How To Make Friends as a Solo Adventurer in Málaga, Spain
You'll never run out of things to do and people to do them with!
Growing up, I was an only child who moved often. Until high school, I had never stayed at a school for more than two years. Most kids would hate that, but I loved it. Maybe because of my mindset, I never struggled to make friends. Over time, I've found that if you're willing to put yourself out there, you'll meet some great people.
That said, some locations are better for making friends than others. And, of all the places I have traveled to and lived at, I think Málaga tops the list. Here are some ways to meet new people and build strong connections in this Spanish city by the beach.
1. Improve Your Spanish
Engish is a commonly spoken language in Málaga. But you limit your social circles immensely if you have no interest in learning Spanish. Some Spanish people who speak English will pretend not to because they are annoyed at foreigners coming to the country and not bothering to learn the language. I don't blame them.
They don't expect you to be fluent, but at least know the basics and be willing to try to meet them partway. Remember that even if they speak English, it is likely not their first language. If you understand some Spanish, you can reduce some of the language barriers that arise.