Travel·Posted on 9 Jun 20228 Places In Málaga That Are Total Must SeesWhether you want to lounge by the seafront or explore nature – we've got you covered.by Hanifah RahmanBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink After the last couple of years we've had, it's safe to say that holidays are more important than ever. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Wetv / Via giphy.com So if you're thinking of heading to Spain this summer, here are some gorgeous spots in Málaga that are totally worth visiting: 1. Ocean Club Marbella. Ocean Club Ocean Club is one of the most illustrious beach clubs and restaurants in Europe, and it’s the perfect place to soak up the sun in style. It’s right on the beachfront, so if lounging on an idyllic sun deck with a panoramic view across the Mediterranean sounds good to you, Ocean Club should definitely be on your itinerary. The club reopened this year after having some renovations and has some stunning upgrades that you won’t want to miss if you’re headed to Málaga – their cocktails, which were exclusively concocted by award-winning mixologist Mario Hofferer, are unreal. Ocean Club 2. The white villages. Manuela Manuela / Getty Images There are tons of absolutely stunning white villages in Andalusia bursting with history, culture, and general gorgeousness. The enchanting village of Mijas is my personal favourite – it’s up in the mountains overlooking the sea, a perfect recipe for flawless sunset views. Nino H. Photography / Getty Images 3. The caves of Nerja. Zu Sanchez Photography / Getty Images If you're a bit of an explorer, visiting the Caves of Nerja is essential. The caverns, which stretch more than three miles, hold some serious history – the stalactites and stalactites were formed five million years ago in the Holocene era! Tours run daily, and in July the cave is also home to the Nerja International Music festival. Yep, the formations act as a natural auditorium, which is pretty cool if you ask me. Vladj55 / Getty Images 4. Centre Pompidou Málaga. Sopa Images via Getty Images You’re probably thinking: isn’t this in Paris? Well, this building – Cubo – is the first international headquarters for the art centre, and it’s right by the Málaga waterfront, overlooking the marina. El Cubo is a work of art in its own right, and the centre holds temporary exhibitions as well as housing the works of great artists like Miró and Matisse. Europa Press News / Europa Press via Getty Images 5. The Alcazaba. Lucvi / Getty Images/iStockphoto Back in the 11th century, the Hammudid Dynasty built places of protection throughout Spain, and this one in Málaga is considered one of the most beautiful – I'm sure you can see why. The Moorish architecture is pretty spectacular (as are the views from it), and there are tons of interesting spots to discover on the Alcazbar's free walking tours, including a Roman theatre! Nito100 / Getty Images 6. Jardin Botanico Historico La Concepción. Education Images / Universal Images Group via Getty Images Kew Gardens who?! These idyllic gardens are a perfect spot if you want an afternoon of pure tranquillity. La Concepción really is a slice of paradise – you’ll see plants you probably never knew existed and there are even some waterfalls hidden away. 7. Dolphin watching in Estepona Bay. Adrian Agylar / Getty Images Cruising along the Mediterranean coast is a pretty decent bucket list activity as it is, and searching for dolphins is the cherry on top. The dolphins can be slightly elusive, but with a captain who knows their stuff, there’s a chance you’ll spot at least a fin or two. And even if that’s not guaranteed, sipping on glass of cava on a sailboat isn’t the worst way to spend an afternoon. 8. Plaza de la Merced. Marcus Lindstrom / Getty Images The Plaza de la Merced is a bustling square full of dozens of bars and restaurants, and it’s the perfect place to have a glass of sangria or dinner al fresco. The Plaza is also famous for being where THE Picasso was born – his childhood home, which has been transformed into a little museum, is right in the square, and is a great visit if you don’t want to spend an entire day at Museo Picasso. Westend61 / Getty Images Will you be visiting Málaga this summer? Let us know your favourite must-see spots in the comments!