Malaga boasts an average of 300 days of sunshine and just 50 days of rainfall throughout the year. Its location on the Costa del Sol makes it the perfect place thanks to the wind coming from the Mediterranean Sea, which makes temperatures quite mild during the summer.
Malaga enjoys one of the warmest winters in Europe. The average daytime temperature from December to February is 17-18° C (63-64° F). In winter the mountains shelter the city from the cold north winds. The summer season usually stretches out over eight months, from April to November, but in the remaining four months the temperature often rises to 20° C (68° F). When the rest of Europe is shivering in the cold under gray skies, not only Malaga but the entire Costa del Sol is blessed by a shiny sun that provides enough warmth to ensure a most pleasant average temperature.
The climate makes it perfect for it to receive thousands of tourists any time of the year, people who are eager to enjoy everything this chunk of southern Spain has to offer. Among the many reasons drawing travelers to the Costa del Sol there is one that towers above the others: golf. Malaga and the Costa del Sol are fully prepared to provide golf lovers with the best conditions, both in terms of weather and service, to practice this sport.
For those coming along with the family, along the Costa del Sol there are a number of theme parks: El Tivoli, an amusement park, and the Crocodile Park in Torremolinos, Sea Life and Selwo Marina in Benalmadena, the Zoo in Fuengirola, and the Selwo Adventure Park in Estepona. An hour’s drive from the city of Malaga is Lobo Park in Antequera, with genuine wolves in a semi-wild forest reserve.
All these activities are not incompatible with a vacation of relaxation and wellbeing. Most hotels provide you with all the things you need to feel comfortable, along with excellent service, many of them including spa and wellness facilities—just what you need to recover from a tough day of golfing, hiking or long walks along the seashore!
“IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts has two 4-star resorts in Malaga: the IBEROSTAR Marbella Coral Beach Hotel, in Marbella, and the IBEROSTAR Malaga Playa Hotel, in Torrox-Costa. Both have perfect facilities for couples or families with children on vacation in Malaga.”