What makes Málaga so special?
Málaga offers a unique combination of Mediterranean tradition and modern innovation – with 300 days of sunshine a year. Its evolution has been rapid in the past few years. It’s similar in many ways to other seaside gateway cities such as Nice or San Francisco, but with a smoother climate. The city has historic urban landscapes where you can still enjoy the presence of Arabic and Roman cultures, but it has a modern infrastructure – the international airport is connected to 33 countries. Plus, Malagueños – the people of Malaga – are very open and welcoming.
It’s an easy city in which to live and work. Since 2019, there has been an influx of talent and business, making it one of the main business centres in Spain. Yet it keeps its Andalusian DNA. Companies such as Google, Vodafone, Globant and Citi have attracted digital nomads since the pandemic, and the whole city really feels like it’s thriving.
What kind of people are moving there?
Málaga has seen a higher increase in population than almost anywhere in the country. It’s people from the central and northern regions of Spain looking for better quality of life; employees of tech companies that are opening offices here; and people from Andalusía looking for job opportunities. We’ve also welcomed digital nomads from across Europe, especially the UK and Nordic countries, as well as executives who can work from home, occasionally (and easily) flying back to check in at their HQ. And Europeans plan their retirement here: it has a better climate, good health services and great connections to their home country.