Malaga offers an intriguing mixture of culture, history, and beaches - with a contemporary flair. The city is one of Andalusia's greatest treasures. Situated on a beautiful bay, with palm trees lining the promenade, this is the dynamic and friendly capital of the Costa del Sol, Spain's 'sunshine coast'.Malaga is a wonderful place to walk and explore, particularly in the winding streets of the old town, with their traditional taverns, squares, and pretty plazas. It also includes fine architecture and has enough old buildings to keep history hounds happy for hours. Unlike the party areas of the Costa del Sol, including Puerto Banus, Torremolinos, and Benalmadena, which are all great for clubbers, Malaga, although cosmopolitan, retains a distinctly traditional feel. Malaga's wines are worth more than a sip, and visitors can try them at the Antigua Casa de Guardia, one of the city's few remaining wine cellars. You can also explore the region's wine history at the Wine Museum in the city's historic center. For a sense of traditional Spanish life, visit the neighborhoods of Pedregalejo and El Palo, fishing communities with some of Spain's best seafood. The city is an ideal base for out-of-town excursions, allowing visitors easy access to explore the delights of southern Spain. The surrounding area is a glorious mosaic of whitewashed villages, almond groves and mountain ranges - including the Sierra Nevada, where a particular highlight is the large cave of Nerja with its 20,000-year-old murals.