A winter weekend getaway to Malaga on the Costa del Sol

The cold does not come to all of Spain; some privileged cities manage to escape the scourge of winter. One of them is Malaga, situated on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in southern Spain; a popular tourist destination combining sun and beach with cultural and historic sites.

Winter weather records in Malaga are very mild in comparison even with other Spanish cities. In fact, when the rest of Europe freezes and lives wrapped in a blanket of snow, blizzard and Siberian cold, in Malaga and the Costa del Sol we can enjoy days on the beach with loose clothing and contemplate with gratitude the sun that protects us from frost.

So the aptly named Costa del Sol (Sun Coast) with its capital Malaga, has become a favorite destination of Spanish and foreign tourists who want to escape the cold. In winter the thermometer reaches up to about 18 ºC, converting the area into a warm and friendly haven with flowering shrubs throughout the year.

Actually, the weather is so good and the city so nice, that the statistics indicate that Malaga is the Spanish city where 96% of the population claims to be satisfied to live there.

Who flees from the cold and lands in Malaga find reasons to love the area, apart from the weather. Perhaps the first reason is that the warm temperature is accompanied by the warm welcome of the locals; cheerful, relaxed and very friendly, always attentive to the visitor and proud of their city.

Another reason may be the local gastronomy. Malaga is a Spanish city which has the most complete and varied cuisine, due to the proximity of the sea and mountains. In addition, in Malaga are produced sweet Mediterranean wines of high quality.

Malaga is also the birthplace of the famous painter Pablo Picasso and houses a large number of museums among which are outstanding the Picasso Museum and the Contemporary Art Center. Today the city has an interesting variety of cultural events of all kinds, including international jazz festivals, theater, music and film. Every day you can find theatre, concerts, exhibitions and conferences.

Regarding historical monuments, Malaga has a Moorish fortress located on Mount Gibralfaro. From there you can enjoy beautiful views of the city and the Mediterranean, and you can visit the well-preserved ruins of the castle. Nearby, at the foot of the mountain is situated the Roman theater which you can also visit. Also worth visiting is the Renaissance Cathedral. Do not miss either the Pedro Luis Alonso Gardens or the Park of Malaga, near the port.

The Malagueta Beach is the pride of the local people for its tranquility and good location. This beach is still news every year in winter, because in the month of January, when the whole of Spain wraps in warm coats, at the beach of Malagueta meet the locals to sunbathe and relax. Indeed, a fabulous invitation for the cold months of the year

Remember that for getting the most from your visit to the city, a car hire in Malaga is very recommended, even more if you want to explore the surroundings and the white villages in Malaga. There are many places to visit in Malaga, come and benefit from our winter deals on Malaga car hire.


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