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When is the best time to visit Malaga?

Before starting the adventure and going on a trip, it is important to know the best time to visit a site, or at least, to know the advantages and disadvantages of some dates.

In this article we show you which periods are the best to visit the wonderful city of the Costa del Sol: Malaga. It is said that the season in which Andalusia receives more visits is in summer, but is this true? The temperatures in the south are always mild, so at any time of the year it is a good idea to go to Malaga. Here we tell you all about it.

Best time to visit Malaga

If we leave our home to visit a city, the first thing we look for is the well-being. That is why the best season to travel to Malaga is between the months of April and October. Although it is never cold, the temperatures in these months are very mild. And even in the months where we can still think that it can be cold, like April, some brave people jump into the sea.

During the slightly cooler months, there are hardly any people and the city is visited in a wonderful way. Take advantage of this to come during Easter! You will be able to discover one of the most beloved weeks for the people of Malaga and all the art of los tronos (wooden structures leading to the image of Christ or the Virgin to represent Christ’s passion, death and resurrection).

Although perhaps the best month to come to Malaga is possibly September: the temperatures are still those of summer but not so hot. Besides, the crowds of tourists have already disappeared. The hotels and apartments are cheaper because the high season has already been and the prices in general in the whole tourism sector have already gone down.

Best time of year in Malaga

Worst time to visit Malaga

There is any bad time to come to Malaga, because as we said before, it never gets cold. We could say that the worst time to come is November, as it is the one that records the most rainfall. Even so, you will also find very sunny days and even a little bit hot in November.

What is clear is that despite the good weather in Malaga, the worst time is the winter. The attractions prepared for the summer are closed and many chiringuitos (beach’s bar) also close as it does not compensate them to be open all year round.

Worst time to visit Malaga

High season 

Malaga was not going to be different, and as in the rest of Andalusia and Spain, the high season is in August. It coincides with the month of holidays that everyone takes and takes advantage of to go south to enjoy its beaches and atmosphere.

August is the ideal month for those who like to party and enjoy the beach. Here takes place the fair of Malaga. Its origin took place with the commemoration of the incorporation of Malaga to the Crown of Castile by the Catholic Kings: August 19th 1487. Today this fair is the great event of the summer and has a very open sense. Tourists come from all over Spain and the world. Because of all the visits this city receives in August, it is the most expensive month to come. Even so, Andalusia is characterized by being one of the cheapest communities in Spain. However, we recommend that if you are planning to come this month, you should book your accommodation in advance.

High season in Malaga

Low season

Part of the autumn and winter months we could say that they are the months when the
least people come to Malaga
. These are October, November, January and February.
For those who are looking for tranquillity and little noise in the streets this is the best
time of the year. You will be able to visit the city wonderfully because of the few people
you will meet in the streets.
These months are destined for tourism not so much on the beach, but more of visiting
villages in the area and the city itself. Hiking routes in autumn are ideal if you like rural
tourism. Malaga has many villages that are beautiful and a must if you travel to Malaga
in these months
. You will see some autumn landscapes with brown leaves on the
ground and ideal temperatures.
Another great advantage of travelling to Malaga in December is being able to enjoy the
lights of the city centre at Christmas time. The lighting of Calle Larios is famous all over
Spain for how impressed it leaves everyone who visits it.

The lighting of Calle Larios, Christmas time

Also you can check our best Tours in Malaga on the next links:

Caminito del Rey Guided Tour
Free Tour Malaga

Our most popular tours

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