Sep 15th, 2011 | By | Category: Senior Travel

Seniors, Welcome to One of the Oldest Cities in the World

Seniors, today we are off to Màlaga, Spain known as the Gateway to the Costa del Sol.  The Costa del Sol due its excellent weather and beaches, is located at the southernmost coast of Spain, and is one of the most popular destinations in the world: miles of beautiful, sandy beaches and warm weather throughout most of the year keep tourists coming back year after year to resorts in Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Marbella or to the luxury Puerto Banús.

I well recall passing through the region with my wife on our way to Córdoba and Grenada. Here the Mediterranean is totally awesome for its azure color and it’s deep, very deep. Due to its location on the Mediterranean Sea, Málaga’s history spans about 2,700 years and is one of the oldest cities in the world. It was founded by the Phoenicians as Malaka about 770 BC.

Màlaga is a capital in Andalusia and is situated in the extreme west of the Mediterranean, in the south of the Iberian Peninsula. With a population of 568,507 in 2010, it is the second most populous city of Andalusia, the sixth largest in Spain and very modern. Do check out this flamenco dance session with over a million hits.

A Golf Destination for Seniors

Málaga is also known as Costa del Golf because of the high concentrations of world class golf courses. There are a multitude of attractions including many parks and beautifully landscaped public gardens. Today this part of Spain remains one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world for seniors, since it combines a magnificent climate throughout the year with a great selection of beaches and excellent infrastructure along a 160 km coast. France has La Côte d’Azur. Spain has Málaga and the Costa del Sol.

Bing finds that Málaga is best known for being full of adventure, romance and the arts.  The best time of year to visit is March-April and October-November.  Both Pablo Picasso and actor Antonio Banderas were born in Málaga.  The city is also famous for its pasas and wine.  Enjoy the pasas plus el vino.  jeb

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