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).
This is the season for the annual "ferias" and on 6-11 July it is the turn of Estepona. Don your frills and follow the polka dots to enjoy flamenco dancing, live music and plenty of fiesta spirit.
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).
Don the frills, follow the polka dots and check out what's arguably the biggest and best feria on the Costa del Sol, taking place 6 to 12 October in Fuengirola with plenty of flamenco, fino (sherry) and fiesta spirit.
Take a trip to the stunning Axarquia, located in Málaga's mountainous interior and speckled with picturesque pueblos blancos (white villages) with spectacular hiking potential.
Take a trip to Tarifa, the southernmost spot in Europe, where you can enjoy a cooler Atlantic breeze, a boho-hip vibe and some of the finest white sandy beaches in Andalucia.
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
- Belfast BFS to Malaga - £29.49, Feb >
- Bristol to Malaga - £31.49, Jan >
- Glasgow to Malaga - £45.49, Jan >
- Liverpool to Malaga - £31.49, Jan >
- London Gatwick to Malaga - £33.49, Jan >
- London Luton to Malaga - £31.49, Feb >
- London Southend to Malaga - £25.49, Jan >
- London Stansted to Malaga - £32.49, Jan >
- Manchester to Malaga - £36.49, Jan >
- Newcastle to Malaga - £47.49, Jan >