The popular sun-kissed city of Malaga successfully combines a warm Mediterranean climate and rich Andalusian culture with fabulous beaches, a modern lively atmosphere, delicious food, stylish hotels and a vibrant nightlife. Resulting in the perfect choice for an exciting 'culture rich' city break adventure.
Malaga is the capital of the Costa del Sol and the Gateway to Europe's most popular beach resorts, it's also the regions capital for shows, festivals and sport. Malaga is an historically important destination in its own right, the city is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso and is home to a network of world-class museums including the Museo Picasso Málaga.
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Reasons to be happy: There are 100's of kilometres of warm sandy beaches on the Costa del Sol along with approximately 320 days of sun each year.
Introduction: Malaga - the capital of the Costa del Sol (the coast of the sun) has a proud and ancient past, with remnants of Roman theatres and centuries old monuments with fascinating histories dating back to the Moorish and Roman empires. Malaga also has one of the loveliest Old Towns in the whole of Andalusia. In the old town you'll find charming traditional architecture crowning grand plazas, plus the majestic Malaga Cathedral, great tapas bars and restaurants and the Picasso Museum. The old town is also where you'll find designer boutiques, high street fashion and quirky antiques.
Modern Malaga: Over the past 15 years Malaga has slowly transformed itself and now carries a more modern image, with fashionable neighbourhoods like Soho and the city port areas providing first class cuisine and shopping opportunities, the latter now boasting a contemporary leisure complex called the Muelle Uno. The Muelle Uno is home to many of the city's best restaurants, great shopping, cafes and bars.
Modern Malaga has many interesting and alternative art galleries, (including the Picasso Museum opened in 2003), it also has relaxing pedestrianised areas, top-class cuisine, stylish boutiques and upmarket hotels with trendy rooftop bars and stunning sea views. Malaga now has a modern cosmopolitan feel and eagerly looks forward to welcoming all visitors to its sunny golden shores.
Top Tip: Malaga has it's own beaches, the nearest beach is Malagueta and is accessed via the old town, another popular beach is Pedregalejo, located to the east of the city. Pedregalejo has a relaxed laid-back feel and is known for it's numerous beach bars and seafood restaurants, with many smaller eateries specialising in Malaga's legendary fried fish dish called 'espeto de sardinas' char-grilled sardine skewers. In 2018 Pedregalejo was awarded the Q Quality Seal for beach excellence.
Introduction: Malaga is best discovered on foot as walking is the easiest way to explore the old quarter, including the waterfront districts and surrounding pedestrianised port areas.
Malaga's Public Transport: Malaga has a very efficient local transport network connecting areas in and around the city centre. The two main forms of transport include bus services operated by Empresa Malagueña de Transportes (EMT), and the metro system that runs from the centre to the west and south-west of the city.
Bus Services: Malaga's efficient bus service runs throughout the day and covers the entire city. A great way to see the main sights is to use the (hop-on hop-off) tourist bus service, the service operates from 09.30 to 18.30 hrs departing from the main bus station. The the bus stops at the city's 12 most popular and interesting tourist locations, allowing you to hop off and rejoin at your leisure. Tickets are valid for 24 hours and include multilingual headphone commentary on Malaga's major sights.
Malaga Taxi: Taxi's are plentiful in Malaga and can be flagged down or picked-up at taxi ranks at the airport and train stations, they can also be booked online.
Costa del Sol resorts: Every year millions of tourists fly into Malaga to experience and enjoy the many popular resorts found along the beautiful Costa del Sol, (Spain's most famous seaside region). The entire Costa del Sol coastline is bathed in the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea, it also boasts 100's of miles of sunny coast and stunning sandy beaches. You'll discover plenty to keep you occupied here, including: traditional tapas bars, great family-friendly entertainment, relaxing luxury retreats, great shopping opportunities and a vibrant nightlife.
Malaga–Costa del Sol Airport (AGP). Malaga airport is located 8 km (5 miles) southwest of Malaga and 5 km (3 miles) north of Torremolinos.
Malaga airport Facts: Malaga Airport is a hub for Easyjet, Ryanair and Vueling. The airport is well connected by road, the A7 coastal motorway runs from the east and west of Costa del Sol from Algeciras to Almeria.
Malaga is the fourth busiest airport in Spain and is the main airport for all major towns and beach resorts on the Costa Del Sol; Travel times to main resorts are: Torremolinos (10 minutes), Fuengirola (20 minutes), Calahonda (25 minutes), Benalmadena (15 minutes), Marbella (30 minutes), Puerto Banus (40 minutes) and Estepona (60 minutes).
Airport Transport and Shuttle Services:
Bus Services. Airport Express Bus services run between the airport and Malaga city centre every 20 minutes, between 07.00 hrs and midnight, services operate seven days a week with a journey time of 25 minutes.
Train Services. Train services from Malaga Airport to the city centre operate on the RENFE C1 line, with a journey time of 11 minutes. Trains operate every 20 minutes from early morning until midnight, seven days a week. Trains also operate to other destinations on the Costa del Sol such as Benalmadena and Torremolinos.
Taxi. Metered taxis (white with a blue line on the side) are available outside the main terminal building.
Car Hire. All major car rental companies are represented at Malaga AGP airport, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt.
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