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Malaga Holidays

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CurrencyEUR: Euro LanguageSpanish Flight Duration2 hours 45 minutes (from the UK) Time ZoneGMT +1 hour

The millions of tourists who land at Malaga airport for a Costa del Sol holiday but never take the time to explore this fantastic city are missing a trick. A holiday here certainly involves more culture than karaoke, but it’s not all museums and galleries - there’s a great choice of city beaches to chill out on, and after dark, this historic city really knows how to let its hair down in style!

Fuengirola Beach
Gran Hotel Elba Estepona & Spa
Marinas De Nerja
Hi Pueblo Andaluz
Puente Real Hotel

Great Things to Do

Whether you’re putting on flip flops for the beach or trainers for sightseeing, you’re guaranteed to have fun in the sun in magical Malaga.

Marvel at Art and Architecture

The Picasso museum is a must-see in Malaga but it’s also worth checking out the quirky Museum of Glass and Crystal and the Museo Automovilistico De Malaga that somehow successfully combines cars and fashion. Guided walking tours are a great way to see the Alcazaba, cathedral, Roman amphitheatre and other famous landmarks.

Enjoy Sun, Sea and the City

Malaga’s beaches may not be as golden and gorgeous as some others on the Costa del Sol but they’re still fantastic places to soak up the sun. The fact that most of the sun worshippers are locals adds to the appeal for many. Man-made Playa de la Malagueta near the city centre is enhanced by great restaurants and kids play areas.

Retail Therapy

Malaga’s recent tourist boom has meant that the shopping here is now better than ever. Calle Marques de Larios is a pleasant pedestrianised street near the harbour and boasts upmarket boutiques and shoe shops. The Vialia Shopping Centre has all the big high street names and there’s also the vast department store El Corte Ingles.

Malaga Nights

Malaga is a foodie’s paradise with some of the best tapas in Spain. Seafood tastes better by the sea, so go to a restaurant like Maricuchi on Pedregalejo beach for a treat. At sunset, sip a cocktail in one of the port area’s bars before deciding whether to dance the night away in a club or go to a flamenco or equestrian show.

Getting Around

After your short airport transfer, walking is the best way to get to grips with this fantastic city, although it’s easy to get the bus, metro or grab a taxi for longer trips. Cycle hire is a popular option too or why not try a trixi bike taxi? The hop-on, hop-off bus is a good way to get your bearings while sightseeing and what could be more romantic than a horse and carriage ride at sunset?

By Bus

As the Costa del Sol’s transport hub, Malaga has a reliable bus service to the airport and local resort towns. You can buy a rechargeable multi trip card from a kiosk or tobacconist to make it even easier.

By Car

Unless you’re planning to explore the Costa del Sol, car hire isn’t necessary for your Malaga break. If you do decide to drive, there’s plenty of parking but traffic can get busy. Stick to the right.

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Passports and Visas

British citizens don’t require a visa to visit Spain but a valid passport is a must. The most recent guidelines can be found at For more information and advice, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain/entry-requirements or the Foreign Office at www.fco.gov.uk/en/

Health and Safety

Don’t forget to arrange travel and medical insurance before you travel to Spain. For more info, see www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain/health

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