Mumsnet Logo
Please
or
to access all these features

Welcome to Mumsnet's holiday forum. Discuss all international travel here, including both shorthaul and longhaul trips. Related topics: UK holidays & day trips, skiing, camping & campervans.

Holidays

5 days in Malaga February

13 replies

Yika · 25/01/2022 21:37

I've just booked flights to Malaga in late Feb with 5 full days, 6 nights. I'm travelling with my 11 year old DD.

Wondering if Malaga has enough to entertain us for 5 days or whether we should do a side trip? I enjoy culture, history, nature and relaxing!

OP posts:
Please
or
to access all these features

CatsOperatingInGangs · 25/01/2022 21:48

How fabulous! There’s loads to do in Malaga - museums, Roman remains, a castle, hire a bike or a escooter, go to the beach, shopping.
And if you get bored of Malaga there’s a cheap and quick train down the western coast taking in all the resorts to Fuengirola. Perfect for a day out. Bedalmadena has a lovely port area and the walk up to the old town takes you through a park that is filled with chickens! It’s a bit random.

Please
or
to access all these features

Yika · 25/01/2022 22:00

Thanks for your reply, that's encouraging, Malaga sounds like a nice mix. Random chickens also sounds like our kind of thing (as well as just hanging out on trains). Excellent.

OP posts:
Please
or
to access all these features

CatsOperatingInGangs · 25/01/2022 22:14

The trains are great - cheap and easy to use. They go direct from the airport into the city too so you don’t need transfer

Please
or
to access all these features

Powerplant · 25/01/2022 22:18

I believe you can get the train from Malaga to Rhonda I’m not sure how much would be open in February although it’s a proper working town. The views are stunning up there and agree with other people that the trains are punctual, clean and cheap. I love Malaga 😊

Please
or
to access all these features

ChoiceMummy · 25/01/2022 23:06

Definitely go to Benalmadena. Use the tourist hop on off bus!
.

Mijas is more cultural than anywhere else local to malaga, and well worth visiting.

Enjoy.

Please
or
to access all these features

Gobolino80 · 25/01/2022 23:15

I went to Malaga for 3 nights with a friend a few years ago. I bloody loved it! It's a fabulous city and one I wouldn't have considered had she not suggested it. We did a walking tour of the street art which was really interesting and also did the Picasso museum. I'd definitely go back again.

Please
or
to access all these features

Yika · 26/01/2022 07:33

Thanks for the tips! Will try Benalmadena and Mijas and will keep Ronda in mind.

OP posts:
Please
or
to access all these features

johndglynn · 26/01/2022 07:39

Great local carnival in Malaga at the end of Jan. They know how to throw a party! Late Feb will be a good time too. A great base to explore from. The interior can be snowy at this time of year so stick to the coast for nice weather 👍🏻

Please
or
to access all these features

JustJam4Tea · 26/01/2022 07:42

Malaga is lovely in February. You can also get a train to Granada. Lovely train trip, Granada is stunning. Book tickets to the Alhambra. If you haven’t been it’s amazing.

Please
or
to access all these features

notacooldad · 26/01/2022 07:50

Car hire isnt expensive a d will give you so much more freedom. You will get to Rhonda and Mijas in no time.

I love Malaga. You can be in the mountains hiking or you can be on the beach! Fabulous!!

Please
or
to access all these features

Yika · 26/01/2022 12:49

I actually have been to Granada but would like to take my daughter to the Alhambra. Wondered if it might a be a bit colder though as higher up. I'll look at the weather nearer the time. Definitely up for some nice mild weather!

OP posts:
Please
or
to access all these features

TheDogsMother · 26/01/2022 12:52

Malaga is great for a city break in its own right though many people pass through onto other holiday destinations. This place is just outside the centre though walkable and is a museum displaying a fabulous mix of fashion, art, design and amazing cars. www.museoautomovilmalaga.com/

Please
or
to access all these features

tanstaafl · 26/01/2022 12:54

The tickets for the Alhambra actually get you into the inner Palace.
You can walk the grounds inside the walls for free.

I second Ronda.
I also recommend Seville.
Also Caminito Del Rey, tickets required.

CAr hire firms in Malaga central train station.

Please
or
to access all these features
Similar threads
Please create an account

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.

Sign up to continue reading

Mumsnet's better when you're logged in. You can customise your experience and access way more features like messaging, watch and hide threads, voting and much more.

Already signed up?