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The summer is well and truly here, folks. Not just all those lazy days spent on the superb beaches of the Costa del Sol, but balmy evenings too. Staying home is nice, but to occasionally swap your Playa Andaluza  terrace for a different view is even better. Sit back and sip a cocktail, and take in the splendid sights of Málaga city from a height.  We’re looking at, or rather down from, the three best rooftop bars in Málaga.

Head for heights

Forget checking in as a guest. You’re looking for a rooftop bar, not a room, with a view. Here are a few of some of the best, where you can enjoy a warm evening, and meet friends. From pools, to music and cocktails, all with a twist of urban life. Cool hangouts, a glitzy crowd, and a bird’s eye view of magnificent Málaga city.

1. La Piscina Lounge, Molina Lario

From 5pm in the afternoon, until around 2am, enjoy the views and hospitality on the 8th floor of the Hotel Molina Lario. It’s by the cathedral, so easy to locate. Take the lift up for a visit to La Piscina Lounge, and a view of the Old Centre. Soft white sofas to lounge around on, as the name suggests, by the pool. Enjoy tapas fresh from the grill, fish and meat with BBQ flavours under the setting sun. Mini hamburgers, lamb chops, grilled sardines…the list is almost as good as their drinks display, and a special menu of premium Gins to choose from. Open every evening, but closes earlier, around 9pm on Sundays.

2. Ático, Marriott’s AC Hotel Málaga Palacio

Have a head for heights? Then take the lift to the 15th floor of the Marriott AC Hotel Málaga Palacio, and relax in their rooftop terrace with a superb view. Located between the cathedral and the Paseo del Parque, the Palacio’s terrace has an informal but sophisticated vibe. North African beats and cool cocktails. At the time of press, a generous Gin and Tonic costs €7.50. Perhaps not the cheapest in town, but well worth it for an evening of R&R and watching the sun go down over Málaga. No tapas, apart from frutos secos, but lunch and dinner are available. The dress code is casual.

3. Batik, Alcazaba Premium Hostel

Chill out music, a bohemian vibe, and views of the Alcazaba await with a visit to Batik, on the rooftop of the Alcazaba Premium Hostel. It might not be the most towering terrace in town, but at Batik the food is amazingly good, and reasonably priced too. An ideal and central meeting spot, great for groups or parties, and somewhere you’ll want to stay all night! Find it on the fourth floor of the hostel, at C/Alcazabilla, n°12.

Like to see some timeshares to rent, in order to explore the rooftops of Málaga and more? Then contact us today!

*Many thanks to Tom and Elaine Harding for the video and photos of Ático, at Marriott AC Palacio.