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.
Malaga's lush Alameda Gardens are planted with subtropical plants and trees and punctuated with bubbling fountains and benches, the gardens offer a welcome respite from the bustle of the city centre (especially during the January sales!).
The annual feria in Fuengirola runs from the 6-12 October and is a fabulous fun-filled fiesta with flamenco, concerts and plenty of ice-cold fino (sherry). It is one of the best celebrations on the Costa; don't miss it!
Beginning on 22 April, Málaga's annual film festival (festivaldemalaga.com) will take place with productions and street theatre throughout the city. For more information visit https://festivaldemalaga.com.
Don't miss the carnival Rio-style celebration of Malaga's annual feria. Held from 15 to 23 July, the city centre is party capital until around 7pm when the festivities shift to the city fairgrounds.
The historic town of Antequera is a speedy 45-minutes drive (or bus trip) from Malaga and boasts spectacular churches, a Moorish fortress and Roman archaeological remains.
Head to Ronda; an evocative town in the mountains which has a vibrant culture and historical centre with tapas bars, museums, sumptuous architecture and views that are, quite simply, out of this world.
Take a trip into the mountainous region northeast of the city, known as the Axarquia, to enjoy dramatic scenery, picturesque whitewashed villages, scenic walking trails and traditional bars and restaurants which seem a world away from the clamour of the coast.
Take respite from the clamour of the city by enjoying a stroll around the subtropical botanical garden, La Concepcíon (laconcepcion.malaga.eu), located just east of the city.
- Belfast to Malaga - £38.49, May >
- Bristol to Malaga - £33.49, Oct >
- Glasgow to Malaga - £41.49, Mar >
- Liverpool to Malaga - £32.49, Mar >
- London Gatwick to Malaga - £32.49, Apr >
- London Luton to Malaga - £33.49, Apr >
- London Southend to Malaga - £34.49, Oct >
- London Stansted to Malaga - £33.49, Apr >
- Manchester to Malaga - £36.49, Mar >
- Newcastle to Malaga - £32.49, Mar >