—Malaga, Coxtadel Sol

Costa del Sol; the succession of beaches, golden under the sun that shines warmer than nowhere else in Spain. A bright sun that gives innocence to the skin, as well as to the Mediterranean Sea that kisses its coast and cools down the high temperatures in summer. These exceed sometimes our expectations, but we must admit that they are of a privileged nature. The beaches are also a privilege that you can enjoy during the whole year and along the whole province from Maniiva to Nerja. 161 kilometres of coast that at some points reaches the extraordinary, either due to his ecological value or the rocky feature that nature has sculptured into the surrounding stones. We are speaking about the eastern coast of Malaga. Malaga's beaches are in good health, so does announce, from far away, the blue fiag ffuttering at the big mast in the sand. But life at beach does not end in the deckchair, neither in water. A simple swim can be the step to other water activities like windsurf, kitesurf or even surf in Torremolinos, canoe rowing or water skiing. The swimmer who prefers to relax can go out to sea with the pedal boat. Of course, there is also plenty to do on the becoming more and more popular. And when you start to become hungry you must try the famous fried fish of the so-called chiringuitos, the restaurants along the promenade. The speciality here are the espetos, a very picturesque dish for its cooking: the sardines are pricked with a wooden stick and then cooked directly over the fire, which is usually lightened in a small boat similar to the ones the local fishers use for their work. At nightfall you can observe small bonfires that are build on the beach. They are called moragas and made by groups of friends that meet while they roast something to eat. Some of these beaches are bordered by long promenades, like the one of Torre del Mar, Nerja and Torrox. You can find all different kind of establishments on the promenades, some of them even right on the beach. There you can enjoy the sun, read a good book or have an interesting conversation, without forgetting of course the hors d'ouevres, better known in the region under the name of tapas. In Malaga itself you can find promenades as well: La Malagueta, Antonio Machado and Huelin-Misericordia. Places where you can have a walk in front of the Mediterranean that greets you in an urban surrounding. The sea and the beaches are like a current of fresh air in the middle of buildings, noise and cars. Yes, these are just urban beaches, but they have the advantage of being near to the historical city centre and give the city of Malaga this warm and special charm.

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