WHERE TO STAY
The fourstar Hotel Molina Lario is discreetly located on a quiet street near the revamped marina and it’s popular with locals for Piscina Lounge, a large rooftop terrace with a swimming pool and grill restaurant that’s open all summer.
From £116 per night, hotelmolinalario.com
WHERE TO GO
The Pompidou Centre has chosen to open its first outpost outside of France in Malaga. The distinctive glass El Cubo has just opened and it will house a modern art collection and run an extensive arts programme.
WHERE TO DRINK
If you’re out sightseeing and you need a pickmeup, El Casino is just the ticket. Sandwiched in between the Picasso Museum and the Cathedral, it’s the perfect place for a coffee or cocktail and it has plenty of tables if you need to rest your legs. Calle de Pedro de Toledo
WHERE TO EAT
Fine dining really took off in Malaga last year so there are a multitude of good restaurants to choose from. Head to Traga Tapas run by former El Bulli chef Benito Gomez for small dishes that are big on imagination.