Málaga & The Costa del Sol with travel journalist Lisa Francesca Nand | When in Spain podcast Ep.66

Updated: Sep 16, 2020

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This week the When in Spain podcast is joined by travel journalist and host of The Big Travel Podcast, Lisa Francesca Nand.

She reminisces about her childhood growing up on Spain's Costa del Sol.

Lisa shares her recommendations for places to visit along the south coast of Spain and we head inland too. We also chat about our favourite Spanish city, Málaga and explore what it has to offer, from bodegas and roof top bars to Moorish fortresses and its magical Summer Feria.

Malaga port
Views across Málaga´s Port

Lisa Francesca Nand in Málaga
Lisa Francesca Nand

This week I'm joined by travel journalist and host of The Big Travel Podcast, Lisa Francesca Nand. Lisa spent her childhood living on the Costa del Sol from the age of seven when her parents relocated from the north of England to the fishing village of Los Boliches near Fuengirola.

Lisa recalls her childhood memories of growing up with the sun and sea and shares some of her favourite places along the Costa del Sol. We also talk about how Málaga city has transformed itself into a destination in its own right - not just somewhere to fly into - and we look at top things to do in the city.

Lisa has a second home in her childhood home of Los Boliches and she shares with us how she divides her time between London and Spain with her young family.

Malagueta Beach

Cartojal - traditionally drunk at Málaga´s Feria

Parque de Málaga

Parque de Málaga

Catedral de la Encarnación de Málaga

La Manguita

Muelle Uno


El Balneario

El Balneario

A few of the places mentioned in the episode:

El Pimpi

Taberna García

El Balneario

Parque de Málaga

Muelle Uno


Catedral de la Encarnación de Málaga


Castellar de la Frontera

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