The international brigade has yet to cotton on to the fact that Málaga has one of the raciest nightlife scenes in Spain (and that’s saying something). The city might not be as big as Madrid, but it’s just as fun. The pedestrianised old town is the main hive, especially around Plaza de la Constitución and Plaza de la Merced.

Tinto de Verano

If you're visiting in summer, consider ordering a tinto de verano at any local bar. This long, cold drink is made with red wine, local lemonade (not too sweet), lashings of ice and a slice of lemon. It's refreshing, and it shouldn’t make your head reel too much on a hot day.