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Guide to Malaga

A cultural getaway found on the Spanish Coast

Situated in southern Spain, Málaga is a beautiful port city that is loaded with history and overflowing with youthful vigour. More than just the birthplace of Picasso, Malaga has been designed for relaxation with myriad golf courses, a selection of beautiful wellness resorts and an innovative culinary scene. With nearly 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, and several kilometres of beach to explore, it's quite easy to see why Malaga has been described as "Ciudad del Paraíso" (Paradise City).

The Spanish Coast spoils its superyacht visitors with a fascinating array of azure beauty and city-living and Málaga lives up to these high standards. As one of the oldest cities in Spain, hallmarks of its rich past are scattered across the city, the cobbled streets of the old quarter, its mountainside Roman Amphitheatre, the Moorish citadels of the Alcazaba and Gilfarbaro. Make sure you don’t miss a visit to the famous cathedral that dominates the old part of the city. Built in 1528, the Renaissance and Baroque-style cathedral is a beautiful structure enjoyed by all its visitors.

Yachting enthusiasts are attracted to this bustling city because of its cultural heritage and subtropical climate during the day. However, Málaga offers the perfect nightlife scene, inviting crowds of fashionistas and some of the most elite to party from dusk till dawn. With numerous options to suit all tastes including tapas bars, clubs on the sea, drinking in the university district and romantic walks through the streets of the old town. From rooftop bars to elite nightclubs, Málaga’s nightlife is known to be sophisticated and fashionable but also to the hand and vibrant. 

In the historic city centre, just across from the cathedral, is Malaga’s main venue for live jazz. This American-style jazz club, with incredibly stylish decor and atmospheric lighting, this lavish club hosts nightly concerts which feature both local and international artists. After a lazy day cruising in the Spanish sunshine aboard your superyacht charter, enjoy an evening of classic cocktails and great music. 

If you’re looking to dive into the exceptional culinary provided in the city, For dinner, head to the city’s only Michelin-starred restaurants, the eponymous José Carlos García. Select a table on the restaurant’s beautiful terrace, boasting the most spectacular sunsets, the ambience created here is impeccable. Diners have one choice, a spectacular tasting menu, which changes regularly according to local produce. Be sure to expect expertly crafted seafood made with that day’s catch, great wines and flawless service.

The Spanish Coastline offers a balmy Mediterranean retreat full of energetic cities, awe-inspiring architecture and old-town beauty, all wrapped in century old architecture. If you are interested in booking a superyacht charter vacation and would like to include Malaga in your itinerary, be sure to check out all private luxury superyacht charters available in Spain and start booking your next vacation with a recommended yacht charter broker

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Reasons to Visit

Rich historic town
Exceptional culinary
Vibrant nightlife
Fantastic architecture
Idyllic beaches

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  • Monuments
  • Golf
  • Fine Dining

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