Campervan hire Malaga
Along the arid coast of Andalusia lies a rich cultural oasis you’ll instantly fall in love with, not just for its roots but also for its flourishing contemporary way of life.
It doesn’t matter where you are in Malaga. The possibility of eating freshly-caught fish on a promenade on a beautiful sunny day is just the tip of the iceberg (not literally, because of the heat, you know?). And if you like art, wait until you realize who was born in here: nobody less than Pablo Picasso. If, like him, you see the world in cubes and want to explore the rest of the iceberg, just try a few of the great drinks with enough ice cubes to replenish yourself under Malaga’s hot sun. Also, did we mention the restaurants, bars and cafés across the city serving the most amazing food? Malaga’s incredibly rich heritage dates back almost 3,000 years, making it one of the world’s oldest remaining cities – so hire a campervan in Malaga and gear up for a road trip through an oasis filled with three millennia worth of stories and experiences!
Depot + Transfer
If you want to pick up or drop off a campervan or motorhome in Malaga, we’re here for you – right next to the airport! We will meet you at Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport and take you to our depot, located 12 minutes away from the Airport in Alhaurín de la Torre, where you will pick up your campervan. On return, we’ll drive you back to the airport - everything free of charge in regular hours, of course!
Parking in the city
The city centre is car-free, which means you’ll need to leave the campervan in the outskirts. There’s a blue zone where you can park (paid from 9am to 2pm on working days) for a maximum of 2 hours, after which you’ll need to validate parking again until you leave.
If you’re planning to spend the day in the city centre and want to be worry-free, just park the van in any car park – it’s a little bit more expensive, but it does the job.
Camping grounds nearby
You have plenty of options if you want to stay with your RV in a camping ground near Malaga. Three options you will want to consider are: Camping Park Pizarra, Camping Rural Presa La Viñuela and Camping Torremolinos.
Besides camping grounds, you’ll also find two motorhome parking grounds around Malaga (Autocaravanas Seyla and a private motorhome park on Carretera Nacional 340) that are cheaper and have basic amenities.
The Costa del Sol. If this name for itself doesn’t say it all, we don’t know what will. Meaning literally “Coast of the Sun”, this is where you’ll find Malaga, one of the oldest cities in the world, and a whole lot of sun! The Phoenicians founded the city, calling it Malaka. Then a lot of fighting for power took place along the centuries, involving Charthagians, Romans, Moores, and Christians – turning Malaga into the city it is today: a cultural paradise for those looking to master the art of having a great quality of life.
Why’s that? Where else can you eat and drink like an ancient king and enjoy the sun right before contemplating some original Picasso’s paintings? A perfect way to spend the first leg of your road trip is by staying right where you are (in Malaga, that is!) and visit the Moorish fortress palace, which walls you can spot from almost anywhere in the city; or explore the Roman Theatre, only rediscovered in 1951; step foot in the cathedral that took more than 150 years to build (and it wasn’t due to laziness!); have lunch on any of the awarded restaurants in the city centre (or in the simpler ones, where you won’t be disappointed!); feel like a king in Castillo de Gibralfaro, a 2,500 years old landmark you’ll recognise from Málaga’s emblems; bargain with the locals in Atarazanas Market; find shade in the greenest park of the city, Parque de Málaga; pay a visit to the most famous painter this city has produced: Pablo Picasso, in Museo Picasso Málaga.
Then, to call it a day, grab the wheel of your Indie campervan and drive over to one of Malaga’s beaches and watch the sunset while you have a drink. With so many layers of history covered by an amazing quality of life, Málaga is where you want to be.
What to discover
In and around the city
Malaga Football Club
If you’re a football fan, this is for you. If not, this is for you too. Spain is all about football, so Malaga is no exception.
Visit the home of major victories and endless glory with a 30,000 people capacity: Málaga CF stadium. If you’re lucky, maybe you can attend a game!
Ok, this is not a place to visit. But it definitely is a point of interest. If you love to try local dishes, and if fish is your thing, you’ll love espeto: grilled sardine.
To cook this, a hole is dug in the sand, a fire is made, and that’s how and where the sardines are roasted.
Feria de Agosto
You can’t go wrong when visiting this city. But if you’re planning on visiting it on the third week of August, then you’re lucky to catch this special event. It’ll give you a good look of the Andalusian culture, with a great deal of flamenco performances across the city, streets full of flowers and daily bullfights at La Malagueta.
Renting an RV to road trip around Malaga will not feel complete until you make the one-and-a-half hour drive to Granada. Located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, The Alhambra in Granada is the Palace City (yes, there’s much more than just a palace) and capital of the Moorish Nasrid Dynasty. Given that they ruled over all of Andalusia for centuries, you can only begin to imagine the culture and history stored in this place.
Whereas you might think of a motorhome or campervan hire in Granada as a good option for your road trip, enjoying the arid roads from Malaga to this town on the wheel of your Indie rental RV will feel at least just as good.
Also a one-and-a-half-hour drive away from Malaga is Algeciras. Known as a port city (since it has one of the largest ports in Europe), there’s plenty of historic landmarks to visit in this city.
But since you are probably craving for adventure and already thinking of a campervan hire to drive to Algeciras, we recommend you hurry to the nearby beaches (like Tarifa!) and try your hand at kite and windsurfing!
This tiny outcrop of British soil is the place of monkey business. No, literally. Because on the Rock of Gibraltar you’ll find plenty of these tricky little primates (beware, hide your hats, phones, cameras and wallets).
This land’s small size probably makes it unworthy to hire a campervan or a motorhome in Gibraltar, but you will surely enjoy a great time on a 1-day break if you drive your van there from Malaga. Just be a bit careful when dealing with the little monkey fellas and you’ll be in for a fun journey!