Update – The truth is the WIFI at Malaga at the moment is pretty awful. Either very slow or just doesn’t work at all. If you are reliant on WIFI whilst at the airport then either pay for it or we recommend going to the VIP Lounge.
Many people complain about the WIFI at Malaga Airport as if Free Wifi is available and works perfectly in all Airports, all over the world. We travel a lot and find that this is not quite the case, especially in the UK. Sometimes if access is free, its not very fast and in some instances there is no coverage at all. Obviously, it does depend on areas.
The good news is that things are improving at Malaga and generally along the Costa Del Sol where many, cafes, restaurants, bars etc have free wifi available. Portable WIFI Routers are also a popular gadget here now and they are available for rental at the Airport too. You can read more about this further down.
KubiWireless is the company providing wifi access to Malaga Airport. KUBI offer a free and unlimited service, as the picture above says;
If the airport is really busy, you may find the service is quite slow. Sometimes it may be worth restarting your phone.
There is also FREE WIFI in the Malaga VIP Lounge. On this page you can find all details on how to access the VIP Lounge at Malaga. It´s a great area to relax and unwind or catch up on some emails, should your flight be delayed for any reason.
You can now rent portable WIFI Routers from the Airport. The company have 2 desks within Malaga Airport. One for picking up the router which is just after the Baggage Reclaim leading to the Arrivals Hall. The other is in Terminal 3 Check-In Area, this is where you would return the WIFI Router after your holiday. There is a stand just next to the cash machines before security.
Prices start from 29.90€ for 3 days, 39,90€ for a week up to 85€ for 4 weeks. You can find all information about the Malaga Airport Wifi Router Hire here. Should you be unable to obtain the routers from the airport, there are other places along the Costa Del Sol that also offer similar services. They really are very handy, we used one for months when our Telefonica Line was broken and we could take it anywhere with us.
Firstly, before you fly, we highly recommend talking to your phone company. Many charges have been reduced or even scrapped when roaming, its worth spending a few minutes speaking to your provider. Your phone bills can sneak up rapidly if you have applications continuously running. So be sure to go into your settings and turn off all the apps that really aren’t necessary, especially Facebook etc. We tend to keep Phone, Messages, WhatsApp on but be sure that pictures and videos don’t play/upload automatically. Spending a few minutes on your phone and your kids phone can save you a lot of money. Remember you can also set these messages so they only come through when you are in a WIFI area.
There are many places that have Free WIFI along the Coast. Many Supermarkets including El Corte Ingles and Alcampo offer Free WIFI, you do need to sign in. Cafes, bars restaurants have all improved because they know this is what their customers want. Most McDonalds along the Coast also have free wifi access. If you do need access to a computer and printer many hotels have these areas available or look for Internet Cafes here normally called “Locutorios”. There are many of these places around, especially in the local Spanish areas.