Malaga + the Costa del Sol

Tips and Articles in Malaga + the Costa del Sol

Gastronomes visiting Spain’s Costa del Sol still have a few more weeks to try celebrated chef Dani Garcia’s “Once Upon a Time” menu at his eponymous restaurant at the Hotel Puente Romano in Marbella. For more than a decade, Garcia has been the go-...
Málaga’s growing role as a cultural capital of southern Spain got a major boost this spring, with the opening of a “pop-up” Centre Pompidou, an offshoot of the Paris museum that is among the great repositories of 20th-century art. The Centre Pompi...
It was in Libertad 8, a smoky neighborhood bar in Madrid, that the urge to visit Andalusia—the seductive southernmost region of Spain—stole upon me like an insistent tropical wind. My friend and I fell into conversation with two men and a girl, ac...
For more than three decades, millions of European tourists have stepped out of the Málaga Airport into the guaranteed summer sunshine of Spain's Costa del Sol. For first-timers, what follows can be jolting— the drive west along a highway sandwiche...
Copenhagen, Denmark $265 While other new hotels have capitalized on Copenhagen’s reputation as a design city by embracing sleek functionalism to the point of folly, the Bertrams Hotel Guldsmeden (107 Vesterbrogade; 45-33/250-405; www.hotelguldsm...
Three of the European cities where Picasso lived and worked—Paris, Antibes, and Barcelona—have museums dedicated to his art. Another has just opened in the Spanish port city of Málaga, the artist's birthplace.Thanks to two of Picasso's heirs (his ...
At Marbella's Restaurante Calima (Avda. José Meliá; 34/952-764-252; dinner for two $200), chef Dani García keeps his menu local—Iberian olive oil, Andalusian jamón, sherry—but manipulates textures like a scientist in a lab, most famously with liqu...
Lower-priced hotels have long been the realm of Muzak-filled lobbies outfitted with worse-for-wear furniture and industrial carpeting. But the genre has entered a new era. A wine bar?A sleek lounge area?Free Wi-Fi?Walk into the recently opened Hya...