Malaga (Málaga) is one of the popular tourist towns on the Mediterranean coast of Spain. Malaga is the largest city on the Costa del Sol. Costa del Sol is the southernmost resort region in mainland Spain. Tourists in the city of Malaga and the Costa del Sol are attracted by a warm climate, good beaches and a large number of historical attractions.
The city with a warm climate
Malaga is one of the southernmost cities in Europe. The distance from Malaga to the northern coast of Africa is approximately 150 kilometers. The mountains north of the city (Málaga Mountains, Montes de Málaga) block the access of cold winds to the city.
Thanks to its geographical location, the city of Malaga is one of the warmest cities in Europe. It is believed that the summer season here lasts from April to November. At the same time it is a city with one of the warmest winters in Europe. Unfortunately, tourists often mention in their reviews that water in the sea can be cool even in summer.
Malaga is one of the sunniest cities on the Mediterranean coast of Spain. Here about 300 sunny days a year and less than 50 days a year precipitation falls. The average number of rainy days in December is 7. This is the rainiest month of the year. In November and January, the number of days with precipitation is 6.
You can see the location of Malaga on the map of the Mediterranean coast of Spain.
Malaga is located in the south of Spain, in Andalusia. It is the administrative center of the province of Malaga. The population of the city is about 570 thousand people.
The city is located about 110 kilometers northeast of the Strait of Gibraltar, and about 150 kilometers from Africa.
The distance from Malaga to some cities: Torremolinos is 13 kilometers, Granada is 90 kilometers, Almeria is 175 kilometers, Sevilla 200 kilometers, Valencia 570 kilometers, London 1700 kilometers.
Costa del Sol
Malaga is the largest city on the Costa del Sol. Costa del Sol is a popular tourist region in the south of Spain. The length of this stretch of the coast of the Mediterranean Sea is about 160 kilometers. The largest number of tourists arrives in the region through the airport of the city of Malaga.
Tourists from many European countries spend their holidays in the resort towns located on the coast. The most famous settlements on the coast are Malaga, Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Mijas, Marbella, Nerja, Estepona, Manilva, Torrox.
Most foreign tourists come to the Costa del Sol from the UK, France, Germany and the Scandinavian countries. The peak of the tourist season can be considered July, August and September. The most attractive features of the region are tourists consider the climate, beaches, cultural events and monuments of architecture.
You can buy railway tickets online.
Malaga airport is the southernmost airport of continental Europe. It is located about 8 kilometers south-west of the city. In 2016, the airport served more than 16 million passengers. The airport has three passenger terminals and two runways. This is the largest airport in Andalusia in terms of the number of passengers served.
The airport has a bus service to the center of Malaga and other cities on the coast.
- The Express Airport bus connects the city center with the T3 terminal of the airport. The journey takes about 15 minutes. The bus departs from Paseo del Parque in the center of Malaga and makes several stops while on the way to the airport.
- The suburban railway line connects the airport with several settlements on the Costa del Sol. For example: Fuengirola, Benalmadena, Torremolinos and Malaga.
- You can also get from the airport to the place you need by taxi. You can book a taxi even before the trip, online.
Booking a taxi from the airport (to the airport) can be convenient if:
- You arrive (fly away) at night.
- You travel a small company, or are traveling with children.
- You have a lot of luggage.
- You do not like to travel by public transport.
In the city of Malaga and next to it, there are several large beaches. In the central part of the city there are three beaches.
Playa de la Malagueta is the most popular city beach in the city of Malaga. It is located in the center of the city, east of the port. You can walk to the beach on foot, if you live in the city center. There can be a lot of vacationers in the midst of the tourist season.
Beach Playa de San Andrés is located west of the port. The length of the beach is about 650 meters and the width is up to 50 meters. It is a very lively beach because it is located near the city center. You can also walk to the beach from the city center.
Read more about the beaches in Malaga.
Accommodation in Malaga
Where would be the best area to get a hotel in Malaga? The choice of place to live depends on your plans and preferences. Someone will prefer a hotel in the city center, for many it will be more convenient to live in a suburb near the beach.
For many tourists, the best choice will be hotels located near the Calle Larios Street, which is the center of downtown. La calle Marqués de Larios is one of the central streets of the city. It is well located for exploring the old part of the city, and not far to walk to the port area, Calle Larios shopping area. The railway station, plenty of bars, restaurants and cafes are located within walking distance. Distance to Playa de la Malagueta beach is about 1 kilometer, to Playa de San Andrés about 2 kilometers. Buses to the airport leave near this place.
For example, we give a few good hotels in this part of the city.
Don Curro (4 stars). Address: Calle Sancha de Lara, 9, 29015 Málaga, Spain.
- Hotel Trebol (4 stars). Address: Calle Moreno Carbonero 3, 29005 Malaga, Spain.
- Ibis Malaga Centro Ciudad (4 stars). Address: Calle Cerrojo 01981, 29007 Malaga, Spain.
If you like to spend time on the beach, you can book a hotel near the Malagueta beach. This beach is located in the central part of the city.
For example: several hotels located near the beach and with good customer reviews.
- Gran Hotel Miramar GL (5-star hotel). Address: Paseo de Reding, 22, Malaga - center, Malaga, Spain.
- Las Vegas (3-star hotel). Address: Paseo de Sancha, 22, Malaga - center, 29016 Malaga, Spain.
The most convenient way is to choose a place to stay using the map. You can see not only the location of the hotel, but also the estimated cost of living.
Hotels in Malaga are in great demand at any time of the year. Book a place to stay in advance as soon as you know the dates of your trip.