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Why Fly to Malaga?
Situated on the Mediterranean, this laidback Spanish city is a great base for exploring Andalucian towns and villages and it also offers access to popular beach resorts along the Costa del Sol. It is the birthplace of Picasso and has a number of cultural attractions as well as pulsating nightlife and mouth-watering local cuisine centred around fresh seafood and tapas. A glut of low-cost and charter airlines serve the airport and it is often possible to find cheap flights to Malaga.
Flying to Malaga from the UK
Malaga's busy airport is considered the gateway to the Costa del Sol and has excellent links with other Spanish cities. Thanks to the sheer number of charter and low-cost airlines that serve the airport it is often possible to find cheap flight deals to Malaga. Direct flights depart from numerous UK airports including Manchester, Edinburgh, Bristol and London. A direct flight to Malaga from London takes just under three hours.
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Which Airlines Fly to Malaga?
Malaga is very well served by charter and low-cost airlines meaning there are often cheap flight deals to be found, especially if you can be flexible with dates. British Airways, Ryanair, easyJet, Monarch, Jet2.com and bmibaby are among airlines offering direct flights to Malaga from airports the length and breadth of the country. While these direct flights tend to be the cheapest, there are indirect flights with a number of scheduled airlines. Air France typically stops in Paris, Lufthansa in Munich and Iberia in Madrid.
Mini Travel Guide to Malaga
Although many visitors skip Malaga on their way to nearby coastal resorts, it is worth stopping to experience this fascinating port city. Explore central Malaga's narrow old streets and broad, leafy boulevards on foot making the time to call in at the Museo Picasso Malaga which holds a collection of paintings, sculptures, ceramics and sketchings by the city's favourite son.
For far-reaching views head up to the Castillo de Gibralfaro for a walk around the ramparts before visiting Alcazaba, an impressive Moorish fortification that is situated next to a Roman theatre.
If all the sightseeing has given you an appetite, Malaga has some excellent restaurants and authentic tapas bars. Freshly-caught, grilled sardines and fish fried in olive oil are among local specialities. After dark, Malaga’s bars, cafes and nightclubs come alive and offer entertainment into the early hours.
Sun lovers will find several nearby beaches, but many visitors head out of Malaga to lively beach resorts along the Costa del Sol. Popular resorts include Marbella, Fuengirola and Torremolinos.
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