Holiday rentals and apartments in Malaga
Get ready for a lively holiday filled with beaches and sun
Famed for its picturesque Mediterranean beaches, vibrant Spanish culture, lively nightlife, and incredible food, Malaga is the coastal gem of Spain’s Andalusia region. It is located along the “Costa del Sol” which is known for its spectacular clear blue waters and soft sands. Whether you’ll be coming here for a fun family summer holiday or a romantic couple’s getaway, you’ll be sure to find plenty of excellent holiday rental options on Spain-Holiday.
Find your dream accommodation
Whether you want a dreamy seafront Spanish villa outside the city, or an aesthetic apartment in the historic city center, Spain-Holiday offers all that and more. Indulge with a modern-style villa with ocean views, a garden, and a private pool. Or, opt for a traditional Spanish-style villa with an infinity pool and all the amenities you could ever need. Numerous villas come with a large garden for added privacy. Be sure to filter your search for holiday rentals and apartments on Spain-Holiday based on your desired amenities to find the perfect property for your Malaga holiday!
Holidays in Malaga: The area and getting around
Arriving in Malaga
Malaga is conveniently served by Malaga airport, which is just 10.5 kilometres from the city centre. The fastest and easiest way to reach the centre is by train, which takes around 15 minutes. You can also use a taxi or a bus to reach the centre. Renting a car at the airport offers you the freedom to explore the greater Malaga area during your visit, but it is not necessary because walking and public transportation are widely available.
Getting around the city
The central part of Malaga is very walkable. Using public buses is a cheap and convenient way to explore the city if you prefer not to walk. Buses are also an ideal option for anyone staying outside the city centre or at one of the beaches down the coast. Taxis are also widely available for getting around. If you’ll be exploring much outside the city centre, you may want to consider renting a car for the most convenience and comfort.
Travellers and activities
Malaga for Couples
Malaga is a wonderfully romantic city, making it the perfect option for a couple’s getaway. Head over to one of the city’s many “miradores”, or lookout points, to see beautiful views of the city. Mount Gibralfaro is one of the most popular lookout points, offering incredible sunset views of the city and of Gibralfaro Castle. For a romantic date night, you can also dine at Parador de Malaga Gibralfaro, which is a restaurant near the viewpoint offering delicious Spanish cuisine.
Malaga for Families
Malaga is full of family-friendly attractions, making it a great destination choice for families with kids. Spend the day splashing at the Aquamijas water park in the nearby town of Mijas. The park has numerous waterslides, wave pools, and a jacuzzi for adults to relax while the kids are off having fun. Also, head over the nearby Benalmadena to see dolphins, penguins, and sea lions at the Selwo Marina Delfinarium!
Top 5 travel tips in Malaga
1. See a flamenco show
If you want to truly experience Andalusian culture, don’t miss out on an opportunity to see a flamenco show during your time in Malaga. The emotional performance embodies the heart and soul of Andalusia, and the unique dancing, guitar, and foot tapping will leave you mesmerized throughout the entire show.
2. Eat tapas and drink wine
Do as the locals do and slow down, find a sunny plaza, and sit down for some tapas and wine. Tapas are small plates of food, and different restaurants offer different tapa options. For the best tapas and wine experience, do a self-guided tapas tour to try different restaurants throughout Malaga!
3. Learn about Andalusian culture at a museum
Andalusian culture is rich and full of history. Head over to one of the many museums in Malaga to learn more. The city has so many museums that it is actually known as “The City of Museums.” Some of the most popular museums include the Picasso Museum Malaga, the Contemporary Arts Center, and the Carmen-Thyssen Museum.
4. Go for a hike at the nearby El Caminito del Rey
For the adventure travellers and thrill seekers, you won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to walk across a wooden walkway 100 meters above the ground! The walkway is totally safe, but offers an incredible thrill as well as beautiful scenery.
5. Visit a Moorish palace in the city centre
The Alcazaba is located right in the centre of the city. This stunning palace is perfectly preserved and offers a glimpse of the Islamic-influenced architecture which can be found all throughout the region. The palace is full of quiet gardens, patios, and even a small bar where you can enjoy a drink.
Frequently asked questions about holiday rentals in Malaga city
Which types of amenities can you expect to find in the holiday lettings in Malaga?
In regard to the facilities offered by Spain-Holiday, it seems that the holiday lettings in Malaga contain everything that travellers need! Here, the holiday lettings generally offer a variety of amenities, the most popular being: internet (94%), air conditioning (89%), and balcony (58%)... Not bad, right?
How are the holiday lettings generally rated in Malaga?On average, holiday lettings here are rather well rated. Judging by the Spain-Holiday data, 26% of holiday lettings have a rating equivalent to or higher than 4.5 stars. This is a quite high percentage which allows us to confirm that there are many holiday rentals which are very comfortable and will be the perfect choice for your next vacation.
Are the holiday lettings in Malaga suitable for families with children?
Judging by the Spain-Holiday database, less than 10% of holiday lettings in Malaga are suitable for families with children. Here, it will most likely be easier to book for a group of adults.
Are the holiday lettings in Malaga suitable for travellers and their pets?
Certainly! In Malaga, 16% of the holiday lettings offer the possibility for travellers to take their pets with them, and 9% even have a garden!
Do the holiday lettings in Malaga generally come with an internet connection?
Yes! According to Spain-Holiday's data, 94% of holiday lettings in Malaga include an internet connection. You will be able to access your emails and favourite social media sites at any time!
How much does it usually cost for holiday lettings in Malaga?
A big percentage of holiday lettings in Malaga (89%) cost less than £100 per night. This is the perfect destination for finding a budget-friendly holiday letting!
Do the holiday lettings in Malaga often have a pool?
It's quite uncommon. According to Spain-Holiday's information, most of the holiday lettings in Malaga don't have one.
Are the holiday lettings in Malaga suitable for stays in large groups or rather for a holiday as a couple?
Judging by information from Spain-Holiday, 71% of holiday lettings welcome small groups of up to four travellers. Approximately 51% of the holiday lettings here have at least two separate bedrooms. Malaga is the ideal destination for small groups of friends!
When planning a luxurious weekend in Malaga, are holiday lettings a good option?
Absolutely! The holiday lettings are well equipped in Malaga. If you are looking for a unique holiday rental, you shouldn't wait long to book because 9% have a pool, 9% have a garden but none have a sauna.
Do the holiday lettings in Malaga have a beautiful view?
58% of holiday lettings have a balcony or terrace, and 18% have a view. But it is not very common, so availability can be limited. If this is important to you, you should start your holiday planning early. Also, don't forget to use the filters that suit you the best to be sure to find what you are looking for.
When is the best time of the year to travel to Malaga?
According to the amenities found at the holiday lettings in Malaga, it is the perfect destination both in summer and winter. This is because there are properties with swimming pools, air conditioning and even fireplaces. You can be sure that Malaga is a phenomenal destination to enjoy both winter and summer.