Malaga airport sees around 19 million visitors each year, and is Spain’s fourth largest airport after Madrid, Barcelona and Palma de Majorca. So why are so many people choosing Malaga as the destination of choice for this year’s holiday?
Well the simple answer is that Malaga airport is perfectly situated for going to the beautiful Costa del Sol and visiting the rest of Andalucia. This part of Spain enjoys over 300 days of amazing sunshine every single year, and a wealth of history and culture, delicious gastronomy and seafood and outstanding coastal views, it is no wonder it is so popular with travellers.
Added to this, this busy international airport has hundreds of flights arriving and departing every day from across Europe and the world, including from lower cost budget airlines and so the options available for travellers are a lot more flexible and budgets affordable.
Your journey made easier with great facilities
With Malaga airport being such an important one, with three terminals and many facilities available, it makes visiting just that little bit easier.
For arranging onward travel, especially if you want the freedom to explore the area then car hire in Malaga airport is a great option. There are many choices available of car size and rental package is additional extras that can all be booked online in advance which means that when you arrive you don’t have to worry about fighting the crowds for car hire. You can simply head to a transfer bus that will take you directly to the pick up site and be on your way quickly and easily. Many places are accessible 24 hours a day should you need assistance.
Easy access to the Costa del Sol
The location of the airport is perfect. It is a mere 8km from Malaga city center, a fantastic place to visit with a rich history showing roman and moorish influences, and great traditional cuisine. For art lovers this is also the birthplace of Pablo Picasso and there is plenty of opportunities to see his works and those of artists who were influenced by this great painter and sculptor. This is one of the best Malaga tourist attractions that you should see.
It is also really easy to get to the popular holiday towns and resorts within a relatively short transfer time. For example Torremolinos and Benalmadena are all pretty close for family holidays. And at the other end of the scale for luxury and party holidays then Marbella and Puerto Banus are also very close by.
Great for road trips across Andalucia
If you really want to get a true taste of Spain, then flying into Malaga airport, using the city as a base and then getting out on the road to see everything the region has to offer is a brilliant idea, especially if you have thought ahead and booked a hire car.
You can cruise up and down the amazing coastline visiting beaches, coves and villages usually out of reach for the average traveller. To give an example, the lovely fishing village of Nerja, with it’s white washed buildings and unspoilt streets is one not to be missed. It is also worth visiting the great cave network outside the village, where you can head underground and explore where the Neanderthals lived. Sometimes they hold classical concerts in those caves if you are lucky enough to visit at the right time. The acoustics are like no other.
You can also head out to Grenada, a place of great beauty and fascinating heritage and architecture. It is only around an hour and a half away from Malaga, and has some of the most spectacular moorish buildings in the world, including the world famous Alhambra palace.