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If you're planning a holiday on the Costa del Sol, you'll need to book flights to Malaga, as the city's airport is the main hub that serves this popular region of Spain. The airport itself is located just 8 km outside the city centre and boasts excellent transport links to other destinations on the Costa del Sol. Malaga is undoubtedly one of the most popular holiday destinations to visit on the Costa Del Sol and it is more than easy to see why. Mixing the old with the new, there is something for everyone to do and experience, and the beautiful weather that, aside from a couple of months when it cools down over winter, automatically makes you feel happy and relaxed.
Why choose Malaga?
There are so many reasons as to why you would choose Malaga and the Costa del Sol as a holiday destination and the first thing that springs to mind is undoubtedly the weather, of which you are pretty much guaranteed a hot summer that is perfect for topping up a tan. The province of Malaga is blessed with 160 km of beautiful coastline that's dotted with busy tourist resorts, vibrant cities and sleepy Spanish villages. This means it caters to all kinds of travellers and with cheap flights to Malaga available, you can arrange a great value trip.
One of the reasons why Malaga - and the Costa del Sol - is a popular choice for British holidaymakers is that it's easy to get to. The average flight time from London to the Spanish destination is approximately two hours and 40 minutes, while from northern airports like Manchester it takes closer to three hours.
Located in the heart of the city, Malaga’s cathedral dates back to the 16th century. The Gothic style of the Cathedral is utterly breathtaking and explains why it actually took 200 years to complete! The domed ceiling is 40 metres high and there is a total of 15 chapels which house a vast amount of 18th century religious art. It is also worth visiting the Cathedral’s museum to have a look at the religious items on display, of which many date back 500 years.
It is very hard to miss Gibralfaro Castle as it stands tall above the city of Malaga. The 14th century building offers some of the best views of Malaga and the way in which it almost blends into the hill that begins to form the mountain range that creates the backdrop of the city.
Opened in 2003, the Museo Picasso is one of the most exciting places to visit in Malaga and it is the perfect way to honour the work of Spain’s most famous artist. Whether or not you are a long-time fan of Picasso’s work or not, you will undoubtedly be impressed by the collection which offers 204 pieces of work.
Did you know?
• Artist Pablo Picasso and actor Antonio Banderas were born in Malaga.
• While other Andalucian cities have their Alcazars, Malaga boasts not one but two Moorish castles.
• The favourite local food is fritura malagueña (fried fish), lots of seafood, fresh fruits and salads and honey-based desserts.
Top resorts near Malaga
• Torremolinos - Torremolinos is great for families as it's got fantastic beaches, exciting theme and water parks, a wide range of sports facilities and historical and cultural attractions within its old town. There is a great selection of family-friendly hotels, too, while parents will certainly be glad that it's not a long drive from the airport, either.
• Marbella - Marbella is renowned for being something of a luxury holiday destination and its high-end marinas filled with amazing yachts certainly enhances its reputation. As well as its star appeal, it boasts some beautiful beaches, outstanding restaurants and a number of world-class golf courses. Marbella's historic quarter, meanwhile, has retained much of its authentic charm and is a delight to explore.
• Nerja - For a more peaceful break on the Costa del Sol, head east of Malaga to the lovely town of Nerja. There are wonderful coves and bays right next to the traditional town, which is home to a collection of landmarks that are worth exploring. One of the other highlights here is the Caves of Nerja, which is a system of nearly 2 km of subterranean chambers that feature amazing rock formations.
Marbella is only a very short distance away and you can get there within minutes on a local bus. Make sure to visit the Old Quarter of Marbella and, in particular, the Plaza De Los Naranjas (Orange Square) which houses the Ayuntamiento (City Hall) and the Capilla de Santiago Apóstol (Chapel of Saint James the Apostle), both of which are spectacular buildings and definitely worth seeing. Hire a car and head up the mountains towards Ronda, which is one of the most breathtaking villages you shall ever see, particularly due to the 18th Century Puente Nuevo ‘new’ bridge, which spans across the 100 metre canyon below.
Flights to Malaga from London take around two hours and 45 minutes, and around three hours from Manchester to Malaga.
Malaga Airport, around 12km southwest of central Malaga, is the only airport which serves this area. If you're planning a holiday on the Costa del Sol, you'll need to book flights to Malaga to reach the resorts.
There’s many options for travelling from Malaga Airport. Private transfers from the airport and port are inexpensive when booked in advance. Taxis are easy to find outside the airport and operate on a government-controlled tariff, plus there’s a new express bus service between the airport and Malaga, with only seven intermediate stops in-between, and takes about 20 to 25 minutes and costs 2 Euros.