Malaga is a large city in Spain's Andalucia region. It is a coastal paradise where sublime beaches compete with the Tivoli World amusement park and Pablo Picasso's home is just as big an attraction as the Malaga Bullfighting Ring. But it's not just about visiting a big city, because Malaga is also one of the biggest gateways into the Costa del Sol. That's why Malaga Pablo Ruiz Picasso Airport (AGP) is among the top 5 five airports in Spain, with direct air links to around 70 countries. Every year, millions of passengers fly in, rent a car in Malaga Airport and then fan out to various tourist hotspots in the Costa del Sol.
Depending on your preferences, there's something for everyone in Malaga. What you need to do is get a car for hire in Malaga and then a tourist map. You can start with Picasso's home in the Plaza de la Merced, which is now a museum. You can also start with the Town Hall, located between the port and the Old Town. From here, heading for the Old Town is the better option, with such fantastic attractions like the Gibralfaro Castle, Casa del Consulado and the Malaga Bullfighting Ring in La Malagueta. Other must-visit attractions include a Roman era Theater, La Alcazaba fortress on a hilltop overlooking the Bay of Malaga, and the magnificent 16th century Malaga Cathedral and adjacent Sagrario Church. Families will want to visit the Tivoli World amusement park.
The Costa del Sol or Sun Coast is a sunny paradise filled with beach resorts that welcome millions of European and international vacationers. The coast stretches for almost 95 miles in Malaga province, from the Maro Cliffs and Nerja Caves in the east all the way to Punto Chullera in the west. The city of Malaga is right in the middle. The western section of the coast has famous resorts like Marbella, Torremolinos, Benalmadena and Fuengirola.
Malaga Airport is located just 5 miles southwest of the city center. Access to the airport is via the A7 from the south and the new ring road in the north. It is quite easy to get to the tourist resorts in the west by road from the airport, which is conveniently close to the N340, E-15 and Autopista del Sol motorways. T3 is the new terminal that was formally opened in 2010, and it has a rail station linked to the city's rail transportation network.
Every few steps on Avenida del Comandante García Morato, you will trip over a company offering a car for hire in Malaga Airport. It would be impossible to go around in person trying to find the best deal on rentals after you land. The only way to do it fast and easy is to compare all the agencies online, select the best deal on offer and book your vehicle right now.
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