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Costa Del Sol Travel Guides

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Costa Del Sol Travel Guides

Many of Spain’s most famous holiday resorts can be found in the Costa del Sol – including Marbella, Torremolinos and Benalmadena – making it one of Spain’s most popular holiday destinations for British tourists. In fact, 300,000 British expats now call the Costa del Sol their home.

And no wonder. It boasts everything you would want from a Spanish holiday from Blue Flag beaches to theme parks, to mouth-watering tapas and golf courses.

But not only is the Costa del Sol an amazing destination in its own right, it’s also the gateway to the beautiful sites of Andalucía, and Malaga is just up the road. A holiday to Costa del Sol is anything you want it to be.

5 stunning places to visit in the Costa del Sol

To make the most of your experience in one of Spain’s most stunning destinations, there’s a number of activities you simply have to tick of your bucket list!

1. Visit La Alcazaba in Malaga
This Moorish Castle is perched at the top of a steep incline which looks out over the entire city. The climb may be steep, but it’s more than worth it once you’ve reached the top. As well as the ocean sparkling beneath you, you can see the Plaza de Toros (Bull ring) and the rolling hills surrounding the city. These breath-taking vistas enable you to marvel at Malaga’s beauty from above whilst absorbing the traditional Andalusian culture in the sunshine.

2. Unwind VIP Style in Marbella
The luxury capital of the Costa del Sol, Marbella is home to a plethora of up-market boutiques and restaurants which attract a very exclusive clientele. Spend the day wandering along the Paseo Marítimo rubbing shoulders with the stars, dreaming of your own luxury yacht or sipping cocktails in one of the town’s trendiest bars.

3. Fall in Love with Mijas
You will quite literally feel like you’ve stepped onto the front of a post card with a visit to this idyllic Spanish Pueblo. Nestled in the Andalusian hills, this town has fully retained its authentic Spanish culture in spite of a plentiful supply of tourists. A myriad of white washed houses, tapas bars and Flamenco shows, it is simply bursting with character. A visit to Mijas is an absolute must for those who want to ‘disfrutar de la cultura Española.’

4. Go shopping in Fuengirola
Fuengirola offers a truly unique shopping experience when unwinding In the Costa Del Sol. As well as Spanish high street favourites like Pull & Bear, Zara and Bershka, the town is bursting with quirky boutiques and sophisticated designer stores. So, whether you’re seeking mainstream branded fashion or authentic Spanish style, this Andalusian town is a shopper’s paradise.

5. Visit the Birth Place of Picasso
A visit to the Costa del Sol wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Picasso’s birthplace in Malaga. As well as the opportunity to visit the actual house where the artist was born, there’s also a museum dedicated to his work. Visit on a Sunday for discounted entry. The Plaza de La Merced also boasts a number of Picasso-themed bars and restaurants where you can enjoy authentic tapas or an ice cold Tinto de Verano.