Our meeting point is located outside McDonald’s in Plaza de la Marina 2, Málaga – Spain. Why McDonald’s? Well, we have to say that if you are taking one of our food tours, this fast food restaurant is not one of our stops, sorry! We’ve chosen this location because almost everybody in Malaga knows McDonald’s (the famous Golden Arches) and in fact is the only one in the Historical Center of Malaga, this means: EASY REFERENCE. By the way, you can enjoy the free WiFi 📡 access provided by McDonald’s as well as, chairs and tables and even the toilets while you wait for your guide 😃 (bathroom code: WC- 2424A)
OUTSIDE MCDONALD’S LOCATED IN PLAZA DE LA MARINA 2, MALAGA, SPAIN
We don’t wear uniforms or carry flags or umbrellas, but no panic because we will recognise you and you’ll recognise us! Just wait outside McDonald’s, right on the corner, and we’ll meet you there at the scheduled time, no later or earlier, right on time!
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How to get to our meeting place:
Parking in the city center might be difficult and confusing, we highly recommend public transportation but in case you come from outside the city with your own car there are many underground car parkings around the Old Town. They are marked with a “P” (parking) and the closest one to our meeting point is Parking Plaza de la Marina (underground), right underneath our meeting point. Please pay attention because the entrance is a little bit confusing. Other good options are Parking Avenida de Andalucia (by El Corte Inglés) or Muelle Uno. To avoid any delays please plan your trip to Malaga in advance, in rush hour (8AM to 10:30AM and 3PM to 5:30PM) there are some traffic congestions at the entrance of Malaga.
Malaga has a main Train Station called Estación Málaga Maria Zambrano (long distance trains for destinations as Madrid, Sevilla, Cordoba and Barcelona) and a little train stop for the local trains that comes along the coast, also known as Cercanías. This train comes from Fuengirola to Malaga Centro passing by Benalmádena, Torremolinos, Aeropuerto and many other stops. Get off at the very last stop Malaga Centro – Alameda and take the exit to Calle Alemania, from there walk along the avenue Alameda Principal and at the very end (10 min walk) is Plaza de la Marina, we will be outside McDonalds. If you are coming from the Main Train Station Málaga Maria Zambrano you can either walk (20 minutes) or take a bus to our meeting point (bus #20 right outside the Malaga Maria Zambrano, 1,35€ per person).
We have two cruise terminals in Malaga, one is very close to our meeting point (less than 3 minutes walking). This terminal known as Muelle 2 or Palmeral is mostly used by Windstar Cruises. 99% of the cruises which dock in Malaga arrive to the cruise terminal known as Levante, a bit further than the one mentioned before. In both cases the walk is very pleasant and you don’t have to cross any freeway, only a lovely avenue with palm trees and tropical plants 🌴 How do you get from Terminal de Levante to our meeting point? There are three options:
Walking (around 35 minutes). Once you leave the terminal, look for the big white lighthouse, from there walk thru the open mall – promenade on your left and by the water till you reach the park of Malaga (the big park you can see from the distance right in from of you). Once you get there go to the main Tourist Information Office, located in Plaza de la Marina, across the avenue you can see McDonald’s, that is our meeting point!
Shuttle Bus (5 minutes). You have buses right outside the cruise terminal provided by the Port Authority. It costs approx. 4-5 Euros per person round trip (exact fare appreciated but not mandatory, they provide reasonable change, like 5€ or 10€ bills). This bus will take you to Plaza de la Marina, look for the main Tourist Information Office and across the avenue you’ll see McDonald’s, our meeting point
Taxi (5 minutes). Probably the easiest way to reach our meeting point, right outside the cruise terminal there is a taxi stand. Cabs in Malaga are white color with a blue stripe. You don’t need to arrange the trip, they use meters by law, most of them accept credit cards (no AMEX or Discover cards), displayed outside. You will pay around 8 – 12 € for the taxi, depending if it’s weekday or Sunday – holiday (up to 4 people per taxi). Uber is also available upon request.