MALAGA was ranked fifth in Spain’s most profitable tourist destinations last year.

tourism esteponaA study by Exceltur showed especially strong growth in the coastal area of the province, with an 18% rise in income between 2008 and 2015.

Good value hotels are key to Malaga’s success. The average room rate of €55.60 per night is below the national average, making it cheaper for visitors to stay in Malaga than Barcelona, where rooms average €91 per night, San Sebastian (€78), or even neighbouring Cadiz (€66.70).

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