Playa de La Malagueta, Malaga

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Just beside the main port, Playa de La Malagueta offers you a great place for sunning and swimming. While the water here isn’t the clearest, this is a low-key beach that isn’t typically crowded. The waves here are moderate, so you can enjoy some water sports as well. Beach chairs and parasols are available for rent, and a long walkway runs along the sand. Palm trees, some of which house parakeets, provide shady spots to cool off. Use our Malaga vacation planner to visit Playa de La Malagueta on your trip to Malaga, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Málaga is beautifully located by the sea. But also at the port. If you expect a romantic, quiet, clean beach, you can visit quiet the Malequeta times. With the Muelluno, a kind of outdoor shopping rating Mall beach is connected more or less with the city. Sand Pebble Beach, water with just the quality you can expect near a port, colorful umbrella, a few restaurants... just really Spanish Beach feeling. It is worth at least to the refresh in the sea! And if you have more time, the beach town just runs away until it is rural, quiet and good fish in simple beach restaurants is served. It comes back with a city bus.
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  • August 19, 2017
    If I have to judge the sea of the big city, I definitely preferred the one in Valencia to Malaga. The beach is poorly maintained and is not even beautiful.
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  • August 18, 2017
    There is plenty of things to do outside of water but if you are going to the beach to refresh yourself and swim in the sea then it is a bit of a let down. Water is muddy and dirty with plenty of trash...  more »
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  • Very beautiful beach, very clean and close to the restaurants, bars and cafés. The sand's type seemed a lot different to me than other beaches I've been to, it's kind of dusty, so I didn't like it.
  • Pretty good beach with too many people around during the summer season.
  • The best and nicest beach in Málaga yet not overcrowded. This beach is perfect!
  • Good beach with very nice warm water and usually enough free space. The restaurants at the beginning of the beach are usually there for the tourists. If you want better quality fish just walk a little further from Malaga and the restaurants start getting better and cheaper

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Where to stay in Malaga

For a chance to experience the heart of the city center, you will want to stay in the area surrounding Calle Larios and Alameda Principal. This constitutes the commercial shopping district of the city and is a convenient walk to the city's main attractions and beaches. Another option is the historical city center, where an array of lively tapas bars and shops intermix with the dramatic Gothic architecture. For a true beach vacation, choose to stay in one of the hotels lining the city beach where you can soak up views of the beautiful Costa Dorada away from the hustle and bustle of the city center.
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