Malaga is perhaps best known for its beaches and thriving nightlife, but beyond its city limits there are many hidden gems to discover. Nestled in the heart of Andalucia, when you visit on cheap flights to Malaga with Jet2.com you’ll be spoiled for choice with nearby national parks, picturesque villages and hidden coves that will show you another side to the lively region.
Take for instance the small town of Alhama de Granada, just a short distance from Malaga airport but worlds away from the hustle and bustle of Malaga city. Ancient churches and Moorish forts sit among cafes serving fresh local dishes, as well as being close to a breathtaking gorge where you can soak up the sun in peace.
Wildlife lovers won’t be able to resist an excursion to Lobo Park, home to no less than four species of wolves and close to the El Torcal national park. Almost every single day guided walking tours of the park are available, offering a unique opportunity to see the wolfpacks up close, or during the summer book a space on a Howl Night for a barbecue at sunset accompanied by the howls of these wonderful creatures.
The El Torcal national park is alone worthy of a visit too, to hike its 1,300m peak and enjoy the stunning vistas over Malaga. There are also many unusual rock formations within the park, as well as foxes, lizards and vultures for a real escape from the crowds on cheap flights to Malaga.