Beautiful Malaga

Enjoying every day

Malaga has a lot to offer for expats. It is safe, international, modern, affordable, well-connected, and has a fantastic climate with plenty of liveliness. Malaga is a delightful city with a beautiful historic centre featuring the Arab fortress Alcazaba, Castillo de Gibralfaro, Catedral de Málaga, charming squares, interesting museums, and numerous delightful shops and terraces. Sporty expats can engage in water sports, hiking in the mountains, football, padel and tennis, and enjoy more than twelve golf courses. And let’s not forget about the extensive beaches and excellent Andalusian cuisine. What more could you ask for?

Good healthcare, public transportation, and infrastructure make Malaga a very pleasant city to live and work in. Malaga welcomes everyone, with practical wheelchair accessibility throughout most of the city. There are good schools like the International School of Malaga, popular among expat families, as well as the University of Malaga, one of the largest in Spain.

Compared to other European cities, Malaga offers lower costs of living. Everyday expenses such as housing, groceries, dining out, healthcare, and transportation are significantly lower compared to other places. The city is easily accessible through an international airport with frequent direct flights to major European cities. Additionally, Malaga serves as a base for exploring other popular destinations along the southern coast of Spain.

Whether you want to study, work, or invest, Malaga offers plenty of opportunities, making it an excellent choice for anyone seeking a new life in the sun.

When you are planning to move to Malaga, you will need to find accommodation. But which neighbourhoods and areas are the most enjoyable and suitable for your situation? First and foremost, Malaga is a safe city. It is the sixth-largest city in Spain, with approximately 580,000 inhabitants, compact in size, and it quickly feels like home. The location and type of accommodation you choose are highly personal. We can assist you in refining your search based on your preferences. Below, we list some of our favourite city neighbourhoods and nearby locations. Of course, we can also show you any other place in the province of Malaga.

Popular Neighbourhoods in Malaga

Centro Historico

The heart of Malaga, Centro Historico, is bursting with character and history. Stroll through narrow winding streets with charming boutiques, cosy cafes, and authentic tapas bars. Discover the beautiful architecture, including impressive cathedrals, ancient Roman ruins, and majestic Moorish fortresses. With its central location, you have easy access to all attractions, from the Picasso Museum to the local markets. Living in Centro Historico means immersing yourself in the rich Spanish culture and vibrancy of Malaga city.

Popular Neighbourhoods in Malaga

Capuchinos, Trinidad, and Pinosol

If you prefer a quieter lifestyle yet still within a stone's throw of the city centre, Capuchinos, Trinidad, and Pinosol are excellent choices. These three neighbourhoods offer a relaxed atmosphere, affordability, and tranquillity. You'll find pleasant residential streets with charming houses and small gardens, allowing you to escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre

Popular Neighbourhoods in Malaga

Conde Ureña and Limonar

If you're looking for a more upscale and elegant residential area, consider Conde Ureña and Limonar. With beautiful tree-lined streets and luxury villas, these two areas exude sophisticated charm. Take a leisurely walk along wide boulevards, admire impressive mansions, or enjoy a stroll through picturesque parks. The atmosphere, combined with proximity to the city centre and good international schools, makes Conde Ureña and Limonar highly sought after by singles, couples, and families with children.

Popular Neighbourhoods in Malaga

La Malagueta

La Malagueta is where the city and the beach come together. This vibrant neighbourhood stretches along the beautiful coastline of Malaga and offers residents a unique blend of city culture and the beach. Wake up to the sound of waves or go for a morning run along the promenade. With its sandy beaches, trendy beach clubs, and lively waterfront restaurants, La Malagueta is a paradise for sun, sea, and beach lovers. And the best part? The city centre is just a short walk away. La Malagueta is the perfect place to enjoy the best of both worlds.

Suburbs and Villages around Malaga


Mijas is a charming town located about a 40-minute drive from Malaga. Nestled in the hills overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Mijas offers a peaceful and safe environment for both couples and families with children. This old white town is known for its beautiful views, picturesque streets, and a range of amenities. Surrounding Mijas, you'll find excellent schools, both Spanish and international, providing quality education for your children. The area is well-connected by public transportation, making commuting to Malaga and other nearby places convenient. Mijas offers a mix of affordable and luxury houses and apartments, allowing you to find a home that suits your budget and preferences.

Suburbs and Villages around Malaga

Rincón de la Victoria

Rincon de la Victoria is a charming coastal town about a 20-minute drive from Malaga. It offers beautiful beaches, a pleasant residential atmosphere, and plenty of facilities, including a large shopping centre, restaurants, and recreational amenities. Unlike the well-known resorts on the west side of Malaga, Rincon de la Victoria is slightly less familiar to many expats, giving it a typical Spanish character. The town is well-connected by public transportation, allowing you to quickly reach Malaga city and the airport.

Suburbs and Villages around Malaga

Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola

Torremolinos, Benalmadena, and Fuengirola form a popular and vibrant trio, offering a lively mix of sun, sea, and entertainment. These places are popular among holidaymakers, expats, and second-home owners for good reason: with beautiful beaches, lively promenades, and a wide range of activities, there is plenty to keep you engaged.

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