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Villas and apartments in Málaga

Find your perfect holiday rental in Málaga, the birthplace of Pablo Picasso!

Rent a villa or apartment in Málaga and quench your thirst for culture under the Mediterranean sun

Villas, apartments and holiday properties for rent in Málaga

Set at the foot of the Montes de Málaga mountains to the north, between the river valleys of Guadalmedina and Guadalhorce, the capital of Málaga Province is the southernmost city in Spain, situated in the heart of the Costa del Sol. Once regarded by tourists as nothing more than a transit hub, Málaga has flourished into a region of culture, gastronomy and leisure, with a vibrant energy that can be felt from the golden beaches right down to the charming streets of the old town quarter. From the Michelin-starred restaurants to the world-famous art museums and abundance of cocktail bars and boutiques, Málaga is the full package when it comes to sun-drenched city escapes. 

Whether you stay in one of our upscale apartments in Málaga’s centre, or a secluded terraced villa in the countryside, our Clickstay holiday rentals are just minutes away from the main attractions, authentic tapas bars and sun-kissed coast. If you fancy a change of scenery from the beach-lined Costa del Sol, soak up some culture at Paseo del Parque, with its gardens, fountains and sculptures, located east of the Plaza de la Marina. A must-see is the famous Picasso Museum, housing over 200 pieces of work by one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. For panoramic views across Málaga and the Mediterranean, a visit to the 11th Century Moorish fortress Alcazaba, overlooking the Muelle Uno port, is a must. Let your hair down and dance the night away at the beach bars scattered along the coast, or mingle with friendly locals at the nightclubs and live music bars of the old town.

One of the best things about the coastal capital is its proximity to the sparkling beaches along the Costa del Sol. Relax and unwind on the golden, almost white sands before recharging your batteries at one of the chiringuitos on family-friendly, Blue Flag beach Malagueta, located by the port. For a day of water sports, La Caleta beach, a little further eastwards, offers everything from scuba diving to water skiing, sailing and windsurfing. For a change of scene, follow the stretch of coast to Torremolinos and Marbella, for a livelier crowd and plenty of beach front bars.

Key holiday info
  • Málaga City is a 20-minute drive (13 km) from Málaga International Airport, and less than a 3 hour flight from the UK and mainland Europe.
  • During the summer months daytime temperatures can reach 31°C, whilst the winter is milder with the average high of 17°C.
  • The daytime sea temperature in summer can reach a very pleasant 25°C.
  • Montes de Málaga Natural Park is 5 km north of Málaga city centre and approx. a 3-4 minute drive.
  • There are 20 golf courses in Málaga Province alone, and over 70 in the Costa del Sol!

A beginner's guide to renting a villa or apartment in Málaga

For most visitors, Málaga is a gateway to the beautiful beaches of the Costa del Sol, with few tourists venturing far from the airport or into the city. Well, they’re missing a trick because this once down-at-heel port has been transformed into a vibrant city, with over 30 art museums, a fascinating history and modern port boasting a wide promenade with plenty of restaurants, boutiques and cafes.

Málaga has always been fiercely proud of its artistic heritage. As the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, it is naturally a hotspot for art lovers. Málaga boasts more museums than any other city in Andalucia; the most famous being the Picasso Museum in the heart of the city, home to a collection of his life-time works. Learn about the city’s rich agricultural history at the Museum of Wine, or visit the Carmen Thyssen Museum for its 19th century paintings. If modern is more your bag, then the Contemporary Art Centre is for you. Petrolheads will love the Automobile Museum exhibiting more than 80 vehicles dating from the end of the 19th century to our present day.

The first stop for many while in Málaga is the 11th Century Moorish Alcazaba fortress in the heart of the city, nestled on a hill overlooking the port. Catch the local city bus, take a taxi, or if you’re feeling energetic you can walk there and take a scenic stroll to the top, for some spectacular views across the Costa del Sol and the Mediterranean Sea. The fortress's maze of gardens is dotted with pretty fountains, where lies the 14th century Gibralfaro Castle. Nicknamed ‘The One-Armed Lady’ due to one of its towers being destroyed, the 16th century Málaga Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church and the perfect example of renaissance and baroque architecture with its Moorish walls that stretch from Alcazaba fortress to Gibralfaro Castle.

With its rich seafood cuisine, abundance of cultural gems, vibrant nightlife and close proximity to the golden sands of the Costa del Sol, the cosmopolitan city of Málaga has something for everyone. We offer holiday rentals in the heart of it all, from luxury villas with landscaped terraces, to modern studio apartments and family-friendly holiday homes.

Why rent a villa or apartment in ­Málaga with Clickstay?

For the last ten years we've sent thousands of happy holidaymakers to villas and apartments all over the Costa del Sol and Málaga! We're a trusted brand with secure online payment and you can book your holiday in Málaga with confidence. We're also here to help – whether you're looking for that perfect rental in Málaga or you're already on holiday, you can call or email our customer services team.

Own a holiday villa or apartment in Málaga?

If you are an owner or agent with holiday villas or apartments in Málaga, or if you want to increase your rentals, then sign up to Clickstay and manage your properties directly. Clickstay lets owners to contact renters directly. Our online system allows you to manage your property description, prices and availability as well as catering for all sorts of holiday rentals – from villas with private pools to beach front apartments.

Our costs are low: we charge a £1, €1 or $1 sign-up fee and you can then advertise an unlimited number of properties to directly to renters looking for a Málaga holiday rental. We charge 10% marketing commission when a renter books your property through the Clickstay site.

Interested? Find out more on how you can list your villa or apartment rentals.

Did you know...
  • Málaga is the birthplace of world famous Spanish artist Pablo Picasso.
  • Housed inside a colorful glass cube at Muelle Uno port, the Pompidou Centre houses famous artworks, including those of iconic artists like Frida Kahlo, René Magritte, and Francis Bacon.
  • Málaga has over 30 museums, more museums than any other city in Andalucia.
  • The Roman theatre at the foot of Alcazaba fortress in the heart of the city, is the oldest monument in Málaga and well worth a visit.
  • Málaga is one of the world’s oldest cities founded by the Phoenicians around 770 BC, where it was then known as Malaka.
  • Málaga enjoys an average of 300 days of annual sunshine, thanks in part to the Málaga mountains sheltering the region from cold weather from the north. It enjoys the warmest winters out of all the European cities!