Málaga stands out on the Costa del Sol as being a vibrant urban centre. The buildings are gracious and the parks are green and glorious, but there is always something going on, even if the beach is only a few minutes’ walk away. As Andalucia’s second largest city and the capital of the Costa de Sol, Málaga does not rely on tourism for its livelihood.  Of course many travellers go directly from the airport to one of the famous beaches unaware of Málaga’s attractions. The city has a full complement of historic sites, trendy shops, beaches and restaurants to keep any visitor busy for many days especially if you crave some urban bustle and energy as a change from vegetating beneath a beach umbrella!

Getting around

The city is very easy to get around. The city is served by a good bus network and also a metro system, in addition to the metro there is a local rail service that runs along the coast to Fuengirolla stopping at all the major towns along the way.

Málaga María Zambrano is the main railway station and from here you can take a high speed (AVE) service to Madrid and other principal destinations. Metro lines also serve this station with a direct link to the airport.

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