Beaches

From Malaga airport to the beach

The Andalusian city of Malaga, no doubt, is one of the major tourist centres around the country. Not only for the beauty of this charming capital, but by the many beaches expanding within a reasonable distance east and west of the city.

Today, Malaga airport has become one of the main entrances to this paradise of sea, sand, good weather and great gastronomy. Many aircrafts arrive from all over Spain and also from most of Europe, especially northern European countries, where people often choose Malaga and its surroundings as a holiday destination, and even for long-stay, especially during the cold winter months in their countries of origin.

 

This is not surprising, since from the airport we can quickly reach Malaga or rent a car and visit nearby popular seaside resorts such as Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola and Marbella.

All are places where you won´t have any problem to lodge, because the supply is ample for all budgets. Both for more austere economies as for those who can afford luxuries like five star hotels with all sorts of delicacies, and even rent yachts that will make us feel like Arab sheikhs who by the way, often choose the Costa del Sol for their vacations.

But the location of Malaga airport also offers the possibility to travel from there to one of the most monumental tourist destinations in Spain, the city of Granada, and especially its Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens.

 

New decrees at Spain’s beaches

Being nude at the beach, using soap in the showers at the beach, putting up a sunshade before 8.00 h in the morning or taking a bath with the red flag out are behaviors that in some places are now penalized with up to 750€.

Since last year, a lot of Spanish coastal municipalities have toughened their decrees in order to sanction diverse practices. For instance, the government of Cadiz considers nudism an “illegal practice”, which has caused strong protest from the Spanish Federation for Nudism; meanwhile in Valencia there is a restriction to put up umbrellas before 8.00 in the morning in order to avoid people reserving space at the beach.

Not identifying yourself, getting aggressive, trying to avoid or running away can be sufficient motive for detention and the transfer to the police station.

How are things in Málaga?
From this weekend on, Malaga’s coastline counts with devices giving out portable ashtrays. The objective is to increase awareness about and taking care of the environment. For this reason, the government is installing 140 ashtray devices along the fourteen beaches of the capital.