Costa del Sol Hotels

Costa del Sol Hotels

What’s in a name? Well, Costa del Sol means Sunshine Coast, which describes this region of Spain perfectly. With heavenly beaches, family-friendly resorts and world-renowned clubs, it’s not hard to see why so many British tourists visit year after year.

Whether you’re heading for the neon nightlife of Malaga, the glitz and glamour of Marbella or the thrilling theme parks of Torremolinos, there’s plenty to see and do along this part of the Mediterranean coastline. Golf lovers and sun seekers are especially spoilt for choice on the Costa del Sol.


Beaches

With golden crescents of sand, beachfront bars and inviting water, Costa del Sol beaches set the standard for holiday destinations across the globe. If you’re looking for a blissful sandy stretch with plenty of things to do nearby, head to Playa de la Cala Mijas – it’s nestled in the pretty Spanish resort town of the same name. Playa La Carihuela in Torremolinos, Fuengirola’s main beach and Playa Carvajal in Benalmedena also deserve special mentions; each of these is a picture perfect example of everything a beach should be.


Culture

Flamenco dancing is a mainstay of Spanish culture. The colourful costumes and energetic moves are iconic, and no trip to the Costa del Sol is complete without the chance to experience it for yourself. In Mijas Pueblo there’s even a free show at 12:00 every Wednesday in summer; this typically Spanish town is easily reached by bus from Fuengirola. Alternatively, look out for traditional tablaos (flamenco venues) or local clubs that host live shows; they are especially popular in Malaga and Torremolinos.


Food & Drink

You’re in for a treat when you wine and dine along the Costa del Sol. Moreish Mediterranean flavours, tasty tapas and fresh seafood are the menu headliners here. Order small sharing plates of migas (fried breadcrumbs) and ajoblanco (soup made from garlic and almonds) for a true taste of the region. Follow your nose around the tapas trails in Nerja and Malaga or step into a beachside chiringuito restaurant to discover some hidden gems for yourself. Toast to your holiday with a tipple of sangria or local, fruity cocktails.


Nightlife

The Costa del Sol is home to some of Spain’s hottest nightlife. The strips and squares of Malaga, Sotogrande, Fuengirola, Benalmadena and Marbella are brimming with bars and clubs. Looking for a chic night out? The Gin Tonic Bar in Malaga is the venue for you. If you prefer a home from home when you’re away, try the welcoming Britannia Pub in Fuengirola or The Shakespeare in Malaga.


Important Information

Flight Time: 3hrs
Time Difference: +1hr
Currency: Euro
Official Language: Spanish

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Costa Del Sol Resorts

Algeciras

Algeciras

Located on the southern coast of Spain, Algeciras is the largest urban area on the Bay of Gibraltar, and is steeped in history. A richly cultural area…

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Benahavis

Benahavis

Benahavis is, quite literally, the best-kept secret of the Costa del Sol. Boasting magnificent views of the surrounding countryside and many excellent…

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Benalmadena

Benalmadena

Just eleven miles from Malaga lies the charming resort of Benalmadena, at the foot of the breathtaking Sierra de Mejis mountains range. Offering an id…

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Estepona

Estepona

Estepona is a popular tourist resort that has kept its old-world Andalusian charms intact. Located on the Costa del Sol, you’ll find pretty beaches, b…

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Fuengirola

Fuengirola

The former fishing village of Fuengirola is situated between Torremolinos and Marbella and is fast becoming the Costa del Sol’s number one holiday hot…

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Guadalmina

Guadalmina

Guadalmina is a small, beachside community located just ten minutes from Marbella’s Puerto Banus and the nearby city of Estepona. Considered by many t…

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Malaga

Malaga

The beautiful, historic city of Malaga is often referred to as the capital of the Costa del Sol. Birthplace of the great artist Pablo Picasso and popu…

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Marbella

Marbella

Long renowned as a playground for the rich and famous, Marbella remains a chic, cosmopolitan yet accessible destination for those considering holidays…

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Mijas

Mijas

The charming village of Mijas is often separated into two distinct areas – Mijas Pueblo, which sits amongst the Sierra Mijas Mountains four hundred an…

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Nerja

Nerja

Nerja is a thriving tourist resort in the east of the Costa del Sol region, around thirty miles from Malaga airport – which itself a short flight from…

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Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus

Known locally as 'The Port', Puerto Banus is one of the most exclusive resorts in the entirety of the Costa del Sol. A short distance away from the gl…

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Ronda

Ronda

Famous for being the birthplace of modern bullfighting, the charming and historical town of Ronda lies about sixty miles from Malaga. Ronda is home to…

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San Pedro

San Pedro

The charming, untouched pueblo of San Pedro is conveniently located about five miles west of the cosmopolitan sophistication of Marbella, and a short…

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Torremolinos

Torremolinos

The original Costa del Sol holiday resort, Torremolinos has become one of the most well-developed and appealing destinations for those considering hol…

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