Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport is located about eight kilometres from Malaga and five kilometres north of Torremolinos. It is Spain’s fourth busiest airport and the busiest airport in Andalusia, with flights to and from more than 60 countries all over the world.
What to see & do
Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport is the main international airport serving Malaga City-Costa del Sol, a region in the southern part of Spain and is between Costa de la Luz and Costa Tropical. It is a 150-kilometre coastline of Malaga province and is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Spain. Visitors flock the Carihuela Beach, with about two kilometres of dark sand and a wide range of hotels and beach bars. One of the well-known beaches in Andalusia is Burriana Beach that also offers breath-taking views of cliffs and mountains. On the other hand, Torre del Mar is a beach destination frequented by many families and is considered as one of the best promenades in the Malaga coast. Adventure-seekers can explore Maro-Cerro Gordo, with its natural caves and different rock formations.
Discover the city’s architectural heritage by visiting the Roman Theatre, the oldest monument in Malaga City which dates back from the first century B.C.
One of the most visited white villages of Andalusia is Mijas Pueblo, about 30 kilometres from Malaga City. It is home to the Mijas Bullring, Antique Arab Wall and Gardens, Sanctuary of the Virgin on the Rock which is one of the area’s main tourist attractions, Church of the Immaculate Conception, Max’s Miniature Museum, and Mayan Monkey Mijas Chocolate Factory. For hiking enthusiasts, don’t miss the Red Trail of Mijas, with Mirador de Mijas Pueblo as its starting point.
For families looking for a destination that’s great for all ages, head to Benalmádena and explore the Marimposma de Benalmádena (butterfly park), Sea Life Aquarium at Puerto Marina, Selwo Marina (marine park) Parque de la Paloma (park with animal sanctuary), and Tivoli World (amusement park). Benalmádena is likewise home to Colomares Castle, a monument that is dedicated to the life and adventures of Christopher Colombus.
How to get around within Malaga
Different modes of transportation are available to get around Malaga. One of the best and most convenient ways to explore Malaga is by walking. Tourist information centres have leaflets and guide books with walking tours of the city. A faster way to get around is by bike. Visitors can use their own bicycles, though there are hire companies where a bike can be rented to travel not just around the city but also up to the beaches, port, and nearby villages within the Malaga province.
A bike taxi or trixi is a popular mode of transport in Malaga. It is eco-friendly and is completely covered so visitors can explore the city rain or shine. Another eco-friendly way to get around the city is by riding a horse and carriage, available in central locations such as Alameda, Molina Larios, and Plaza de la Marina.
Train services are also available in Malaga. It is an efficient way to travel to and from Malaga and other Spanish cities.
How to get there
By plane, there are flights from domestic locations such as Madrid, Melilla, and Barcelona, as well as international locations including cities in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, and North America to Malaga via Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport. The airport serves as a base for Air Europa, Norwegian Airlines, Ryanair, and Vueling.
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