Here to stay

Has your weekend trip turned into a permanent stay? Who can blame you! Moving to a city is certainly exciting, but finding somewhere to live and negotiating the endless Spanish bureaucracy can be a bit tricky. Don’t worry, we’re here to help!

Out-of-hours healthcare

Not all medical issues can wait. In fact, a lot of them happen at the most inconvenient times. Luckily, there are a number of medical centres (‘centros de salud’) which are open in the evenings and at weekends. Of course, arriving without an appointment, you are likely to have to […]

24-hour pharmacies

When the worse comes to worst and you need medication outside of normal working hours, there are a handful of options available to you in the city. There are three 24-hour pharmacies close to Malaga city centre: the most central is Farmacia Caffarena, located on the Alameda Principal at the […]

Finding housing

When you first arrive in any city, the first thing you’ll need to do is find somewhere to live. Unfortunately, with Malaga now forging a reputation abroad, it is more difficult than ever to find an apartment or house with prices soaring and increasing numbers of landlords choosing to target […]

Coco Beauty

Small as Coco Beauty might seem, it is fully equipped to give you a beauty make-over. They are specialized in manicures, such as gel nails, acrylic nails and swarovski decorations, but apart from that this colourful salon also does pedicures and spa treatments. Perfect for a relaxing massage or face treatment (we […]

Hammam Al Andalus

Enchanting. Soothing. Enticing. There are many ways to describe it, but no words can quite do justice to the experience you’ll have at Hammam Al Andalus. The setting, the music, the decoration – everything is dedicated to giving you comprehensive down-time. While the experience is somewhat different to a ‘genuine’ Arab hammam, […]

Ciudad Deportiva de Carranque

Imagine: you want to get a decent work-out at a professional center, but without the full gym membership. Enter: Ciudad Deportiva de Carranque (or Sport City of Carranque). Carranque is one of Málaga’s boroughs, located 3 km west from the city centre and the sport complex has everything to satisfy […]

Sweety Nails

Málaga has a bit of China in its streets with the nail salon Sweety Nails. Run by a team of efficient youngsters, every inch of this tiny salón seems to be taken over by beauty products, nail polish and Chinese decorations. Great for a quick fix-up for your nails if time’s not on […]


Economically-priced gym with basic infrastructure and extra activities, such as body combat and cycling. Take the escalators down in the Málaga Plaza shopping centre (next to El Corte Inglés) to find VivaGym. Mon – Fri: 06:00 – 24:00 Sat – Sun: 08:00 – 21:00 Subscription: 26,90€/month, plus one-off fee of 21.00€ […]

GO fit

Large club with a focus on a healthy lifestyle. Includes swimming pool and spa. GO fit has two gyms right outside the historic centre: up north (Segalerva), and up west along the coast (Huelin). Mon – Fri: 07:00 – 23:00 Sat: 09:00 – 22:00 Sun and holidays: 09:00 – 20:00 Segalerva Calle Actriz […]


Economically priced gym with basic infrastructure and extra activities, such as body pump and cycling. Synergym boasts four centres in Málaga. Los Guindos is located five kilometres up west near the coast, the gym of Los Tilos can be found near the María Zambrano train station, the one from Reding is […]

O2 Centro Wellness: exclusive

Exclusive club. Membership includes access to gym with group classes, spa and swimming pool. You will find this club in one of the quiet streets of El Perchel when walking towards the train station Maria Zambrano from the centre. Calle de la Plaza de Toros Vieja, 5, 29002 Málaga Image […]

Efecto Yoga: hatha yoga

The Hatha yoga classes from Efecto Yoga take place in the Soho district of town, and are run by three dynamic Spaniards, Mónica, Christiana and Francisco. Hatha is known for its gentle approach to yoga, for a class that will leave you feeling more relaxed and looser. Note that they provide […]