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Disability and Accessible Tourism in Malaga: some facts
Accessible tourism in Malaga: According to the World Health Organisation, around 15% of the world’s population has a disability, that is to say, 1 in 6 people have a mild to severe disability that affects their ability to enjoy travel.
Regarding accessible tourism in Malaga, in recent years great efforts have been made to adapt the public space to people with disabilities, both at urban, cultural and transport level and last but not least leisure and beaches.
Air travel with a wheelchair
We have dedicated a complete article with everything you need to know to travel by plane with wheelchair to Malaga airport, which handles almost 180,000 passengers with reduced mobility every year: How to request the service at Malaga airport, how to check in a wheelchair, as well as many tips & recommendations.
Accessible tourism in Malaga
Nowadays, most monuments, museums, streets and beaches are adapted for people with disabilities.
Accessible museums in Malaga
Almost all of Malaga’s museums are accessible. Below, we present some of the best known ones. The complete list can be found in the best museums in Malaga.
Museum Carmen Thyssen
Provides blind and deaf people with subtitled descriptions, audio descriptions and sign language interpretations in a multimedia lending guide and app. Located in the historic centre.
Adapted for people with reduced mobility and a visit adapted for the visually impaired with free audio guides. Located at Pier One in the port of Malaga, a stone’s throw from the historic centre.
Interactive Music Museum
The entire museum is accessible for people with reduced mobility. In addition, the museum tour is equipped with touch screens and sensory experiences. Located in the historic centre.
Throughout the year, the museum organises artistic production workshops and interactive activities for groups with physical, mental, sensory, intellectual or mental disabilities. Located in the historic centre.
Automobile & Fashion Museum
The museum is perfectly adapted for people with reduced mobility. It is located in the beautiful building La Tabacalera, just a few metres from Huelín Beach in Malaga.
Russian Museum Collection
Alborania Sea Classroom Museum
Located in the beautiful Palmeral de las Sorpresas and Pier One in the port of Malaga. The museum is fully accessible for people in wheelchairs.
Museum Ralli (Marbella)
This museum is fully accessible for people with reduced mobility. Also, admission is free.
Accessible Malaga Tour
This company offers accessible tours of Malaga. There are tours every day at 11am and 1pm with meeting point at Plaza de la Constitución. More information and booking here.
Accessible transport in Malaga
People with reduced mobility in Malaga can use public transport without any problems, both buses, commuter train and metro. There are also adapted taxis with 8 seats with ramps for easy access.
Reduced mobility parking in Malaga
Throughout the city there are a large number of car parks exclusively for people with reduced mobility. You can consult them here.
Rental of wheelchairs, scooters, crutches, etc.
It never hurts to have some additional reference. At this company located in Malaga you can rent equipment for people with reduced mobility such as crutches, walkers, ramps, wheelchairs or scooters among others.
Accessible trails in Malaga
Accessible tourism in Malaga is not only limited to the cities. People with reduced mobility can also get to know first-hand some of the natural gems of the province of Malaga.
There are several beautiful natural spaces where you can enjoy accessible tourism, we present them below.
Montes de Málaga
A few kilometres from the city is this great green lung with several accessible trails. At the Ecomuseo Lagar de Torrijos can be booked guided hiking routes adapted for the visually impaired.
Torcal de Antequera
An impressive limestone formation to which we have devoted an entire article. In this natural park there are two short routes accessible for people with reduced mobility. You can find all the information in Torcal de Antequera.
Laguna Fuente de Piedra
This saltwater lagoon near Antequera is the largest in Andalusia and the second largest in Spain. It hosts for several months one of the largest colonies of Flamingos in Europe.
A beautiful visit with accessible trails. Find more information and book guided tours at Laguna Fuente de Piedra.
Accessible beaches on the Costa del Sol for people with reduced mobility
Although Malaga is a very attractive destination all year round, with the mildest winters in Europe, it is also true that its main attraction is still sun and beach.
Nowadays, almost all the beaches on the coast of the Costa del Sol are adapted for people with reduced mobility. Depending on the beach, they are equipped with ramps, amphibious chairs and support staff.
Here are all the accessible beaches on the Costa del Sol, municipality by municipality.
Accessible beaches in Nerja
The accessible beaches in Nerja are Burriana, El Salón and La Torrecilla.
Accessible beaches in Torrox
The accessible beaches in Torrox are El Cenicero, Ferrara (De las Lindes), El Morche and Playa Chica.
Accessible beaches in Rincón de la Victoria
The accessible beaches in Rincón de la Victoria are Cala del Moral and Rincón de la Victoria.
Accessible beaches in Vélez-Málaga
The accessible beaches in Vélez-Málaga are Benajarafe, Caleta de Vélez and Torre del Mar.
Accessible beaches in Málaga
The accessible beaches in Malaga are Baños del Carmen, El Candado, El Chanquete, El Palo, La Caleta, La Malagueta, La Misericordia, Pedregalejo, Peñón del Cuervo, Playa Campo de Golf, Sacaba and San Andrés.
Accessible beaches in Torremolinos
The accessible beaches in Torremolinos are El Bajondillo, La Carihuela, Playamar and Los Alamos.
Accessible beaches in Benalmádena
The accessible beaches in Benalmádena are Arroyo de la Miel, Bil Bil, Carvajal, Fuente de la Salud, Santa Ana and Torrevigía.
Accessible beaches in Fuengirola
The accessible beaches in Fuengirola are Boliches-Las Gaviotas, Playa Fuengirola, Playa Castillo (El Ejido) and Playa Carvajal.
Accessible beaches in Mijas
The accessible beaches in Mijas are Calahonda, El Bombo, El Chaparral, La Butibamba and Las Doradas.
Accessible beaches in Marbella
The accessible beaches in Marbella are Artola (Cabopino), Casablanca, El Alicate, El Faro, Fontanilla, La Bajadilla, La Venus, Nagüeles and San Pedro de Alcántara.
Accessible beaches in Estepona
The accessible beaches in Estepona are Arroyo Vaquero, El Cristo, El Saladillo, Guadalmansa, La Rada and Playa del Río Padrón.
Accessible beaches in Manilva
The accessible beaches in Manilva are La Duquesa and Sabinillas.
Accessible leisure and shopping facilities
The shopping centres on the Costa del Sol are accessible for people with reduced mobility and have reserved car parks near the entrance. Some also offer additional services such as Plaza Mayor which provides wheel chairs.
The Sports Palace Martín Carpena in Malaga not only has excellent facilities. It also hosts events and concerts.
If you like concerts, Marenostrum Fuengirola has direct access for cars transporting people with reduced mobility.
The Fuengirola Zoo is accessible for people with reduced mobility.
Almost all municipal swimming pools in the province have access ramps.
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