What You Could Get in Malaga for $10 – 4 Alternative Budget-Friendly Things Around Costa del Sol

On this week's $10 series, we're going back to Spain after covering cities like Madrid and Seville the other day. This time, we're going to Malaga and see what else you could get for $10 or less around the city.

This time, we have Cristina from My Little World of Travelling to share a few budget-friendly things you can do around Malaga.

So, what could you get in Malaga for $10?

4 Fun Things To Do Under $10 in Malaga

$10 USD is approximately €8.50. Malaga, located in Costa del Sol in Southern Spain, has become home to tourists, expats, and digital nomads that enjoy the sunny weather all year round.

In comparison to other popular Spanish cities such as Madrid and Barcelona, Malaga isn't expensive. However, you need to know where to eat and when to visit the main attractions to travel cheaper and smarter. As tourist places will always charge you more than usual, especially during the summer season.

Also, you'll be surprised by how many incredible things you can do in Malaga for free!

Did you know?

Unless you live in a cave, you probably know or have heard about Pablo Picasso. While he spent most of his adult life in France, he was actually a Spanish artist who was born in Malaga.

Malaga, Spain.

Start Your Fun Day at Casa Aranda

The biggest piece of advice is to explore Malaga's main attractions on Sundays because this is the day when many attractions, which you usually have to pay an entrance fee for, will let you in for free at a specific time.

Start your day by fueling your body with some traditional churros. Casa Aranda is the best churros place in Malaga city centre. Not only is the location convenient, but the prices are affordable too. Each churro is about €0.40 ($0.46) and coffees range from €1.15 euros ($1.34).

After this, you can window shop at Malaga's main street, Calle Larios, which has plenty of national and international shops. But if you aren't into shopping, wandering the streets in the city center to immerse yourself in the place is also a great option.

Malaga City Center, Spain.
Malaga City Center in Spain.

Make a Stop at Malaga Museum

Malaga Museum is one of those museums you can't miss if you love learning about the city. European citizens can enter for free, whereas other nationalities need to pay 1,50 euros ($1.75).

For those who prefer relaxing on a sunny afternoon, Malaga's Park is a stunning location with plenty of species of plants and flowers that will make you feel like you're in a little jungle.

Visit the Roman Theater and Alcazaba de Malaga

For a quick lunch, you can go to Chopp tapas bar in Muelle Uno – Malaga's port – where you can enjoy a refreshing drink for €1,50-2,00 that includes a tapa, and the lovely atmosphere and views of the port.

Continue your day trip by visiting the Roman Theater and Alcazaba de Malaga, a beautiful Moorish fortress-palace with lots of history behind it. Once you've finished your visit to Alcazaba, head to Gibralfaro Castle for amazing panoramic views of the city. You can get free entry in both places on Sundays from 2 pm, the Roman Theatre is always free.

Spend Your Evening in Malagueta Beach

You can end your trip by spending the late afternoon or evening in Malagueta beach which is the nearest beach to the city center. Alternatively, you can visit the impressive Malaga's cathedral for 6 euros ($7.00).

If you're staying longer than a day in the city, you want to check all the amazing day trips from Malaga you can do – from pretty whitewashed villages to coastal towns that offer a wide range of tourist attractions for all ages.

Contributor: Cristina from My Little World of Travelling

Cristina is a Spanish expat, from Costa del Sol, who spends most of her time in the UK, but travels home on a regular basis. She is also the blogger behind My Little World of Travelling, a blog created to inspire female travelers to live abroad and explore hidden gems in Europe and the UK.

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