Málaga is divided into six comarcas (counties):
- Málaga — the large city stretches along the Costa del Sol
- Antequera Region — northern part of the province, known as the "heart of Andalucia"
- Axarquía — the area east of Málaga, its seaside is often known as the "Eastern Costa del Sol"
- Costa del Sol — the well-known Sunny Coast with many beachside resorts and attractive towns; note that Costa del Sol proper comprises all of the coastline from Tarifa to Nerja
- Valle del Guadalhorce — central region and a natural region along the Guadalhorce river
- Serranía de Ronda — the region north of the Costa del Sol
- Montes de Málaga — lovely wooded mountains north-east of Málaga, sadly lacking a bus service.
Regular flights into Malaga airport which is Spain's 3rd largest and is served by a railway station.
- Golf Malaga Play golf at courses such as the Alcaidesa Links course, Mijas, Dona Julia.
Fish is Malaga's speciality. No complicated presentation, just the freshest fish, simply fried or cooked on the plancha (grill). The best place to try Malaga's fish is the old fishing district of Pedregalejo/El Palo, to the east of the city. There are many simple fish restaurants along the beach, of which the best and most enjoyable is the Tintero Waiters continually emerge from the kitchen with different types of fish and seafood, shouting like auctioneers, and you just grab what most appeals to you!
Excellent Malaga wines, and moscatel sweet wine.
This is a safe city, and most people who claim for help aren't a risk, most of them students of English, but take a look at appearances, avoid gypsy women giving rosemary, they will read your future and ask for fees in exchange. Like in everywhere, mind your luggage, avoid chav-like youth.