What to do in Malaga
Leisure & cultural activities
@ Academia CILE
Our language school in Málaga offers a varied and exciting social activity programme for the students.
Participation is voluntary and free of charge. Transport and entertainment costs are not included in the course fee.
Academia CILE organizes meetings where you can practice your Spanish in a relaxed atmosphere, and have the opportunity to talk to students from other countries.
We meet at school, in bars or at the beach.
GUIADED VISITS & EXCURSIONS
Theatre and cinema visits, concerts, talks and discussions on special aspects of life in the host country, visits to museums and monuments and excursions to other cities will introduce you to Spain and its people.
PRESENTATIONS OF FILMS, etc.
Our students also have books and daily newspapers at their disposal in the students’ common room. In our video library they can find a rich variety of programmes: movies, news, documentaries about different aspects of Spanish life etc..
LEARN TO DANCE “SEVILLANAS” – You will enjoy it!
2 hours per week free-of-charge
Sevillanas is believed to be an old Castilian folk dance (Seguidilla) and did not originate from Seville as its name suggests.
It is a very popular dance for couples of all ages. You will see it danced frequently by girls in their colourful dresses at the time of the Málaga’s feria in august (Feria de agosto).
In our afternoon dancing course you can learn the flamenco dance “sevillanas”, thus participating in one of the most popular expressions of Spanish life. This course is optional but included in the course fees.
If you want you also can learn or practice playing flamenco guitar with a specialized teacher. For fees, please see one-on-one lessons.
Malaga & Costa del Sol
Costa del Sol is a 150 km long coastline bordered by calm waters, a permanent blue sky, and beautiful beaches on one side, and hills, mountains, lakes, forests and traditional villages, towns and historical cities on the other.
Málaga is the capital of this lovely region.
It enjoys an extraordinary mild climate, with an average temperature throughout the year of about 22 C and 330 sunny days.
It was founded by the Phoenicians, and has been a Roman colony and a Moorish city. All of this is reflected in its many monuments like the Roman theatre, the Arab Alcazaba, and its museums, among them the important Picasso Museum of Málaga.
Don´t miss in Málaga:
- Picasso Museum in Málaga
- Alcazaba fortress in Málaga
- Málaga Cathedral
- Carmen Thyssen Museum in Málaga
- Malaga Roman Theatre
- Bothanical Garden La Concepción
- Mercado central de Atarazanas
- Kelipe Centro de Arte Flamenco
- Iglesia de los Mártires
Málaga is also the Andalusian city with the most cosmopolitan character, which offers you as well sporting facilities of all kinds:
There are yacht harbours and sailing clubs along the coast. Water skiing is also very popular as well as windsurfing. On almost every beach you can hire windsurfing equipment and there are schools for those who wish to learn.
Tennis has become one of the favourite sports in Málaga, so there are plenty of courts. Costs of court rental and tuition are very reasonable, and equipment is available for hire. Also is very popular to practice squash.
What to do in Andalusia?
The Costa del Sol is Europe’s best golf centre. There are fourteen golf courses, which are open throughout the year.
All along the coast there are numerous riding stables where horses are available for long excursions into the mountains for groups or individuals, or for a ride along the sandy beaches at dawn.
A wide range of popular festivities like bullfights, flamenco music, Holy Week processions, the August fair, etc. will show you the openand lively character of the people. In the numerous bars and restaurants you can taste the typical Spanish food and join the Spaniards in their daily life.
Being right in the centre of Andalusía there are close at hand: Granada and its Alhambra – The Sierra Nevada with its skiing facilities – The Mezquita of Córdoba and the Giralda of Sevilla, and just across the Strait of Gibraltar there is the magic of Africa.