Costa del Sol Travel Information

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Costa del Sol Scene Málaga is one of the oldest cities in the world, founded in the 8th century by the Phoenicians. Today, art is everywhere-- you can experience exhibits dedicated to glass and crystal, classic cars, contemporary installations, and, of course, the works of Picasso, who was born here. Wander past banana trees and beautiful fountains as you walk through Paseo del Parque, then hit the old city to quench your thirst at a Spanish tavern.

Things to do in Costa del Sol: Alcazaba • Museo Automovilistico y de la Moda • Mercado Central de Atarazanas • Malaga Cathedral • Puerto Banus • Puerto de Malaga • Castillo de Gibralfaro • Museo Picasso Malag • Caminito del Rey

Highly rated hotels in Costa del Sol: Gran Hotel Miramar • Vincci Seleccion Posada del Patio • Anantara Villa Padierna Palace • Barcelo Malaga • Hotel Molina Lario • Palacio Solecio • Petit Palace Plaza Malaga • Parador de Ronda

Spain's electricity is 230V 50Hz and uses plug types C & F
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Great Circle Distance between Heathrow and Málaga Airport is 1,041 miles. Costa del Sol's IATA airport code is AGP.

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Climate: Málaga is on the Costa del Sol (literally, Coast of the Sun) and experiences a Mediterranean climate, with mild, relatively rainy winters and hot, sunny summers. The wind blows frequently: not by accident, the Costa del Sol used to be called Costa del Viento (windy coast). In the cold half of the year, the wind blows along with Atlantic disturbances, while in summer, it blows as sea breeze in the afternoon. Rainfall is not abundant, and follows the Mediterranean pattern, in fact, most of it falls from October to March (in autumn and winter, it can sometimes rain a lot, especially in the western part), while in summer, it almost never rains. Also, rainfall becomes gradually less abundant proceeding from west to east. The amount of sunshine in the Costa del Sol is very good in summer, when clear skies prevail. In the other seasons, there are many sunny periods, but cloudy periods are also possible. However, in winter, the south of Spain is one of the sunniest areas in Europe. The best time to visit the cities of the Costa del Sol for walks and hikes, corresponds to the months of April, May and October, especially if you plan an excursion to the interior of Andalusia, which is often scorchingly hot in summer. For a beach holiday, the best period is instead the summer, from June to mid-September. In the westernmost part, it's better to bring a sweatshirt for cool and windy evenings, especially in June and September, but for safety, also in July and August.

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BA Tier Points

Class Tier Points
(One way)
Tier Points
Economy 10 20
Business 40 80

Avios Required (per leg) for BA Redemption Flight from London to Málaga, (Zone 2, 651-1,150 miles)

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