Malaga is the largest city on the Costa del Sol. The climate it enjoys is Mediterranean with hot summers and its winters are some of the warmest in Europe. Malaga's history is expansive as it is about 2800 years old, thus making it one of the oldest cities in the world. Because of this varied history it has plenty of attractions and sites of interest. Malaga has a rich cultural heritage, it has been a melting pot of varied Mediterranean cultures such as the Romans and the Moors. In order to get the best out of the Costa del Sol area we recommend renting a car, it opens up the region and all it has to offer with its modern and extensive road network.
When in Malaga why not visit the Moorish castle of Alcazaba as it is the best preserved of its kind in Spain. Built on a hill in the centre of the city it is not hard to locate and once you have climbed up the ramparts it offers fantastic views of the city. Beside the Alcazaba is the remarkable roman theatre which dates back to around the first century BC and was only rediscovered in 1951. For the best restaurants cafes and bars you'll want to head to Malaga's old town centre, here there is a wide choice of local and international cuisine that should sate any appetite.
While Malaga is a wonderful city, there is so much more to see in the surrounding region. That is why a hire car is the best choice of transportation as you can see what you want when you want. A perfect day trip for a car would be the beautiful historic city of Seville located about two hours drive west. Here you'll find the cultural and financial centre of southern Spain as well as fantastic landmarks such as the Cathedral of Seville. Just over an hour away to the northeast you'll find Granada, located here is the UNESCO world heritage site of the Alhambra Palace. So if you rent a car with Hertz you can turn the entire Costa del Sol into your own perfect holiday.
Opening hours:Mo-Su 0700-2400
Address:Ap Costa Del Sol,
Costa del Sol Airport
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0800-2230, Sa 0800-2200, Su 1200-2000
Address:C/ Mendivil Parking 2,
Vialia Shopping Centre