Why visit the Costa del Sol?

So much to see, so much to do

From Málaga to Marbella, Nerja, Torremolinos, Benalmadena, and more – there’s so much to explore! The towns, cities and villages are all within driving distance of each other, making sightseeing easy and convenient. For adventure-seekers, there are plenty of hiking, water sports and boat trips on offer.

If you want to relax and unwind, take some time out to enjoy one of the many golden-sand beaches and golf courses.

Delicious cuisine

With so many restaurants to choose from and delicious, traditional local gastronomy, there’s something to suit all tastebuds. Sample classic Mediterranean dishes including espetos, tapas, paella, and gazpacho. Top it off with a glass of sangria too!

With sunshine and warm weather from spring through to autumn, dine alfresco and watch the world go by.

Charming culture

Costa del Sol’s capital is the beautiful city of Málaga. The birthplace of Pablo Picasso and home to The Museo Picasso, the city is steeped in history, art and culture. Journey through time and explore gothic architecture, castles, Roman theatres, and cathedrals.

In the town of Nerja, tour ancient murals, churches, beaches and cliffside views.

Meet Alvaro, guide for the Costa del Sol

“I’d highly recommend sampling espetos, (grilled sardines), one of the simplest dishes of Costa del Sol’s local gastronomy. Perfect with a glass of cold wine or beer!

A day trip to Caminito del Rey is an adventurous hike with beautiful views through cliffs, canyons, and valleys.

I’d also recommend a trip to the historical town of Ronda, a favourite for travellers including Ernest Hemmingway and Orson Welles. Also, the small town of Frigiliana – one of the prettiest in the Málaga province with a well-conserved historical centre. In Málaga, you won’t want to miss the amazing food market: Mercado de Atarazanas.”

Things to do

Visit Caminito del Rey
Explore Gibraltar and St Michael caves
Enjoy olive oil tasting in Ronda
Tempt your taste buds with a wine and tapas tour in Málaga

Stay at our resorts

Nuriasol Apartments Fuengirola Fuengirola, Costa del Sol

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Club Marbella Mijas, Costa del Sol

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Sahara Sunset Benalmadena, Costa del Sol

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Insider tips

Where should I stay in Costa del Sol?

Málaga is a popular choice and is also close to many of our self-catering apartments. There are plenty of festivals, exhibitions, and cultural sights to keep you entertained. You can also hire a car and explore the nearby towns and cities.

Which airport should I fly into?

Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport is the third largest airport in Spain, offering international flights. There are also the smaller airports of Seville, Jerez, Almería and Gibraltar.

When is best to travel?

With a Mediterranean climate, Costa del Sol has four seasons, but you can enjoy mild autumn and winter temperatures, plus these are quieter times of the year to visit. Sun-seekers can bask in year-round sunshine, as the region benefits from approximately 300 days of sunshine a year!

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