Car Rental in Malaga Airport, Spain
If you’re heading to gorgeous southern Spain and would like to really experience the magic and history it has to offer, arrange a hire car in Malaga Airport so you can enjoy easy day trips to see the nearby sights.
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All year round Malaga, a harbour city on the Costa del Sol, Spain, enjoys a subtropical-Mediterranean climate and the warmest winters in Europe.
This makes it a pleasant and sunny destination all year round.
Costa del Sol, after all, means “Coast of the Sun”.
Things to see and do in Malaga
Explore the history of this almost 3,000-year-old city, one of the oldest in the world.
One of the oldest sites are the walls of the Phoenician City, which you can see in the cellar of the Picasso Museum.
In fact, Malaga is the birthplace of Picasso, one of the greatest and most influential artists in recent history.
The fort at Alcazaba was built in the 11th Century; it is the former fortress-palace complex of the Hispanic-Arabic period.
Aside from the Picasso Museum, there are several galleries and museums, including the Revello de Toro Museum and the Popular Arts Museum.
Possibly the greatest of all is the open-air museum that is the streets of Malaga.
Stroll the sunny sidewalks taking in old and new architecture, soaring cathedrals and, of course, the food, cafes and bars with their quintessential Spanish flavour.
Remember to try Tapas, a food that had its origin as an appetizer or snack, and has grown into a pick’n’mix meal in itself, comprised of several individual dishes.
Self-Drive Day Trips from Malaga
A little inland from the Costa del Sol, you will arrive to the Mountains of Malaga – Montes de Malaga.
There are excellent camping facilities in the area if you wish to throw a tent in the back of your car.
Granada is a definite addition to your itinerary, located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the scenic confluence of three major rivers.
A highlight of your day is sure to be the Alhambra Palace.
Stick to the coast road towards Nerja. Visit the Cueva de Nerja – Caves of Nerja – which stretch on for two miles and feature show galleries of enormous stalactites and stalagmites.
For shopping and rubbing shoulders with the rich and tanned, spend some time Puerto Banus port.
There are biking trails running into the mountains; you can rent a bicycle and even hire a guide for the day!
Plan a couple of nights in Seville, the capital of this region of Andalusia, known for its oranges and horses.
The city has a long history and has been ruled by the Romans and the Moors.
This is where Ferdinand Magellan set sail for his first circumnavigation of the globe.
If you really want to explore the coast of Spain, consider a road trip north along the coast to Alicante and visit the many beautiful towns, attractions and beaches along the way.
If you choose to go further afield, so rest assured that most car hire agents will allow you to return your car to Malaga Airport or to a different drop-off location in another major city (known as a one-way-rental).