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Tour of Malaga & Costa del Sol, Spain

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Malaga is the largest City in the Costa del Sol area in the south of Spain, situated 7 miles east of Malaga Airport. The beach resort towns are mainly situated west of Malaga Airport such as Torremolinos 5 miles west, Fuengirola 15 miles west, Marbella 31 miles west and Puerto Banus 36 miles west.

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Flights take about 3 hours between UK airports and Malaga Airport.

Ryanair provide regular flights between Malaga Airport and UK Airports such as: Birmingham . Bournemouth . Bristol . Cork . Dublin . East Midlands . Edinburgh . Glasgow/Prestwick . Knock . Leeds . Liverpool . London/Stanstead . Manchester . Newcastle . Shannon .

Other Airlines that fly to Malaga: Bmibaby . British Airways . easyjet . Flybe and Jet2.com . More information on these airlines and the Airports they fly from, or other International Airlines, visit: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MC3A1laga_Airport.

Malaga Airport is situated about 7 miles west of Malaga City. Google Map.

There is a regular bus service between Malaga Airport and Malaga city centre. There is also an Airport Coach Service between the airport and Marbella Bus Station. Other buses run between the Airport and the resorts of Torremolinos and Marbella. More Information.

There are always Taxi's waiting for passengers at Malaga Airport, with prices from 16 to 70 Euro depending on what resort, for a guide to the cost taxi fares from Malaga Airport.

There is a half hour train service to Malaga City or Torremolinos and Fuengirola from a station in front of the main terminal, price around 4 Euro. More Information.

Car Hire Companies at Malaga Airport.

Malaga is the largest City in the Costa del Sol area in the south of Spain.

The beach resort towns are mainly situated west of Malaga such as Torremolinos 12 miles west, Fuengirola 22 miles west, Marbella 38 miles west and Puerto Banus 42 miles west.

Malaga Airport is situated about 7 miles west of Malaga.

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Malaga Port is situated about 1 mile east of the main Bus and Train Stations.

The view from Malaga Castle shows the scenic harbour that attracts some of the largest cruise ships in the world.

The area around the port has been developed for tourists with many excellent hotels, shops and restaurants.

More Information . Google Map from the Train Station to the Port.


Malaga's Malagueta Beach runs from the port for a few miles east.

The beach was artificially made in the late 1800s using sand from the Sahara desert in Africa.

The beach is mainly used by locals for sunbathing and swimming. Many of the cruise ship passengers also use the beach. Facilities include showers, toilets, lifeguards and sports activities. The area next to the beach has a good selection of bars, cafes & restaurants.

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The Alcazaba , Malaga's Castle, sits high above the scenic harbour area and old town centre, about 0.5 miles northeast by walking.

The castle was built on top of the remains of a roman fortress. It was expanded and completed in the 14th century by the Nasrides. Although the castle is now mainly a ruin, it has two museums within for tourists.

The archeological museum shows artifacts from the gotic and greek centuries. The Museo de la Ceramica is mainly for pottery.

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The Roman Theatre is situated below Malaga Castle.

The theater was discovered in 1951. It has a radius of about 95 ft and height of 60 ft. The theatre is believed not to have been used since the 3rd century.

The theatre is currently being restored.

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Malaga's Cathedral is situated about 0.4 miles northwest of the port.

The cathedral was built between 1528 and 1782, believed to be on the site of a former mosque.

The cathedral was original meant to have two towers, but the lack of funds lead to it being completed with only one. The cathedral is now often referred to as, La Manquita, meaning, one armed woman.

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Torremolinos is a popular beach resort town, situated about 5 miles west of Malaga Airport.

Torremolinos is noted for its clean sandy beaches, good hotels, many with sea views, restaurants and a good variety of entertainment, activities and nightlife.

The height of summer tends to attract the younger set looking for the lively nightlife and the many watersports along the beach.

Out of season, the resort attracts a wider range as it becomes quieter and more relaxing.

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Fuengirola is a beach resort town situated about 15 miles west of Malaga.

Fuengirola has grown from a tiny fishing village into a bustling beach resort with many tapa bars, restaurants, chic boutiques and a wide variety of other shops.

Fuengirola’s main attraction is its long sandy beaches, with many beach side hotels. The beaches run from Sohail Castle in the west, to Torreblanca in the east. There are many watersports available along the beaches.

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Marbella is a beach resort town situated about 31 miles west of Malaga Airport.

Marbella is classed as one of the top resorts in Spain, attracting the rich, famous and tourists willing to pay extra for a more relaxing holiday.

There are a number of beaches at Marbella with every type of watersport available.

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Puerto Banus is situated about 36 miles west of Malaga Airport, next to Marbella.

This is the place to visit to view the yachts and experience the bars and restaurants with fantastic views.

The town has a picturesque setting with white houses, marina and mountains in the background.


Puerto Banus Port has steadily grown since work began on its construction in the 1970s.

The town now has a casino, shopping centre, marine observatory and a multi cinema.

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Puerto Banus Hotels . Restaurants . Night Clubs .

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Malaga Area Golf Courses.

Sea Fishing out of Marbella: www.dpesca.com/en/boat/fishing-malaga/luna

For more information on Malaga, visit: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaga.

 

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