Malaga Cruise Stop – What to Do

If it’s your first or fifth port stop in Malaga there is plenty to see and do in this vibrant, great-for-shopping city. Or if a spot of relaxing is in order then La Malagueta Beach is only a short walk away.

Museo Automovilistivo, Car Museum, Malaga
Car & Fashion Museum, Malaga

My Favourite Visits in Malaga

Calle Larios (opposite the port) for shopping

Car and Fashion Museum

Muelle Uno for shopping

The Alcazaba and Roman Theatre

Mercado Atarazanas great fresh food market

Mercado Atarazanas, Malaga
Mercado Atarazanas, Malaga

Where I like to Eat

Beach Bars on Playa La Malagueta

Balneario – a decent walk along the beaches

Mercado Merced – Gastro Market, usually busy with an incredible chose of tapas and rations

Pimpi – a great traditionally decorated bar

Playa La Malagueta, Beach Bars, Malaga
Playa La Malagueta  Beach Bar

A Bit Different

If you’ve been to Malaga several times and want something different and unique to do why not choose A Cooking Day. A cookery day with a Malaga local, Maite who speaks excellent English. She will collect you from the port and whisk you inland to her family farmhouse and you will gather fresh ingredients from her vegetable garden, cook and eat together.

What about a Hammam Al Andalus experience. A unique, sensual massage and cold, tepid  and hot Arab Baths to cleanse both body and mind right in the heart of old town Malaga.

Hammam Al Andalus, Malaga
Hammam Al Andalus, Malaga


Gastronomy Hotel – Small & Personal

Hotel La Gastrocasa is a Gastronomy hotel. Small and personal, once the family home, this residential villa is just ten minutes walk from long sandy beaches, or borrow the bikes and its less than a 5 minute cycle. It only opened in 2015 and has already built up an excellent reputation for its service, food and adult-only escapes.

With only 5 bedrooms this is a home-from-home experience. Everything is very well done, well-planned and with those special little touches that make you feel welcome, comfortable and cared for.

Even though the beach is so near you may find yourself not leaving the hotel. With a swimming pool and outdoor jacuzzi, sun beds, poolside bar and no children, relaxing is not a choice it will just happen.

If you feel the need for activity you can choose yoga, a nutritional or traditional cookery class on the premises of La Gastrocasa or take one of the bikes for a spin along the promenade.

Having had one meal here I’m sure you’ll want to stay for the next and the next. And breakfast, well this was our feast, a breakfast for four guests.

Hotel La Gastocasa Breakfast

Did I mention that I felt instantly welcome and at home. Family-owned and family-run means you feel part of the family.

If you want sunshine and beaches yet the feel of being tucked far away from the hustle and bustle Hotel La Gastrocasa is just the place. It’s like visiting old friends or being massaged, settling in is immediate.

The cool, calming decor is lovely and the open-plan reception, lounge and dining area have views of the garden and swimming pool with grass and palm trees.

Hotel La Gastocasa

The rooms have TVs  and excellent wifi  so it’s an escape without being disconnected or cut off from civilisation, Hotel La Gastrocasa a great gastronomic getaway and it’s small & personal.

See Hotel La Gastrocasa on Only Spain ~ Boutique Hotels.