Málaga is located along the Alboran Sea, the western waters of the Mediterranean. The shoreline region is called Costa del Sol meaning Coast of the Sun. With nearly 300 days of sunshine a year, it is well named. This geographic position also gives Málaga the warmest winters in Europe. Doesn’t this sound ideal for a day at the beach? The nearest one to city center is Playa de la Malagueta. Adjacent to it is Playa de la Caleta. You will easily find your spot to sit and savor this .75 mile stretch of dark sand. The modest waves are ideal for swimming, kayaking and snorkeling. Defining the skyline are the Montes de Málaga.