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Key facts for hiring a car in Malaga

  • Car hire locations

    There aren’t many car hire locations in Malaga city itself, so it’s best to pick up from the airport. There are 18 rental desks at the airport, with brands ranging from budget to luxury and everything in between.

  • Best time to visit

    Malaga is comfortable for most of the year, and the best weather is from May through October.

  • Time difference

    GMT + 1

  • Currency

    Euro (EUR, €)

  • Useful lingo

    One way street – dirección única
    No parking – no aparcar , no estacionar

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Hire a car in Malaga

The city of Malaga has had an exciting revival and if you’ve never visited, it may surprise you.

Malaga’s once run-down port has had a makeover: today it’s a place to enjoy a stroll and watch the swanky cruise liners and yachts rolling in.

The airport is a highly popular place to hire a car, and with so many enjoyable locations within driving distance, it’s not hard to see why. To top this off, it is also the best value destination to hire a car in Europe.

Top rated suppliers for Malaga

  • Enterprise

    Average Rating 8.2 – “Everything was so easy, I'd recommend enterprise to anyone considering renting from Malaga.”

  • Alamo

    Average Rating 8.2 – “Absolutely first rate service. Staff went way beyond the call of duty. Cannot praise them enough.”

  • Sixt

    Average Rating 8.0 – “The customer service at all times was great - helpful and straightforward. They even offered us a free upgrade too to a larger car when they saw how much luggage we had.”

  • Centauro

    Average Rating 7.2 – “Counter staff and the courtesy bus driver were very helpful and friendly”

Local knowledge

Traditional food

Food is an important part of any Spanish holiday, but there are some Malagan specialities that you really ought to try. Chiringuito beach bars and tapas restaurants are a safe bet if you’re looking for a tasty snack.

  • A mouthwatering local dish is espeto – skewered sardines served up along the water’s edge (often in a makeshift barbecue made from an old fishing boat).
  • Another tempting Mediterranean treat is Ensalada Malagueña – a healthy summer salad, bursting with flavour.
  • Fresh prawns are very popular in Andalusia – try gambas al pil-pil with a generous helping of bread to mop up the garlic-infused oil they are served in.

Unusual driving laws

  • You are not allowed to use headphones or headsets when driving – hands-free devices must be hands-free.
  • Cyclists always have right of way.
  • Drink driving laws are very strict; the legal limit is less than the UK - currently 25mg per litre of breath, or around one unit.
  • Driving with one arm outside of the window is a fineable offence.
  • You could be stopped for driving in flip flops or barefoot!
  • Wearing sunglasses in a tunnel is banned.

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Things to do

History and architecture

Malaga is one of the oldest cities in the world. It is filled with ancient architecture: from Roman baths and theatres to Moorish citadels and castles. With its 19th-century bullring entered into the mix as well, the words open-air museum spring to mind.

For the best views of the city visit Alcazaba, a Moorish fortress on the Gibralfaro hillside. Resembling an elaborate sandcastle, its dusty setting gives it a true Arabian feel.

Make sure you catch a flamenco show – this historic Spanish tradition is now on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Hidden secrets

Lake Bermejales – 1.5 hours’ drive

And, oh, what a lovely drive it is. Snaking A-roads take you to a valley a long way from the crowded beaches along the coast. This lake is actually man-made, but you’d never know. Think of blue ocean waters, and replace the people with mountain views.

Here there are calm shores; not a ripple in sight – apart from the odd fish. So, lay out on the peaceful wooden pontoon and relax. If you don’t fancy driving back on the same day, why not camp under the stars?

The ultimate Malaga road trip

  • Malaga Airport AGP

    The fourth-busiest airport in Spain.

  • Car hire pick up point

    After baggage collection, signs will direct you to the car hire desks. Most of the big car rental company desks are inside the terminal building.

  • El Torcal National Park – 58km

    Landscape of breathtaking rock formations and wildlife – with free parking.

  • El Tajo Gorge  – 104km

    Incredible gorge with an almost sheer drop running through the town of Ronda.

  • Zahara de la Sierra  – 135km

    Mountainside village perched over a vast lake.

  • Carmona  – 186km

    Town surrounded by huge sunflower fields.

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