline, and the Alcazaba of Málaga is just to the left of strip. That said, the hotels here are typical Costa Del Sol fair – you can find as many family friendly ones as those that are equipped with a bar and a pool. It’s pricey to stay on the beach if you’re here for the monuments, so check out inland options for smaller budgets. You should also make a point of finding some brilliant seafood restaurants outside of your hotel, as that’s what Malaga is known for.

Carretera de Cadiz & Cruz de Humilladero

These neighbourhoods are both on the other side of the river, and play home to many an expat from the UK and Ireland. There are some beautiful green parks and shopping centres, but this is more of a “residential” neighbourhood than a holiday one. You can still find cheap hotels and apartment rentals if you’d like to stay here though.

Teatinos-Universidad & Bailen-Miraflores

If you are visiting the University, it’s still easier to stay in the city centre. The north west of the city is a largely residential area, taken up by both students and University employees. 

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