Choose Malaga Airport as your gateway to the Costa del Sol. Here are some of the best seaside towns close to Malaga Airport. 

1. Torremolinos

20 minutes drive from Malaga Airport

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Torremolinos, Costa del Sol, Spain

Torremolinos is a lively beach resort town, less than half an hour away from Malaga Airport. It's a vibrant holiday destination characterised by its golden beaches, watersports and proximity to great Spanish restaurants and bars.  By night, the adults in your party will enjoy the exciting nightlife on the busy promenade.

2. Benalmádena

22 minutes drive from Malaga Airport

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Benalmadena, Costa del Sol, Spain

Benalmádena makes a brilliant base for exploring the Costa del Sol. It neighbours Torremolinos and benefits from the same buzz that comes with being a popular Spanish beach resort. Try the local beaches on for size, discover the enchanting Colomares Castle or go yacht spotting down at the famous Puerto Marina.  All within grabbing distance from Malaga Airport. 

3. Mijas

25 minutes drive from Malaga Airport

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Mijas, Costa del Sol, Spain

Mijas is perched on the mountainside, which great accessibility to the coastal strip of Mias Costa and Mijas Bay. Hailed as one of the most beautiful resorts in the Costa del Sol, Mijas is a great choice for luxury feeling holidays without the price tag. Expect pristine white architecture in town, mega sandy beaches and good road links to and from Malaga Airport. 

4. Fuengirola

25 minutes drive from Malaga Airport

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Fuengirola, Costa del Sol, Spain

Once a fishing village, Fuengirola has grown into a metropolis built for family holidays that prioritise convenience. You will never be far from a beach, as this region boasts 7 km of sun-soaked beaches just 25 minutes from Malaga Airport. In town, you'll find great tapas plus all the shops you need for groceries and souvenirs. 

5. Malaga

28 minutes drive from Malaga Airport

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Malaga, Costa del Sol, Spain

Malaga is a cosmopolitan choice for the ultimate city break by the sea. Seen as the capital of the Costa del Sol, this beachy resort has a strong art history, as the former home of none other than Pablo Picasso. Malaga, which shares a name with nearby Malaga Airport, is lucky to get year-round sunshine which makes it easy to stay out exploring the diverse nightlife. 

6. Torre del Mar

41 minutes drive from Malaga Airport

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Torre del Mar, Costa del Sol, Spain

Torre del Mar is a great destination near Malaga Airport for families looking for authentic Spanish holidays. Take in the charming whitewashed buildings, stop for lunch at one of the seafood restaurants in town or head down to the beach for a spot of people watching. Look out for the iconic 18th Century lighthouse, which proudly watches over the promenade right out to the Marina of Caleta de Velez. 

7. Marbella

47 minutes drive from Malaga Airport

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Marbella, Costa del Sol, Spain

Marbella is a place known for glitz and glamour, perfect for those who like the finer things in life. Its beaches see wonderful weather, world-class shopping and a variety of waterfront Michelin-starred restaurants and bars. Rub shoulders with other well-to-do holidaymakers, who'll also likely have landed at Malaga Airport. 

8. Nerja

52 minutes drive from Malaga Airport 

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Nerja, Costa del Sol, Spain

Nerja is a quaint Andalusian town brimming with character. Explore its beautiful dark sand beaches and stop to smell all the fantastic geraniums that carpet this holiday hotspot. Spend a day on a sculpture walk in town, before heading out with the other culture vultures in your group to the incredible Nerja Caves. 

9. Estepona

58 minutes drive from Malaga Airport

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Estepona, Costa del Sol, Spain

Estepona is a quiet resort an hour from Malaga Airport, which is home to Blue Flag accredited El Cristo Beach. Take in the scenery on the fine sands or get down to the water for a spot of snorkelling or even beach cricket. Treat the family to a slap-up tapas dinner, before seeing red as traditional flamenco dancers decorate the narrow, cobbled streets. 

10. Ronda

1 hour 22 minutes drive from Malaga Airport

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Ronda, Costa del Sol, Spain

Ronda is the more landlocked choice but still boasts great accessibility to beaches within an hour and a half of Malaga Airport. Familiarise yourself with the Moorish old town, before venturing to the modern side of town for dinner. The closest sandy stretch is Nagueles Beach back towards Marbella, so perhaps you could stop by on your journey back to Malaga Airport from your villa. Speaking of which...

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Resort near Malaga Airport 

Journey time by car

Torremolinos

Apartments in Torremolinos

20 minutes

Benalmádena

Apartments in Benalmádena

22 minutes

Mijas

Villas in Mijas

25 minutes

Fuengirola

Apartments in Fuengirola

25 minutes

Malaga

Apartments in Malaga

28 minutes

Torre del Mar

Apartments and holiday houses in Torre del Mar

41 minutes

Marbella

Villas in Marbella

47 minutes

Nerja

Villas in Nerja

52 minutes

Estepona

Villas in Estepona

58 minutes

Ronda

Holiday rentals in Ronda

1 hour 22 minutes