Malaga Cruise Port Guide Info


Known as one of the major cities of the Costa del Sol, or “Sun Coast”, located in the south of Spain, Malaga is an ideal cruise port for all those who want to soak up the Mediterranean sun and explore the natural beauties of the Spanish region of Andalusia. Malaga cruise terminal is brand new and split into two zones: The Levante area, which has 4 berths and two recently built terminals, is mainly used by large passenger cruise ships, and Palmeral de las Sorpreras area, which is located closer to the town center and exclusively built for smaller exclusive vessels.
Cruise terminals offer a large variety of facilities, such as wi-fi access, information center, duty-free shops, taxi station, ATM, exchange office, shuttle bus service. 

The city center is easily reachable on foot in about 20-30 minutes (2km) and the walk is very pleasant as there is a beautiful seafront promenade alongside, full of cafes, bars, restaurants, and shops. There is also a shuttle bus provided by port authorities available for an additional cost, and the bus ride to the city center lasts 5 minutes. The drop off/pick up point is normally located within a 5-minute walking distance from the most important landmark and the iconic symbol of Malaga – Malaga Cathedral. The Cathedral was constructed in the 16th century at the place of a former Arab mosque and is one of the most representative examples of Renaissance architecture in Spain.

It is located in the pedestrian zone of the Old Town, and from there you can easily walk to a few other city’s landmarks: The Picasso museum and the painter’s native house are among the top-visited attractions of the city, situated only a few hundred meters away from the Cathedral. Take an audio tour in the Picasso museum, and enjoy the extraordinary collection of Pablo Picasso’s works of art, or take a tour of his native house located in the vicinity of the museum. Another famous attraction is Alcazaba, an impressive 11th-century Moorish fortress built on a small hill overlooking the downtown area.

If you want to admire spectacular views of Malaga, head over to the Gibralfaro Castle, one of the city’s highlights connected to the Alcazaba by a walled corridor. The castle had an important role in Malaga’s history and its most visible remains nowadays are the Remparts where you can take a walk and take in breathtaking views of Malaga and surrounding mountains. 

However, if you want to skip the sightseeing part, you can simply stroll around Malaga’s Old Town area and explore its shops, restaurants, tapas bars, markets with a glass or two of sangria, the Spanish popular beverage. 
Last but not least, there is a gorgeous public beach on your way back to the ship – Playa la Malagueta, true heaven offering unique views of your ship on the opposite side. 

This article is written by Adventour Begins for Cruise Dig. For more guides on other cruise ports please visit

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