Malaga, situated in Andalucia, in southern Spain, is a favourite destination for most European tourists. With approximately one million six hundred inhabitants; this number increases considerably during the summer season, it’s the 6th most populated province in Spain.
The best thing about this area, internationally known as the Costa del Sol, is undoubtedly its climate, as the sun shines for over 300 days per year and the average temperature is around 20 degrees, promoting the game of golf in Malaga, with a total of 65 golf courses distributed throughout the province.
Another very important feature is Malaga airport (AGP – Pablo Ruiz Picasso), the main entrance for many tourists visiting Andalucia every year. There is so much to see and do that we recommend you read our blog. We will bring you useful tips and guides to enjoy our province.
As you arrive at the airport you will find different accommodation options. There is a multitude of accommodation both in the city centre and along the Costa del Sol; you will find up to 5 star all-inclusive hotels, all-inclusive hotels with water parks and other cheaper options to suit all budgets.
Malaga is well connected by public transport; destinations further away from the city centre are only accessible by bus, so a vehicle might be a good choice.
- Taxi Transfers
If you don’t need to drive in Malaga because you are not going too far from your accommodation, a transfer from the airport can be a good option. They will pick you up at the date and time required and return you to the airport. It is a very comfortable option, they also offer excursions, transport for going out at night or for golf equipment. They have vehicles for 4, 9, 12 or even more people.
Buses in Malaga are a cheap option of transport within the province, but it not might be the most comfortable. It use to be hard to find a seat in short trips, so when travelling with family you must consider this.
- Commuter train
The commuter train is a fast and efficient means of transport, however it is not cheap. The train link the city with the airport, Torremolinos, Benalmádena and Fuengirola; if you need to get more far from those places then you might need to consider another options.
There is a subway in Malaga connecting different areas of the city. The subway has two lines and the distance between stations is around 600 meters.
- Car hire
Malaga car hire is one of the best means of transport in our province. With the freedom that a vehicle provides you will be able to discover as much from our province as you want.
Malaga is one of the oldest cities in Europe; founded by the Phoenicians, it was later a Roman municipality and then became part of an Andalusian kingdom. The settlement of different cultures and civilisations; this has provided our region with an important cultural base and a multitude of monuments worth visiting.
Thanks to its location, Malaga is also a historic city with a rich heritage that has great monuments like the Castle of Gibralfaro, the Alcazaba, Malaga Cathedral, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Ruins of Acinipo and very interesting museums like the Picasso Museum, the Malaga Automobile Museum, the Municipal Heritage Museum or the Contemporary Art Museum.
Without forgetting the Mediterranean diet, declared patrimony of humanity by the UNESCO in November 2010. The gastronomy offer is wide and varied; from the typical fried or grilled fish that is offered in any restaurant along our coast.
Recommendations when visiting Malaga
The good atmosphere and the pleasant manners of its inhabitants, makes of our province an appropriate destination for all tourists. From the most active, seeking fun until the wee hours of the morning, to the more laid back, who prefer to relax while soaking up the sun on any of the beautiful Malaga beaches.
You can visit Malaga anytime during the year, if you are not sure about when to visit Malaga read our dedicated article.