Hotel Elcano

Avda. Juan Sebastian Elcano No. 103, Malaga, Costa del Sol, Spain
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by aviatryx

I want to take a day trip to Gibraltar from Malaga. I will be there early November and do not want to rent a car. Does anyone have a suggestion about tour company or car/driver hire? I understand it is is better to go only to the border and walk across and take a local tour. Is there bus service form the city to the border?


Re: Gibraltar

by puerto_lover

Presume that you are staying in Malaga City itself.
Then you can take a bus to La Linea which is just across the border into Gibraltar.
Details of buses from Malaga to La Linea can be found on Malaga Bus station (next to the railway station) web site:

The buses get to the bus terminal at La Linea and it is about a 10 minutes walk into Gib to the frontier information office where you can collect any advice. Don't forget to take your passport ! Then continuing you get to the bus stop for the town. Or if you are feeling energetic you could walk across the airport runway ! Not when the planes are flying though....
At the frontier building there is normally a driver or two waiting for a visitor to show around Gib. I don't know what they charge but this is clearly the luxury way of seeing around. Otherwise just get familiar with the few bus routes and head for the sights. Look at the Gibraltar pages for extra information. For a first timer, there is a bus that runs from the frontier bus stop (it is opposite the small airport building) right to the end at Europa Point. I think I have done a Tip about it.

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Re: Gibraltar

by aviatryx

Thank you so much that was very helpful. I am in Los Angeles


Re: Gibraltar

by puerto_lover

Hi Bertie
I have been to LA and am sure you will enjoy Southern Spain. There are tours available of course and if you are staying in a hotel them no problem. Plenty of good places to visit apart from Gib. Maybe you already decided to go to Granada and see the lovely Alhambra. Easy to get to if you don't mind taking the public bus from Malaga is the best for this. You don't need to book a seat in advance unless you have a tight schedule like have to get to Granada at a certain time.
If you do go without a tour, it is easy enough. At the bus station in Granada just take a cab into the Alhambra - it may cost about €10 but is quick and will take you to where the ticket office is. You need about 3 or 4 hours to look around the Alhambra. if you decide to go independently then maybe get a ticket in advance so you can avoid the queue and ensure your entry. Look at the Granada VT pages for some information. You can book using

Travel Tips for Málaga

La Manca, the history of the tower

by Carmela71

You will see that the cathedral has only one tower.

Thats the reason is called La Manca

There are many histories about why they did not finished the second one.

One of the favorities for the people of Malga is that they took the money for the Sevilla festival (always there has been animosity between this two cities lol)

Malaga Beaches

by Raquero

The beach areas in Malaga are Malagueta, La Calleta and Banos de Carmen east of the port, and to the west. Playas de Huellin, San Andres, Misericordia and Guadalhorce.

The beaches are man made , millions of tons of sand from local rivers are dumped on the beach replacing that lost by storms.


by blint about Market

What better place to buy some Spanish cured ham than in the local market. Here you can see them hanging over the stall front. Stick it in your suitcase and see what customs make of it.

You don't have to by the whole leg you can also get them to chop it into some slices for you.

bus to airport

by svetik2000

To get to the airport, you can take the public transport or taxi. If you prefer cheap option - then bus 19 is for you - it goes all the way to the airport.
Alternatively, you can take a taxi which should cost you about 15 euros and takes 20 mins to get to the airport (if you're going from the historical centre)

Can't remember the name though...

by keyhole

Can't remember the name though . . but it is located at Fuengirola, I think its the only place that serves buffet!!! At very reasonable price.
As mentioned above, but in addition, there is a pretty good looking waitress on duty! Check her out! Paella .. .. Malaga (local red and sweet wine)


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