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Arriving in Malaga

Flights to Malaga bring millions of visitors to the famous Sunshine Coast beaches every year. Several low-cost airlines offer cheap flights to Malaga. The Malaga International Airport has connections to most major cities in Europe. If you book online and well in advance, it is possible to find very cheap airfares to Malaga, Spain. The airport is located to the west of the city center. If you arrive on a package vacation, your transport to the beach is generally included. If you have booked your Malaga flights independently and need local transport, buses travel between the airport and Malaga city center. Taxis are a convenient way to get to the beach resorts.

Getting Around Malaga

The most popular way to get around Malaga and the beaches is to hire a car. Rental cars can be arranged in advance at the airport or with a local travel agent. Hiring a car is a good way to explore the surroundings, including the pretty countryside and the traditional mountain villages. There are regular buses and trains along the coast. Buses connect Malaga to the nearby towns and villages, and trains connect it to other major cities around Spain. Taxis are an affordable way to move around locally between the beaches and Malaga town.

Main Attractions in Malaga

Most visitors come to this part of Spain for the beaches, but Malaga itself is a beautiful city and has many interesting sights and attractions. The city has historic architecture from its medieval Islamic heritage, but it also has a lively atmosphere with good dining and nightlife. Around the city of Malaga, the sunny beaches spread for miles and lure tourists from around the world. Visitors looking for more than sunbathing and beach life can enjoy excursions to the surrounding regions. The villages and small towns along the coast and in the nearby mountains are popular destinations for day trips.

Shopping, Dining, and Nightlife in Malaga

Most visitors on beach holidays shop, dine, and party on the beaches. The Costa del Sol beaches are famous for their busy nightlife, and there is an endless amount of clubs and bars on the beaches and around the holiday resorts. The beach restaurants serve fresh seafood, Spanish food, and international cuisine. The beach resorts have shops that sell souvenirs and clothes. There are also regular street markets around the Costa del Sol. Markets often take place on different days of the week in the different towns along the coast.

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Flight stats for Malaga - did you know?
  • Malaga is 5 mi from Malaga Airport (Malaga, Spain).
  • Malaga Airport (Malaga, Spain)
    • Right now, 61 airlines operate out of Malaga Airport.
    • Malaga Airport offers nonstop flights to 127 cities.
    • Every week, at least 448 domestic flights and 1,358 international flights depart from Malaga Airport.

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