A jewel in the crown of Spain’s Costa del Sol, countless holidaymakers descend upon Malaga every year. Due to its popularity as a tourist destination, Malaga has a rich infrastructure of public transport, including buses, trains, taxis and the Malaga Metro system. In our blog we shine a light on some of the most popular ways of getting around the city for those on their holidays.
Segway Tours Malaga
Whizz around the port city of Malaga on your very own Segway. The eco-friendly way of getting around can be pricier than other options, but it’s incredibly fun and allows you to travel between different attractions quickly. This means you get to see as much of enchanting Malaga as possible!
There are a number of Segway tour providers in Malaga and they all offer various routes around the city; you can choose one that best suits you. For your exciting cruise, you will be accompanied by a tour leader to ensure you get from A to B safely.
To travel by Segway around Malaga you will need to provide ID when booking. The Segway tour operator will provide you with a helmet and give basic training and safety tips before you depart.
Malaga City Bikes
If a solo excursion is more your cup of tea then you could make use of Malaga’s 29 kilometres of designated cycling lanes. You can peddle until your heart’s content without fear of pedestrians or cars in your own special lane.
Exploring the city on two wheels is not only fantastic exercise but allows you to take in the sights at your own speed. The city’s official bike rental services is Malaga Bici and is a similar set up to the Santander Cycles in London. There are countless pick-up and drop-off points around Malaga and tourists need to simply visit the tourist information booth in the bus station (Paseo de los Tilos) to register.
Car Hire Malaga Airport
A large proportion of holidaymakers in Spain find renting a car an affordable way of getting around. Hiring a car in Malaga is extremely easy, particularly as it is the unofficial capital of the Costa del Sol.
Driving in Spain is relatively straight forward for foreigners and Malaga is no different. Road signage is easy to follow, even with limited Spanish, and there are no restricted areas. Despite the Spanish way of life being laid back, things are a little more boisterous on the roads so be prepared to hold your own and deal with a few honks!
Cars can be hired from both the airport and the train station, each offering a variety of vehicles at different prices. Europcar, Hertz and other independent rental providers can be found in Malaga. Don’t forget to protect yourself and potentially save yourself some money by taking out European car hire excess insurance whilst you’re driving around Malaga.
Hop-On Hop-Off Malaga
Available for as little as £17, Malaga’s bus tours cover two routes and 19 alighting and departing stops. Tickets can be purchased for 24 or 48-hour stints and, depending on the level you purchase, allows entrance into various attractions and museums.
The red route allows visitors to take in all of Malaga’s signature sights. For bus hoppers wanting the beach, stop eight is Malaga’s beautiful beach with Mediterranean blue seas and perfect white sand to enjoy. Stops four and five take in Plaza de la Marina and Paseo del Parque; both fantastic locations to depart the bus and take a stroll before alighting the next service and continuing your journey.
After the beach, stop nine allows you to visit the bull ring and learn about this side of Spanish culture. Following this, stop ten is home to the Castle of Malaga which boasts breathtaking views of the city, mountains and coast.