Having long been a popular tourist destination, Málaga is a hospitable and friendly city with great facilities. With good weather most of the year round and wonderful beaches; Málaga is a great place for a relaxing beach holiday and a good place to party as well.
Málaga is the capital of the Costa del Sol region and is right in the centre of one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. However, its atmosphere is leisurely and laid back, making it the ideal place to relax as well. In spite of tourism, Málaga still very much adheres to Spanish culture, so you should expect things to be closed during siesta time and dinner is often as late as ten or even later. The parties in Málaga don’t usually start until midnight, but from that point, the town is full of life, especially during the yearly Málaga fair which is held for ten days every August.
If you are looking for things to do during the day, especially during the quieter months of the year, walking around the Larios street presents you with a great range of old fashioned shops and beautiful squares. The cathedral is also not to be missed, a fascinating piece of architecture with styles from Gothic to Baroque and everything in between. There are also two old Moorish fortresses along with a sixteenth century renaissance palace that has now been converted into a museum dedicated to Picasso.