Have you noticed that the figures show the Spanish language as the most trending language in the world? Last year, more than 21 million students studied Spanish as a foreign language. More and more people decide to learn Spanish to revamp their professional career, discover the satisfaction of acquiring a new skill or simply have a more relaxing break from work in Spain. And if you’re thinking of learning Spanish in Spain, there’s no better place than Malaga!
In this post we want to share five reasons on why the Costa del Sol, in the province of Malaga, is the best place to learn Spanish:
- Climate: It is well known that Malaga and the Costa del Sol have an enviable climate. Its long hours of sun and average temperatures have made this region the preferred destination for Europeans, not only as a holiday destination but also as an ideal place for permanent residency. In fact, more than 15% of the total population of Malaga is foreign. With this climate, Spanish life happens outdoors; you will find people relaxing on the terraces, practicing sports, taking long mountain walks and swimming in the sea. This ideal climate encourages an active lifestyle, promoting not only a great quality of life but also innumerable health benefits, both mental and physical.
- Culture: In recent times, the province of Malaga in its totality has developed an impressive cultural offering, aided by its rich cultural history. Malaga itself boasts a great number of museums, such as the Picasso Museum, Pompidou Centre or the Carmen Thyssen Museum to name a few; there really is something for everyone! Branching out from Malaga itself, you will find a variety of cultural wonders you can take in at your own pace; perhaps the unique “Caminito del Rey” walk on the walls of the gorge takes your fancy, or even the “White Villages Route” for the more sedentary travellers wishing to see a little of everything.
- Community: The good weather keeps everyone in good spirits! The southern Spaniards thrive through their open character creating a real communal feel from the get-go. On the streets, greetings are constant so the closeness and familiarity of the Spanish people will soon become a norm. This openness makes it easy to connect and communicate with the locals allowing students and travellers to really immerse themselves in the culture. This makes it one of the most authentic places to Learn Spanish in Spain.
- Gastronomy: Due to the orography of the province of Malaga, the gastronomy is extremely varied: cheese, cold meat and beef, marmalade, dried food and nuts, etc. These are particularly present in the northern part of the Sierra. More and more small businesses are therefore opting for more traditional, family and high-quality food business. On the coast, we find numerous types of fish including sardine skewers, which are ideal to eat at the beach! And, of course, we should not forget the Molletes de Antequera, Montaditos, Serranitos and Pepitos of the province.
- Accessibility: Malaga Airport (AGP) is the most important of all airports in Spain and ranks 24th in the European Union. Numerous international companies, including low-cost airlines, have daily flights to this Andalusian city offering great deals. With the main Malaga bus station close to the airport offering regular services to locations across the province, together with the train station close by, the entire province is easily accessible. What’s more, the cost of living is very low compared to other major European cities, so you can put your hard-earned money towards cultural experiences rather than accommodation!
As you can see, there are plenty of reasons on why to learn Spanish in Malaga, more than we could fit into a blog post! With our classes at Entrelenguas adapted to you, we can prepare you to explore the province, giving you the opportunity to make the most of your time in close contact with native speakers. Start your journey learning Spanish and we’ll set you up for the most authentic experience there is!