Planning a trip to the Costa Del Sol? If you want to see as much as possible and you don’t have much time, here is my guide to seeing Malaga in just one day.
Get the bus
Go through the town centre towards the marina. From there hop on the big red bus. Yes, I know, yuck tourist busses. However, if you only have limited time in a city then I think they are great.
You have two options:
1) hop on and stay on. Once it’s done (normally around 90 minutes) you can go back around and explore the city on foot, with a better idea of where everything is.
2) hop on and hop off at all the places you want to visit. Saves your feet and means you won’t get lost (wasting precious time).
I recommend taking a look at Viator, they have lots of tours all around the world and always have great discounts including on these bus tours. They also have a handy app so you can check out tours on the go.
I love Spanish food and if you are on a budget make lunch your main meal. Most places have set lunch menus for around €10
There are a few markets on the streets and plenty of shopping centres here. I managed to pick up a lovely leather camera bag for €30 which I was really pleased with.
See Malaga from above
The only place we hopped off the bus was Castillo de Gibralfaro. It will cost you a few € to enter but it’s worth it for the view you get of the surrounding area. Built in 929AD it gives you panoramic views of Malaga which scream to be photographed.
Get yourself an ice cream on your way in from the shop. Take a seat on one of the benches, eat your ice cream and soak it all up. It’s a lovely walk around the castle walls and gives you a break from the bus or the hustle and bustle of the city.
I must admit Malaga has probably been my least favourite place I’ve been in Spain. If I’d had the time I would have liked to explore the Picasso museum and taken a walk around Picasso square. Unfortunately, I just didn’t have the time this trip.
Don’t bother visiting the tourist information place. It’s possibly the worst one I have been to. It’s actually more of a gift shop and there wasn’t even so much as a free map available, you had to pay for everything.