The city of Malaga is known as the Capital of the Costa del Sol for many reasons. Anyone visiting the Costa del Sol will undoubtedly start their tour with a cheap flight to Malaga Airport, and many people never leave the city during their holiday to Malaga. There is a huge range of self catering accommodation in Malaga, from the luxury villas along the beachfront to the perfectly positioned apartments in Malaga town centre. Whether you come for the beaches in Malaga, the huge amount of culture or the historical attractions, one thing is for sure; a visit to a self catering apartment for rent in Malaga will provide you with a truly unforgettable break.
There is so much to see and do in Malaga that it has a request pending to become the European Capital of Culture. As the birthplace of Picasso, Malaga is the home to the Picasso Museum, which was opened in 2003 to global acclaim. Anyone with even a passing interest or admiration for the artist must visit the museum whilst staying in an apartment in Malaga. The ancient Moorish Castle, now a hotel, at the top of the hill stands prominently on the skyline and is a fantastic sight as you fly into Malaga Airport. The Archaeological Museum, houses in another Moorish Castle, and the vast Baroque Cathedral are also well worth visiting from and self catering accommodation in Malaga or the surrounding area. The official Malaga Tour Bus offers wonderful sightseeing tours of the city, taking about an hour and a half, which is an ideal way to get your bearings when you first arrive in an apartment in Malaga city centre.
The restaurants and cafes of Malaga city centre are a real treat. The café culture is delightful, with many lazy hours being spent sipping coffee watching the world drifting by. There is plenty of shopping to be enjoyed from an apartment in Malaga city centre, with plenty of chic boutiques lining the pedestrianised streets of the centre of town. This central shopping district is the site of a range of celebrations throughout the year, especially at Christmas and Easter, when street parades and performances take to the centre. The International Jazz Festival in November, Film Festival in March and Malaga Feria in August (the second largest fair in Europe) all attract huge numbers of visitors from around the world to stay in self catering Malaga accommodation.
The nightlife in Malaga is fantastic. From the traditional bodegas serving old fashioned local wines to the contemporary bars brimming with youth, the nightlife continues right through until dawn for many, and there are no shortage of bars and clubs to discover and enjoy.
The beaches in Malaga are beautifully well kept, with many miles of stunning sand beaches just a short walk from the city centre. The beach is the one of the finest city beaches available, amazingly clean and safe for bathing. There are also numerous water sports available, from windsurfing to deep sea fishing, canoeing to scuba diving. If you cannot find the water sport you would like to try from a holiday rental in Malaga, walk along the coast or drive the coastal road, as the whole of the Costa del Sol is a water sports haven. The golfing credentials of the countryside surrounding the city are unquestionable too.
The weather you will experience from a self catering holiday rental apartment in Malaga is magnificent. Throughout the year, rain is rare and temperatures during the day remain above 15˚C. In summer, temperatures soar to between 30 and 40˚C, making the beaches a joy to visit. The shops, culture and entertainment accessible from an apartment to rent in Malaga never stops though, making Malaga a true year round resort.
Malaga Airport, known as the Pablo Ruiz Picasso Malaga Airport, (AGP) receives a staggering number of flights every year. The UK is exceedingly well connected, with hundreds of cheap flights to Malaga Airport leaving every month, especially during the UK. Cheap flights to Malaga can be found through easyJet, BMIbaby and Thomsonfly to name just a few airlines.