7 most romantic spots in Malaga

romantic places in malaga

Are you planning a trip to Malaga with your second half? Make it romantic! We have prepared a list of romantic spots in Malaga perfect to say “I love you”.

With large number of parks, gardens, beaches and viewpoints everyone will find a spot for a perfect date. Scroll down for the list of our favourite romantic places in Malaga.

1. Gibralfaro viewpoint

Located on the Gibralfaro hill overlooking Malaga, the Gibralfaro viewpoint offers amazing views of the city and mountains surrounding Malaga. And is there anything more romantic than a stunning sunset over a beautiful city? We think not! You can reach the viewpoint on foot, it’s a 20-25 mins walk up the hill but remember that it can be quite a challenge! You can also take bus 35 from Paseo del Parque to reach the top.

gibralfaro viewpoint

For other amazing locations where you can enjoy a sunset click here.

Below the viewpoint, at the foot of Gibralfaro mountain lays the beautiful moorish palace-fortress of Alcazaba. Why don’t you make your date even more interesting? The stunning arabic ornaments, sound of water running through the magnifiscent rooms of the palace, smell or orange trees and flowers in a shady garden… There is no better place for a romantic walk. Of course if you want to learn all secrets and curiosities of Alcazaba our friendly tour guides are there to make your experience even better. Our tour of Alcazaba starts everyday at 16.00 and lasts around 1,5h so the timing is perfect to start your date here and later walk up the hill to enjoy the sunset at Gibralfaro viewpoint.

alcazaba tour

For more information about Alcazaba and booking visit www.alcazabamalaga.com

2. Muelle Uno and Port of Malaga

The ports seem to have some romantic quality about them. Maybe it’s because of the sailors who had to say goodbye to their loved ones before leaving on a new sea voyage? There is one thing we are sure about – Muelle Uno and Port of Malaga are perfect places for a date!

This fashionable area of Malaga offers you a wide choice of things you can do. Take a slow stroll along the waterfront promanade under a stunning modern construction, eat a meal in one of the many restaurants, watch the ships and yachts docked in the Port, enjoy a drink and watch a sunset from one of the many bars… Or invite your date for a sunset cruise! There are some boats and katamarans providing short cruises around the city’s coastline for quite moderate prices (starting with 12 euros). We are sure you will spend a perfect evening here!

3. Plaza de la Merced

Are you looking for a perfect spot for a romantic dinner in Malaga? Look no further! Plaza de la Merced is probably the most famous square in Malaga. The first reason is Picasso who was born in the house located by the square. His statue is sitting on a bench just in front of it! You can actually visit his Birthplace Museum or walk just a little bit further and explore Musem Picasso (to read more about museums in Malaga click here).

plaza de la merced

Another reason for the popularity of Plaza de la Merced are the multiple restaurants and bars all around it. Just choose your favourite cuisine and enjoy your meal in a beautiful setting. The lights hanging from the trees on the square give this place an unforgettable, romantic atmospehere.

4. Streets of Historic Center

Not only the sunsets can be romantic! Malaga’s old town is filled with charming little streets, small plazas and intimate cafes. The stroll around the Historic Center can surely be a recipie for a perfect date! Do not miss such gems as Pasaje Chinitas and Calle Santa Maria.

historic center malaga

If you enjoy discovering history and curiosities of Malaga then you should join our free walking tour to really make the best of your visit! It’s the perfect way to have fun and learn something new at the same time. We start everyday at Plaza Obispo, right next to the Cathedral at 10.00 and 12.00. All couples are more than welcome! 🙂 For more info and bookings visit our website here.

5. Malagueta promenade

Malagueta beach can be quite crowded, especially during the season but taking a stroll along the promanade can be a great idea for a romantic walk. You can always take a break in one of the many chiringuitos (beach bars) and enjoy a coctail or a glass of Sweet Wine of Malaga. Check our favourite one Chiringuito Caleta Playa. Then continue your stroll until the sun sets over the palm trees to complete your perfect evening.

6. Peñón del Cuervo beach

peñon del cuervo beach

If you’re looking for a more secluded spot to enjoy the sunset or a picnic at the beach Peñón del Cuervo is the place you’re looking for! This wild beach with unique rock formation is a perfect place for a romantic day! It is located east of Malaga Center, a little further form El Palo district.

The best way to get there is by car but you can also use public transport – take a suburban bus M-160, M-161 or M-163 from the bus station by the Port (around 20 mins trip) and leave the bus at Gasolinera El Candado, from there you have only 10 minutes walk to the beach.

peñon del cuervo

Make sure to take some snacks and drinks with you as there are no shops, restaurants or services on this one. But we’re sure that the view will be worth it!

7. San Antón

If you’te a little more adventurous we have a real treat for you! Why don’t you take your date to another level and go on a hike together? The peak of San Antón mountain offers the most stunning views of the city and the most beautiful sunsets you can imagine.

san anton view

The easiest way is to reach it by car, follow the Avenida San Antón until the end of the road; you can leave your car there. From there it is another 30-40 minutes hike until you reach the peak, the Cross at the top of Monte San Antón.  Alternatively you can take a bus either to El Palo (3 or 11) and walk from there (around 1,5h) or take the bus 29 that stops closer to the hiking trail.

Monte San Antón is a little challenging  due to lose rocks so be sure to wear sport shoes and bring enough water. The view will be worth it however, as you not only get to see the entire city but also the surrounding mountains and the coast line. Take a blanket, some food and wine and have a picnic during the sunset – a perfect plan for a one-of-a-kind date.

We hope that you will find our list of the most romantic spots in Malaga useful! We’re sure that you’ll surprise our second half with a unique date in this beautiful city.



I am working in the company for 3 years already. I love Málaga and its surroundings, I hope I can help you with tips from my experiences.

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