Fly To Malaga, Spain
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Malaga is Mediterranean bliss at its best. Mild weather all year round, with temperatures seldom dropping past 17 degrees Celsius even in winter. Summer here lasts for eight glorious months – from April to November. Added to this is a history dating back to ancient times, a laid-back atmosphere and much to see, do and taste.
Visa Requirements and SA Embassy Details
- South African travellers will need a Schengen Visa to enter Spain. Documents required include a valid South African passport, passport photograph, itinerary, flight details, accommodation details, travel insurance, bank statements, copy of ID document or proof of status and some other items too. It can take up to a month or even longer to be processed, so be sure to get your application ready as soon as you can.
- The South African Embassy to Spain is situated in Madrid (about five hours from Malaga). The address is Calle de Claudio Coello 91-6, Cor of J Ortega Y Gasset, 28006, Madrid. Telephone: +34-91 436 3780.
See and do
When it comes to attractions, Malaga does not disappoint. The city appeals to just about everyone, from culture buffs to history fanatics, beach enthusiasts, leisure seekers and families too. Highlights include ancient ruins such as the Phoenician city and Castle of Gibralfaro, Atarazanas Market, La Malagueta bullring, Museum of Wine, Museo Picasso Málaga, La Concepción botanical and historical garden, beaches such as Playa de las Acacias and plenty more besides.
There are many different shops in this city, selling awesome knick knacks that make perfect souvenirs and take home gifts. Weekly markets are where you can find some of the more unusual items, while the malls offer typical high-end retail goods. If you want something truly regional, stop past Mallorquina on Plaza de Felix Saenz 7 to get some sweet Málaga wine. This wine was first produced in the city in 600BC by the Greeks, and is very much like Port in its taste.
Public transport is widely accessible, and the airport has a transportation hub to get you anywhere within the city. This hub includes rail and bus options for travel within the city, and outside if you plan to explore Spain further. In the city itself, there are plenty of metred taxis available, in addition to buses and trains or even ferries to venture along the Costa de Sol.
Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport – AGP
Officially known as Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport, the international airport at Malaga is the fourth busiest airport in Span, lying just a few kilometres outside of the city. More than 12.5 million people passed through last year alone, and with connecting flights to over 60 countries worldwide, it is no surprise that this airport is so busy for those travelling to the Costa de Sol.
Food and beverage: VIP’s is where you can get drinks and snacks in the arrival terminal, while other options include everything from Starbucks to Haagen Dazs within the greater public zone areas of the airport.
Currency Exchange: You can do banking at Airport Change, which has kiosks in Terminal 3 on the ground floor and first floor in the passenger only zone. Open from 08h00 until 23h00.
Lost Luggage: Report lost luggage in the luggage claim area – look for the nearest information desk to be directed to the lost luggage centre.
Airport Hotels: Hotels near to the airport include Holiday Inn Express, Ibis Hotel, Hotel Don Curro, AC Malaga Palacio, Larios Hotel and Las Vegas Hotel.
Car Hire: There are 23 car hire companies operating from Malaga Airport, but only nine are located in terminal buildings 2 and 3 (main arrivals area). The biggest of these include Europcar, Avis and Hertz.
Airport Hub: Malaga Airport (code AGP) is a hub for Helitt Líneas Aéreas, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Ryanair and Vueling, with direct flights from Africa, London and many other cities within Europe.