Malaga is a city and a municipality in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, Spain. With a population of over half a million people, it is the second most populous city of Andalusia and the sixth largest in Spain. It lies on the Costa del Sol of the Mediterranean, about 62 miles east of the Strait of Gibraltar and about 81 miles north of Africa.

Jack Duckworth was horrified to read a newspaper article confirming that his brother and sister-in-law Cliff and Elsie Duckworth had been killed in a head-on vehicle collision while on holiday in the city in June 1995.

Tracy Barlow went on a two-week holiday to the resort in June 2005 with her daughter Amy, leaving behind Steve McDonald who had been trying to con Tracy into getting his name on Amy's birth certificate in order to get his legal rights over her.