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Whether you are flying to Malaga for the resorts of the Costa del Sol, the history of Andalusia or to pay homage to the city where Picasso was born, you are in for a treat.
Malaga is the perfect place to browse art galleries, admire its rejuvenated port area, wander through the Roman amphitheatre, explore the Moorish fortress and wash down tapas with a fine wine or two.
And flying to Malaga is even better if you can take advantage of the many cheap flights on offer from the UK.
Malaga is a year-round destination – but things tend to slacken off during the colder months of October to late March. It is during this period that the cheapest flights to Malaga can be found. The weather may have cooled but you are still likely to be blessed by sunny skies and you’ll enjoy the attractions without the crowds.
May to October is when Malaga is at its busiest. At the height of summer, the thermometers can hit 30°C, which you may find uncomfortable, and flights tend to command higher fares and get booked up pretty quickly.
Finding a cheaper flight is not all down to the season, however. With a few simple tricks up your sleeve you can use Expedia to get the best deal on your flight to Spain.
Try searching for flights from other UK airports that may be close to you. To do this just look out for the ‘Nearby Airports’ option as you search. It appears under your chosen departure location – and it could save you a lot of money.
If you do not have a specific day to fly you can find when the cheapest fares are by searching a range of dates. Our ‘Show Flexible Dates’ option appears just above where your flight results are returned from your search. Click on it to find those bargain fares.
Airlines offering flights to Malaga include:
Malaga is less than five miles from the airport. There are good bus and train services from the airport into the city and on to other destinations. Buses are usually the cheaper, but slower, option.
If you are staying in Malaga you may wish to purchase the Malaga Metropolitan Travel Card from the airport to save on your bus fares.
It’s an easy drive into Malaga and taxis are widely available or you can avail yourself of the car hire options in Malaga and head off on a road trip round Andalusia.
Malaga is really perfect for exploring on foot. It’s small, compact and you are unlikely to need transport in the city itself. Indeed, the narrow streets of the Old Town demand to be strolled.
The local buses are handy for hitting any of the 15 urban beaches nearby – the buses are easiest to catch around the harbour front and main city roads.
With more and more cycle paths appearing in and around Malaga you may want to try a cycle ride along the fantastic coast. The most popular path winds itself around La Malagueta beach.
There’s plenty to detain you in Malaga itself but you may wish to explore the glory of the surrounding coast. If so, here are some places to head for.
La Malagueta Beach offers endless sandy shores to relax on but if you are after adventure then you can head for El Chorro Gorge where there is some fantastic rock climbing or test your nerves walking along the 'Kings Walkway' that sways high above the gorge.
See how the other half live in Marbella, just 30 miles from Malaga. This is where the rich and famous hang out in the bars and boutiques and, of course, on their yachts moored in the Puerto Banus yacht marina.
A more typical sense of Spanish life can be seen in Benalmadena or Nerja, both a short distance from Malaga. Here narrow streets and whitewashed houses glimmer in the sun, giving a real sense of how life all over this region was once lived. Still not sure what to do? Visit our Top 28 Things to Do in Malaga to get inspired!