The peak summer months of July and August are usually the busiest, hottest and most expensive times to travel abroad. But if you’re not restricted to travelling during the school holidays, here are just a few reasons why September can be one of the best times to visit Malaga and the Costa del Sol.
As it’s is just off the peak season a number of tour operators drop their prices dramatically for package holidays in September – sometimes saving up to 40%. Flights into Malaga airport are usually cheaper too, with many carriers holding late summer sales to fill those empty seats. Entry fees into the attractions and nightlife on the Costas are generally cheaper too, with fewer visitors meaning shorter queues. Their opening hours may be reduced, but many of the waterparks in the region usually hold ‘happy hour’ style entry discounts later in the day – perfect for some late summer fun in the sun.
Explore the area
And speaking of fun in the sun… whilst it’s still hot and sunny, the weather in September is much more comfortable. You should still take the usual sun safety precautions, but the heat from the midday sun is not as fierce, and with the temperature slowly dropping this is the ideal time to get out and about exploring Andalucía. The roads are usually quieter (aside from rush hours) so when you book your car with us, why not hire a GPS and head along the coast on your very own road trip? Nights are generally cooler too; good news if you can’t bear sticky sleepless nights, but you may want to take a jacket out to dinner.
See the real Spain
There are still a number of festivals on across the region in September, though with fewer overseas visitors they tend to be less commercial and more specific to the local area. As these events are usually away from the well-trodden tourist routes, the best way to visit is with your own hire car. With food, music and dancing (not the Marbella nightclub sort!) this is a great opportunity to see a real Spanish fiesta, and enjoy a taste of local life.