Golf & Spa
The province of Malaga is home to over 60 golf courses and also offers specially designed golf hotels. Hire a car and drive around to experience the various courses. Or pamper yourself in a spa hotel; visit the Thalasso spa at the Gran Hotel Elba in Estepona or the Fuerte Miramir Spa centre in Marbella amongst others.
Malaga’s Pedregalejo is a sandy beach parallel to the promenade, just east of the city. Relax on Marbella’s Cortijo Blanco beach, with its mountain backdrop. Enjoy excellent swimming at Neuva Andalucia – El Duque beach in Puerto Banus, or explore Roman ruins near the Guadalmina beach. Try fishing, pedalos and local beach bars on Malaga city breaks.
Visit the Picasso museum in the home city of his birth, Malaga’s most famous son. The museum offers paintings from the private family collection. The Museo Automoitistico de Malaga is a fantastic private collection of rebuilt vintage cars, or view the 11th century Moorish citadel of Alcazaba. Take a trip to Granada, with its beautiful Arabic palace – Alhambra.
Food and nightlife
One of the best restaurants in Marbella is La Messina, with a seasonal Mediterranean menu and strawberry beer. Dine at typical beach restaurants in Malaga and Torremolinos, enjoying local delicacies such as fried fish. Sample and buy sweet Malaga wine in Frigliana village near Nerja, or enjoy the nightlife in Abisinia in Malaga; a bar and nightclub.
Take a 4 hour historic bike ride around Malaga and get a guided tour of nooks and crannies. Experience Kelipe, which offers authentic Flamenco in a small courtyard at weekends. Visit La Concepcion Botanical gardens, a collection of tropical and subtropical plants. Visit traditional equestrian shows like El Ranchito in Torremolinos or ride the cable car in Benalmadena to the mountain top.