Malaga Tourism

The city of eternal sunshine, Malaga is like the surprise that is revealed by unwrapping many layers. Even without the recent facelift, Malaga is a charming town that is arguably one of the liveliest places in Spain. A city with a strong personality of its own, Malaga stands out among all its southern cousins. The delightful historic city centre is where all the touristic action is; the incredible gothic cathedral, the whimsical Alcazaba and the glorious Gibralfaro are all proud to be part of this gorgeous skyline. Get ready to taste the best tapas in the world and while you relish the Mediterranean flavours, tap your feet to some soul-touching Flamenco music. Malaga is warm, welcoming and fun! As Picasso would say about his beloved home, it’s a little bit peculiar, a lot artistic and an absolutely stunning revelation. A trip to Malaga is definitely an unmissable part of your Spanish itinerary!

Essential travel information and Malaga tips for your visit

  • While heading to the beach, keep an eye out for the flags that indicate the level of safety of the water for swimming and other activites.
  • Wear comfortable shoes if you plan on exploring Malaga by foot or even by bike. Cobbled streets make it impossible to walk in heels.
  • Be assertive in a restaurant if you require something; Malaga is known for it laid back service and if you don’t make yourself  heard, you might get left out.
  • Take care of your belongings in crowded tourist spots and beaches. Do not carry many valuables with you.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Malaga

  • Know the pollution level of Malaga before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 20.83 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 20.45 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 34.09 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 22.92 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 43.18 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 13.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 27.08 (Low)
  • How safe is Malaga for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Malaga.

    • Burglary and Theft 36.4 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 38.84 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 34.38 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50.88 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 32.89 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 46.05 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 34.21 (Low)
    • Drug offense 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 69.74 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 57.89 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 35.09 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 29.39 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 44.3 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Malaga is 182.92 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 61.41 (High)
    • Climate Index 96.98 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 25.22 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 25.93 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 50.36 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 75.09 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.51 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 82.93 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Malaga

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.79 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 62.29 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 67.91 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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