The Costa del Sol stretches along some 160 kilometers in the province of Malaga, from Nerja in the east to Manilva in the west. Due to its excellent climate throughout the year, this region is year after year one of the most popular holiday destinations. Therefore, the Costa del Sol is not only a summer resort; the mild climate allows enjoying a large number of outdoor activities, a fact that not only golf enthusiasts take advantage of.
Well developed Costa del Sol resorts like Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola and Marbella attract every year a large number of visitors. These resorts not only provide miles of sandy beaches, great weather and a large tourist infrastructure catering for every need, but also offer an extensive selection of entertainment and relaxation for every taste, including zoos and water parks, casinos, bullfights, amusement parks, local fairs, parks, gardens, museums and historical monuments.
Tourism concentrates mainly on the coastal strip of Malaga province, where nearly all municipalities have experienced a spectacular growth in the recent years. The lifestyle here is casual and relaxed and yet very lively. The locals are famous for their partying, thus Costa del Sol nightlife is very animated in Malaga city and all coastal resorts and even more in summer! Visitors can also enjoy calm nights at the seashore enjoying dinner or a drink in one of the many restaurants, bars and beach bars.
Probably the most popular international hot spots for nightlife on the Costa del Sol are La Nogalera and Los Alamos area of Torremolinos, the so-called 24 hour square in Benalmadena and the glitter and glam mile of Puerto Banus in Marbella where you can dance the night away until the morning hours. The Costa del Sol is as well known as the Costa del Golf due to the high density of first class golf courses, especially on the western coast around Marbella, Estepona and Manilva. Only a few kilometers from the bustling coast you can discover the ancient Andalusian villages, many of them known as white Villages due to the white whitewashed facades, a legacy of times past of the Arab kingdom in Al-Andalus. We invite you to discover the charm and beauty of nature and villages of the interior, where is still palpable the authentic magic of Andalucia.
Towns & Cities of Costa del Sol
Marbella, on the Costa del Sol, is undoubtedly one of the most demanded Spanish destinations in the world. Beaches are very well-known due to the the glamour of their visitors, but we mustn’t forget that the city has many centuries of history and, before being a world tourist destination, this enchanting area was a typical Andalusian town. So, if you are staying in one of the hotels or plan to visit on your next vacation, we recommend you to learn more about this aspect of the city, especially the old town. Marbella currently sits on a unique natural location, although it has suffered from mass construction over the last decades. At the foot of the Sierra Blanca, and facing one of the most beautiful bays of the peninsula, rises the fascinating old quarter, a typical urban layout of Andalusia with whitewashed walls and façades decorated with barred windows. This beautiful image is combined with orange trees and geraniums planted in every corner.
Malaga is the capital of the Costa del Sol and the province where you will find the main tourist destinations in Andalusia; come to know why its own history and charm seduces. We highlight the municipalities of Marbella, Fuengirola, Benalmadena, Torremolinos, Nerja and white villages as some of the most desired places to visit for those planning to spend some sunny holidays; towns that are increasing their population in large numbers during the summer months but are also recommended locations throughout the year. We recommend the cultural visits to the main monuments and sporting activities such as golf, one of the theme parks or one of the beautiful botanical gardens. The city has many museums and the excellent road network. It is an ideal destination for those looking for a weekend getaway destination.