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.
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.
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.