Costa del Sol Holidays
Holidays In The Costa Del Sol
The Costa del Sol is a popular holiday destination for us Brits, and it's easy to see why. Plenty of sunshine, warmth, great beaches and lots of hotel options, but with so many options, where should you stay?
The Costa del Sol stretches from the quieter coastal town of Nerja in the north east down to Estepona in the south west and includes holiday resorts like Marbella, Torremolinos and Fuengirola. Inland the area runs up to the sleepy town of Alameda.
Resorts In The Costa Del Sol
Malaga is the main city along the Costa del Sol, with Malaga airport just south of the city and serving the resorts along the coast. As Malaga is a more built up city, many holidaymakers prefer to head up or down the coast rather than stay in the city, however it can be a great option if you're only on holiday in the Costa del Sol for a few days.
While many hotels will offer a swimming pool of some sort so you can sunbathe, Playa la Malagueta is the city's main beach and gets busy in the summer and during school holidays when tourists flock to the area from across Europe.
Torremolinos and Benalmadena
Head down the coast from Malaga and you'll reach the popular holiday resorts of Torremolinos and Benalmadena which offer a huge range of hotels and apartments depending on your budget. While a long stretch of promenade and beach separates the two towns, you'll find that Benalmadena is perhaps suited to those who like a bit more nightlife.
When you think of Marbella, you think expensive yachts, expensive restaurants and expensive villas, but this is the place to see and be seen. Even if you aren't staying in Marbella, a day trip to the town is well worth the visit to experience a little more of the area and spend a day away from the pool. Who knows which of the rich and famous you might spot.
Fuengirola is another resort in the Costa del Sol, popular for its combination of beach resort and traditional Andalucian style. Offering tradition and history with the likes of Sohail Castle, together with modern hotel complexes and the Aquamijas water park, Fuengirola is great for families and those that don't just want to spend the whole holiday in the resort.
About an hour east up the coast from Malaga is Nerja, a much quieter resort, ideal for those seeking a more tranquil and traditional holiday. Heading away from the main towns means you start to see a more authentic side of Spain, and a more authentic Andalucia.