Malaga is the exciting capital of the Costa del Sol, and with its international airport, it's the starting point to a great holiday in southern Spain. While considered by many to be just an airport and resort, Malaga has plenty to offer in its own right. The city is a mixture of old and new with many historic attractions, a great dining and shopping experience and excellent beaches lining the city and overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
When not enjoying the benefits of sea and sand, head to the historic centre of the city to explore the winding and narrow streets. Visit museums, art galleries and historic buildings including the city's Cathedral. Take a luxurious stroll down Calle Marques de Larios, a shopaholic's dream with a variety of shops as well as many banks, cafés and restaurants. Explore the narrow side streets of the city with their tapas and coffee bars and surprising little shops. Visit the port to watch cruise ships arrive and depart while enjoying a stay in one of the 4 star hotels in Malaga.
Running from the Plaza de la Constitucion down to the city's beachfront, Calle Marques de Larios is the city's main, pedestrian-only shopping street. Visit all the major Spanish fashion houses, jewellery outlets, souvenir shops and cafés. The street comes alive during all national holidays, especially at Christmas and during the city's annual fair.
An easy stroll from Calle Marques de Larios, this interesting area of the city includes Malaga's impressive Renaissance cathedral, the Picasso Museum, the Moorish Alcazaba palace and Gibralfaro Castle. The remains of a Roman theatre can also be visited. The area is dotted with many tapas bars and restaurants.
The city offers a wide range of accommodation in all areas including beachfront hotels like Ilunion Malaga, with its restaurants and spa area. The hotel's spacious air-conditioned rooms, many of which offer a sea view, come with satellite TV and free WiFi as well as a well-equipped en suite bathroom.
Stay near the historic centre at the Salles Hotel Malaga Centro; this hotel has a roof-top pool with spectacular views of the city and a restaurant serving Mediterranean dishes. All the hotel's rooms come fully equipped with TV, air-conditioning, safe and WiFi and en suite bathrooms with free toiletries and a hairdryer.