Ever since I went to Malaga two years ago, I've been trying to find out the answer to this question and never have done!
Was on Futura International Airways from London Luton to Malaga last August, and the approach was pretty strange. We passed over the airport, and I remember seeing it about 5000ft below (it must have been, maybe even more!). We went out over the Med Sea, then banked to the left really sharply a few minutes later. We kept (well seemed to) plunge about a thousand feet every second. The aircraft was really banking hard and descending fast. Then we made a nice smooth touchdown in Malaga.
Is this a normal approach?? lol