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El Palo Beach - Beaches

Playa El Palo

El Palo Beach

There are several theories and legends about the origin of the name "El Palo". The truth of the matter is that, according to the historian Víctor Heredia, there was a small inn called "El Palo" on the Vélez-Malaga road, which could explain the origins of the village that gave rise to this neighbourhood.

The El Palo Beaches are located between Gálica Stream and Pedregalejo and measure 1200 m long and 25 m wide. This neighbourhood's fishing tradition exists to this day and its beaches feature the boats its fishermen use to fish in the area.

Places of interes

  • Fishermen's house

Services and amenities

  • Bars and restaurants along seaside promenade
  • Showers
  • Daily cleaning
  • Security
  • Car parks
  • City buses
  • Life guards
  • Green areas
  • Hammock and beach umbrella rentals
  • Waste bins
  • Children's playground
  • Seaside promenade
  • Sports area
  • Summer cinema (June, July and August)

Did you know?

The jábega is a typical row boat of the Malaga coastline, whose roots date back to the Phoenicians. Its specific hallmark is the presence of two eyes painted on its keel, which provide each boat with its own peculiar identity. It should really be called a jábega boat, as "jábega" is the name of a fishing net very similar to the "copo", for which these boats were used. They can still be seen on the beaches of Malaga, like El Palo Beach, although they have been converted into leisure or racing boats.


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