Malaga, Spain


by Cassidy LaCroix

Costa del Sol has always been an enchanting but somewhat of an under looked vacation destination. Once looked at as a dreary port city has undergone a tremendous transformation over the past decade. New museums and restaurants are now popping up daily and the once lonely city streets are now flooded with vibrant shops, museums and restaurants, sure to appease all ranges of travelers. While it may be tempting to spend your days on the warm Mediterranean beaches, there is so much more to Costa del Sol than just beaches! Resting behind the 27km coastal strip sits the Sierra Nevada mountains, feel free to gaze at this magnificent natural beauty while on a drive to visit the historic Alhambra palace. After that why not stop over and visit the mystifying views offered at the Rock of Gibraltar. If nature isn't your cup of tea then feel free to mosey on over to the luxurious Marbella, home to some of the finest resorts and restaurants in all of Spain, there is no lack of things to do while in Costa del Sol.

For most, your trip to Costa del Sol will begin flying into Malaga, which will act as your stepping stone to all the wonderful destinations already mentioned. A city once known simply as the birthplace of Picasso, is now becoming a travelers dream with enchanting streets that hide shopping wonders and history behind every corner. Malaga is enriched in a unique history, a history so strong you can even smell the age of the land combining with the warm Mediterranean breeze as you walk by all the fabulous new shops. Start your trip right with one of our exclusives deals at the 5 Star Gran Hotel Miramar in Malaga. Offering marvelous views over the Bay of Malaga and just 5 minutes from the city's top museums, the Gran Hotel Miramar is sure to put you right in the heart of all the action. No trip to Malaga would be complete without a trip to the Museo Picasso Málaga, where you can embrace yourself in the history and works of Spain's most well known artist. Native cuisine on the Costa del Sol, has been influenced historically by Spanish, Jewish and Arabic traditions, and emphasizes seafood so make sure you take the time to embark on one of the many tapas tours the city has to offer to enjoy some fresh Pescado Frito and Málaga wines like the locals.

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