Rent a car:
Other interesting option is to use the website hotelius.com. The problem is that it is only available in Spanish. If you decide to risk, you have to indicate "Provincia=Málaga, and the most important Localidad=Málaga). You can also try to send them an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Moreover, participants can visit the web-site www.malagaturismo.com where they can find a lot of interesting information (e.g. Practical Information Option --> Accommodation).
With respect to communication, Malaga is connected to all corners of Andalusia and Spain by an excelent network of highways. Its airport, called "Pablo Ruiz Picasso" in honour of the city's mot universal citizen, handled in 2005 12,669,019 passengers is located 8 km from the city centre with excellent connections to whole of he Costa del Sol.
The average temperature in July is 24 degrees although it could be hotter in the middle of the days. Anyway the Conference and the Social Events will be held inside air-conditioned buildings.
In the town you will find the Park of Malaga which from a century ago keeps collections of tropical and subtropical flora totally acclimatised from all over the world. You can enjoy the sights of the city such as the fortress of "La Alcazaba", the roman theatre and the castle of Gibralfaro. In "Plaza de la Merced" stands the oblisque in honour of General Torrijos, near this place it is located the house where Picasso was born. Near there, in San Agustin street you can see the Palace of the Earls of Buenavista, a 16th century Renaissance building. From the nearby "Plaza del Obispo" you can admire the Cathedral and the Bishop´s Palace. Near there you reach the well known "Pasaje de Chinitas", a special place where to stop in order to enjoy its delicious gastronomy. In Malaga one can of course taste a wide variety of cooking but specially in a particular way; what the spanish people call "Tapeo". Map of Málaga
Soon, we will show a list of hotels and other services with special offers for the participants to the Conference, but for the time being we offer a simple list of hotels: Accomodation list
If you have more days, we recommend you to visit other Andalusian cities like: Granada (Alhambra), Sevilla (Torre del Oro, Plaza de España), Ronda (Tajo, Plazo de Toros)...