Welcome to Andalusia
The birthplace of Pablo Picasso, sandwiched between the sea and the mountains, is a sun-seeker's delight, with more than 300 days of sunshine each year. The beach, the sun and fried fish dishes symbolise Andalusia's second city. The capital of the Costal del Sol, Malaga is a charming port and a great place to spend a holiday, with lots of interesting places to discover.
Regular flights between Rennes and Malaga
Malaga is served throughout the year via Barcelona by Vueling and via Paris-CDG by Air France.
- Climate: subtropical Mediterranean. Summers are very hot and dry. Winters are mild. The spring is pleasant, with long, sunny days. The autumn is also pleasant since it is not as hot, and perfect for safe sunbathing on the beaches since the sun is less intense.
- Currency: Euro
- Travel document requirements: Valid passport or national identity card
- Tourist information: www.spain.info/en and www.malagaturismo.com
An exceptional climate
Malaga is the ideal destination for those looking for long, sunny days. Protected by the mountains from northerly winds, the coastal region enjoys the highest average temperatures of anywhere in Spain. Under the blue Andalusian skies, relax and soak up the sun on the city's 40 km of beaches. La Misericordia has fine sand and is one of the quieter beaches, perfect for finding a little calm.
Places to visit
Malaga is a cosmopolitan city, with more to see than just the beaches. There are many places well worth a visit: Castillo de Gibralfaro, Alcazaba (a palatial fortification and Roman theatre) which dates back to the 14th century, the Picasso Museum, Malaga Cathedral, built in the 15th century, Pier 1 of the port de Malaga and the Palm Grove of Surprises, La Concepcion botanical gardens… The old seaside resort of Banos del Carmen has been largely overlooked, but offers stunning views along the coastline, particularly at nightfall. One thing is sure; you won't be bored!
The Costa del Sol
The Costa del Sol is a 160 km-long stretch of coastline running the length of the Province of Malaga. It is a very popular tourist destination. There are some extraordinary views to be enjoyed, such as those from the Balcon de Europa, and a host of magnificent beaches, such as those at Algarrobo and Malapesquera. The Sierra de las Nieves and Sierra de Grazalema natural parks are havens of peace for nature lovers.
The charm of the countryside around Malaga is emphasised by the sharp contrast between the inland villages and the coastal strip. The famous towns of Marbella and Torremolinos also lie on the Costa del Sol.