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Car rental Malaga

Located in the autonomous region of Andalusia in southern Spain, Malaga lies on the Mediterranean coastline and is only 100 km away from the Gibraltar strait. It is the sixth largest city in Spain, also the southernmost large city in Europe. Be sure to read our tips for making use of car rental during your holiday, to enjoy renting a car at its best.

Driving when visiting Malaga

Car rental in Malaga is much favored among tourists. You can rent a car in Malaga and drive from Estepona in the west to Nerja in the east. There are lots of popular resorts to the west, including Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Marbella, Puerto Banus and Estepona, an area with many long beaches of golden sand. Malaga has excellent road conditions and motorway links. Renting a car in Malaga brings great convenience to fully explore its nearby villages and towns in the sun-drenched charming region. The rates of car rental in Malaga are generally cheap due to the abundant fleet and competition from various car rental suppliers. You can follow “Malaga – Antequera – Loja –Grandada” to enjoy the archeological sites. Take a ride in a rental car in Malaga through the Montes de Malaga Natural Park, visit the Roman, Moorish and Bronze Age remains in Antequera, and admire the Moorish castle and Renaissance granary in Loja. Or take a one-day itinerary “Mijas - Alhaurin el Grande - Coin - Monda – Ojen – Marbella” to explore the countryside around the Costa del Sol. You can also try “Ronda - Algodonales - Jerez de la Frontera - Jerez de la Frontera - Sevilla - Cordoba - Antequera - Granada - Motril – Malaga” to cover most of the cultural cities in the region, such as Jerez, the home of sherry and flamenco.

Profitable parking

Car rental in Malaga is easy and cheap, but it can be challenging to find a parking space for your rental car. Try the free street parking on the outskirts of the city and take the public transport back to the center. In towns and villages, you can park on the edge of town and walk to the center. Street parking is available in “Blue zone” areas, free on Sundays and public holidays.

Mediteranean Climate

Thriving in a subtropical-Mediterranean climate, Malaga has long summer season from April to November and one of the warmest winters in Europe, with 300 days of sunshine through the year.

Sightseeing in Malaga

Known as “the capital of the Costa del Sol”, the city of Malaga has a lot to offer: Kings' palace, Alcazaba, the city's most important building of the Moorish period; The Cathedral, ordered to be built in 1528 by the Catholic Kings after conquering Malaga from the Moors; The birthplace of Pablo Picasso in Plaza de la Merced and the Museo Picasso Málaga, the Carmen Thyssen Museum, the old town and the Malaga harbor, the second cruise port of the Iberian Peninsula. The easiest way to travel to these locations during your holiday surely is makings use car rental.

Events & festivals

There are three major annual events in Malaga: The Holy Week celebration with its grand parades; the August Malaga Fair, highlighted by live flamenco shows performing on the streets; The Malaga Film Festival in April.

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Tips and experiences for Malaga

Our customers rated Malaga with an average of 9.4 based on 20 ratings, and these are the most recent tips, experiences and highlights.

12-02-2017
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Go for the Spanish experience, don't get sucked into the "English tourist" experience. There is some wonderful Spanish cuisine - go for it
10-02-2017
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Al Hama Canyon was impressive, Nerja beach very lovely and scenic
28-01-2017
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Great area for sun and families, we enjoyed Paloma Park, the marina at Benalmadena, Battery park, the beeches, the sun. Supermarkets were great and prices were very good.
28-01-2017
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Lovely city.
23-01-2017
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Malaga is a beautiful city and surrounding coastal are is well worth a visit
17-01-2017
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Visit also Seville and Cadiz!
14-01-2017
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Climb to the top of malaga and go to a recommended Hammam. Also try the Goat shoulder at Trillo.
11-01-2017
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Visit Ardales and do the caminito del Rey at El Chorro, both brilliant.
09-01-2017
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this time we stayed in Nerja, small town 40 minutes from Malaga. Quiet place, good admosphere, friendly people, nice restaurants, and a beautiful fireworks show at 31. December. And between christmans and 10. of january warm enough for walking, ( not really swimming) , or a drink on a terras. Malaga and Granada are not to far for a day Culture or shopping
04-01-2017
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Lovely place to visit in the off-season with smaller crowds (and fewer attractions open). Mixed weather, but only clouds but no rain.
19-12-2016
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Fuengirola is a great base to explore from, 25 minutes from airport by car with every possible amenity in town and with good communicates to all points Málaga.
10-12-2016
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I only went to airport but clearly signed and easy to navigate
03-09-2016
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The food and the weather
30-08-2016
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Malaga is beautiful :-)
28-08-2016
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Water park, zoo, beaches, restaurants
23-08-2016
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Don't travel on a Saturday in August if you can avoid it! The Feria in Malaga provided a lively atmosphere and was a nice time to visit. Look out for Ferias in the places you are visiting. Train travel is cheap and easier that trying to find places to park in city centres.
18-08-2016
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Cable cars in Torremolinos and the port in Puerto Banus
18-08-2016
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See above.
16-08-2016
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Has everything you need for a summer holiday
13-08-2016
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We stayed in Ronda, about an hour and 20 mins from the airport. Roads were good and not too busy. Ronda's one-way streets are quite confusing and can be narrow. Check the bumps and scrapes on your rental car and take photos once you pick it up.