Malaga Travel Guide

Malaga Travel Guide

Malaga is the gateway to the Costa Del Sol, the most popular of the Spanish Costas. It serves the south coast of mainland Spain giving access to resorts of Marbella, Puerto Banus Torremolinos, Bendalmadena, Fuengirola and Nerja. The local weather, attractions and amenities make this area popular with holidaymakers.

Location

Southern Spain, western tip of Costa del Sol.

Climate

Summer (April to October) temperatures can range upwards from 18 degrees and during July and August can reach to the early 30's. It enjoys the mild Spanish winter.

Currency

EURO

Time Difference

GMT +1 hr

Transfer Time

Torremolinos is around 30 minutes, Fuengirola around 60 minutes and Marbella around 90 Minutes from Malaga

Hotels

Resort hotels are of a good standard in this area and range from small and friendly to quality residential developments where many private villas are available to rent. Also available are youth hostels, guest houses and many campsites.

Attractions

Many local bars and restaurants as well as Aquapark, Tivoli World amusment park in Bendalmadena, golf courses and hill villages.

Shopping

Souveniers and tourist shops, clothing and designer boutiques and handicrafts. Also local markets which sell produce, local goods and bric a brac

Excursions

Full day trips to Greneda and Gibraltar, Morrocco and Seville. Half day tours to Marbella, Fuengirola market and Caves of Nerja. It is worthwile exploring some of the mountain villages or you could take a trip on a 1920's sailboat

Family

Families are well catered for in this area with most hotels being child friendly and many offering Kid's clubs and activities.

Getting Around

Buses are available but car hire is nescessary for futher exploration.