El Palo is a former fishing village and district of Malaga which is now very popular with visiting families, couples and students. The town has a truly international flavour due to the many language schools in the area. El Palo holiday rentals enjoy a pleasant horseshoe-shaped beach of fine sand, plenty of shops and a choice of local tapas bars for evening entertainment nearby.
El Palo and the neighbouring community of Padregalejo are best known for pole fishing, known as the Kings of Sports. The soft sandy beach is perfect for sunbathing, swimming, boating, windsurfing, parasailing and other watersports. After dark El Palo buzzes with nightlife as visitors enjoy beer and wine in the tapas bars and partying in the nightclubs. Golfers will enjoy a round at the nearby par-72 Royal Malaga Golf Club. It was the first golf club to be built in the Costa del Sol, back in 1925. Sample the local food and wine in the area and look out for local festivals during the summer. The parades, music, food and flamenco dancing make these cultural festivals most entertaining to join in. Shopping in Malaga, boat trips, scuba diving and hiking on the nearby mountain trails offer something for everyone from their El Palo holiday homes.
Holiday rentals in El Palo are within easy reach of Malaga’s attractions such as the beautiful cathedral and the Museo de Bellasa Artes where Picasso’s masterpieces are on display. Picasso’s birthplace is also an interesting museum in the city. Visit La Alcazaba Castle, a major tourist attraction with its defensive walls and the 14th century Moorish Castillo de Gibralfaro is also worth a visit. Beyond Malaga, day trips can be enjoyed to Gibraltar and Ronda with its bridge across the impressive gorge. Granada is a busy city in the shadow of the Alhambra, a Moorish palace stronghold with beautiful water gardens on top of a sheer cliff.
Holiday villas in Malaga enjoy hot sunny summers and mild showery winters. From October to March temperatures range between 17-21°C (63-70°F) although it is cooler in the mountains. During the summer, temperatures reach 21-30°C (70-86°F) and there is zero rainfall. The maximum rainfall is in the winter, particularly in December, which has around 121mm (5 inches).
El Palo is 20 km from Malaga (AGP) Airport which is served by many budget airlines including Ryanair, easyJet, First Choice, BMI and Jet2 making it a cheap and easy destination to reach. Visitors can easily get around the El Palo area on foot or by local transport. However, a hire car is recommended for exploring the inland area.