Costa Del Sol Holidays
Literally translated into English as The Sunshine Coast, it comes as no surprise to discover that the Costa del Sol's is now one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe. With over 150 km of coastline, the area is renowned for its glorious beaches and fantastic sunshine, and the thriving atmosphere means for many it is the perfect place for a week or two of summer tanning.
Our favourite Costa Del Sol hotels
Situated on the southern coast of Spain, the Costa del Sol benefits from a glorious Mediterranean climate, which affords visitors almost guaranteed heat and sunshine through out the summer months. And the areas abundance of high quality golf courses, as well as the thriving night lives of celebrated resorts such as Benalmadena and Marbella means that's the whole family will be entertained for hours on end.
So if you don't want to miss out on your very own piece of Andalusian paradise, then book today with On The Beach. Our range of handpicked hotels and cheap deals means that we can make your holiday as near to perfect as possible, whatever your budget. Book today!
Protected by hills and mountains, the Costa del Sol is shielded from any wind and rain other parts of Spain may experience, giving it a mild and sunny micro climate. Temperatures reach their peak typically around the summer months of July and August, often pushing past 30° Celsius.
However, it is during the out of season months of March all the way to October during which time the Costa del Sol comes into its own. Temperatures often remain in the late twenties, meaning you can top up your tan before the summer crowds arrive! And what's more, these months are often the best times to find cheap, last minute deals, as most holiday makers are still in work and school.
Jan - 13ºC
Feb - 14ºC
Mar - 16ºC
Apr - 18ºC
May - 22ºC
Jun - 23ºC
Jul - 26ºC
Aug - 26ºC
Sep - 24ºC
Oct - 21ºC
Nov - 17ºC
Dec - 14ºC
Things To Do on Holidays
The Costa del Sol is packed with things for the whole family to do. For many, the best and most authentic way to see the area is during a festival or carnival, such as the Fiesta de Los Reyes celebrated on the 5th January or the annual pre-Lent carnival. Such events show the locals at their finest, and often provide greatest insight into real Andalusian culture.
There are many museums and religious sites scattered throughout the province, and the visit to the birth place of famous Spanish painter Pablo Picasso always proves popular. The Costa del Sol is also perfect for the sportsman, having been labelled the winter golfer's haven with courses such as Valderrama, and its seaside location lending its hand perfectly to water sports and diving.
Things to do: Culture
The Costa del Sol had benefited hugely from its beautifully mild climate, from the tourism it enjoys today right back to its primary settlements. The Phoenicians were the first to realise the potential in the Costa del Sol, and it was under their rule the city of Malaga was established. The area fell eventually and inevitably to Roman rule along with the rest of Spain. It was under their domination that this southern stretch of Spain enjoyed its first major spell of development - baths, roads and government buildings were all introduced and built by the Romans and many ruins are still visible today.
In the 5th century, Christianity became much more widespread across the region, and even managed to live alongside the Moorish rule which capitalised on the areas coastal location by using it as a trade centre. However, conversion to Christianity increased and it wasn't long before Arab rule had disintegrated completely. More recently, the Costa del Sol benefited tremendously along with the rest of Europe from the development of tourism in the 1950s, during which time celebrities such as Marlon Brando and Grace Kelly were known to frequent the area.
Things to do: Nightlife
As far as nightlife is concerned, the Costa del Sol is again the perfect place to be. Malaga and Marbella are just a few of the resorts famous for their bars and clubs, and the party atmosphere is the perfect compliment to the tranquil golden beaches of the daytime.
It doesn't matter whether you would like a quiet night watching the sun setting over the Mediterranean while sipping a cocktail or dance the night away in Torremolinos, there's something for everyone in the Costa del Sol!
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