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Destination guide

Experience the Province of Málaga holiday homes

Like the Cubist creations of its most famous son, Malaga is a mind-boggling mismatch of Spanish treats. It packs in the much-visited beaches of Costa del Sol and the bohemian capital that bears its name. At one turn, you can be gazing at the magnificent Alcazaba; the next, sunning yourself while enjoying a pina colada. Mornings might be spent sipping coffees on the boat-bobbing marinas of Estepona, afternoons devoted to wandering the Pueblos Blancos of the olive-clad Sierra de Grazalema, nights given to rambunctious parties in Marbella's swish bars or sunset shows on the cliffs of Nerja. Province of Malaga holiday rentals await.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Province of Málaga holiday lettings

The Costa del Sol didn't earn its rep for family fun and wholesome holidaying overnight. Attractions worthy of all ages burst from its sparkling beaches and bold resorts. Check out Tivoli World, close to Malaga city, a hodgepodge of whirling carousels, Ferris wheels and make-believe Texan cowboy towns that's sure to keep the little ones active. Waterparks come thick and fast, too, from the gushing slides of Aqualand Torremolinos to the corkscrew chutes of Aquavelis.

Activities

Things to do near Province of Málaga holiday homes

Province of Malaga holiday rentals in Marbella and Torremolinos and the like promise something totally different to the pool-ready villas in the sierras behind. Karaoke sessions and dancing till sunup might be the norm down by the yacht-shrouded marinas, but hiking expeditions to encounter mountain goats and whitewashed villages are what's on the menu further afield. Art walks and history tours of Malaga city throw something else into the mix, while cooking lessons in Andalusian fare are bolstered by trips to local farmers' markets and fish bazaars.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Province of Málaga holiday homes

This southern corner of the Mediterranean is a dream for travellers in search of the Costa del Sol's famous cocktail of sun, sea, sand and hedonism. Long summers kick in around May and don't wind down again until September, heralding loads of rays and temperatures in the 30s – perfect for settling in Province of Malaga holiday rentals with a pool or close to the beaches. The spring, in April, and autumn, in September and October, can also be a real treat, especially if you're planning on hiking the sierras and hitting the rural villages.

Natural features

Sierras to sands in Province of Malaga

The Province of Malaga represents a big cut-out of Andalusia. It's home to the world-famous Costa del Sol – the Coast of the Sun. That lives up to its name, with shimmering beachfronts – like the celebrated ones at La Carihuela and San Pedro de Alcantara – running for miles down to the marinas of Marbella and Estepona. Behind that is where the rugged side of the province begins. Mountain ranges, like the sinewy Sierra Blanca, tower over the palm-shaded promenades, the deep Nerja Caves carve into the ridges, and the Sierra de Grazalema is host to olive groves, great gorges and dusty donkey farms.

Beaches

Beaches near Province of Málaga holiday homes

The Province of Málaga has a diverse range of stunning coastal beaches with opportunities for swimming and watersports. Holiday homes can be found near places like the Port of Málaga, a seaport with a sandy beach and watersport rentals, and Playa de la Carihuela, a popular beach with a sandy beachfront and boardwalk with amenities. You'll also enjoy Playa de La Malagueta, a sandy beach with a playground, equipment rentals and seafood restaurants.

How to get there

How to get to and around Malaga Province

The nearest airport is in Malaga (AGP), located 12.9 mi (20.8 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer to travel by train, Torremolinos Station, El Pinillo Station and Málaga María Zambrano Station are the main stations that serve the city. You can get around Malaga Province by catching a ride on the metro at Puesto de Control Station, Colegios Mayores Station or Rectorado Station.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday rentals in Province of Málaga

Couples can find an array of romantic locations for arts and culture in Málaga. Holiday homes are available near romantic places like Santiago Apostle Parish Málaga, an Islamic-influenced Catholic church with Islamic, Gothic and baroque architectural elements, and Palmeral De Las Sorpresas, a palm-lined promenade with fountains, sculptures and contemporary artwork. You can also visit Colección del Museo Ruso, a museum dedicated to Russian art and culture.

How many holiday rentals are available around Province of Málaga?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 20,795 holiday lettings around Province of Málaga. From 3,563 villas to 3,260 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Province of Málaga?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Province of Málaga. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Marbella: 7,664 holiday homes
  • Mijas: 7,329 holiday homes
  • Benalmádena: 5,844 holiday homes
  • Nerja: 4,072 holiday homes
  • Estepona: 4,930 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Province of Málaga! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Province of Málaga?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Province of Málaga with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Marbella: 7,664 holiday lettings
  • Mijas: 7,329 holiday lettings
  • Benalmádena: 5,844 holiday lettings
  • Nerja: 4,072 holiday lettings
  • Estepona: 4,930 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Province of Málaga?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Province of Málaga are:

  • Malaga Airport (AGP): 9,155 self catering accommodations
  • Gibraltar Airport (GIB): 26 self catering accommodations
  • Granada Airport (GRX): 1,301 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Province of Málaga?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Province of Málaga. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Málaga Cathedral: 7,915 holiday rentals
  • Mijas Golf Course: 11,017 holiday rentals
  • Marbella Marina: 8,361 holiday rentals
  • Benalmadena Marina: 9,379 holiday rentals
  • El Pinillo Beach: 8,863 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Province of Málaga listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Explore destinations around Province of Málaga

Marbella
7,664 holiday rentals
Mijas
7,329 holiday rentals
Benalmádena
5,844 holiday rentals
Nerja
4,072 holiday rentals
Estepona
4,930 holiday rentals
Fuengirola
6,204 holiday rentals
Frigiliana
3,660 holiday rentals
Manilva
1,813 holiday rentals
Torrox
3,624 holiday rentals
Alhaurín el Grande
608 holiday rentals
Benahavís
2,618 holiday rentals
Málaga
14,798 holiday rentals
Torremolinos
6,528 holiday rentals
Cómpeta
1,238 holiday rentals
Vélez-Málaga
4,834 holiday rentals
Alhaurín de la Torre
688 holiday rentals
Comares
206 holiday rentals
Casares
2,459 holiday rentals
Coín
3,245 holiday rentals
Viñuela
302 holiday rentals