Finish off the festive season with a Malaga city break. See the Christmas lights, shop the Christmas markets, and explore its historical centre and great food scene.
After many years of turning right when I arrived in Malaga airport, I finally got around to a Malaga city break. Malaga airport is frequented by millions of international visitors each year, but most use it as a gateway to stay in beach resorts on the Costa del Sol. I was one of those people, and can’t believe what I have been missing for the last 30 years!
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Despite being the six largest city in Spain, Malaga feels more like a vibrant town. Its colourful streets are a delight to explore and it is packed with history and culture, as well as tasty tapas bars.
Many of the top things to do in Malaga are located close together so you can see most of the highlights in a Malaga city break. My Malaga travel guide has all you need to know about discovering this great city:
A Malaga city break is just as impressive at Christmas time, as its Christmas lights are renowned as being the best in Andalucia. Visitors flock to Malaga city every December to take part in the festivities and to enjoy its stunning streets lit up with over two million lights.
In addition to the lights, there are five Christmas trees, Christmas markets, colourful arches and light shows to complete the festive experience. The Christmas lights will be illuminated from the 26th of November until the 5th of January – see more here.
I found a great deal flying on the 3rd of January where return flights are just €148 for two nights from Dublin with Aer Lingus.
Price for a two night stay at the 4-Star Soho Boutique Hotel Colón is just €151 per person, or if you fancy some five-star luxury, the modern Only You Hotel is €197 per person.
If the dates or duration does not sure, simply edit the dates to suit your requirements. Flights are available with Ryanair from Dublin, Shannon and Cork and weekly from Ireland West Airport – Knock. Aer Lingus also offer daily flights to Malaga from Dublin airport.
Search flights here 3rd – 5th January €148pp
View 4-Star Hotel €151pp
View 5-Star Hotel €197pp
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