Hunting down the sun for 3 days in Andalusia, my first stop was in Malaga (thanks Ryanair!)
I arrived on a late Thursday afternoon with the fast train from the airport. I got off in Málaga Centro Alameda (2€70).
The good thing about Spain is that the shops are open late. Finally got a bit of time to go to the sales! I really like the atmosphere of the old town, very clean and very lively. I checked online for the best place for mojitos and ended up in the Mañana Cocktail Bar, next to Plaza de la Merced, where you will recognise an old man sitting on a bench.. Picasso! An the mojito was very convincing!
I stayed at the Lights Out hostel. The price was decent. I stayed in a nice 6 bed dorm, with curtains for more privacy and a large locker under the bed. The bathroom was small but really comfy and with a nice rain shower head. The rooftop terrace was perfect for a nice sunny breakfast.
The only negative point: I was soooo cold with only a thin quilt I had to pinch one from an empty bed. A bit noisy too (mostly because people don’t know how to close a door properly).
Next morning, I took a juice from Mr Coco Juice Bar (in the Mercado central), a pastry from La Canasta and walked down Palmtree avenue (Paseo del Parque) and then up to Mirador del Gibralfaro (on the way: you can visit the Alcazaba, I did it during another trip). Gorgeous view from there on both the port and Plaza de toros de La Malagueta.
My aim was to reach the beach! I had a lunch in the sand at Chiringuito Caleta Playa. Nothing exceptional but I’d recommend sardines grilled right in front of you if you like that kind of food!
I walked back to my hostel along the Malagueta beach and the port with trendy restaurants and bars.
I took my luggage at the hostel and walked down to the bus station. Next stop: Cadiz
Things to do inside in Malaga:
- Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Malaga
- Museo Picasso Málaga
- Carmen Thyssen Museum
- Catedral de Málaga