A lot of waterfronts in big cities are often super touristy, kinda trashy, and way overpriced. I don't know if it was because it was still the off-season, the off time of day, or if it's cuz Malaga is just that awesome, but Malaga's waterfront was calm and a relaxing, fun place to hang out. We headed to the waterfront for a bit before we had to go back to the hotel to ready for our flamenco show later. Expecting the tourist trap I had read about,we were really shocked to find so few people around. It was disappointing that we only had about 45 minutes to spend strolling around. We passed shops and restaurants, including Gorki, the restaurant we had eaten at two nights earlier. I regretted not knowing about the waterfront location. Being that there were multiple locations, I doubt the waterfront prices would have been any different than the one we ate at.
We then stumbled upon the beach, which was even more barren. Not sure what it's like in the middle of the day, but the evening is quiet. There were a few kids playing; it seemed like just locals at this time. The beach and waterfront would be a beautiful place to watch the sunset or even take a picnic dinner to because you have it to yourself. I got my feet wet, because let's be real, it would suck to not have felt the water when I was all the way over in Spain! Turns out, it was freezing! I grabbed a couple of Malaga shells and then sadly, we had to head back. You really gotta visit Malaga in April; perfect weather and so few tourists, such heaven!
Katherine & Bradley
Two engineers with a passion for food and travel! Join us as we eat our way through the world!