This blog post was originally posted on April 19th, 2016 and was updated on May 24th, 2017
Even in the city, there are lots of ways to relax in Malaga.
There can be a lot of stress when you are on vacation. We know that sounds like a contradiction in terms, but it is stressful to try to see a new city where the locals may or may not speak your language, you don’t know your way around, and of course, everything is new and exciting but also unfamiliar. Never fear! We here at Devour Malaga have put together a list of ways to in Malaga and slow down while visiting our beautiful city by the sea!
1. Take a walk on the beach.
One of our favorite ways of relaxing in Malaga is heading down to the water. Malaga is a beach city and we have the luxury of being able to walk from the city center to the shore of the Mediterranean Sea in about 15 minutes. My favorite beaches are the Malagueta (map) and the beach of the Misericordia (map). Both offer the relaxation of a walk on the beach and that wonderful ocean air. Take a book and a picnic lunch and you can make an afternoon out of it!
2. Enjoy a cup of tea.
There are several tea shops or “teterías” in Málaga. These are often decorated with beautiful lamps and Arabic inspired artwork. One of our favorite ways to relax in Malaga is just sipping a cup of tea and watching the world go by as we take time to slow down.
Some of my favorites?
La Tetería (calle San Agustín, 9) and Tetería Palacio Nazarí (calle Méndez Núñez)
3. Unwind at the Hammam Al-Andalus Arab Baths
Located right in the center of Málaga you can relax with a massage or a relaxing bath letting the water wash away your stress. The surroundings are beautiful and will instantly put your stress and worries out of mind. With five thermal baths at different temperatures, a steam and hot stone room, in addition to the tea corner, the scent corridor and massage room, you are sure to have a relaxing time. Remember to check out the different packs and offers available to book the perfect experience for your taste!
Plaza de los Mártires 5
4. Visit the Botanical Gardens
Another great way of relaxing in Malaga is a stroll through the city’s botanical gardens. Originally founded in 1855 by Jorge Loring Oyarzabal and Amalia Heredia Livermore, these gardens were meant to be one of Europe’s finest gardens with exotic plant species from around the world. The gardens have been declared both historical-artistic gardens and an item of cultural interest. If you want to escape the crowded streets of the city center and enjoy the tropical plants and flowers this is the best place to come.
Camino del Jardin Botanico, 3
5. Enjoy a drink on a rooftop terrace
What better way to relax than sipping on a cool drink with gorgeous views from a rooftop terrace? Relaxing in Malaga has become even easier with the beautiful terraces with views of the port and also the historical center of town. Either way with the night breeze, it is a great place to cool off on a hot summer night or enjoy the beautiful city without having to rush around.
Some of our favorites include
- AC Hotel Málaga Palacio (Calle Cortina del Muelle, 1)
- Molina Lario (Calle Molina Lario, 22).
- Centro Hotel (Calle Mármoles, 6)
- Oasis Hostel (San Telmo, 14)
Vacation is all about escaping our day to day stress, and whether you are visiting Malaga from a nearby town or from across the pond, we hope these options leave you feeling relaxed and recharged.
Once you have relaxed, come and explore Malaga with us on a food tour, a delicious 3+ hour food exploration of the best bites and wonderful wines of Malaga.