What to do in Málaga in winter
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What to do in Málaga in winter


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Málaga is a very special destination for winter holidays. For those who live in Spain or they want to take advantage of Spanish’ holidays coming up soon in December, we believe it’s a great moment to remind you that there is no snow in Málaga, and it only rains once or twice a month tops. As it’s located near the sea, temperatures are never too extreme, so you can plan a great deal of activities. Keep reading and you’ll want to book a flight straight away after these few recommendations for every kind of person to plan their next visit to Costa del Sol.

Nature holidays

If you visit Málaga in winter, you will be able to sail the sea on a boat and take a ride on a horse around the mountain, besides finding a great range of activities like hiking or rock climbing. The landscapes are beautiful, and we must recommend you visit the “neveros” (snowfields) placed in Sierra Nevada or La Maroma’s peak if you wish for the best view.


And if you still believe you’re lacking in activities and you like golf, Málaga has a great amount golf courses, well-cared, where you can enjoy this activity.

Wellness holidays

If in summer the usual thing to do in Málaga is to enjoy the great sun & sand holidays on its numerous beaches, in winter you can enjoy Andalucía’s hot springs, quite beneficial for the skin, and for health issues in general.

Málaga’s province has several public thermal baths, like La Hedionda, a hot spring near Manilva river. The Vilo bath as well, is a pool with an Arabian origin, placed in Periana; or you could also visit Las Majadas from Alcaucín.


You can also find historical spas like the Termas de Carratraca, a natural spring with therapeutic properties; or the Tolox spa, near Sierra de las Nieves, and famous to help improve breathing issues.

If you don’t wish to get too far from Málaga city, there are options for you as well. For instance, you can relax with a Turkish steam bath, like the ones you can find at Hammam Open Space or Hammam Spa Al-Andalus.

City holidays

You are coming to visit Málaga and you want to enjoy the winter there like a true malagueño: that’s perfect! You can’t miss the chance to try the fantastic Andalusian hot churros con chocolate, and to enjoy some roasted chestnuts on a street stall. As we’ve mentioned plenty of times, cuisine in Málaga is a very renown pleasure. You can get away from the traditional beach route, and enjoy delicious meat and vegetables dishes, as well as traditionally handmade cold meat. Always accompanied with Costa del Sol’s best olive oil.


Plus, if you are coming in December or to celebrate New Year’s Eve, you will be able to enjoy the spectacle of Christmas lights and Christmas marketplace that pop in the city centre (in our own experience, one of the most beautiful in Spain. You will be able to find some skating rinks, like the one that is settled on the Christmas village that is placed every year in front of the Corte Inglés, or the one from the Children’s Fair in front of the Palacio de Congresos.


We hope you have enjoyed our recommendations and that you are interested in visiting Málaga even more than you were before! Remember that the best way to move around Málaga region is by hiring a car. By Wiber Rent a Car we offer a wide range of rental cars. We are located only 5 minutes from the Málaga airport!

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