Planning on going for a holiday to Malaga? What a good idea!
For most visitors , Malaga is a getaway to the beach of the Costa del Sol but this place guarantees good vibes and lovely memories.
It’s always nice to know on forehand where you can eat, where to go or having a drink. So let me take you away in my experiences.
I’ve only been here for 2,5 days so there will be way more to see then what I am telling you. But if you need inspiration you know where to find me!
I’ve stayed in an Airbnb, in Calle San José, it’s in the middle of the city centre.
If you want to travel low budget, I recommend you to book Airbnb’s, when you are with your partner, friends or alone like me, it will be fun! You always get to know people who can tell you where to go or if you have any questions they’re right there for you!
Before we get to the good addresses, let me tell you that the beach is amazing! The water is really clear, there are beach bars and beds to rent if you don’t like all the sand. Don’t forget to bring suncream, the Spanish sun will get you sooner then you think! (Believe me).
Really important to know because why travel to a place with a terrible beach?
FYI, let’s talk places to go!
Dulces Dream Boutique Hostel
This is a small bar in the city centre (almost everything is a 10 minutes walk) with a small terrace and a cute interior.
Toast, baguettes, fresh juices you name it, they have it! Didn’t have enough?
Choose between a couple of lovely cakes! (Red velvet YES) This place is budget friendly and if you need a place to stay, who know they still have a room for you!
Plaza de los Mártires Ciriaco y Paula, 6, 29008 Málaga
This place is a winner in Malaga, breakfast, lunch and hamburgers, they have a lot of option.
Not really hungry? Find yourself a spot in the open window with a coffee, enjoying the people in the street.
TIP: For those who are active on social media, this place is totally Instagram proof!
Calle Carretería, 46, 29008 Málaga
Going to Julia’s bakery is like walking in to the movie set of Julie&Julia. If you stand in front of BrunchIT, you can find Julia’s place on your right. There all kinds of sweetness (I recommend the Cheesecake) and they also have a lovely interior!
It’s really fun to experience this place because a lot of locals get there daily food there too!
Calle Carretería, 44, 29008 Málaga
Do you have ICE CREAM on your wish list during your get away? Make sure you stop by Casa Mira. This place is very popular under the locals, there is a whole story behind this place and they have delicious ice creams and other suggestions.
Be careful: This place close earlier then other places!
Calle Marqués de Larios, 5, 29015 Málaga
This place has a lovely view over the water with the boats. If you are someone who just wants to enjoy the view, fish and isn’t to rating on food this place is lovely. Friendly waiters and it will give you the holiday vibe!
Paseo del Muelle Dos, Local 54, 29001 Málaga
Pepa y pepe
Pepa y Pepe is very populair under the locals. A get together place with tapa’s and sangria. They’re located on three places, so you will find a table for sure! Quick service and a good place to get slowly into your evening, enjoying a good conversation.
Warning: You have to be social for one night because they don’t have WiFi.Calle Luiz de Velazquez, 2
Jazz on the wall
Jazz the night away in this beautiful place! The floor is made out of glass, so you can see an old part of the Arabic city wall of Malaga. On Saturday and Sunday there is a live band from 23:00 and the entrance is for free! Beautiful view, a good drink and lovely music, what do we want more?
Pasillo Santa Isabel 7
Hotel Molina Lario
How would Malaga city looks like by night? Take a look on the rooftop of this hotel! You have a view that you will never forget! Of course with a pool by your side.
Calle Molina Lario, 20, 29015 Málaga
Wine lovers, take a seat! El Pimpi is the most visit wine bar in the area. Walk through the assortiment of wines, with a bite on the side (note: this place is more pricey).
FUN FACT: Antonio Banderas is from Malaga, so every time he visit his hometown he comes to El Pimpi. Who knows you bump into him!
Calle Granada, 62, 29015 Málaga
So far my recommendations for this heartwarming place. For those who are going to Malaga, get your tan on and ENJOY XO!