A two-day break:
Two days is just enough time to fully enjoy your trip to Malaga. The Campanile Malaga Airport Hotel is but two minutes from the city's airport and 5 minutes from the city centre. The closest beach is La Malagueta, a hip and popular place to spend your first day. If you prefer a more relaxing place to lounge, you can walk (or take a bus) further east to more quiet beaches. When taking a break from sunbathing, make your way on over to visit Malaga's main shopping avenue, Calle Marques de Larios, which has everything from top-designer boutiques to quirky bohemian galleries or family-run stores. Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga in 1881, and the city pays homage to its hero with more than three dedicated museums. On your second day, visit the Museo Picassa at Palacio de Buenavista, the largest in the region, to take in some of his greatest works.
A week-long stay:
If you're staying for a bit longer, don't be afraid to venture out of the city and explore what else the gorgeous region has to offer! At the Finca del a Concepcion (The Conception Estate), just a short ride outside of Malaga, you can visit the once privately-owned palace which now houses glorious botanical gardens. This is a great place to relax and to picnic with friends and family. Another great day trip is a visit of the Alhambra in nearby Granada, only about an hour and half away by car or bus. This hilltop fortified palace was once the residence of royalty, and its gorgeous Moorish architecture is just plain breath-taking with the Sierra Nevada mountains as a backdrop. If you have time, also try to stop by the Sacromonte Gypsy Caves, not too far from the Camino de los Tristes.
A family holiday:
Rich in culture, nightlife and entertainment, you will find something for everyone in Malaga, which perfectly mixes the joys of land and sea into one intimate, but popular city.