Costa Del Sol

Costa Del Sol

  • About Costa Del Sol

    The Spanish Costa Del Sol is a fabulous all year round beach holiday paradise with many great deals available at any time of the year. It's one of Spain's most popular tourist destinations with numerous stunning coastal resorts. The Costa Del Sol is in Andalucía, extending over 160 km from Motril to Estepona. As well as breathtaking sandy beaches, superb nightlife and restaurants there is also a wealth of historical and cultural heritage to experience. Other advantages include the wide range of accommodation and apartments and the opportunities for walking, cycling, golf, and climbing plus first-class water sport facilities.

  • Natural Attractions

    Prehistoric Cathedral, Nerja

    This spectacular cave has almost 2km of floodlit caverns to investigate covered with Palaeolithic cave paintings on its vaulted sides. It is the home of a grand music festival in July.

    Sierra de Grazalema, Ronda

    This is the oldest National Park in Andalusia famous for its six types of eagle who are in residence. There are also impressive limestone ravines to feast your eyes on as well as cork trees and colourful wild flowers. La Pileta Cave is worth a visit. It includes 30,000 year old Palaeolithic wall paintings.

    Torcal de Antequera, Málaga

    Spectacular limestone rocks scattered across a large area. Eroded by time, the many strange and amazing shapes have nicknames including The Lizard and Wineglass.

    El Chorro

    This spectacular gorge is the region's Lake District, featuring three lakes surrounded by picturesque pine forests.

  • Travel

    Málaga Pablo Ruiz Picasso International Airport is only 9km from the city. Flights from the UK take only two and a half hours.

    Marinas are scattered around the coast.

    Good train services connect Málaga with Fuengirola

    There is a decent road network including the Autopista del Sol providing quick access from Málaga to Estepona, and beyond, to Gibraltar. Smaller tarmac roads navigate mountain areas near Ronda and the Pueblos Blancos but drive with caution.

  • Beaches

    El Salon, Nerja

    This secluded bay offers a lovely white sandy beach.

    Puerto Banús

    The beach has ramps onto the sand in front of a promenade with cafés and bars.

    La Rada, Estepona

    Very popular classic beachfront.

    Casablanca, Marbella

    Good for watersports. This is a spectacular white sand beach overlooked by pine trees.

    Sotogrande, near Cádiz

    White sandy beaches stretch for 7km backed by a marina, impressive villas and golf courses.

  • Seasons

    The Costa Del Sol's popularity as a tourist destination continues to grow. The busiest times are the summer months of July to August when temperatures regularly reach a staggering 34C although the year round climate ensures it is possible to enjoy the beaches and a wide variety of outdoor activities at any time of the year. Spring and winter months provide an especially pleasant climate, much suited to many people's tastes, and you may find some good flight and package deals during this period too.

  • Things to do

    Golf

    Costa Del Sol is often known as the Costa Del Golf due to the numbers of high quality golf courses in the area. Attracting golfers from all over the world, including many celebrities, there are over 40 courses lining the Costa del Sol. These include the Valderrama Ryder Cup course in Sotogrande.

    Whale Watching

    Why not take a boat trip to the Straits of Gibraltar to enjoy and even photograph the inspiring sights of sperm whales and dolphins?

    Hiking and Climbing

    The Vias Verdes (Green Ways) are the best way to experience the breathtaking countryside either on foot or on your bike. The Olive Oil Via Verde is the closest, stretching past 48km of countryside near Granada. For the more adventurous climbers there are the cliffs of El Chorro gorge to tackle.

  • Places

    Marbella

    Marbella is a luxury resort famous for its celebrity hang out and a retirement destination for Brits. Its marina, nightlife and shopping centres are first-class. There are also great beaches, golf courses and water sports facilities. Its Orange Square, or La Plaza de los Naranjos, is a lively meeting place day and night and surrounded by vintage buildings, shops, galleries, and bars. Mature trees and tropical plants complete the atmosphere.

    Granada

    This is the capital of Granada province in the Eastern part of Andalucia and a must see visit on any trip to Spain. The city of Granada is one of the most delightful cities in Europe, nestling on steep hills and jammed with narrow charming streets. Wherever you are there are breathtaking views. Granada is also the home of the Alhambra palace, one of the major tourist attractions in Europe.

    Malaga

    The capital of the Costa del Sol is the lively city of Málaga, famous as the birthplace of the great artist, Pablo Picasso. This major port offers good fish restaurants, shops, historical attractions and an adventure park. There are several major tourist sights including a cathedral, churches and museums. Highlights include the stunning Alcazaba fortress and the Castillo de Gibralfaro offering beautiful views of the town and bay. You can also visit the house of Picasso, now the headquarters of the Picasso Foundation and exhibition centre.

    Fuengirola

    Just twenty minutes from Malaga airport Fuengirola is famous for its five miles of sandy beaches, many of which hold the European blue flag award. A wide promenade and palm trees, interspersed with colourful flower beds and seats, ensures this is a popular holiday retreat not just with the Brits but other nationalities too, including Spaniards. Expect some excellent accommodation options and restaurant choices.