Plans in Malaga for summer
Best plans to do in Malaga this summer
Malaga as a city offers a wide and diverse range of leisure activities, in summer, when it receives more visitors, it is prepared to provide all kinds of plans in order to to satisfy all kind of tastes and preferences.
The openair cinemas is a tradition that has being going on in Malaga for many years, promoted by the Townhall and the Spanish Film Festival of Malaga. This summer edition consist in 121 screenings in 20 different spaces and it’s taking place since July 24 until August 12, so don’t worry because you still have time for enjoying the charm of outdoor cinema. The program of films, days and projections is explained on the website and the various films are distributed in different neighborhoods of the city of Malaga.
Kayaking in Nerja
For lovers of nature, sports and adventure, this is one of the most interesting and funny plans that can be do this summer. In the town of Nerja, more precisely on the spectacular beach of Maro, you can make tours in kayak,an activity for all ages, uncomplicated and fun. The plan starts on the cliffs of Nerja-Maro, a setting of spectacular beauty, and takes around 2 hours in a 6km route
Virgen del Carmen Festival
In July, more precisely on the 16th it takes place the festivities more features and greater root and tradition in Andalusia. We talk about the Feast of the Virgen del Carmen which takes place this Saturday in Malaga.
For its seafaring and fishing tradition, Malaga has among its most popular festivals of the Virgen del Carmen, which is celebrated in many districts of the city, although it is closest to the sea, as El Palo, Pedregalejo or Huelin, where party has a particular impact. The images of the Virgen del Carmen procession depart every 16 July to the shores of the Mediterranean. It stands out the maritime procession, which is to bring the image of the Virgin by sea on a boat each year is chosen by lot and which is followed by the sailors of land with hundreds of boats honking their horns. The aim of this procession is to bless the waters for the fishing season is beneficial and fruitful. That day the Virgen del Carmen Coronada, one of the most revered images of the city, crosses the Bay of Malaga.
Feria de Málaga
How can we make a post about summer plans in Malaga and don’t mention the Feria? This summer, from August 13th til 20th you can enjoy the biggest and most important festival of the city of Malaga.
Feria de Malaga begins shortly before midnight, with the reading of the proclamation, then, at twelve o’clock at night, offering a great fireworks and music show followed by important musical performances. Several hours before has carried out the official opening of the Real de la Feria, with classic lights on its front page. Thereafter, and for nine consecutive days, thousands of people, locals, Spanish and foreign visitors, enjoy the fair day in the historic center of the city, and the night fair in the Real. Also starting at midday, every day fair day you live in the city center, moments to savor the Malaga wine and tapas, and enjoy its ancestral folklore: group of verdiales who gather in the street Larios and the Plaza del Obispo.
Summer festival city are rooted in the commemoration of the incorporation of Malaga to the Crown of Castile by the Catholic Monarchs, who entered the city on 19 August 1487. The August Fair of Malaga has reached our days as the Great Summer Festival, with an open, cosmopolitan and international feeling, reflecting the character of the capital of the first tourist area in Europe: the city of Malaga as the nerve center the Costa del Sol and its metropolitan area.
Beaches in Malaga
As mentioned before, the words beach, summer and Malaga are a perfect combination, so we will inquire about some of the beaches of the city of Malaga, surely many will sound familiar, but there may be some surprises with some unknown beach.
Peñon del Cuervo. The name of this cove is due to the huge rock that is in the same bank and dividing the beach in two bathing areas. Despite having a somewhat small area and be too close to the highway, it enjoys considerable popularity among vacationers due to its clean water and bbq and picnic area.
Playa de la Misericordia. Going from the harbor to the west, we find the oldest and largest natural beach in Malaga where you will discover this wide stretch of coastline and open sea.
Playa de la Malagueta. This beach is named after the neighborhood where it is located, being the closest beach to the city center, next to the east side of the port of Malaga. is a artifical sand beach parallel to the promenade, where you can find a wide gastronomic offer of restaurants and bars, but where the typical Malaga food, such as ”pescaíto”, ”espetos” and all kind of fish predominates over the rest.
Playa de Los Baños del Carmen. Along the promenade of Malaga, next to the school and sorrounded next to a leafy grove, lies this small beach whose greatest charm lies in its tranquility and low mass.
Playa de La Caleta. This belongs to the east district of the city of Malaga. It is an urban beach with dark sand located on the eastern coast of the city, between the beach of La Malagueta and the Baños del Carmen. It is about 1,000 meters long and 20 meters wide. It is a popular and crowded beach because of its central location, and it’s equipped with all amenities