Malaga is located in the south of Spain on the Costa del Sol, one of the most popular tourist areas in the country. Like other cities in the region, Malaga reflects a strong Moorish influence in its architecture and culture.
Malaga’s seaside location means you can easily combine a beach trip with lots of sightseeing and learning about local history. Make sure to visit the Alcazaba, an 8th-century fortress overlooking the city. Then there is the impressive Malaga Cathedral and the Castillo de Gibralfaro, another famous local landmark.
Malaga is actually surrounded by the impressive mountains of the Axarquia. Take a day-trip to Competa or Frigiliana, some of the most famous white villages in the area for incredible views.
Of course a trip to Malaga is not complete without a day on the beach. Malaga has plenty of city beaches, but for some of the best swimming and sunbathing opportunities head to Marbella or Nerja, popular Spanish beach towns nearby.