This was the first year we decided to try a winter holiday in the warmth of southern Spain. We at WalkingWomen, know the city of Malaga, and we have been there to test out the hotel and plan a holiday to incorporate the wonderful musical festive light display in late November/December.
The best light display in the world said a local And you cannot beat the winter sun and walks by the sea
One of our guests, Sue wrote her thoughts on the weekend …
This holiday provided a superb sunny start to dark December days. There was good company, lots of laughs, and plenty of opportunities to experience some of the history and culture of this fascinating city, as well as time to relax in a few of its many bars and cafes.
At night the Malaga lights offered a glorious, spectacular sound and light show which concluded with hundreds of people singing along to ‘Feliz Navidad’. This provided an uplifting way to prepare for evening drinks and tapas.
We enjoyed staying in a great hotel with an excellent breakfast buffet. We walked around the narrow streets in the historic city centre and admired a beautiful market. Some of us swam in the sea – not at all cold for North Europeans, at least!
We climbed the hilltop castle and saw parakeets in the orange trees. We were fortified by some traditional Spanish meals, including paella, of course. We visited the modern art gallery. Encarna, our Spanish guide, lives in Malaga, so we benefited from her local knowledge and love for the city.
Overall, this is a highly recommended winter weekend break.
If you fancy giving it a go, we are running this fun, festive holiday this year – open for bookings online.