Remote Working in Malaga

Explore the port city famous for its old town and live the Andalusian lifestyle by joining one of our CoWorking trips to Malaga or letting others join yours!

Plan your next Coworking Trip to Malaga

We have gathered all the important information for you to start planning your next CoWorking trip to Malaga. In this guide you will find the top things to do there, how to get around the island, how much it costs to live there, the best places for digital nomads and remote workers along with some tips and tricks for your upcoming trip. 

Top things to discover in Malaga

The Alcazaba 

Built in the 11th century by the Moors, the Alcazaba is one of the most well-known tourist attractions in Malaga. There you will discover the colorful gardens and fountains of the place while enjoying the lovely view from up there, as it is built on a hill overlooking Malaga. 

Alcazaba

Gibralfaro Castle

This Castle was built as a protection for the Alcazaba in the 14th century. Here you can have one of the best scenic views over Malaga. It is reached by foot from the Alcazaba offering nice views of the city but the path is, however, a bit steep. 

Gibralfaro

The Roman Theatre

The theatre can be found down the hill, at the bottom of Alcazaba. Used for over 300 years in the 2nd century and then abandoned, this theatre was rediscovered in 1951 and many outdoor performances take place there.

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Malaga Cathedral

The cathedral took more than 150 years to build and has 84 meters tall north tower. It has a mixture of the renaissance and baroque styles and is missing the south tower due to the lack of funds. 

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Ataranzas Market 

A local market to buy fresh food products for reasonable prices. 

Picasso’s Malaga

You can’t be in Malaga and not pay Picasso’s birthplace a visit. There you can find a small collection of his artwork but a larger collection can be found at the Picasso Museum, located just a few minutes away.

Parque de Malaga

A nice park to walk with ornate pieces of baroque and renaissance sculptures surrounded by a variety of trees and tropical plants.

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Top things to do in Malaga

Looking for some activities to do after a long day of work and on the weekends? Look no further because we have gathered some recommendations from which you can choose from or get inspired:

Book a Segway tour 

Explore the city’s famous attractions and sites with a knowledgeable guide on a segway. This is a fun and exciting way to discover the city while learning something about the background of the sites. 

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Hike the Caminito del Rey trail

Enjoy this amazing experience along with great views and visit the path of El Caminito del Rey which is about 3 kilometers long and hangs around 100 meters above the Guadalhorce River.

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Relax at Malaga’s Hammam Al Andalus

Take some time off and relax at this luxurious Arabian bath located near the old Medina. You can spend around 1.5 hours in their thermal baths and steam rooms and then finish off with a massage. 

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Canyoning in Rio Verde

Rio Verde ranks one of the top 5 canyons in Spain. It’s a great outdoor activity that is suitable for everyone.

Go on a guided trip to Ronda

Visit one of the oldest towns in Spain and the birthplace of bullfighting. Ronda is a historic town with great hiking experiences, sightseeing, restaurants, and tapas bars. 

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Watch a flamenco show

Enjoy one of Malaga’s vibrant flamenco shows and indulge in the Andalucian culture. 

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Cost of living in Malaga

The city has established itself as the cultural and commercial hub of the Andalusian coastline. It is known as one of the best cities in Spain to live in but also one of the most expensive ones after Barcelona and Madrid. 

Average Cost of Living expenses in Malaga

Monthly Rent (single bedroom)

~€680

Monthly Rent ( three bedrooms)

~€1340

Monthly costs without rent (single person)

~€580

Monthly costs without rent (family of four) 

~€2075

How to get to Malaga and how to get around

Another reason to love Malaga, even more, is how easily accessible the city is. It’s located in the Costa del Sol region (south of Spain ) and is known for its high-rise resorts and hotels which explains why the port city’s public transportation is very well developed. All international and domestic flights fly into Malaga Costa del Sol Airport (AGP) from which you can easily get to the city center. 

Trains and long-distance buses are also available if you’re visiting from a nearby city. 

Getting around Malaga:

Walking

It is an easy city to get around which makes walking the easiest option to get around the city. Its historic center is very compact and most of the historic sites and tourist attractions are within walking distance from each other. On top of that, it takes around 20 minutes or less to walk from the city center to the beach. 

Bike

If you don’t feel like walking or you feel like exploring a bit further you can easily get around using a bike using Malaga’s 29 kilometers of cycling lanes. That being said biking is a cheap and convenient way to get around the city. 

Bus 

Using public transport is also another good option for getting around there as they have a decent public transport system

Single ticket: 1.35

10-journey ticket: 8.30

Monthly pass: 39.95

Monthly pass for students: 27

Best Coworking Hubs in Malaga

The days when self-employed people had to work from home or find a seat in a crowded internet café is long gone. At a coworking space in Malaga, you can now enjoy a dedicated area in comfortable surroundings.

Here is our top recommendation for the best CoWorking hubs in the city.

Bailen-Miraflores 

Commonly known as district 4, it’s one of the 11 districts in the city of Malaga which is known for delicious seafood and beautiful Mediterranean beaches. You can find a lot of CoWorking spaces with unique decor

  • Vertic emprende: you can spot this unique building from a mile away, - nestled within the city, they have bright and spacious meeting rooms ready for your next big idea

Calle Barosso 

You can find a bunch of public transportation to Calle Barosso by, a bus has more routes and transit lanes compared to a train.

  • The Living Room: arguably the most popular CoWorking space in Malaga, you won't have any trouble finding it because they have two locations right in the heart of the city. The area, which includes a kitchen, private meeting room, and ping-pong table downstairs, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to regulars.

They also host a bunch of different events and activities such as hikes and networking sessions.

Alejandro Dumas

There are a bunch of dive bars that you can explore after work and one of the best affordable CoWorking spaces in the city. This area is accessible by bus route.

  • BeWorking: You can rent a desk for  €70 per month, which includes 24/7 access and a personal key. A five-day pass costs €20 if you're only in town for a week, and a desk may be rented for €1/hour if you're only in town for the day. Free coffee and pastries are included with all plans, as well as unlimited printing and a free locker.

Carril de la Cordobesa

This area is commonly known as a shopping district in the city, you can find a mall that is open until midnight (Muello Uno), the Larios which has big lanes and public squares.

  • GrowWorking: If you write ahead of time, you might have a chance to have a three-day free trial. This CoWorking space is near the train station, just a short walk from the center. After that, a hot desk costs €150 per month (plus IVA) for 120 hours of access between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m., while a fixed desk costs €200 per month and includes storage space and the capacity to print up to 600 pages.

Medellín

There are a few local restaurants in this area that are known to tourists and locals alike, if you’re taking a break from working head to Casa Aranda and sample their coffee and churros. 

  • CoWorking Malaga Centro: Most museums, the Roman theatre, the cathedral, hundreds of restaurants, and hostels are all within a few minutes walk from this CoWorking space, it’s also a bit smaller, with only 15 desks at the moment. However, their rates are really reasonable: €140 (+IVA) per month and €40 per week if you want to work full time, or €90 per month and €30 per week if you only plan to work five hours per day.

The Best Food Spots in Malaga

In Malaga, dinner time usually starts at 9 - 11PM eating out is very deeply rooted within their culture - which is why Malaga features some of Spain's top tapas bars, whether you prefer traditional establishments or modern gastro bars.

Here are some of the best food spots you can find in the city.

Gorki Selección

Located within the city center, this restaurant is perfect for after-work wine and gourmet tapas that will blow your mind. The decor of the place is rustic and modern, if you visit in the afternoon be sure to get the table near the pavement to soak in all the sun. We would recommend trying out the duck breast when you’re there.

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Casaamigos

Casaamigos is a play on the word "casaamigos," which refers to Malagueño’s favorite hobby of dining out with friends. The outstanding patatas bravas is a must-try, they also serve a variety of croquettes such as prawns with squid and local sausage with delicious condiments.

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La Tetería

This Moroccan tetera (tearoom), with its vividly-colored lampshades and glass jars of loose leaf teas, is a lovely place to pass away a few hours, it also has  Andalusia's Moorish roots. La Teteriá is also a short walk from the Museu Picasso and makes for a nice break during a busy day of seeing Malaga's sites.

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Figón de Juan

Featured on the Michelin guide since 2010, this restaurant has always been resourcing its fresh ingredients locally and taking advantage of Malaga’s Mediterranean location. They also specialize in Boquerones or fried anchovies which is a specialty in the region, if you have a sweet tooth definitely try their Arroz con Leche which is a slow-cooked rice pudding and it’s one of their house specialty. 

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Restaurante Maria

If you’re a fan of Paella you’ll be super thrilled to find delicious paella and arroces that are filled with flavor in this restaurant. Be sure to try their Merluza en salsa verde and their daily specials that would usually include stews, fabada, and lots more!

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Marichuchi 

This restaurant is located on Pedregalejo beach serving the catch of the day that you can eat by the sea. You can expect a platter of prawns and bbq sardines charred to perfection here. The atmosphere is also very lively and very popular amongst the locals.

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Casa aranda 

 If you’re craving desserts definitely head to Casa Aranda, it has been the go-to place since 1932 where you can enjoy Churros dipped in chocolate sauce. You can also walk and explore Mercado central right next to it. 

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