Malaga airport is named after it’s famous son..Pablo Ruiz Picasso. It is the main international airport for the Costa del Sol. The majority of traffic comes from within the EU, although there are regular flights to such locations as Moscow, Riyadh, Kuwait, New York and Montreal.Located 8 kilometres southwest of the city centre, Malaga Airport has good transportation links to the rest of the coast, giving easy access to the hotspots of Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Torremolinos, Marbella and Puerto Banus to the west and Granada, Nerja, further east.
There are 3 terminals, the newest (T3) is now open and contains the” transportation hub” which links the new T3 terminal, the bus station, the pedestrian access to P1 and P2 car parks and the Spanish Railway Network suburban train station.
Between the three terminals, there are plenty of shops and restaurants to choose from. Also available…tour operators, travel agencies, banking services, VIP lounges, meeting rooms, information services, chapels, police and a medical center
Car rental agencies at malaga airport include AurigaCrown, Autos Lido, Avis, Europcar, Goldcar Rental, Hertz, National Atesa, Record and Sixt and desks for these are found in the terminals.
If Malaga is not your final destination and you have some time..check out some of these places.
Malaga City…full of life, art, culture, history and shopping. You can get the train directly in from the Airport.
Antequera, is a town located about an hour or so away from Malaga. About 5000 years old, it appears to be a typical medieval town with the spires of her churches and the walls of her moorish fortresses. Antequera is known as one of the most fertile valleys of Andalucia and currently is a leading producer of asparagus, cereals and olives. In the summer, her fields turn bright yellow with sunflowers..quite a sight!
Ronda…Ronda retains much of its historic charm, particularly its old town. It is famous worldwide for its dramatic escarpments and views, and for the deep El Tajo gorge that carries the rio Guadalevin through its centre. It is also famous as the birthplace of modern bullfighting.
Monda…is a tiny town with less than 2000 inhabitants. It’s dominant feature is the castle which you can’t miss as it stands above the town. After more than 400 years of neglect (read “a ruin”), it has been turned into a Hotel by some British entrepreneurs and offers superb accommodations and cuisine. (not to mention being sumptuously decorated in Moorish style.) Monda may seem like an odd place for such a venture, but it makes it an ideal spot for a romantic weekend or for a tired businessman who prefers the tranquility over the bustle of Marbella.
El Chorro Gorge..A tranquil retreat where you can swim or fish, or picnic on the lake shore. West of Alora is where you will find Malaga’s “Lake District”. It is in fact three artificial lakes created by a dam built across the dramatic 200 m. high Guadalhorce river gorge, known as the Garganta del Chorro. Watch out for the eagles which continually circle around the sheer cliffs.
Gibraltar..The Rock of Gibraltar is located at the entrance of the Mediterranean. Its strategic location and history have made it an international symbol of solidity and strength, and it frequently features in the world press and media. A short distance from the Concrete jungle of the Costa del Sol, Gibraltar stands apart with its history preserved waiting to welcome you to this small friendly British territory located on the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsular where you will find something truly different.