Cheap Flights to Malaga
With its location along the Mediterranean, Malaga is Spain's southernmost metropolitan area. The city is one of the oldest population centers in the world and is a living architectural museum of the past. Its modern urban business center overlooks a bustling harbor, existing right alongside the 2,000-year-old streets of the old city. The region's Malaga–Costa del Sol Airport (AGP) is one of the most traveled airports in Spain and has daily flights arriving from all over the globe.
Malaga–Costa del Sol Airport (AGP)
Malaga's international airport is located along the coast about 8 miles south of the city center. All passengers arriving on flights to Malaga exit through Terminal 3, which offers car rental kiosks and other ground transport connections. Transportation is available by train, leaving roughly every 20 minutes between 7 a.m. and 1 a.m. and offering a 12-minute commute to downtown. The A Express Line bus also runs to downtown Malaga for a 15-minute commute. The cost of a rental car averages around $10 per day while the cost of a taxi to the city from the airport is nearly $20. More than 50 airlines service this airport, including British Airways and Lufthansa. Multiple duty-free shops and nearly 20 restaurants and cafes serve the airport, which also features a pharmacy, gift stores and several fashion outlets.
Attractions in Malaga
Malaga is the birthplace of the world-famous artist Pablo Picasso. The Pablo Ruiz Picasso Foundation operates out of Picasso's boyhood home. This site, which is a few minutes inland from the harbor next to the Plaza de la Merced, is also home to the Picasso Birthplace Museum, or Museo Casa Natal. On a high peak overlooking Malaga is the Castillo de Gibralfaro. This Moorish castle dates back nearly 1,100 years and is built on a foundation that originates in Phoenician times. From the castle grounds, the entirety of Malaga's stunning coastline can be observed. Along Malaga's harbor is the Paseo de le Farola, a waterside avenue lined with trendy restaurants plus views of the harbor and the old city. Many of the most popular hotels are operated in the historic neighborhoods immediately west and within walking distance of the harbor.
Hints and Tips for Visiting Malaga
As an ancient Spanish city, Malaga is known for its tapas, small bites of local delicacies meant for sharing. Tapas bars can be found along the harbor and throughout the city. The average price per dish is between $3 and $8 depending on the establishment. Be sure to try the Gambas shrimp and Albondigas meatballs. Malaga is near many other exotic destinations, and tour companies offer day trips from the city to places like Tangier, Granada and Seville. Because the weather in Malaga is usually sunny, with high temperatures averaging between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit year-round, the beach is a favorite destination for locals and visitors alike. Just east of the harbor is the Playa de La Malagueta, a long stretch of public beach lined with a public boardwalk, beach chairs and cafes.