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Living a Beach Lifestyle in Malaga, SPAIN

Malaga is a coastal city and area on Spain's famed Costa del Sol.  There are also many surrounding towns and villages in the area, such as Alhaurin de la Torre.  The area is popular with tourists who come to enjoy its beautiful beaches.

Where to Retire in Malaga and Home Prices

There is a broad range of apartments and homes for rent or sale in the many neighborhoods in Malaga. A 2 bedroom apartment might cost 169,000 (Euros), or an oceanfront estate could be many millions of s. There are many luxury properties for sale for less than 1 million. Some of the small towns here include Torremolinos, the Golden Mile, and Marbella.

What Is Special about Malaga

The fabulous beaches and scenery of the Spanish coast, along with its fantastic lifestyle.

What Is Not Special about Malaga

There is a strong international component living here, which some people might not like. It is also relatively expensive.

Climate and Physical Environment

Malaga is on Spain's southern coast, bordering the Mediterranean. The summer high temps are in the low 80s (F.) and winter lows in the high 40s.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are many small local restaurants to choose from in this popular tourist area. The stunning Botanical Gardens Finca la Concepcion is on the north side of the city. Two of the big cultural attractions include a Roman Theatre as well the Islamic Nasrid Palace.


There is some property related crime.

Medical Facilities

The Hospital Regional de Malaga is the major hospital in the area, although there are other medical facilities too.


Malaga has a 2 line Metro system as well as a highly developed bus transportation network. Local railways connect to the rest of the country. Bikes and walking are popular modes of transport.

Valuable Links

Wikipedia on Malaga

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