Home to the famous painter and artist Pablo Picasso, Málaga is situated in the south of Spain, on the Costa del Sol or Sunshine Coast. It is popular as a tourist attraction due to its Mediterranean climate which sees mild winters and hot summers. It is a port city with lots of resort hotels and lovely sandy beaches, where the modern resort attractions meet the Renaissance feel of the place. If you plan to visit Malaga, here are some must-see sights!
Renaissance La Manquita (translates as one-armed lady) is a cathedral that was unfinished
- The centre is steeped in history and links to the harbour
- The north is scenic due to its mountainous region
- Museo Picasso Malaga is a museum to celebrate Picasso’s work and architecture/sculpting
The Castle of Gibralfaro is popular with visits and connects to Alcazaba (the residence of the royals)
- The Church of Santiago (St James) is a splendid example of Gothic styling and mixes the Christian and Islamic traditions
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Officially called Málaga–Costa del Sol Airport, it is the fourth busiest airport in Spain and an important one for serving the many tourists who fly in and out of the Costa del Sol. A busy airport, it is always developing and new areas being built to cope with demand. In 2016, there were a record breaking number of passengers passing through Malaga airport with an increase of 15.7% in passenger numbers. Today it is a large and modern airport offering a whole host of good shops, restaurants, cafes and important facilities.
Malaga Airport is located just 8km from Malaga City, making it a very easy transfer for those staying in the city itself. It is accessible by all main methods of transport. For those staying in different resorts around the Costa del Sol, Malaga Airport serves a wide area. It is just a 10 minute ride to Torremolinos or 15 minutes to Benalmadena. It stretches to a 30 minute car ride to Marbella and around 60 minutes to Esteopona. As such, many tourists enjoy to sit back in the luxury travelling style of an airport taxi after their flight.
The airport is made up of three terminals T1, T2 and T3, althought T1 is now rarely used. It is a popular airport as everything is easy to find and UK flights depart and arrive at either T1 or T2, which are connected. At Taxi Leader we cover airport travel from Malaga Airport and around the Costa del Sol. A private and hassle-free service will await you and we pride outselves in offering drivers who are reliable. For us, it is all about taking that stress out of your travel and holiday experience.
Easy to organise, we offer an online 24 hour booking system where you fill out a simple form with information (contact details, flight times, flight number, airport, destination etc). A qualified and experienced driver with local knowledge of Malaga and the wider area will meet you at the airport holding up a sign with your name on it. As Malaga Airport uses mainly T1 and T2, there should be no probllems connecting with your driver who will know when and where you arrive and will be ready and waiting. What’s more, you will have a direct number to your driver should any issues arise.
Depending on where you are staying, your journey in Costa del Sol could be anything from 5 or 10 minutes to over an hour. Grabbing a guaranteed airport taxi means that there is less chance of you getting lost than if you hired a car or took public transport. Communication is simple and the ride is comfortbale. What more can you want for the start of your holiday? An added bonus is that you can get your return transport booked and sorted, saving you the thought of having to plan the return trip at the end of your stay.
An airport taxi is a relaxing way to see the local area without the stress of waiting. Put that map away and sit back! Landing in a foreign country can be daunting. The area and people are new to you. It will feel that little bit more familiar knowing that you will be emailed an emergency contact number and will have a taxi waiting to whisk you straight to your hotel, or anywhere else you want to go to.