Fantastic beaches nestled between the mountains and the sea
Nestling between the mountains and the sea, Malaga, on Spain’s east coast, is known as the capital of the Costa del Sol.
This region has long been popular with holidaymakers who are drawn by the area’s fantastic beaches and made the Costa del Sol one of the most visited regions in Spain. But this town has more to offer than just seaside and sunshine! Founded around 3000 years ago, Malaga went on to become an important part of the Roman Empire as a centre for both commerce and culture before being dominated by the Moors. Several ancient Moorish monuments remain in Malaga and the surrounding region.
Why not take a day away from your luxury MSC cruise ship and join us on one of our fascinating excursion packages to local sights. As well as enjoying great deals on Malaga attractions, you can immerse yourself in the history and folkloric traditions of the area.
The Adalusian town of Mijas, for example, with its cobbled streets and picturesque whitewashed houses is a peaceful spot where time seems to have stood still. History lovers will not want to miss our outing to the Alhambra, the fortified royal residence and UNESCO heritage site located in the beautiful city of Granada.
Families with children will love the Nerja caves with their impressive stalactites and stalagmites, which are considered the most beautiful caves in Europe.
From its beautiful landscapes to picturesque villages, Malaga makes for a worthwhile day away from ship and is a very pleasant stop during your Mediterranean cruise vacation.
Port average temperature
The climate is Mediterranean-Subtropical with mild winters and comfortable summers. Málaga enjoys plenty of sunshine throughout the year, with an average of about 300 sunshine days and only about 50 days with precipitation annually. It is located on the coastline, the winds blowing from the Mediterranean Sea makes the heat manageable during the summer. It experiences the warmest winters of any European city with a population over 250,000 and over 100,000 jointly with two other cities from Andalusia: Almería and Algeciras.
Its average annual temperature is 18 °C : 23 °C during the day and 13 °C at night. In the coldest month, the typically temperature ranges from 11 to 18 °C during the day, 4 to 12 °C at night and the average sea temperature is 15–16 °C. In the warmest month, the typically temperature ranges from 26 to 32 °C during the day, above 20 °C at night and the average sea temperature is 23 °C. Average number of days above 21 °C is 206, average number of days above 32 °C is 18. Average morning relative humidity 79%, evening relative humidity 57%. Average number of frost days is 0. Sunshine hours is till 2,815 per year, from 158 in December to 338 in July rain occurs mainly in winter, the summers are generally dry season, with the summer temperatures lasting 8–9 months. December, January and February are characterized by early-autumn/spring temperatures.
The temperate figures shown are based on monthly average weather conditions for the selected port. Weather data is not real-time, and sometimes no data is shown for a specific date, month or port in general.