An Unlikely Cloudy Day in Malaga, Spain

As temperatures in November starts to decrease in most parts of Europe, it’s no wonder that people start to dream about a bit of sunshine. Malaga in Spain remains one of those locations in Europe where the sun almost always shines and where even the temperatures in winter times are pleasant.

I made a short stop in Malaga, Spain in November and I was unlucky because it was an unlikely cloudy day. And as the ‘Costa del Sol’ (Spanish coast of the sun) usually lives up to its name, that day in Malaga I only saw clouds.

A viewpoint in Malaga upon orange trees and the cathedral of Malaga.

Oranges, restaurants and narrow streets

Malaga is a cozy city on the South tip of the Spanish coast. And it’s a wonderful location to visit at almost any time of the year. (even when it’s cloudy)

The streets here are filled with good restaurants, tapas bars, regular and authentic bars and lots of orange trees. And as you won’t be able to explore all of the good places to eat and drink in Malaga in one holiday, you need to make sure you make the right choices.

Here’s a list with some good restaurants and bars in Malaga.  

The narrow streets of Malaga are a joy to explore as every corner holds a new place where you can get a drink or some good Spanish tapas. There are many restaurants and you’ll never be able to taste all different kinds of tapas because there a so many.  

The main open market “Mercado Central de Atarazanas” in Malaga, Spain.

The sea is always near in Malaga

As Malaga is a coastal city, you’ll have plenty of options when it comes to exploring the Costa del Sol. So don’t hesitate to rent a bike or car for a road trip along the Spanish coastal towns near Malaga. They are worth going to because they feel more local and authentic than Malaga, which is more touristy.

The Mediterranean sea brings a pleasant and refreshing breeze to the Costa del Sol. When you walk around in the narrow lanes of the old city center of Malaga you might forget about the Meditteranean sea. But in fact, it’s always near. When you walk up the hill of the Castillo Gibralfaro, you’ll have a good view over Malaga, the Meditteranean sea and the Spanish hills that surround Malaga.

Malaga bull arena and sea
Quite a sight on the hill of the Castillo Gibralfaro upon a bull fight ring and the Mediterranean sea.


As this Malaga turned out to be quite cloudy that day, I still had a good time. And temperatures still were a lot better compared to most parts of Europe. This Spanish city is definitely worth going to if you like the sun, good food, some culture and a good amount of fun at the Costa del Sol.

The Costa del Sol did not disappoint me and I must say that the Spanish food in Malaga was amazing. The tapas and paella were some of the best I ever had.

Tip: Make sure you try out different kinds of tapas in different tapas restaurants in Malaga. This way you’ll get to taste a lot of variants of Spanish tapas.

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