Travels til Costa del Sol
The resorts of Costa del Sol are very popular among tourists not only in the summer, but also in the winter months - this is a unique place with a mild subtropical climate. Thanks to the mountains protecting the resorts from cold winds, an average annual temperature is 20°С.
Fuengirola's beaches are considered some of the best on the coast
Sophisticated, trendy and modern resort with stunning beaches
One of the most popular and beautiful resorts on the Costa del Sol
About Costa del Sol
By the way, Costa del Sol is translated from Spanish as "Sunny Beach" - this is the best description for all resorts located in this region. The annual rates of sunny days are the highest in Spain and are approximately 320 days a year. That’s why Costa del Sol resorts account for about 35% of the total number of tourists visiting Spain. It is this coast that many Hollywood stars, famous athletes and politicians choose for their residences.
Costa del Sol gives you the freedom to choose from - be it dancing until dawn, sailing on a yacht, surfing, walking along streets during the day or relaxing on the beach. In high season, it is fun and noisy: beach discos until the morning, luxury yachts are crowded, - there is a 24-hour celebration on the streets.
Tours to the Costa del Sol is a kind of pursuit of a dream vividly presented in advertising booklets with the bright sun, luxurious beaches, fashionable hotels and crowds of celebrities flashing along the beach or enthusiastically playing golf - something like this Sunny Beach looks. There are magnificent beaches, but it is worth remembering that the Atlantic current makes the water in the sea quite cold even in the depth of summer. But surf lovers, on the contrary, will be lucky to catch the wave almost without a break.
Costa del Sol with 160 km of coastline with beaches for every taste - whether you are looking for the craziest beach parties or a relaxing place for a family vacation, the south of Spain will provide you with exclusive summer vacation in Costa del Sol. In fact, it is a classic destination for summer holidays who are looking for the sun, sand and sea. The beaches are mostly suitable for family holidays in the Costa del Sol, many of them offer all possible amenities.
One of the most popular and famous beaches on the Costa del Sol is the beach of Burriana(Playa de Burriana) in Nerja. It is widely known for its beautiful golden sand and a huge variety of small restaurants and beach bars. The beach is about 800 meters long and 40 meters wide, it is located at the end of Calle Filipinas. On the promenade, you will find many shops and restaurants. On the beach, you can use showers and toilets, playgrounds and volleyball courts. In addition, you can rent sun loungers, jet skis and kayaks.
Indeed, kayaking is one of the most popular beach activities – it is a great way to explore the nearby beaches, including Maro Beach, which is really worth a visit. This beach is the real treasure of the Costa del Sol. Many people call this beach their favorite, and there are good reasons - incredibly clear water, idyllically peaceful landscape and the rich underwater world, which allows you to go diving and snorkeling. A local attraction is a medieval watchtower on top of a cliff.
If you are looking for beaches with shallow water, then it is highly recommended to visit Cabopino Beach. Beautiful golden sands and calm clear waters make it an ideal place for pleasant family holidays in Costa del Sol. It is equipped with all amenities that will provide you with a great day for the whole family. Like many other beaches, here you can rent sun loungers, umbrellas, boats, water skis and even go on a trip to watch dolphins. There are a lot of bars and restaurants on the beach as well.
Playa Malapesquera, also called Playa Torrebermeja, is one of the most popular beaches in Benalmadena. This is the winner of the Blue Flag award (a world-famous eco-indicator that is trusted by millions of people around the world for commitment to the environment). The central location and vast green areas of the beach attract many people, especially in the summer months. If you need a short break from the merciless Spanish sun, you will always find shade and even special areas for relaxation.
Costa del Sol is far more than just the sea, sun and beaches. The night life of the Costa del Sol has no division into seasons. Nightclubs and discos are open all year round. In the popular music bars and discotheques of the coast, visitors will always find a cheerful noisy atmosphere, fine drinks, high-quality sound. Speaking about the nightlife of the Costa del Sol, it is necessary, first of all, to note two resorts where the largest concentration of entertainment venues - these are Benalmadena and Marbella. In these resorts, most discos are located on the territory of entertainment centers in port complexes (Puerto Marina Benalmadena and Puerto Banús), as well as on the world-famous Marbella Golden Mile. The nightlife there is in full swing – it does not stop almost all year round, and most clubs are popular throughout Europe.
In summer, the best beach clubs are open in Costa del Sol and work until late at night. The territory of beach clubs includes a sandy beach line equipped with sun loungers, pools, sunshades, bars and dance floors. Party organizers daily draw up a new program of a music and dance show, during which alcoholic cocktails and dancing models will light a spark of fun even in the darkest soul. The best of these beach clubs is Nikki Beach, on the beach of Don Carlos. Nightlife in Costa del Sol is so developed that you can choose a party, day or night.
Malaga. If you are thinking about a trip to Costa del Sol to explore the culture of the region, we recommend going to sunny Malaga. The center of the resort coast is the city of Malaga – this is a charming center with modern areas with high-rises and large shopping centers. In cultural terms, Malaga definitely has something to offer: the Picasso Museum, the Carmen Thyssen Museum, the Pompidou Center and the Russian Museum. Two popular tourist activities flow logically from here: shopping and walking along streets with lots of sightseeing attractions.
But first of all, Malaga is a resort with excellent beaches, comfortable hotels and wild partying nightlife. To relax with children in Malaga, the local coast is not the most suitable option - the sea can be a little bit cold for them, but you will like the combination of the warm air that is redolent of sea and flowers and refreshing water.
Benalmádena. The resort of Benalmadena is washed by the Mediterranean Sea, and the coasts are distinguished with cleanness, well-kept grounds and comfortable hotels. It is considered a universal resort: a lot of entertainment is intended for active youth and there are quiet corners for families with children, where they will feel comfortable. It is the best idea to spend family holidays in Costa del Sol going to this resort. You will certainly appreciate the fact that this resort is an owner of the international Blue Flag - for a clean and environmentally friendly beach.
For lovers of water sports, Benalmadena offers a lot of opportunities: in Puerto Marina you can take sailing yacht lessons, book a fascinating tour to the three artificial islands located near the coast, or devote time to exploring the beauties of the underwater world. To fully enjoy the natural beauties of the resort, it is worth taking a walk through the gardens of El Muro and Las Aguilas and take a cable car to the peak of Carramolo. You can also go from Benalmadena to Malaga, where you can choose an excursion to the architectural monuments of the capital of Andalusia.
Nerja. Is located in the very south of Spain, is ideally suited for beach vacations, seing natural attractions and tasting classic Spanish cuisine. This resort can offer the same luxurious beaches and blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, gastronomic delights and comfortable hotels like other Costa del Sol resorts, but at more affordable prices. Despite the fact that the currents in this area of the Mediterranean Sea often bring cool waters, the beaches of Nerja do not empty until the beginning of October.
The beaches of Nerja stretch for 13 km and are equipped with sun loungers, showers and other amenities. They are considered one of the cleanest beaches in Europe. In addition, they are suitable for families with children - everything is established to high safety standards. Tourists can go water skiing, kayaking or catamaran and scuba dive into the depths of the sea. Local corals, between which eels, octopuses and colorful fish swim, are great for snorkeling.
Good to know
Airlines: Most airlines operate regardless of destination - the airport receives and sends flights to more than 60 countries. We will offer the most favorable prices of flights to Costa del Sol
Airport: Aeropuerto de Malaga - Costa del Sol
Distance from airport: 10-15 min, 8 km from the historic center of Malaga
Flight time: About 3 hours depending on the destination
Timezone: Central European Standard Time
Population: Around 529 thousands
Passport: Valid passport is mandatory
Tipping: Not included. Customary to give 5 - 10% of the bill
Electricity: 220 or 225 volts AC
Tourist tax: Up to €4
Water: Safe to drink
Things to do
Whether it’s a small city vacation in Malaga or a beach holiday in Marbella or Nerja, there are so many entertainments in the resorts that travelers only spend the night in the hotel and wait for the siesta. If you are resting on the Costa del Sol, then, for sure, you will likely have the idea to leave, at least for a day, this whole beach paradise and discover something new. For example, you can visit the most interesting and noteworthy places on the Costa del Sol that are within walking distance. Believe, there are many such places – just google them. Acebuchal, Ronda, Granada, etc.
The list of things to do in Costa del Sol with a child begins with aqua parks. There, the water is always warmer than in the sea. Aqualand in Torremolinos is a huge park with incredible slopes and a colorful children's area.
To visit Spain and not taste the real Spanish cuisine and local wines means not to understand the particles of the country! The impressions of Spanish cuisine and wines can be overshadowed by all the other impressions gained in Spain. And the famous red wine can turn a head to anyone, even to the most fastidious gourmet.
Tour guide service
Our tour guides are available on the Costa del Sol throughout the season.