An intoxicating fusion of balmy Mediterranean climate, picture-perfect beaches and diverse architecture, Malaga is a perennially popular choice for travellers in search of the holiday destination that has it all. Experience all the colourful city has to offer for yourself and book your cheap flights to Malaga with Flybe today.
Flight frequency: Several/Week
Currency: EUR (€)
Arriving in to Malaga you’ll be spoilt for choice as to what to do first. Luckily the city’s main attractions can be accessed on foot from the city centre, whilst the reasonably priced public transport network which includes buses, night buses and trains serves city dwellers and tourists alike. Often dubbed the capital of the Costa del Sol, Malaga has recently enjoyed something of a cultural rebirth following the opening of the city’s Picasso museum in 2003. Think quirky museums, stunning architecture, roof top bars and a growing foodie scene all married with a laid-back beachy vibe and you’ll get the gist of a city which is undeniably going from strength to strength. So whether you jet off come winter or summer, make sure you’ve got your break all planned out with our handy guide to Malaga.
With a rapidly growing gastronomic scene that threatens to upset its rivals, Malaga has no shortage of restaurants in which to enjoy a leisurely meal. Its proximity to the sea ensures fresher-than-fresh seafood at a host of eateries such as the mouth-watering Marisqueria el Kaoba, whilst traditional tapas reigns supreme at Taberna Uvedoble. Post-feast, head out to any of the numerous cosmopolitan bars and clubs that frequent the city centre. With Terraza Larios famed for its palatial roof terrace and super-clubs such as ZZ Pub welcoming revellers until gone 4am, there’s no shortage of entertainment, whatever you’re in the mood for.
You’ll have plenty of opportunities to pick up everything from souvenirs to designer pieces in a city which has become renowned for its shopping. The port of Calle Marqués de Larios is a pedestrianised shopping paradise bursting with off-beat boutiques, whilst those looking for their high-street fix would be advised to head to the Vilalia shopping centre. There you’ll find everything from Zara and Massimo Dutti to the sizeable El Corte Inglés Department Store under one roof. If you’re after something decidedly more edible, set aside a weekday morning for a visit to Atarazanas Market where reasonably priced fresh fish, meat and cheese are housed in a grandiose Arabic style structure.
Whether you’re a culture vulture looking to delve deeper into the city’s fascinating history, or a lounge lizard who just wants to soak up the sun, Malaga’s diverse range of entertainment won’t disappoint. As the birthplace of Picasso, you can rest assured Malaga is a city that pays homage to the arts with everything from museums honouring the famous artist’s work, to the must-visit cathedral which showcases Renaissance, Gothic and Baroque architecture. The Botanic Gardens provides the perfect backdrop for picnicking, biking and walking, whilst those who want to adopt a horizontal position and soak up the inevitable rays will enjoy Malagueta Beach based just 10 minutes from the city centre.
The airport is situated roughly 15km outside of Malaga, with good transport links including taxis and local bus and train services.
IATA code: AGP
Name: Malaga Airport
Address: Avenida Comandante García Morato, s/n, 29004 Málaga, Spain
Telephone: +34 913 21 10 00
With plenty of long and short stay parking spaces, Malaga airport makes it very easy to jet off to other destinations, or continue on a journey further afield.
An underground railway at terminal three connects the airport to Maria Zambrano Station in the heart of the city centre. There are also a plethora of buses running into the city and surrounding resorts and towns.
After disembarking your Flybe flight why not grab a taxi and head to your destination this way. Just be aware that many taxis don’t have a meter so it’s best to arrange a fare prior to leaving.
If you fancy quite literally taking the driver’s seat throughout your holiday then be sure to book a car from one of the 23 hire operators in or just outside (accessible by shuttle bus) the airport.