Malaga, a seaside resort on the Costa del Sol in Spain, is an exciting vacation destination. Holidaymakers flock here for the fabulous beach, stunning landscapes, delicious food and the city's many attractions.
If lying on the beach topping up your tan is your thing, the best time to travel to Malaga is from April to October. Enjoy the Mediterranean sunshine at its peak during this time of year. The weather from November to March can be a little unpredictable. Why not plan your visit in the second half of August for the Feria de Malaga, a 9 day firework celebration and street party celebration. Alternatively Easter and the Three Holy Kings Procession Festival are other festivals to enjoy.
One tip is to reserve hire cars well in advance if you intend visiting the city's many attractions like the Alcazaba, Malaga Cathedral, Tivoli World or the Costa del Sol region. Make sure you set your watch an hour ahead to get on the right time line. Most people speak English here so you don't have to worry about any language barrier. However, learning a little Spanish before you travel will be appreciated. Dining out, grocery prices and drinks are around 50% cheaper than in London. The currency in Spain is the Euro. Buy a small amount of Euros before travelling to get you by, then the rest in Malaga itself for a better exchange rate.
On your arrival at Malaga International Airport there's a good range of transport available to take you into the city centre. Buses cost around 3 Euros while the train is approximately 1.75 Euros. Expect to pay about 20 Euros for a taxi. The journey time from the airport to the centre of town is about fifteen minutes. The airport bus to Marbella is approx. 6 Euros while Torremolinos and Benalmadena should cost about 4 Euros. You can find hotel accommodation in Malaga from around 50 Euros per person, per night. If you want budget hostel style accommodation, prices start from around 10 Euros upwards. You can see many of the city's landmarks on foot. If you want to take a local bus, single tickets cost approximately 1.30 Euros. To save cash on public transport, rechargeable multi journey cards are available.