Malaga

👥 Population: 569,000

🕑 Time Zone: Central European Time (CET): UTC +1

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🏠 Where to live
🍏 Groceries
🚈 Getting around
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Malaga is a mid sized city in southern Spain, forming the main entry point to the popular holiday destination 'Costa del Sol'. Framed by an impressive mountain range, Malaga is a nicely balanced city featuring beautiful beaches, a historic, walkable city centre, plenty of shopping opportunities, a variety of dining options, accessible public transport and other modern amenities.

Weather

The weather in Malaga is mediterranean featuring hot summers and warm to cool, wet winters. Summers are usually 28°C on average and winters are 16°C.

Where to live

City Centre: This includes areas such as Old Town (Casco Antiguo), Larios/María Zambrano, Soho & the new port (El Puerto). Great for first timers and it’s in the heart of the city. Many restaurants, cafes & shops. Many things to do for all age ranges such as museums, galleries, sites, boat rides etc.

Pedregalejo: Located in the East side. Quaint and cosy and has a nice beach. Plenty of restaurants and cafes.

El Oeste (The West): Great for families and for people who prefer a quieter, more tranquil stay. Has beautiful parks and plenty of playgrounds. The beachfront is recently renovated and has public toilets. Big sports complex nearby.

Useful resources

Fotocasa

Idealista

Milanuncios

Departiculares

Hostelworld

Airbnb

Booking.com

Groceries

Markets

Mercado del Carmen

Mercado Central de Atarazanas

Mercado Municipal de Pedregalejo

Supermarkets

Mercadona

Alcampo

Carrefour

ALDI

LIDL

Convenience stores

Most areas have stores called "Bazaar Orientales" or variations of this.

Carrefour Express

Supercor Exprés

Getting around

From airport

Malaga Airport

Methods: Train, bus, Uber

Within

Metro Malaga

Malaga Bus

Method: Bus, Metro, Electric Scooters (Lime)

Uber available

✅ yes as well as Cabify, Blacklane, MyTaxi, and local taxis

Travel remotely