We depart in a little over a week for a 2 week trip mostly to Andalucia. The hotels/transportation are 95% reserved with the exception being the lengthy transport from Ronda to Nerja. Malaga up to now has not been in our itinerary, but since we transfer there it seems we could, or should, plan on a few or several hours there before catching the bus to Nerja. If anything, the stop breaks up the long trip. So....
Is Malaga worthy of a layover, or is it better to have a little extra time in Ronda/Nerja? We do have 2 nights each booked in those towns.
Getting to Malaga, 2 hours on a train seems way better than 2+ hours on a bus. However, the train departs Ronda at ~ 0800. Pro is we would certainly have time for a Malaga layover...con is we need to rush our departure from Ronda. Is train the way to go?
Suggestions on things to do in Malaga and time required for this daytrip?
If we do the layover, this is the one connection I would prefer to just go to the bus station and buy a ticket to Nerja when ready to go, as opposed to buying a ticket in advance/on arrival and then having to be back at the station at X time. This would be Friday late afternoon/evening. Any concerns getting a seat on a bus if buying the ticket within an hour of departure?
Thanks in advance.