The gastronomy of Malaga

The culinary offerings of Malaga

Although the Mediterranean jewel of Malaga can be visited all around the year for a spectacular beach holiday experience, Easter week in this Spanish retreat is utterly fabulous. With gastronomic delights waiting to tantalize the taste buds off tourists and colorful festivities that are simply delightful, it is no wonder that most international travelers make it a point to enjoy their Easter sojourn in Malaga.

Stunning floats with a religious theme and majestic displays of devotion is what Easter weekend in Malaga is all about. With a predominantly catholic populace, it is no wonder that the festival is celebrated with much gusto in almost every town of Malaga.

To be at the center of all things fun, the best hotel to live in is the Gibralfaro Parador which is located a stone’s throw away from the Castle.  However, because Easter is considered to be a part of the peak season, you will need to find the necessary information about availability or book your accommodation well in advance.

Malaga has been blessed with a truly remarkable terrain which is complimented by its most significant attractions, the pristine beaches and its picturesque inland villages. The Costa del Sol area has been a long standing hit with tourists of all ages  and is home to several communities like Estepona, Fuengirola, Benalmádena and Torremolinos.

The Costa del Sol appeals to the taste of even the most discerning travelers with its innumerable entertainment options and luxurious hotels like the Nerja Parador and the Malaga Golf Parador. For people interested in spending time in the interior of the province, the Parador hotels in Antequera and Ronda will prove to be incredibly comfortable. At the reception you will be able to get more information about companies in Malaga who may be able to deliver a rental car at these hotels.

Apart from spending time at the beach, working on that perfect Mediterranean sun kissed look, Malaga has a host of other entertainment opportunities that should be experienced. For instance, golf lovers will find the region to be a veritable paradise with almost 30 courses. Some of these greens are listed among the best in Europe.

No trip to Malaga would be complete without tasting its mouthwatering culinary offerings. Its proximity to the ocean has meant that there is a bountiful supply of seafood all year around. This and the local produce of the land have influenced the dietary habits and preparations of the region. For example, the most popular dishes from Malaga are the pescaito frito, a fried sea food platter; monkfish served with potatoes, a wholesome combination of rice and sea food and noodle casserole.

Soups are an integral part of the dining experience in Malaga with the most favored items on the menu being the gazpachuelo, a preparation whipped up from potato and mayonnaise; the ajoblanco, a cold soup made from almonds, grapes, garlic and oil which is a hot favorite and the gazpacho malagueño.

The best wines of the province are served with these delicacies and to complete the meal an equally delectable choice of desserts is offered. Among the more popular options are olive oil wafers, sweet potato, baked or in syrup and Axarquían raisins.

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