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Shopping and Eating in and around Malaga

Last month we gave you some information on shopping on the Costa del Sol and the two big shopping centres of La Cañada in Marbella and Miramar in Fuengirola. It was such a popular post that we wanted to give you more great places to shop on the Costa del Sol, this time in and around Malaga.

Malaga city is a wonderful place to shop til you drop, with the long, pedestrianised Calle Larios lined with great shops. Parallel to it is Calle Nueva, with more great options, including some independent boutiques, as well as international brands. It also has a huge El Cort Ingles which sells just about everything, the big Larios Centro shopping centre and some great markets too. Down in the recently redeveloped port area there are yet more shops and some excellent places to eat and drink too. So you really are spoilt for choice.

Just outside the city is the huge mall of Plaza Mayor. Unlike La Cañada and Miramar, this has more of a village feel, with plenty of outside space, squares and walkways connecting the shops, for a more American shopping experience. There are a massive array of shops which are open from 10am to 10pm. There is a cinema and entertainment complex and they are about to unveil a new food court with some fabulous new restaurants which offer a more high-end dining experience than before. It’s a great place to hang out for the day to shop, eat and relax.   

But Malaga offers much more than just shopping! There’s a wonderful selection of museums and historical sites such as the Cathedral, the city walls and fortress and the remains of a Roman amphitheatre.

The restaurant scene is amazing too, with great places to try on every corner and a kicking nightlife. Combine shopping and eating with a trip to Malaga’s gourmet market and marvel at the amazing produce and delicious food.

Last but not least, head down to the Malaga Gastronomy Festival from the 23rd to the 26th of May. Based around the Plaza de la Marina near the port there are food trucks, stalls and a stage with cooking demonstrations. Artisan and specialist producers sell some amazing local produce and so you can enjoy a little shopping too! 

If you love Malaga, but also want to enjoy the best of the Costa del Sol towns and coastline, we’d recommend the towns of Torremolinos and Benalmadena. Both are well connected with Malaga by public transport, but also offer lots of things to see and do for the whole family.

There’s a great waterpark in Torremolinos, as well as a lovely beachfront area, good shopping and a buzzing nightlife. Benalmadena has an amusement park, cable car, aquarium and great park too. It’s also got a pretty marina area and a very lively nightlife.

Browse our website for quality holiday rentals near to Malaga, or contact us with your requirements and we’ll recommend the best places to suit you and your budget.

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