From Malaga it is only a couple of hours drive to Sevilla and Cordoba, and a little more than an hours drive to Granada. If you drive west of Malaga, along the coast, Marbella is around 45 minutes drive away, and you can reach Gibraltar in about an hour.
Inland along the coast there are many interesting places such as Ronda, Casares and Antequera. If you want to play golf, there are plenty of courses to choose from within easy reach from Malaga.
Many Car Hire companies are found at Malaga Airpor t , which is convenient when you arrive and depart. Booking in advance is advisable, especially in high season and on holidays and festivals. Local car rentals are often less expensive, but can also be less reliable. In general it is cheaper to rent a car at your destination compared to renting at the airport.