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Costa del Sol Holidays

Costa Del Sol

Destination highlights

  • Blessed with the best climate in Spain

  • Over 159km of coastline

  • More golf courses than anywhere else in Europe

  • Picasso’s birthplace

What are the best beaches in Costa del Sol?

Costa del Sol is known as Spain’s ‘sunshine coast,’ so it makes sense to soak up as much of the lovely coastline as possible, whether that’s with non-stop sports or a lazy beach day. Even if you're on the hunt for a cheap holiday to Costa del Sol, there are plenty of options here. When in Nerja, it has to be Playa Burriana - an 800m stretch of Blue Flag beach with a shop-lined promenade and plenty of sports, or - if you prefer a quieter setting - Playa de Maro’s charming pebbled cove is just the ticket. Looking for a family-friendly beach spot? Playa del Padron and Playa del Cristo in Estepona both offer shallow waters, a range of local dining venues and entertainment facilities to keep both you and the kids occupied.

Other sand spots to keep on your radar include Playa Malapesquera - Benalmadena’s largest and most popular beach, and the protected dunes of Cabopino Beach in Marbella, with a boardwalk leading to a dedicated nudist area if you’re intent on avoiding those tan lines!

What are the top hotels in Costa del Sol?

Costa del Sol’s hotel menu has something for every holidaymaker. If you’re looking for a laidback luxury holiday in the beautiful Puerto Banús region, then it has to be Iberostar Selection Marbella Coral Beach. With a beachfront location, relaxing spa facilities and a gorgeous pool complex, this hotel could be just the break you’re craving. Travelling with the kids? Globales Los Patos is the perfect hotel to keep the whole clan entertained - from its fabulous waterpark and lagoon-style pool, to the games room and kids club for the youngest members of the family.

Prefer a kid-free zone? We’re not judging! Amare Marbella Beach Hotel is the ideal setting for your adults-only break. This hotel oozes elegance, located just steps from the powder-soft beach in Marbella with stylish guestrooms and an outdoor pool area that you won’t want to leave. Your dream getaway doesn’t have to cost the earth, either. Why not jet off on a budget-friendly holiday to Fuengirola Beach? You can spend your days lazing by the pool, surrounded by swaying palms and lush gardens, or - if you prefer a beach day - you’ll find the sandy coast just a five-minute walk away.

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Weather in Costa del Sol

























Known as the sunshine coast for a reason, Costa del Sol more than delivers when it comes to sun, with warm, dry summers and mild autumn months that make for a relaxing swim whatever time of year you travel.

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How long does it take to fly to Costa del Sol?

It takes about 3 hours to fly from the UK to Costa del Sol.

What’s the time difference between the UK and Costa del Sol?

The time in Costa del Sol is one hour ahead of the UK.

What currency do they use in Costa del Sol?

The local currency in Costa del Sol is the Euro.

What language do they speak in Costa del Sol?

The official language spoken in Costa del Sol is Spanish.