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Málaga

Come for the sun — stay for the boho art scene, hidden panoramic views, and authentic andaluz tapas.

Our most recommended things to do in Málaga

Malaga: Sunset Catamaran Trip with Glass of Cava

1. Malaga: Sunset Catamaran Trip with Glass of Cava

Sail out to sea on a relaxing catamaran cruise and take in the views of Malaga's dynamic coastline, while the sun slowly disappears behind the mountains. Listen to chill-out music with a glass of traditional Spanish Cava wine in hand. Choose between a tour with or without a light show. Hop aboard a spacious catamaran in Málaga and begin your sailing adventure. Admire the Alboran Sea at sunset as you glide across the waves. Take in the views of Malaga's skyline as the lights come on. Enhance your experience with a glass of cava as you share this moment with someone you love. Add a touch of magic to your evening with the option to include a romantic light show and music while you drift over the tranquil waters of the Mediterranean. Return to your starting point at the end of your cruise.

From Málaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour with Bus

2. From Málaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour with Bus

Hike Caminito del Rey, a suspended walkway surrounded by a scenic landscape, with a guide on a trip from Málaga. Along the route, learn the real story behind the construction of this great work of engineering. Hop aboard a bus from Málaga and travel to Ardales. Receive a safety briefing from your guide and strap on your helmets. Start the one-way hike of Caminito del Rey at the North access and make your way to the South access. Pass by mountains that emerged millions of years ago and vertical canyons born by the force of the Guadalhorce River. Listen to stories of adventurers and climbers. Hear about the visit of one of the most powerful men in the history of Spain, King Alfonso XIII. The trail has a length of 4.8 miles (7.7 kilometers) but is a simple walk, especially with your guide keeping you company. At the end of the trail, return to your bus and be driven back to Málaga.

Malaga: Catamaran Cruise with Optional Swimming Stop

3. Malaga: Catamaran Cruise with Optional Swimming Stop

Enjoy the panoramic view of Malaga from the sea while relaxing on a 24-meter catamaran. Sunbathe in the nets in the bow area or rest in one of the shaded locations, all while enjoying drinks from the onboard bar service (not included). Choose between the 1-hour or 1.5-hour daytime cruises, with a stop for swimming.

Malaga: Catamaran Sail with Swimming and Paella Lunch

4. Malaga: Catamaran Sail with Swimming and Paella Lunch

Set sail aboard a catamaran with a crew at hand and embark on a journey of relaxation. Travel seated or lying on the mesh net while you admire the coastline of Malaga on board this spacious catamaran. Take multiple stops during the trip to experience the blue tranquil waters, away from the crowded beaches. Marvel at the Mediterranean landscape while you chill in the sun or shade. Savor a meat BBQ on board, accompanied by mixed salad, fruits, and bread before heading back to the port.

Museo Picasso Málaga: Ticket & Audioguide

5. Museo Picasso Málaga: Ticket & Audioguide

The Museo Picasso Málaga was created in response to the artist's desire for his work to be exhibited in the city of his birth in 1881. Its realization is thanks to the combined efforts of the artist´s daughter-in-law and grandson, whose donations provide the body of the art collection, and Junta de Andalucía, who arranged an ambitious project devoted to the artist. Located in the Palacio de Buenavista, declared a National Monument in 1939, the Museo Picasso Málaga opened in the heart of Málaga in 2003. The building boasts a harmonic mix of Renaissance and Mudéjar elements and serene contemporary lines. Phoenician, Roman, and Arabic ruins can be found on the underground floor. This ticket provides access to the permanent collection or the temporary exhibition. The permanent collection contains examples of Picasso's revolutionary innovations. See paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, and graphic work, from his first academic studies to his personal Neoclassical perspective, from the overlapping forms of Cubism to his experiments in ceramics, and from his interpretation of the Old Masters to his last paintings of the 1970s. Purchase a combined ticket and you will also get access to the museum’s temporary exhibitions. The temporary exhibitions change on a regular basis.  Break for a snack in the garden Café of the Palacio de Buenavista, a perfect place to end your visit with an appetizer, lunch, or a drink in one of the nicest spots in Málaga. The upcoming temporary exhibitions are : Face to face. Picasso and the Old Masters. From April 1 to June 26 (except April 19). Paula Rego. From April 27 to August 21.

Hammam in Malaga: Bath and Relaxing Massage

6. Hammam in Malaga: Bath and Relaxing Massage

Enjoy a traditional Arab bath at the Hammam Al Andalus in Malaga, and experience the incredibly relaxing feeling of temperature contrasts as you take a dip into hot, warm, and cold baths. Have a purifying sweat in the steam room and relax with a cup of green mint tea in the lounge. Feel free to alternate between the baths and steam rooms, and the lounge area where you can listen to relaxing Andalusian music and sip your mint tea in peace. Your day in this traditional bath also includes a relaxing massage with aromatic essential oils that you can pick out yourself. There are 15-minute or 30-minute options available for the massage.

From Costa del Sol & Málaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour

7. From Costa del Sol & Málaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour

Prepare for a day of adventure as you walk the Caminito del Rey along the walls of the El Chorro gorge in Málaga. Follow a guide on a safe trail leading to the footbridge that runs through the Desfiladero de Los Gaitanes. Begin your day with a pickup from one of the many spots in Málaga and travel to Ardales. You will make a short stop in Ardales, a white village, so you can purchase breakfast in a this local area before to start the activity. Return to the bus and continue until you reach the northern access point of the Caminito del Rey. Walk through a small long tunnel to reach the natural paths that lead to the entrance checkpoint of the gorges. Then, receive a helmet and listen to the safety instructions. Learn what to expect during the trek and the guide will accompany you at the end of the group to answer your questions along the way while you enjoy the experience. Pass by the Gorge of the Gaitanes, a natural pass across the hills that separates the Malaga coastline from the islands with the River Guadalhorce flowing at the bottom. Embark on a safe and comfortable walk surrounded by breathtaking scenery. El Caminito del Rey, after many years of total abandonment, is now a rebuilt path that stretches between 2 gorges and a large valley. After finishing the downhill trail from north to south, reach the exit point where your bus awaits. Once the group is on board the bus, return to Costa del Sol and be dropped off at your pickup point.

Malaga: Bay Catamaran Cruise

8. Malaga: Bay Catamaran Cruise

Experience the Malaga's bay in an original way onboard a catamaran. Meet up at the pier in Malaga to start your sailing adventure. Board the Mundo Marino catamaran and enjoy the pleasure of sailing, getting to know the charming city from a new perspective. Enjoy a flexible route that is unique and special to each day. Let yourself be carried away by the wind and relax. Treat yourself to the bar service onboard throughout the trip. You can also enjoy an optional swimming stop during the cruise.

Málaga: Alcazaba and Roman Theatre Guided Tour With Entry

9. Málaga: Alcazaba and Roman Theatre Guided Tour With Entry

The Alcazaba of Málaga is one of the most beautiful attractions that you can visit while you are here in the city. Come and visit this stunning Muslim Palace by exploring its fortress, gardens and decorated backyards. Learn about its art, history, architecture and discover its hidden legends and curiosities that make this place so special. Finally, you will find out how the Christians conquered the Alcazaba and Málaga while admiring one of the most beautiful views of the city that will leave you speechless!

Malaga: Monumental 2-Hour Segway Tour

10. Malaga: Monumental 2-Hour Segway Tour

See the sights of Malaga with a local guide. Get a short practice session and safety briefing before you set off to ensure you feel comfortable and confident on the 2-wheel electric vehicle. Start your guided tour from the Paseo del Parque, then pass through the Palmeral de las Sorpresas straight to Port of Malaga. Stop near the Cathedral, also called la Manquita because the construction of the South Tower has never been completed.  Go past the great Picasso Museum and head to the Plaza de la Merced, an important square in Malaga. After seeing the Roman Amphitheatre, built by César Augusto, roll onwards to the Monte de Gilbralfaro and over to the Parador Nacional.  Enjoy the most amazing views of the coast and take a lot of photos. Ride back to the city and roll up at the Plaza de Uncibay. Feel free to ask any questions and get useful recommendations from your friendly guide.

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What people are saying about Málaga

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 16,879 reviews

This was such fun!!! Highly recommended. The tuk tuk was powerful at getting through the traffic and up the mountain and it was driven really carefully, helping us to feel completely safe. Our driver, David, made the tour fun and was extremely knowledgeable, honest and informative and he tuned into our interests, in order to tailor the tour to us. He stopped for us to take photos and was super friendly. It was great value for money and was a great way to see the whole of Malaga. I would definitely do it again next time I visit.

A must as a sunset lover. Good music, drinks on the boat and a beautiful sunset view. I would have imagined it to be nicer/more romantic with fewer people on the boat, but of course these are luxury issues and really good for the price!!

Absolutely excellent experience and a MUST for anyone in Malaga central. The dancers and musicians were so passionate and the whole show was brilliant. Great vibe, very intimate but a stadium level performance!

really good, Our guide Fenando, was very interesting and passionate about Malaga. I wish I did this when I first arrived.

Great knowledge and presentation. She did a superb job.