Malaga Tourism, Spain

Visit Malaga - Best of Malaga

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!

Malaga Travel Tips

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.

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Facts and Stats for Malaga*

  • Pollution Statistics in Malaga

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

    • Air Pollution 21.88 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 22.22 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 20 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 15 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 45 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 15.38 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 30 (Low)
  • Malaga: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Malaga for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Malaga.

    • Burglary and Theft 42.31 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 45.19 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 39.22 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 55.77 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 39.9 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 51.92 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 39.9 (Low)
    • Drug offense 48.53 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 66.35 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 53.85 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 39.9 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 35.1 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 49.52 (Moderate)
  • Living in Malaga - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Malaga is 181.13 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 55.96 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 96.89 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 27.24 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 27.07 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 52.12 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 75.5 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.25 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 87.04 (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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Malaga

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.09 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.37 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30.37 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 63.91 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 62.37 USD

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

Malaga Travel Guides

The best trip plans created by users and travel experts that cover the top spots and attractions of Malaga

Malaga Tours for you

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

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