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Highlights in Malaga
- Dynamic nightlife
- Beautiful Old Town
- Andalusian villages
- Aquavelis water park
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Malaga
Just 15 years ago Malaga was barely on the tourist map, but following years which has seen the town centre fully pedestrianised, the harbour area redeveloped and the city transformed into a dynamic, cultural, cosmopolitan hub, it is now an internationally renowned and hugely popular tourist destination. Lettings are plentiful all around the city, from the gorgeous Old Town, to the beaches of El Palo and Huelin, and the whitewashed, traditional Andalusian villages in the hills surrounding Malaga.Chic rentals for a city getaway
Most lettings in Malaga are city accommodations, usually for two to four people. If you are travelling in a larger group, you may opt for letting out of the city, where detached properties offer more room. Located in the hills that rise above Malaga, they offer sensational views over the nearby mountains and, of course, the sparkling Mediterranean sea.
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The area and getting around
Malaga’s airport is Spain’s third busiest, with direct flights to almost every country in Europe and up to 30 flights a day to the UK alone. From there it is a short 15-minute drive into the city. Most visitors choose to stay in the compact Old Town, which is urban Spain at its very best, boasting cobbled streets, a mountainside Roman Amphitheatre, and the Moorish citadels of the Alcazaba and Gilfarbaro. The beaches stretch to the east and west of the centre, with the cleanest and most popular areas being El Palo and Pedregalejo on the east side.Rural Malaga in all its glory
The Malaga region is sprinkled liberally with pretty pueblos blancos, or white towns and villages. The best of these are to the north east of the city, in the simply stunning region of Axarquia. Comares is the highlight, known as the ‘Balcony of the Axarquía’ because of its privileged position perched 750 metres up on a mountain top.
Travellers and activities
The nightlife in Malaga reflects the mood of the city itself. It is laid back, and all about good vibes and great company. Check out Pacha Costa Del Sol, is one of the biggest and best nightclubs Malaga, which has made a name for itself as the city’s unofficial party capital. With a capacity of 1,800 people, it is open until 7am!Malaga for day trippers
Malaga is both a wonderful destination in itself and a gateway to myriad fascinating day trips. Just 45 minutes’ drive away, the town of Nerja remains one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Costa del Sol, and deservedly so. It is set in a memorable natural location, surrounded by green-blue sea and towering mountains; a semi-tropical paradise which contains Costa's most gorgeous beaches. Right on Malaga’s doorstep is Montes de Malaga, a splendorous Natural Park dominated by pine forests, which affords the most romantic of view of the entire region of Malaga.
Artist Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga, and you can visit his birthplace and see the originals of some of his most famous paintings!
Top 5 travel tips in Malaga
No visit to Malaga would be complete without spending time exploring the Old Town, a tangle of narrow medieval lanes and quiet squares. Many of the atmospheric streets are lined with quaint boutiques, cafés, and atmospheric tapas restaurants. Malaga’s town centre is one of the most beautiful in all of Spain.2. Check out the airport museum
Well worth a visit for airplane enthusiasts and hugely popular among the kids. The museum contains aircraft model displays, uniforms and souvenir items from throughout the ages. There is even a full commercial aircraft that you can walk around. Added bonus – it's free!3. Explore Malaga’s very own Pompidou
The museum showcases a selection of masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou's collection. It succeeds in its aim to be an interface between society and creation, making today's art accessible to the widest possible audience.4. Cool down in a watery haven
The waterpark Aquavelis is the region’s best, just 25 minutes from Malaga. Queues are short, the park is squeaky clean, there are slides for all ages, and the views the park affords over the Axarquia mountains are memorable.5. Malaga’s number one attraction
La Alcazaba is a Moorish fortress from the Islamic era that overlooks the entire city. Climb up the ancient stairs to its walls, and once inside, the place just goes on, and on, with multi-layers of pure wonder. A top tip from the author, who lives in Malaga – the Alcazaba is free on Sundays after 2pm!
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Malaga
By looking at its annual average price of £105.55, Malaga is not a city that stands out as being the most expensive or the cheapest in Spain.
If you want to get the most out of your money, the cheapest months to visit Malaga are November (£88.51 per night for accommodation, on average), January (£91.46), and October (£91.78).
In 2020, the month that offered the highest average prices in Malaga was April, with an average price of £125.5 per night. This was followed by August, with an average of £123.9, and July, with £122.5.
If you decide to discover Malaga, we recommend planning your travels long before you go because it tends to be very high in demand, with an annual average occupation of 52% in the year 2020.
In 2019, the months with the largest number of properties available in Malaga were June, May, and July with average availabilities of 66.5%, 60.6% and 52.25%, respectively.
The accommodations in Malaga reach their peak in demand in February, with an availability rate of 26%. The second most requested month is January, with 36.5%, and the third is March with 37%.
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