Málaga becomes hot second home destination

1203, 2020

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The Charm of Málaga

Gone are the days when tourists to the Costa del Sol hopped off the plane and turned right to head directly to the coastal towns and beaches.

In recent years, the Andalusian capital of Málaga has seen a surge in both tourist numbers and those seeking second homes in the sun, becoming definite competition for the top Spanish city/beach break destinations of Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca.

Málaga is very much in the public consciousness at this time, thanks in part to its famous son, Pablo Picasso. The artist, currently featured in the ‘Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame and Tragedy’ exhibition at the Tate Modern in London, is also the subject of a National Geographic biopic series in production at the moment starring fellow malagueño Antonio Banderas.

The charm of Málaga to foreign visitors, who count Brits, Dutch, Belgian and Scandinavians amongst them, is varied.

The present Mayor Francisco de la Torre has overseen a flourishing cultural scene in recent years. A concerted effort to expand the city’s appeal to national and international tourists has seen the siting of the first Pompidou Centre outside Paris, as well as the Russian and Carmen Thyssen Museums – amongst more than thirty museums that jostle for the attention of visitors.

There may be a plethora of museums, but Málaga is a living, breathing Spanish city with a bustling centre bursting with shops, thriving tapas restaurants and cool bars.

A recent trend is towards rooftop bars, which are springing up around the heart of the city, pedestrianised Calle Larios, with beautiful vistas over city buildings and the towers of ‘La Manquita’, the glorious gothic cathedral.

Just twenty minutes from this lively centre, Altavista Property offers a wonderful contemporary villa development within the world famous La Cala Golf Resort. Close enough to the city yet with a real feel for the fishing tradition that continues to this day, contact us to find out how you can have the best of all worlds!