The Costa del sol, the Coast of sun and that's exactly what it is. Miles and miles of towns and villages with sun and sand. The Costa del Sol boasts many blue flag beaches and 17 blue flag marina's with the concentration around Marbella. But the area has much more to offer than sun and sand. The Cities, Towns and Villages in and around The Costa del Sol are breathtaking and simply amazing, full of culture, beauty and history. Getting about is very easy. There is a railway system that runs between Malaga and Fuengirola that stops at all the coastal towns in between. This train also stops at Malaga airport which is very useful to know. Using the train is easy, costs only a few euro's and run every 20 minutes. The bus network is really good and cheap. It interconnect's with all the large town's with smaller network's to the village's. If you do not hire a car then its a good idea to find out if you are near a train station or / and find the local bus station. Car hire is by far the best way to get about. Most car hire companies have sat nav's as an optional extra which makes life easy. The A7 is the motorway that runs the length of The Costa del Sol and where ever you want to go to will be off that motorway making navigation very easy. For more information on getting around the Costa del sol click here.
The Beach resorts on the Costa del Sol
Marbella is the jewel in the crown for the jet set holiday maker on Spain's Costa del Sol. The holiday resort became famous in the 50' when it became the chosen destination by many of the movie stars. For more information, attractions, tours around and from Marbella click / tap the image above.
Fuengirola is one of the most popular family holiday resorts on the Costa del Sol. The resort boasts 7 kilometres of beaches with many sections holding the prestigious blue flag award for excellence. Fuengirola is the perfect holiday resort. For more information, attractions,tours around and from Fuengirola click / tap the image above.
Benalmadena is another very popular holiday resort on the Costa del Sol. The resort is very family oriented and boasts some great beaches, much of them away from the road. Benalmadena has loads of attractions with lots to see & do. For more information,attractions, tours around and from Benalmadena click / tap the image above.
Torremolinos was the birth place of the cheap package holiday and has spent the last 20 years trying to repair it's tarnished name. Torremolinos succeeded and is now a great resort for Families and couples a like. For more information, attractions, tours around and from Torromolinos click / tap the image.
La Cala de Mijas
Cabopino is a quiet beautiful village on the outskirts of Marbella. The resort has a small marina with shops and restaurants. This is a great place to visit or if you are looking for a slower paced holiday this is ideal. The resort also has some of the best beaches on the Costa del Sol. For more information on Cabopino click / tap the image above.
Estepona has been dubbed the new Marbella. It has some great beaches and loads to do but without the Marbella price tag. The only downside to this resort is the transfer time. It's around an hours drive from the airport. For more information, attractions, tours around and from Estepona click / tap the image above.
La Duquesa is a quiet resort with a marina and some great beaches. It's similar in size to the village of La Cala de Mijas. If you are looking for a quiet relaxing holiday then this is the place for you. Like Estepona though the transfer time from Malaga airport is a round an hour. For more information and attractions click / tap the image above.
The cities & towns
Malaga is the capital and the largest city of the Costa del Sol. Malaga has some great beaches but it's real appeal is it's history and architecture. This is one amazing city. If you like to explore then this is the place. For more information, attractions, tours around and from Malaga click / tap the image above.
Ronda is situated around 100kms north of Malaga and is one of the most respected towns in Andalusia. Ronda is a great location for an inland Spanish holiday or a day trip. One of the structures in Ronda claims to be the most photographed structure in Spain. For more information, attractions and tour around Ronda click / tap the image above.
Seville is an amazing city packed with history and fantastic architecture. It's not a beach resort but is a great place to visit for a city break. There are tours to the city from all the resorts on the Costa de Sol. For more information, attractions, tours around and from Seville click / tap the image above.
The inland villages
Casares is a beautiful white washed Spanish village in the hills behind Estepona. This is a great place to visit and is ideal for a walking / hiking holiday. It is also the birth place of Blas Infante who is considered the father of the Andalusian region. For more information on Casares click / tap the image above.
Ardales is arguably more known for it famous walk Caminito del Rey (walk of the King). But the area around Ardales is of outstanding beauty. It is situated inland and is surrounded by reservoirs. For more information and tickets to the Caminito del Rey click / tap the image above.
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