Boasting 300 days of sun, Costa del Sol is a luxury holiday destination that’s sure to please those wanting to get the perfect tan. One of Spain’s most popular regions, this southern belle is quite simply a must.
Expect to see golf buggies galore as soon as you touch down as challenging fairways are one of the main attractions that bring visitors flocking, especially when holidaying in Marbella. Many of the five-star hotels can be found in close proximity to at least one or two, with some even boasting their very own. The leisure facilities cater wonderfully to families and couples wanting to relax thanks to the world-class spas and award-winning eateries on offer. What can be better than unwinding with a cocktail in hand, taking in the panoramic sunset after a facial?
Some of the resorts are also located on the beachfront so if you want to be mere metres from golden stretches and the warm Mediterranean Sea, make sure to book well in advance as these go quick. Adrenaline-junkies are sure to be in their element here too, with an abundance of water sports on offer at many of the beaches in Torremolinos, Fuengirola, and Toree de Mar. Whether you want to jet ski, snorkel or scuba dive, you’ll get the opportunity while finessing, or picking up a new skill to revel in world-class scenes. Marbella is one of the busiest cities, and a fabulous base should you want sun, sand and golf courses all in one place. Here, Puerto Banus marina is nearby, so you can marvel at the super-yachts, bars and boutiques that call the tranquil waters home.
If you’re exhausted from all the activities and feeling peckish you’re in luck, thanks to the wealth of fabulous fare available. Mediterranean cuisine brings the tastes of the sea to your plate, while popular Thai and Japanese eateries serve up exotic flavours of the Far East to tickle your taste buds. International cuisine can also be found throughout the area, so if you’re after tastes of home, your appetite is sure to be satisfied.
Costa del Sol warmly welcomes party animals with a wide array of clubs and bars. Benalmadena boasts an area known as Plaza Solymar locally referred to as 24-Hour Square. Kiu nightclub is the biggest and most well-known, with neighbouring cocktail bars and pubs constantly overflowing with travellers and locals wanting to have a good time. If in Marbella, make sure to wander through The Golden Mile, boasting extravagant night clubs and coastal estates, you’ll be relishing with a drink under the stars in no time.
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Shopaholics will be pleased to know that retail therapy is this region’s second language. Puerto Banus brings a host of international brands together and with the addition of a marina, this is the perfect day trip.
Good to know
- Time difference: UTC +1
- Currency: EUR
- Nearest Airport: Málaga Airport
- Must See: Plaza Solymar
Best Time To Travel
|Jan: 13°c||Feb: 14°c||Mar: 15°c|
|Apr: 18°c||May: 20°c||Jun: 22°c|
|Jul: 25°c||Aug: 26°c||Sep: 23°c|
|Oct: 15°c||Nov: 13°c||Dec: 8°c|