Travel guide to Málaga

SPAIN: The temperature, the hotels, the beaches, the restaurants and the short distance to so many holiday favorites. There is so many reasons to travel to Malaga. The Andalucian city has undergone a total makeover. And I am in love with the colorful result!

 I haven’t blogged in a while, and I have so many travel stories I would like to share. But first and foremost I have to share some memories from a quite resent travel experience.
Last month I visited Málaga, a town where I once studied Spanish. I have visited the Andalusian city several times since the late nighties, but boy has this this town changed since my last visit! 

Ten years ago Málaga was considered just a stopping point before traveling further down the Costa del Sol, the sunny coast, to places like Marbella, Torremolinos and Fuengirola.
But a lot of us fell in love with Málaga with its previous rugged charm. Since 1996 the local politicians have had a plan to renew the city, and the plan is working! This charming city has become a new travel favorite to many more. And there is many reasons to go down south of Spain. Málaga is one of the oldest cities in Spain, more than 3000 years old, and have a lot of historical sites.
The old town has always been beautiful, but now there are many more cafes and restaurants, and the area so clean you can almost use the paved roads as mirrors. Five years ago the new commercial harbor with fancy shops and restaurant was established, with a colorful Pompidou art center at the entrance. 

A new artsy area called Soho (like so many others) is developing close to the river Guadalmedina, and there you also find the new Museum of Contemporary art, CAC.

There are new restaurants in the hills surrounding the beautiful city.

And then of course – the beaches! They are so many, so close to the city! The culture, vibe and sunny weather makes Málaga a perfect beach/city vaycay spot.

Restaurants worth a visit:

El Pimpie in the old town, co-owned by Antonio Banderas.

Meson de Cervantes in the old part of town.

Beluga in the city center.

La Deriva in Soho.

Pez-Tomillo in Pedregalejo.

Verum in Cerrado de Calderon.