Costa del Sol has everything to offer for vacationers, winter residents and golfers. This is why this coast is also called the Costa del Golf! During the winter, you can also practice some winter sports in the nearby mountains of the Sierra Nevada. Go skiing in the morning and take a nice swim at the coast in the afternoon. Malaga's new international airport welcomes you! Below we will give a short summary of this Costa!
The Costa del Sol is located in the southern part of the Spanish peninsula in the provinces of Málaga, Cádiz and Granada, between the Costa Tropical and Costa de la Luz in the area of Andalusia between Gibraltar and Almería. The area is sometimes also called the Florida of Europe.
The Costa del Sol offers kilometers of lively beaches close to the major cities and residential areas. Besides this, the coast also offers beautiful little bays. The most popular beaches are: Acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo, east of Nerja near the village of Maro. El Cristo, this is Estepona's beach that carries the blue environmental flag and is very nice. Puerto Banús, is located directly east of the prestigious marina Puerto Banús. This beach is on the west side, which makes it very sunny and sheltered from the wind. At this beach it's all about seeing and being seen. Cabo de Gata, this piece of the Spanish coast has not (yet) been discovered by mass tourism. Cabopino, is a small bay about 12 kilometers east of Marbella, you will find Cabopino beach with beautiful white sand. La Carihuela, this beautiful beach is located south of Torremolinos next to a boulevard with lots of restaurants and bars.
From the Costa del Sol you can easily visit the most beautiful cities in Andalusia, but a trip to Morocco or out into the beautiful nature is also possible.
A trip to Gibraltar will show you the southernmost place in Europe. From the highest point on the mountain El Pan de Azucar you have a breathtaking view of Africa and 3 different sea areas: the Strait of Gibraltar, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. The cities of Granada, Seville, Córdoba and Málaga are not at all far from the Costa del Sol, and tour operators usually offer trips to these famous cities. In Granada, the Alhambra is a must. In Seville you must not miss the cathedral and the tomb of Columbus. In Córdoba you must visit La Mezquita, a very special mosque where a cathedral was built in the 16th century. In Málaga you will travel through the old city and visit several monuments including the cathedral. Ronda, an old Roman city with several beautiful and interesting monuments.
As winter approaches again, many settle down on the Costa del Sol, a beloved stay for winter residents. During the summer it is full speed 24 hours a day, but during the winter it is quieter, but there is still enough to do in this area. Apart from the cities, there is much more to discover. Not forgetting the large number of lovely golf courses that you can play on every day. The Costa del Sol is the absolute Valhalla for fanatical golfers. Consider the prestigious “Vadarama Golf Club” in Sotogrande. Probably the most beautiful golf course in Europe. Or a jeep safari through the hinterland or a visit to one of the many spectacular nightclubs is worthwhile.
To the west of Malaga you can find the most famous cities such as Torremolinos, Fuengirola, Marbella, Mijas, Manilva, Benahavís and Estepona and on the east side Torre del Mar, Vélez-Málaga, and Nerja. There is a large outdoor market every day in one of the towns where the locals buy their groceries.