Cheap flights to Malaga
Malaga is the capital of the Costa del Sol and a magnet for millions of tourists each year.
Malaga is a charismatic and cosmopolitan city by the coast. One with great beaches, pumping nightlife, and some of Spain's most popular southern resorts and towns right on its doorstep.
The country's fifth largest city is also one with a rich history of Roman, Islamic and Spanish cultures spanning 2,000 years, each of which have left their mark on this architecturally eclectic place. But the real reason people come to Malaga is because it's a great place to holiday by the sea with activities to suit all - one of our favourite places to experience this culture is El Palo beach. And with average year round temperatures of 20 degrees and 320 days of sunshine a year, it's not difficult to see why.
This is the perfect time of year to visit the city's lush and tropical Jardin Botánico-Histórico La Concepción, located just 4km north of the city centre and famous for its imported trees and plants and magnificent wisteria blooms (3 Camino del Jardín Botánico).
Don't miss the enthralling Museo del Vidrio y Cristal, a glass and crystal museum that also houses some fabulous antiques and 16th-century ancestral portraits in an evocative palatial house (2 Plazuela Santísimo Cristo de la Sangre, in front of the main door of the Church of San Felipe Neri, museovidrioycristalmalaga.com).
Pamper yourself with a visit to Hammam Al Andalus, which offers thermal baths, steam room, various massages and relaxation room, complete with pots of complimentary mint tea (5 Plaza de los Martiris, malaga.hammamalandalus.com).
Don't miss Malaga's central market with its dazzling piles of glistening fruit and veg, fresh fish and fabulous olives, nuts and great wheels of crumbly Manchego cheese (Calle Atarazanas).
Marbella's fabulous Starlite Festival has a great musical line-up this summer with acts including The Beach Boys, Chucho Valdés, Albert Hammond and the Pet Shop Boys. starlitefestival.com
Antequera is a fascinating town, home to some of Europe's largest and oldest ancient dolmens (burial chambers), a hilltop castle and over 30 magnificent churches. It's located an easy 45-minute drive (50km) drive north-west from Málaga.
Visit the largest Buddhist stupa in Europe, located in Benalmádena. Rising up majestically out of place on the edge of village, it is open to visitors daily. stupabenalmadena.org
Considered the prettiest village in La Axarquía, just east of Málaga, Frigiliana is famed for its wine, honey, arts and crafts and for just being so classically Andalusian and picturesque. frigilianatoday.com
- Belfast BFS to Malaga - £32.49, Nov >
- Bristol to Malaga - £27.49, Oct >
- Glasgow to Malaga - £40.49, Nov >
- Liverpool to Malaga - £32.49, Nov >
- London Gatwick to Malaga - £33.49, Oct >
- London Luton to Malaga - £32.49, Sep >
- London Southend to Malaga - £29.49, Oct >
- London Stansted to Malaga - £33.49, Nov >
- Manchester to Malaga - £29.49, Nov >
- Newcastle to Malaga - £36.49, Nov >