Malaga on Spain’s beautiful Costa del Sol is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Spain with around a million people traveling through the airport each year. With so many delightful things to see and do on this “Sunshine Coast” it stands to reason that car hire is a booming industry, it is essential in order to get the most out of your visit.
Malaga Airport is just a few kilometers to the west of the city and is the major gateway to many destinations in Andalusia, including Torremolinos, Fuengirola, Gibralter and Marbella – the playground of the rich, the super rich and the famous!
There are plenty of car hire options at Malaga Airport, more than 23 car hire firms are represented at the airport with a number of them located within the terminal building itself. These car hire firms are
- Autos Lido
- Record Go
Travelers need to be aware that the queues can be very long and time consuming during the busiest periods so it’s well worth sending the designated driver to sort out the car hire pick-up whilst the remainder of the party wait at the luggage carousel – this really can help to save you lots of time and allow you to continue on your journey much quicker.
Attractions In and Around Malaga
Some of the fabulous attractions just a short driving distance in and around Malaga include;
- Alcazaba Fortress – built in 1040 on the highest hill this fabulous fortress was designed to keep the royal family safe from invaders. This superb example of an Alcazaba (citadel) is one of the best preserved anywhere in the world and well worth a visit just a short drive from the City of Malaga.
- Benalmadena Sea Life Center – in one of the many fabulous suburbs of Malaga is this superb Sea Life Center where visitors can not only marvel at the ferocity of feeding sharks and exquisite fish, but also explore a section which is entirely devoted to the models, ships and tools used for centuries by the fishermen of this traditional fishing village.
- Marbella – this millionaire’s playground is just a short drive from Malaga Airport and is packed with things to see and do for all members of the family, young and old alike – non millionaires are also welcome! Whether you want to enjoy the sun kissed sands and warm waters of the Mediterranean, enjoy the thrills and spills of go-kart driving or adventure golf, this truly is a fabulous place to visit.
Renting a car is a must in order to really appreciate the many attractions and the beauty of the area. The car rental business is very competitive, so remember to shop around for the best deals available. A few websites which can help you in your quest include: