Malaga is very much a tourist destination which means there is a plethora of good quality places to stay...
British tourists have been flocking to Malaga since the 1960s, and as numbers have increased with the onset of bargain flights, this has generated a lot of investment in hotels and holiday rental accommodation.
Central Malaga is a good choice for those who want to experience the hustle of this pretty Andalucian city and yet still take the short journey to the coast - around 20 minutes away.
However, Torremollinos, Fuengirola and, of course, major British favourite, Marbella, are just a short drive westwards from Malaga Airport - offering an excellent choice of hotels, holiday rentals and, for the outdoors lovers, camping.
Since most holidaymakers opt for a straightforward flight and hotel package, it's worth bearing in mind that the quality of hotels in the Malaga region varies widely - from plush five-star resorts complete with state-of-the-art sports facilities, such as the famous La Manga Club in Murcia, through to family-run guesthouses set back from the coastline in Antequera or Ronda. Both are very beautiful but not ideal for those seeking a beach holiday.
For younger families, the Malaga coastline remains hugely popular, and for those looking for nightlife, people-watching and fun, Marbella is a firm favourite.