“City” is no an exaggeration when it comes to the Ciudad Deportiva de Carranque. This sports complex is enormous!
In fact, this elite level facility is used by local amateur and pro athletes but it’s also open to the general public.
It’s ideal for those who want to get a proper workout, using proper facilities, but who don’t want to (or can’t) commit to a gym membership.
Carranque has practically everything you need: a running track, indoor and outdoor pools, a gym, various courts for racquet sports and group activities.
The only downside is that Carranque is quite far from the city centre (uphill too!) so you might need to hop on a bus (14 or 31 from Alameda Principal).
The website is quite basic and not often updated (and timetables change frequently) so the best thing to do if you’re interested is to head there directly and ask for information at the ‘oficina de atención’. They will give you all the information you need about prices, scheduling etc.
Alternatively, you can check out their Facebook page.
Daryl is the co-founder of Malaga Guru. He is a copywriter, editor and translator who moved to Malaga a decade ago having first fallen in love with the city on his Erasmus year. After working for many years at local expat newspaper SUR in English, Daryl gained expert knowledge in life from the perspective of foreign residents and decided to co-found this site in 2016.