Holidays to Costa Del Sol


Holidays to Costa Del Sol

The Costa Del Sol promises gorgeous weather, a beautiful coastline, dramatic scenery and of course golf. The beach resorts along the shore were once fishing villages and towns but are now some of the most popular holiday destinations in Spain, offering something for everyone from the glamorous nightlife of Puerto Banus to family fun in Benalmadena and the charm of Estepona’s old town.

With more than 125 beaches and an average of 320 days of sunshine each year, the Costa Del Sol is an ideal destination for relaxing, fun in the sun, or a romantic getaway. Book your holiday to Costa Del Sol with Sunshine.co.uk and secure a fantastic deal on flights and hotels.

Food & Drink

The local Andalusian cuisine served on the Costa Del Sol is a unique blend of flavours and ingredients with influences from Arabian and Roman culture. The tasty gambas al pil-pil is a must try, consisting of prawns in a spicy salsa sauce, served sizzling and seasoned to perfection. Traditional Mediterranean dishes and Spanish Tapas are widely served and Seafood is also very popular, especially espeto - which are delicious grilled sardines served on a skewer and are often cooked up and served at beach bars. If you fancy a refreshing tipple whilst on holiday, try a fruity Sangria!

There are plenty of dining-out options on the Costa Del Sol to suit taste and budget from high-end restaurants to authentic tapas bars. All the resorts have a great selection of restaurants, with many places serving international food and many family-friendly spots.

Nightlife

The Costa Del Sol offers a diverse nightlife scene, whether you want to dance all night, party at the bustling bars, relax in a cocktail bar or enjoy a late-night meal. The city of Malaga offers chic cocktail bars and nightclubs that are open ‘til dawn. Torremolinos has a welcoming LGBT nightlife scene as well as open-air beach venues popular with the young party crowd, Benalmadena is best known for it’s 24-hour Square home to plenty of late-night spots and it’s authentic salsa bars.

If you seek a glamorous party experience, then Marbella and Puerto Banus are the places to be for flashy nightclubs, exclusive beach parties and famous venues like Nikki Beach resort and club. Fuengirola has a diverse nightlife offering live music venues, dance nightclubs and British themed pubs. Whatever your vibe, you’ll find a nightlife spot to suit in Costa Del Sol.

Activities

Aside from its stunning coastline and choice of beaches, the Costa del Sol has a lot to offer from the traditional culture of the mountain villages to family-friendly attractions like Adventura Amazonia in Marbella and Aqualand in Torremolinos, where the whole family can spend the day splashing around and making memories. Selwo Adventure Park in Estepona is also popular with families; take a zip wire through the trees, ride a camel and visit the wildlife park, home to over 2000 animals.

As the nickname Costa del Golf suggests, the area is fantastic for those who enjoy a few rounds whilst on holiday. The Costa del Sol area boasts over 40 golf courses including the Championship course of Valderrama. History enthusiasts can visit Sohail Castle in Fuengirola or explore Malaga’s architecture including the stunning Malaga Cathedral and the Roman Theatre. If you prefer the great outdoors, Calamorro Mountain at Benalmadena is an ideal spot for hiking, caving and paragliding.

Popular resorts

Take a look at some of Costa Del Sol’s most popular resorts below for an idea of what the area has to offer.

Benalmadena

Charming Benalmadena promises the opportunity for holidaymakers to relax on Malapesquera Beach. Get involved in water sports or take a stroll down the promenade lined with bars and restaurants. It boasts an exciting nightlife scene, great golf courses and romantic views. It’s also a fantastic destination for families and the magical Tivoli World theme park is a must-visit.

Estepona

A traditional fishing village, Estepona has an authentic Andalusian feel and is popular with both families and couples. Holidaymakers can explore the narrow streets and visit the many boutique shops, restaurants and tapas bars. It’s also well-known for its fantastic beaches, the shallow waters at La Rada beach make it ideal for families with younger children and if you fancy a quieter more relaxed atmosphere then head to El Saladillo beach.

Fuengirola

Fuengirola is a fun and lively resort packed with bars, restaurants and family-friendly attractions like the sports and leisure marina, Mijas Waterpark and Bioparc Fuengirola. There’s plenty of activities on offer too like horse riding, go-karting and golf. If you prefer a more laidback activity, the weekly market is a great spot for picking up trinkets and souvenirs.

Malaga

A fabulous city rich in culture and history, Malaga offers fascinating architecture, authentic tapas bars, trendy boutiques and a beach. The Picasso Museum has a collection of over 200 pieces and is a must-visit for art and culture lovers. The city also has a vibrant nightlife too, from sophisticated spots where you can relax with a glass of wine, to exciting nightclubs where you can dance all night.

Marbella & Puerto Banus

Known as the destination of the rich and famous, Marbella and nearby Puerto Banus boast a stunning coastline, exclusive hotels, fine dining and plenty of opportunities to shop and party. It’s also a great place for families to holiday, boasting a long stretch of beach and several theme parks in the area. The port at Puerto Banus is perfect for a sophisticated night out or an evening stroll amongst the mega-yachts after a meal.

Torremolinos

There’s so much to do in Torremolinos whether you want to relax by the sea, party at the bars and clubs, get involved in water sports or other activities such as bowling, tennis and golf. A well-established resort with British holidaymakers that hosts a great range of restaurants and shopping facilities and fun attractions like Aqualand. Torremolinos offers something for everyone including families, couples and groups.

Useful Information

The average flight time is around 3 hours from the UK to the Costa Del Sol.

The local currency used in the Costa Del Sol is the Euro, we recommend visitors shop around for the best exchange rate to ensure a fair price.

The local language in the Costa Del Sol is Spanish, however many locals will speak English, especially in the more popular tourist resorts, meaning English-speaking holidaymakers can easily communicate and navigate the region.
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