Fun things to do to learn Spanish

Looking for a place to learn Spanish? Malaga and the Costa del Sol in the south of Spain is one of the best places to enjoy a complete language and cultural immersion while having an unforgettable experience. Sports, nature, culture, gastronomy, beach, adventure…Here are some fun things you can do to learn Spanish in the province of Malaga.



Outdoor sports

To learn Spanish or any other language, you’ve got to practise speaking it. And for that, doing outdoor sports with locals is ideal. If you’re looking for sporty activities as a way of learning Spanish while you exercise there are many ways to do it. What about a cycling or hiking trail to explore the spectacular landscapes in the province while getting to know other people? Or how about a kayak trip or paddle surfing to discover impressive corners of the coastline? What’s more, on many city beaches in the Costa del Sol there are volley games and tournaments you can get involved in, the perfect excuse to get to know people while getting that tan you’ve been waiting for.


Cultural activities

If you like art, the museums in Malaga and the Costa del Sol are a great way to help you with your Spanish. You’ll also be amazed by the diverse art and historical artefacts within. You can sign up for a guided tour to get to know the area’s heritage. Need some ideas? Antequera Dolmens Site - on the UNESCO world heritage list - the famous Puente Nuevo in Ronda - and its spectacular bullring - Colomares Castle in Benalmádena, Alcazaba Malaga or Malaga Cathedral - known as “la Manquita” - are some of the cultural must-see places in the province. 

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Sun and beach

In the Costa del Sol there are beaches for all tastes. And if you sit in one of the many traditional chiringuitos (beach bars) with your ears pricked, you’ll discover a beautiful part of the language. Just like the local way to prepare fried fish or how you cast your fishing rod here, the language has been passed on from generation to generation. And if you’re curious to see the day-to-day life of local fishermen, head to one of the seaside towns like Estepona for some marine tourism and expect an authentic experience. Accompany the fishermen in their boats as they work or see how the fish auction unfolds in the market. The options you have to enjoy the seafaring world in the Costa del Sol are endless. Check out the Senda Azul website and discover lots more exciting experiences.



The nightlife in the Costa del Sol has a lot to offer. From pubs and clubs to lively terraces where you can sip on delicious cocktails and enjoy dazzling views. Pop into some of the fun beach clubs and flamenco tablaos. And if you're a music lover, you’re in luck, as across the Costa del Sol there are heaps of concerts every summer, with big international stars performing at music festivals such as the famous Starlite Occident and Marenostrum Fuengirola to name just two. This way of learning Spanish helps you feel confident anywhere you go.



From tasty stews, traditional inland dishes, to the popular pescaíto frito (fried fish) and espetos de sardinas (sardine skewers) - typical in the coastal area - the gastronomy in Malaga is rich in flavours and ingredients, giving rise to countless experiences in which you can practise your Spanish. Try group cooking classes, or go on a wine or olive oil tour to learn all about these highly praised edible treats famous in Spanish cuisine. Immerse yourself in the culinary culture of Malaga.


Adventure, trips and nature

The natural beauty in the province of Malaga and the Costa del Sol counts for more than just stunning beaches. From Sierra de las Nieves National Park, also a Biosphere Reserve, to Maro-Cerro Gordo Cliffs Natural Park. And we can’t forget the karst formations at the Pedrizas and Torcal de Antequera, brimming with meadows, orchards and hills covered in olive, fruit and tropical trees. Enjoying all these natural gems with others is the perfect excuse to practise speaking the language. And if you prefer, you can add an extra dose of adrenaline with thrilling experiences like the famous Caminito del Rey, the vías ferratas, zip lines, or El Saltillo suspension bridge.

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Find your Spanish school in the Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol has an enormous selection of specialised language centres on offer, all with an extensive proven track record in teaching Spanish. The province of Malaga boasts not only accessible courses for all levels, but also a great setting for having fun in which you can enjoy your learning journey to the fullest. Study Spanish in the Costa del Sol and it won’t feel like learning.

Guide to Spanish Schools Ebook - Costa del Sol



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