This blog post was originally posted on June 2th, 2015 and was updated on July 27th, 2017
Andalusia can get quite warm in summer so we’ve made a list of ways to cool off in Malaga even when it’s hot outside!
In Andalusia the temperatures in summer regularly average between 37 and 42 degrees Celsius (That means between 98 and 107 degrees Fahrenheit). Seems impossible, right? We are lucky in Malaga that most of the time the sea breeze and mountains to our north save us. However, there are some days in summer that call for some creativity in order to stay cool and comfortable. Here are our top 5 ideas to cool off in Malaga this summer!
1. Duck into an air conditioned museum.
Malaga is known for being a city of museums. We have over 20 of them, to be exact! There is something for everyone’s taste. You can brush up on your musical knowledge at the Interactive Music Museum. If you are interested in cars, there is the automobile museum. There is even a wine museum. All this in addition to the Picasso Museum, the Pompidou Centre and the Carmen Thyssen Museum! Visiting a museum is a great way to cool off in Malaga.
2. Go for a swim!
We are lucky to have several beaches in Malaga. You can enjoy the waves, lay on a hammock and sip a cool drink. This is the life as far as we are concerned! You can easily walk to the Malagueta or Huelín from the city center. Of course, if you have a car, the whole Costa del Sol is at your doorstep! A wonderful way to stay cool in Malaga on a hot day!
3. Have an ice cream!
One of the things that we will always associate with summer and vacation is ice cream! While we enjoy this dessert year-round, it is especially appropriate in the summer, and it makes for a great way to cool off in Malaga when it’s just too hot to eat anything else! The best ice cream in Malaga can be found right in the center of town, so what are you waiting for?
4. Take in the view and the breeze at a rooftop terrace.
On a hot summer night there is nowhere we’d rather be than a rooftop terrace! The breezes from the bay along with a cold drink in your hand make for the perfect end to a busy day of tourism in Malaga. The best rooftop terraces in Malaga have views of the Alcazaba and the Bay. We think it is the best way to stay cool in Malaga in the evening.
5. Go to the movies.
Malaga’s Albeniz movie theater, with it’s vintage letters lit up each night, is located just down the road from the Roman Theater. It is famous due to Malaga’s film festival (which happens each year in the Spring). Albeniz regularly shows films in their original version (meaning there is more likely than not an option to see a movie in English). If you are in the mood to practice your Spanish, it’s a great option as well, since you can look at the subtitles! One of our favorite ways to cool off in Malaga. Small popcorn and a bottle of water, please!
Another great way to relax during the hit is sit down with some food, wine and friends! Join us on a food tour and we will do just that together– sample delicious typical foods, sip on wonderful local wines, and learn all about the city in the process!