Saturday, March 30, 2013

Shopping and eating on Malaga airport in the new T3

The new main shopping area is in T3 . The shops in the old T2 are closed as the area is being refurbished, but once you clear security and passport control you automatically enter the new shopping area which is modern and stylish.

There are a lot of shops for you to pick up last minute gifts and souvenirs as well as duty free shops selling perfumes, liquor and cigarettes/tobacco. Make sure you have your boarding pass with you, because when you’re shopping tax free, you will be asked to show it.

It is good to know in advance what your duty free allowance is.

Are you travelling from EU countries ( such as Spain) , back to the UK, you do not have to pay any tax on the goods purchased. Provided that you are transported for personal use (including gifts). Reselling is not allowed!

Besides shops, there is also a variety of bars and restaurants to eat and drink when you arrive or when you are waiting for your flight to depart.
Such as Burger King, Pizza Hut, and a sea food bar.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Malaga Film Festival April 20 to 27

Malaga Film Festival April 20 to 27 Festival de Málaga. Cine Español

Malaga Film Festival 2013 is a week full of movies, actors, directors and other festivities. The Festival was first held in 1998, over the years it has grown into one of the largest Spanish film festivals in Spain and Latin America.

Malaga Film Festival is a known film festival for the Spanish and Latin American film. During this week there are many famous actors in Malaga present. There are premieres and there are prizes awarded to the best films. In the week of the festival, there are many activities in the city. For a moment imagine yourself in Hollywood on the Costa del Sol. Complete with red carpets and screaming fans at the hotels where celebrities overnight.

Each year you can documentaries, short films and premieres of top films expect. The superstar Antonio Banderas, a local hero in Andalusia and known worldwide for its arts actor is a regular visitor to the festival. When he comes, he often other famous people along. During the festival, Malaga transformed into the center of the Spanish film, it is a meeting place for the film industry. And not to forget, the latest productions will be announced.

The festival lasts a week, from 20/04/2013 to 27/04/2013. The event will be held at the Cervantes theather

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I have booked a Malaga Taxi, where will they wait for me?

When you book a taxi at Malaga Airport with Malaga Taxi, they will wait for you at the arrivals hall. Depending on the origin of your flight, they will wait in the accurate arrivals hall with a sign with your name on it.
Most flights at Malaga Airport arrive in the new terminal T3. After collecting your luggage you will be guided to the exit of Malaga Airport, right at the exit the taxi driver will be waiting for you.
He will help you with your luggage, and bring you to the taxi.

The plus for pre-booking a taxi with Malaga Taxi, the driver will wait for you even if your flight has been delayed at no extra charge.

The taxi driver will speak English and is already informed with your destination in the Costa del Sol to avoid misunderstandings. The prices is as agreed, so there will be no unpleasant surprises.

In case you have additional questions, write an e-mail to:

Child seats in Malaga Taxis

The Spanish law obligates you to follow certain safety issues when traveling with small children, this counts also for Taxi´s in Málaga.

Children cannot sit in the front seat of the car, unless they are taller then 1.35cm and older then 12 years of age. Children smaller then 1.35cm and younger then 12 years are obliged to sit in the back and use a child seat. There several child seats for different ages and weights.

  • Baby's up to 10kg (approx 9 months of age) have to sit in a Rearward-facing Baby Seats
  • Children in between 10 and 18 kg (approx 4 years of age) have to sit in a Forward-facing child seat
  • Children in between 18kg and 25kg can use a Booster seats
  • Children in between 25kg and 36kg (up to 12 years of age) have to use a Booster cushion 

Most taxi companies in Málaga can provide you these special child seats, when booking a taxi , inform them of the age and weight of your child. They should not charge you any more then 5 Euros for the use of the child seat.

Adults and taxi driver are also obligated to wear seat belts, no matter what age, size or weight.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Where to park during the Holy week of Malaga

The problem returns: Where to park during the Holy week of Malaga

There are several parking spaces in Malaga center, however, some of them will be inaccessible when the processions are in that area. It might be that you can park, but can´t get out until the procession has been passed, or that you can´t park and have to drive around to find a parking garage you can access.

In the centre there is a large car park, located at Calle Larios in the centre of Málaga, this parking garage fills quickly as everybody want´s to park there. You can access this parking garage form the port-side and from the Avenida de Andalucia.
Underneath the Alcazaba there is another large car park which fills as quicky as the one at Calle Larios.
A third car park, is located at Plaza Cervantes, behind the Bullring of Málaga.

These are the 3 parking garages which are closest to the town center.

When I go to see the processions I park at the Larios Shopping centre, this is a shopping centre located close by the Malaga Train station. The shopping centre is called: Centro Comercial Larios Centro and located at  Avenida de la Aurora, 25 in Malaga. You can park there for free if you buy something in one of the shops, you will only have to make sure to be back before 22.00, as the parking garage will close. The walking distance to Malaga centre is about 15 minutes.

A 24hr car park you will find at the train station of Malaga, parking there leaves you to worry about getting back in time.

During the Holy week the center of Málaga will be stuck with traffic jams and very few parking spaces as the Holy week attracts a lot of visitors.

Maybe it would be easier to book a taxi or go by train so you don´t have to worry about parking your car or the intensive traffic jams.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Where is Malaga?

Málaga, city in Spain,  capital of Málaga province and province of Andalucía.

Málaga city is located at the Mediterranean Sea, has a seaport, high speed train station and airport.

With 568,507 residents in 2010,  Malaga  is the second most populous city of Andalusia and the sixth largest in Spain.

The area of Malaga is:
 • City     395 km2 (153 sq mi)
 • Urban     561.71 km2 (216.88 sq mi)

The postcodes of Malaga are:     29001-29018
And the dialing code     +34 (Spain) 95 (Málaga)

Malaga's history dates back from 700BCC when the Phoenicians from Tyre founded the city as Malaka.

The city of Málaga is full of historical monuments such as:
The Alcazaba
The cathedral
Roman teatre
Castle of Gibralfaro

Málaga also is the city of the famous artist Picasso, in the city centre you can visit the Picasso museum, and the house of Picasso.

In the centre of Málaga you will find a large list of shops, restaurants, cafeterias and bars. The main street is called Calle Larios, with famous international stores such as Mex, Mango, Desigual.

Soon Malaga will open its metro station, which will make Malaga even more accessible.

 Location of Málaga:

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What is a Taxi?

Definition for Taxi:

A boat or other means of transportation used to convey passengers in return for payment of a fare.
(of an aircraft) Move slowly along the ground before takeoff or after landing: "the plane taxis up to a waiting limousine".
noun.      cab - taxicab - hack
verb.      roll

A taxi, also taxicab or cab, is a type of hire car with a driver, used by a single passenger or small group of passengers often for a non-shared ride.
A taxi transports passengers between locations of their choice. In difference to  public transport, the pick-up and drop-off locations are determined by the passenger.

The prices for a Taxi transport are usually determined in a price list, although sometimes specific prices can be agreed, or you can pay per time or km.

A taxi has to be insured and meet certain requirements regarding safety of the passengers.

Holy Week of Malaga

Holy week Malaga 2013

The Holy week of Málaga is celebrated for more then 500 years. The processions start on Palm Sunday and continue until Easter Sunday. Thrones of over 5.000 kilos and some of them with more then 250 carriers will be carried through the streets of Malaga with penitents dressed in long robes, often with pointed hats and followed by women in black carrying candles.
Solemn music will be played by drums and trumpets.

Some thrones of Holy Week of Málaga are so huge that they must be housed in other places different from the churches, as they are taller than the entrance doors.
During the Holy week there are also military parades playing processional marches or singing their anthems along the route.

This year the Holy week will be celebrated in Malaga from the 24 of March 2013 (Palm Sunday) and will end on the 31 of March 2013 (Easter Sunday).

Routes and time schedules can be downloaded here:

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Malaga Airport Taxi

Afraid for waiting times at the Taxi stand at Malaga Airport?

You can now pre-book your taxi for Malaga Airport and avoid waiting times.
Benefits from pre-booking your Taxi:
  • Get to know the final price before leaving
  • The taxi driver will wait for you even if your flight is delayed
  • The taxi driver will help you with your luggage
  • Safe transfer with the help of you reliable taxi driver
  • Your taxi driver will speak English
  • He will already know your destination, so no confusions
  • The taxi is insured and safe
How to book? Easy, enter in and request a pre-booking.