7 awesome places to go from COEO hostel in Malaga

7 awesome places to go from COEO hostel in Malaga

7 awesome places to go from COEO hostel in Malaga

Malaga Cathedral

Malaga is a city that is brimming with energy and just has so much to offer. Whether it is the bustling beaches, the mouthwatering foods, the mighty mountains, or even the fascinating museums, this city that gave us the legendary Picasso is one you must visit. With so much to see and do, it can be overwhelming to try and plan a trip to Malaga. That’s why, at Coeo Pod hostel in Malaga, we have created this handy guide for you. And what’s best, everything we have listed here is just a matter of minutes away by foot from our various accommodations in the heart of the city!

Here are seven awesome places to go when you’re in Malaga. 

1. The Alcazaba Fortress

11-min walk from our aparthotels
9-min walk from our Pod Hostel in Malaga
Alcazaba-Coeo pod hostel Malaga

This 11th-century Muslim palatial fortification is one of the most well-preserved structures in Spain. It offers breathtaking views of the city and the Mediterranean Sea. Journey through time and explore the majestic Malaga Alcazaba, known for its impressive architecture and long history of war, culture, and history. Dive into fascinating tales of the past, see how it has evolved over the years, and discover all there is to know about this iconic monument. Luckily for those staying in any of our accommodations in Malaga centre, the Alcazaba is only 9 minutes away from Coeo Pod Hostel on foot and 11 minutes from our aparthotels.

2. Paseo del Parque

10-min walk from our hostel 
12-min walk from our aparthotels
Malaga Paseo del Parque  Hostel in Malaga

This picturesque promenade is the perfect place to take a leisurely stroll and admire the stunning gardens, impressive sculptures, and marvellous fountains. The Paseo del Parque offers a unique experience. Explore the hidden gems of this popular destination and discover why it is one of the most beloved attractions in Spain. For those staying in our pod hostel in Malaga, you’re in luck, as it’s only a 7-minute walk away. And just 12 minutes from Coeo Aparthotels!

3. The Malaga Cathedral

 5-min walk from our pod hostel in Malaga
 7-min walk from our Malaga aparthotels
Catedral Malaga - Pod hostel in Malaga

Known locally as “La Manquita” (the one-armed lady), this Renaissance-style cathedral is home to a beautiful collection of art and architecture. Malaga Cathedral is one of the city’s most iconic landmarks, a stunning example of Renaissance architecture. Built between 1528 and 1782, this great monument stands proudly in the centre of Malaga. It continues to inspire visitors with its intricate designs and fascinating history. La Manquita is only 5 minutes if you want to walk to it from our pod hostel in Malaga, and 7 minutes from Coeo aparthotels.

4. Picasso Museum

3-min walk from our Malaga hostel
5-min walk from our aparthotels
Picasso - Coeo pod Hostel in Malaga

Malaga is the birthplace of the famous artist Pablo Picasso. And the museum dedicated to his work is a must-see for any art lover visiting our city. The Picasso Museum was opened in 2003 in the Buenavista Palace, and has over 285 artworks spanning more than seven decades – from Picasso’s early still lives to his later abstract works. The main Picasso Museum is also just 3 minutes away by foot from our pod hostel, and 5 minutes from our tourist apartments.

5. Stunning beaches

 15-min walk from our hostel 
 17-min walk from our aparthotels 
Playa de la Malagueta - Coeo Pod Hostel in Malaga

Malaga has some of the best beaches in Spain, crystal-clear water, and soft, sandy shores. Spend a day lounging on the beach, soaking up the sun, and swimming in the Mediterranean. La Playa de La Malagueta is just 15 minutes from Coeo Pod Hostel. Don’t forget to ask in reception about our activities on the beach; we always have something going on!

6. Local cuisine

Our beloved city is known for its delicious tapas. Let us recommend you some of our favourite dishes that you must try while on your stay:

  • Croquetas (fried roll of food leftovers, bound with bechamel sauce).
  • Boquerón al limón (fried anchovies with lemon).
  • Tortilla de patatas (Spanish potato omelette).
  • Berenjena frita con miel (fried aubergines with honey).
  • Salmorejo (cold tomato and vegetable soup).
  • Tinto de Verano (red wine, soda, a slice of lemon and ice cubes).
  • Cerveza Victoria (local beer).

The good part of being in Spain is that you should be able to find a good place to eat tapas easily.

*Pro tip: Look for places where the locals are at lunchtime around our hostel. There, you will be able to find authentic tapas. Two of our favourite spots are La Tranca and La Salita. Would you like to join us on a delicious tapas tour?

7. The Gibralfaro Castle

24-min walk from Coeo accommodations 
Gibralfaro Castle

The Gibralfaro Castle was built to house troops and protect the Alcazaba during sieges due to artillery’s widespread use at the top of the hill. Originally a fortress and a lookout point for the Andalusian port of Malaga, this ancient castle dating back to the Phoenicians has stood watch over the city for centuries, and offers a breathtaking view of Malaga. A must!

Malaga is a city that offers something for everyone. Whether interested in art, history, beaches, food, or tinto de verano, you’ll find plenty of things to do and see in this vibrant city. Surround yourself with nature, and enjoy Malaga’s best views. Choose  Coeo Apartments or Coeo Pod Hostel in Malaga for your next stay!


Plan your trip today and discover all that Malaga has to offer!
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