Once you have arrived in Malaga, you will want to act as a real Malagueños. Read our tips below so you don't end up in uncomfortable situations!
- Temperature: The average temperature is 29˚C during the summer months and 16˚C or more during the winter months.
- Time difference: Malaga is 1 hour ahead of London.
- Currency: The Euro (EUR).
- Language: Spanish and a little bit of English.
- Required travel documents: The rules and regulations of travel documents and visa applications change frequently. There can also be different requirements. On the website of the visa service the required and current information is listed.
- Health: Information about the (mandatory) vaccinations change constantly. Current information can be found on Travel Health Pro and NHS or consult your GP surgery.
Food and Drink
Tapas, tapas and another tapas! There is plenty of choice in Malaga. Spaniards usually do not get to the table before 21.00. As us Brits are not used to this, and often get hungry by 18.00, you might get a few weird looks. Moreover, the restaurant will be dead, so the atmosphere will be terrible.
You do not necessarily have to tip in Spain. Would you like to add something? Then give 5% to 10% of the bill.
The Spanish people are very open and spontaneous. Are you shopping in a real Spanish shop (of which there are many in Malaga), do not be surprised if the shop assistant wants a friendly chat.
Don't forget to bring your adaptor! The plug sockets are European.
Accept that Spaniards are more relaxed with time. They can arrive half and hour later than agreed. So just let go and relax... After all you are on holiday.
Please note that shorts are not appreciated in a museum or church. You need to be especially careful in the churches.