Selection of Holiday rentals in Málaga
Discover hundreds of apartments in Málaga quickly and easily. See all of the holiday rentals in one place and compare the prices of your beach and city centre apartments to save up to 25%. Book the cheapest for the area you’d most like to stay and get Málaga accommodation from £14 per night. The capital of the Costa del Sol has such a wide variety of rentals that you will be easily find villas near Málaga if that is what suits you. In the city centre you will be close to the likes of the Cathedral, the Alcazaba de Málaga, Gibralfaro and its castle or other popular neighbourhoods such as La Mercad or the old town itself. Alternatively, you can stay near the beaches of La Malagueta and Pedregalejo, the Port of Málaga and neighbourhoods such as El Palo or Bellavista. All this in the city which is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, and pays homage to the artist with two spaces dedicated to his work: The Casa Natal and the Museum. For this and much more, cheap accommodation in Málaga are the most sought after, and the best option to spend a weekend or a few days in the most important city of the Costa del Sol. With a search engine that collates all the apartments and villas on websites of all of our partners, this is without a doubt the best place to find cheap holiday apartments in this Andalusian city. Thousands of short-stay apartments or rooms to rent, we make it faster and cheaper, so you don’t have to go searching one by one. Are you ready to discover the city?
Where to rent apartments in Málaga
Málaga is the capital of the Costa del Sol, one of the most important parts of the Spanish coast. As one of the most visited holiday destinations in the country year upon year for apartments and villas, it is not only popular because of its beaches and good weather, it also has a fascinating history. The origins of Málaga date back to the 8th century BC, making it one of the oldest cities in Europe. Málaga was founded by the Phoenicians next to Gibralfaro, a mountain of 130 meters of altitude, and under the name of Malaka. Occupying the Guadalhorce Valley, the river that crosses it along with the Guadalmedina, and surrounded by the Málaga Mountains. It occupies a great location to the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula which made it the leading name for tourist growth during the 60s and 70s. Málaga Airport is considering the busiest airport in southern Spain and has the fourth largest volume of passengers in the country. Unlike other beach destinations, Málaga is a city that welcomes tourists all year round, like its Andalusian neighbours of Seville, Granada and even the country’s own capital, Madrid. It has an interesting heritage, from buildings such as the Atarazanas and Salamanca markets, along with its various other titles such as the world headquarters of the International Association of Science of Technology Parks. The growth of Málaga in recent years has been remarkable, so it is important to know more about the various neighbourhoods before searching for a holiday villa in Málaga.
- Málaga City Centre: Apartments in Málaga town centre are the best accommodation options to choose in this city. It is the historical area and here you will find most of the city’s principle oints of interest. Alameda Principal and Calle de Marqués de Lario are its two main arteries, both east of the Guadalmedia River and its Tetuan Bridge; the second of them is one of the most beautiful streets in the country. Alcazabilla Street is also another excellent location to look for short-term holiday rentals, as here you will find the entrance to the Alcazaba of Málaga and the Roman Theatre, amongst others.
- La Merced: This neighbourhood is located at the northern end of the Alcazabilla, where apartments are very sought after by tourists travelling to the city. This area begins in the Plaza de Mercad, and ends near the Plaza Rosa and the Glass and Crystal Museum. You will also find the Cervantes Theatre and Picasso’s Birthplace alongside the Interactive Museum of Music and the Arab Baths.
- El Palo: This neighbourhood is located in the easternmost part of Málaga, between the Jaboneras stream and the Totalán river. This is another of the areas in which accommodation is highly sought after, because it is one of those that best preserves the fishing tradition of this city. Despite being a little further away from the centre and the main points of interest, it has the great draw of having its own beach, El Palo.
- La Malagueta: From the Port of Málaga to the end of the Malagueta beach, this was one of the neighbourhoods with the highest rate of growth during the tourist boom. Thus, unlike the rest, it is characterised by high rises full of beach apartments and is great for Málaga holiday rentals. In addition, only the Alameda Principal separates this area from the old part of the city, locating it close to the great attractions of Málaga, such as the viewpoint and the Gibralfaro castle.
- Pedregalejo: Between the neighbourhoods of El Palo and La Malagueta is this old fishing district. It is a particularly favourite as it is a lot quieter without being too far from the city centre, yet still maintains its essence of the city. It encompasses the beaches of Pedregalejo and Las Acacias, as well as the El Pedregal seafront; and so it is an excellent alternative to spend time in your Málaga rental.
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When to book your Málaga beach apartment
Like every Andalusian city, Málaga has two very clear peak seasons, at Easter and during the summer months. In March is the imminent arrival of one of the greatest festivities in all the region, which results in a growth in demand for tourist accommodation that reaches its heights in July and August, the full summer service where villas in Málaga with a private pool are particularly sought after. At the end of March to the beginning of April there is a slight rise in the prices of tourist apartments, which can be seen about 20% higher. After that, the demand is regulated again and with it the price, until the three months of summer where prices rise again about 25% with respect to the average price. With 16 beaches on its 14 km of coastline, the capital of the Costa del Sol is a very attractive holiday destination for both domestic and foreign travellers. The beaches of La Malagueta, La Caleta or San Andrés are some of the most popular beaches of the Málaga coast and of Spain. However, despite having a strong peak from March to September, this city attracts people throughout the year; since in addition to sun and beach it has many important monuments along with other large Spanish cities such as Benidorm or Barcelona, which have a high amount of tourism activity regardless of the month. For this reason, Málaga is prepared to face a constant demand with the offer of short stay apartments and cheap accommodation in the Costa del Sol.
What to do in the capital of the Costa del Sol
A city that bridges the gap between sea destinations and historical interest, there is plenty to be reaped from this ancient city. Read on to find out more:
- Gibralfaro: A small mountain founded by the Phoenicians in old Malaka in the 8th century. It rises from the foothills of the Málaga Mountains, and on its summit is the castle.
- Alcazaba de Málaga: In the foothills of the previous mountain you can find this Muslim construction, which was built on an old Phoenician fortification in the 11th century. It is one of the most important monuments of the city.
- Roman Theatre: The remains of this ancient Roman theatre are located at the foot of the Gibralfaro mountain. It was discovered in 1951, although it is estimated that it was built during the 1st century BC. Despite this, to this day a large part of the cavea and its grandstand has a clear Greek influence.
- Málaga Cathedral: Officially this is the Holy Cathedral Basilica of the Incarnation. Built in front of the Plaza del Obispo, it was erected at the request of the Catholic Monarchs after the conquest of Málaga. A process that began in 1528 and ended in 1782 which is why the initial Gothic style is influenced by the Renaissance.
- Plaza del Obispo: In front of the cathedral and of the Episcopal palace, this is one of the oldest squares in the city, and is located in the historic centre. It highlights the presence of the Fountain of the Plaza del Obispo, which was built in 1785 and filled with water from the San Telmo aqueduct. A very emblematic place which is perfect to relax and have a drink.
- Picasso’s Birthplace: This is the building where the most important painter of the 20th century was born in 1881, and lived for the first three years of his life. It is found at number 15 of the Plaza de la Merced and includes a collection of original objects, family memories and pieces by the artist himself. It is also a Historical-Artistic Monument of National Interest.
- Picasso Museum: Also dedicated to the famous Málaga artist, this museum brings together a total of 285 works with the signature of Pablo Picasso. It was inaugurated in 2003 and in 2016 it was the most visited museum in Andalusia, receiving more than 550,000 visitors. The palace of the Counts of Buenavista is its current headquarters, a building of the sixteenth century and declared an Asset of Cultural Interest and Historical Heritage of Spain.
- Carmen Thyssen Museum: Another 285 works make up the collection of this museum, in what is the largest sample of Andalusian painting of the nineteenth century in Spain. It is in the palace of Villalón and it is divided into four sections.
- Automobile Museum of Málaga: Occupying the historic building of the Royal Tobacco Factory, is this Málaga museum which contains more than 90 vehicles with models ranging from brands such as Bugatti to Rolls Royce, Ferrari, etc.
- Contemporary Art Centre of Málaga: This is inside the old building of the Wholesale Market of Málaga. With a large sample of plastic art, of more than 400 pieces, it was the first art centre in Spain to obtain the international quality certification.
- Centre Pompidou: This museum of modern and contemporary art is, since 2015, home to its original in France, the National Centre of Art and Culture Georges Pompidou. It is the second and the first to exist outside of France. It is very distinctive due to ‘The Cube’, a colourful figure on the building.
- Collection of the Russian Museum Saint Petersburg: Like the previous one, it is the seat of the Russian State Museum in Spain. It was inaugurated in 2015 and is also its first European headquarters.
- Prehistoric Park: This includes the Archaeological Site of the Spider, located at the easternmost point of the city. In total it is composed of seven sites in which were found pre-Neanderthal, Neanderthal, Cro-Magnon and even Neolithic and Chalcolithic remains.
- Church of the Martyrs: This is the best known of the four churches that were raised with the Catholic Monarchs; the church of the Sagrario, the church of Santiago and the church of San Juan. Its original construction was Gothic-Mudejar style, of which only the exterior tower remains; but after several reforms the French rococo style dominates. It is the church with the largest number of fraternities and brotherhoods during Easter.
- Plaza de Toros de la Malagueta: In neo-Mudejar style, this bullring has a capacity for more than 9,000 spectators and is in the Malagueta area. Although it remains out of service most of the year, there are plans to turn it into a cultural centre.
- Port of Málaga: Located in the Bay of Málaga, it ranges from a commercial port to passenger port, alongside being used for sports, fishing and cruises; it is one of the most important in the Spanish Mediterranean.