The Province of Málaga is situated on the southern coast of Spain. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the South, and has 100 municipalities and 6 regions within it's boundaries. Málaga Province includes main towns of Marbella, Torremolenos, Fuegirola, Velez-Malaga, Antequera and Ronda. Whilst Malaga is not an inland city, niether is not normally considered as a holiday resort, although it does have a very long popular beach.
Málaga is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, and is an attractive cosmopolitan city and the capital of the Costa del Sol. It is surrounded by mountains behind it and a beautiful sweep of bay in front, and to many visitors surprise, it has fabulous beaches. To one side of the city is an impressive castle and grounds perched high on a hill, with views over the whole city. A great tourist attraction and well worth a visit. Something is always happening in a city as vibrant as Malaga and visitors can look forward to colour, frills, music, emotion and that all-important wow factor at various times of the year. There are bus and coach services to the top of the hill and the castle entrance.
The climate in Malaga is mild and equable, the mean annual temperature being about 19 degrees C (66 degrees F). Málaga has the biggest Airport in Spain, and is also known as 'Málaga-Costa del Sol', and provides the gateway to other Andalucian towns as well as a large number of international destinations.
Málaga is very well served by a local train service (T1) which has stations at most coastal resorts along the Costa del Sol, including Torremolinos, Belalmadena, Fuengirola, and also calls at the Málaga Airport. There is also a second local service (T2) from Málaga to Álora travelling in a north westdirection through the 'Valley of the Sun' and stops at a number of interesting towns on route. These two routes start at Málaga Central underground station and then call at the Maria Zambrano station which is the main station in Málaga. From here there are a number of other rail services operated by RENFE covering the rest of the country, and this includes the AVE fast train system to Seville, Cordoba, Madrid, Barcelona and many more. For transfering between the T1 and T2 routes, the 'Victoria Kent' station is best. Timetables can be found on the Renfe Cercanias web site -
Bus services are many and frequent, with most starting their journey at the transport interchange (Maria Zambrano Rail Station), which includes the Bus Station, Rail Station and the first two lines of the Metro, currently both starting oposite the mail entrance of the Maria Zambrano station - one running in the direction of the Clinico Hospital and University, and the other to the Sports Centre. In time the Metro will be expanded cover most areas of Malaga.
There are a vast number of hotels in Málaga and surrounding seaside towns, together with tourist facilities to support the vast number of visitors the area attracts each year.