Before my best friend Anna got married in Marbella, we managed to catch around 18 hours in the neighbouring city of Malaga.
We arrived in the afternoon, took a taxi to our Airbnb and wasted no time heading out to explore the sunny and colourful city.
We strolled across the old town, took a walk along the beach in the slight breeze and ended up on a big hill that overlooked the seafront.
After a long day we started to feel tired and by this point also starving, so we decided to head back into the old town and try to find a local tapas place.
Thanks to Google Maps I found a super lovely local shack that filled up with people after 8pm.
After quite a few glasses of Vermouth and small plates of delicious bites, we said goodbye to the man behind the bar and went off to have dinner at another tapas restaurant around the corner.
We had quite a few seafood tapas dishes, including our favourite the grilled octopus, and shared a bottle of local white wine.
All in all it was a great one day break that I would highly recommend!