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The best times of the year to holiday on the Costa del Sol are early spring to early summer, or early autumn to early winter. It can be quite chilly, wet and windy in the winter, or blisteringly hot in summer.
Malaga is a fine city. It has a huge harbour which caters for visiting liners and smaller craft, museums, art galleries, department stores, a bull ring, bars and cafes, restaurants serving international cuisine or locally caught fish.
Malaga Cathedral, located in the centre of the city, is beautiful. Wonderful stained glass windows, exquisite wood carvings and paintings. Outside there are small gardens and a courtyard. There is a small entrance fee to pay, but it's well worth it.
The 10th century Castillo de Gibralfaro is situated high on a hill and offers spectacular views of the city and the Montes de Malaga, and if you time it right, you can see the bullfight for free in the La Malagueta bullring from there.
The Museo del Vidrio y Cristal (Museum of Glass and Crystal) is quite a surprise. In an 18th century house are over 3000 pieces of glass from all corners of the globe, and displayed with paintings and antique furniture of the relative period. Guided tours only, because of the fragility and value of the exhibits, but tours are in English, thereby ensuring that you get the most out of the experience.
If you're into cars, then a trip to the Museo Automovilistico de Malaga, is the place for you. Over ninety vehicles, and accessories, dating back to the turn of the last century to nearly up to date. All beautifully restored with loads of information showing the history of the cars.
Within easy reach of Malaga is the busy resort of Torremolinos. It has a long, pleasant promenade stretching from the town to Benalmadena - around a 5km walk . Stop off at one of the restaurants at La Carihuela and enjoy some locally caught fish. Further along the coast is Fuengirola - lovely wide sandy beaches, gentle sea, bars, restaurants, cafes and lots of nightlife. Both Torremolinos and Fuengirola can be reached by train from Malaga.
Probably the best way to get to Marbella from Malaga is by public road transport, or else jump on the train to Fuengirola, walk down to the harbour and take a pleasure boat to Marbella. Once you've looked round the shops and had a drink and tapas in Orange Square, get another boat to Puerto Banus. Mingle with celebs, oogle at the magnificent yachts in the huge harbour, wander round the designer clothes shops, or have a coffee or something stronger in one of the waterfront cafes and people watch.
Take a bus up to Ronda - an historical old town - lots of little shops, a museum dedicated to bullfighting, a huge gorge, El Tajo, and super views over the Serrania de Ronda mountains.
Oh, and if you have time, travel to Nerja and visit the caves. Amazing! Wonderfully lit, not too cold (and in the middle of summer - just the place to cool down), and walking round the cavern shouldn't be too difficult.