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Stretching along the Malaga province, the Costa del Sol is one of Spain's most popular tourist destinations. A region in the south of Spain, it is an autonomous community of Andalusia comprising the coastal towns and communities along the Mediterranean coastline of the Málaga province and the eastern edge of the Cádiz province. The area's mild climate is ideal to enjoy the beaches and a wide variety of outdoor activities year round. Visitors can explore the Eastern Costa del Sol, the 54 kilometers stretch of coast to the east of Malaga city. Equally fascinating are the cliffs where the Sierra Almijara joins the sea. Nerja is the most important urban centre on this end of the coast. It is surrounded by tourist pueblos. This town also has one of this area's main tourist attractions - the Nerja Caves, a spectacular find that is open to the public. The caves form the backdrop for the annual music and dance festival. Also worth exploring is the winding footpath at the foot of Nerja town, which joins several coves. You can spend leisurely hours in the vast expanse of beaches that dot this area. The Western Costa del Sol is highly developed in terms of both property and infrastructure and it attracts an important percentage of Spain's international tourism.

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Best time to visit
Visiting Malaga depends on whether you are happiest joining the crowds or when it's much quieter? Malaga enjoys 300 days on average of sunshine, so whether it's summer or winter, either time can be you'll enjoy the sun. Generally, summer is the busiest time, so if you are after a quieter life, November is the perfect month. The days may be shorter, but the crowds are less.
Getting around
Malaga is a very walkable town; its centre is very compact and easy to navigate. It is worth taking the hop-on hop-off bus tour to see the sights and get your bearings so that you can then explore further on foot. Or, if you have the energy, Malaga boasts some 28km of cycling lanes, so hiring a bike is great to explore. You could even hire a Segway for an alternative mode. You'll also find a comprehensive public transport system if none of the above fits with your schedule.
Stay Safe
Malaga is a safe city to walk around during the day or at night. You should take the usual precautions, especially in such a tourist-friendly destination as pickpockets do operate. For emergencies, contact 112
Did you know?
Impress your friends and fellow travellers with these tidbits of information: • If you need any further evidence that Malaga is an influencer of culture, it might be a surprise to learn that Pablo Picasso was born here. You can visit Casa Natal, his birthplace, which highlights much of the artists early years. • Malaga happens to be one of the world's oldest cities. It dates back to 770BC, when the Phoenicians settled here. • You really are on the edge of Europe when you visit Malaga. It's Europe's Southernmost large city. Africa is all but 80 miles away!

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