Málaga, Spain

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Malaga Guide: Spend Less, Do More

Welcome to Malaga

Malaga-Cityscape-sunriseSet along Spain's southern coast, Malaga is a beautiful part of the Andalusian region. One of the things that make it famous is the fact that Picasso was born there. Along with beautiful beaches, the city offers great dining, shopping, beaches, and lovely architecture. If you are a history buff, you will fall in love with Malaga.

Guests can expect the hotels to offer standard amenities, as well as special extras, depending on the price range. Many of the hotels feature a convenient beach location, perfect for water sports enthusiasts. Many hotels are part of lovely beach resorts.

Top Places to visit in Malaga

Malaga-Alcazaba-WallsOne of the city's biggest landmarks is Alcazaba - a military fort that is more than 1,000 years old. Alcazaba is just as interesting inside as it is outside. In it, you will find restored artefacts, several gardens, and a magnificent view of the city.

For another, even more unique taste of history, visit the Pileta Caves. Inside, you can look at symbols that were carved more than 25,000 years ago!

Don't forget to visit Picasso's birthplace. The collection includes childhood paintings and other artefacts.

The Roman Theatre is a fun, ancient site to visit. It can be viewed from the outside or can be entered and an informative documentary film is shown.

Of course, a trip to Malaga would not be complete without spending some time on the beach. Guadalmar Beach is the most popular with young Spaniards and families. The area has a very relaxed feel. However, it is near the airport, so there are plenty of Malaga hotels nearby.

For a completely different natural setting, head a little bit north of town and check out the Malaga Mountains. Along with activities like hiking and mountain biking, you will also find lush vegetation, wildlife, gourmet restaurants, and locally-produced wines. And, of course, there are plenty of Malaga Mountains hotels in the area, so you can stay right in this pristine area.

If you are looking for some one-of-a-kind form of entertainment, you can get it with the Flamenco. The traditional dance of Spain, Flamenco offers dramatic stomping and rhythms that you will remember forever. For the very best Flamenco in Malaga, head to Kelipe Centro do Arte Flamenco.


Malaga has some of the most popular Andalusian restaurants; most serve a mixture of entrées and desserts. Cafeteria Cordoba 7 is located on Cordoba Street and serves an impressive collection of Andalusian foods, including breakfast items. Beach restaurants are also quite well-known for their quality food. One, located at the east end of Malaga, is El Tintero. Waiters carry around trays while singing out about what they have available. Guests can receive a dish by signalling to them.

Malaga Hotels

Malaga is home to budget, mid-range and upmarket hotels. The centre of town and beaches are where some of the best Malaga accommodation is found. Cheap hotels in Malaga are often found in the form of hostels or pensions, which offer simple accommodation. The mid-range hotels offer common features like air conditioning, TV and possibly a pool or restaurant. The more upmarket hotels often have balconies with the rooms.

Getting around by car

Malaga Airport to Malaga: 18 min (11.7 km) via MA-20

Almeria to Malaga: 2 h 28 min (222.6 km) via A-7

Marbella to Malaga: 47 min (59 km) via AP-7

Seville to Malaga: 2 h 16 min (204 km) via A-92

Accommodation, driving and car rental

At Cheaperthanhotels and Cheaperthancars we have a wide range of car rental discounts at convenient locations and accommodation to meet all budgets and taste. We really do believe that the less you spend, the more you will have to do when you get there.

Your Cheaperthanhotels Team

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