Cheap Holidays to Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol has an attractive stretch of coastline with many fishing villages and towns, which have now become holiday resorts. Much of the coastline has mountains close by, creating some dramatic views.

With sandy beaches, lively resorts, over 40 golf courses and over 100km of spectacular coastline, there is something for everyone here is Costa Del Sol.

A lot of the resorts here do have lots to offer with plenty of activities as well as plenty of opportunities to relax.

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How Hot?

With more than 320 days of sunshine a year the Costa del Sol is a year round destination; it just depends on what you plan to do during your visit.

The spring and autumn months (late April to June and September to October) see great weather with temperatures between 71ºF and 78ºF, and also benefit from being off season so less crowded.

The peak season is July and August when the climate is hot and dry with temperatures in the high-eighties.

The winter months average highs of 62ºF, though these are the wettest months it's still a great time to play on the many golf courses in the area.

Out and About

Dominating the south eastern Mediterranean coast of Spain, the Costa del Sol offers mile upon mile of golden sands and glittering beach resorts set against the backdrop of the beautiful Andalucian countryside.

From the ever popular major beach magnets of Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola and the chic glamour of Marbella and Puerto Banus to the beautiful and cultural city of Malaga, the characterful town of Nerja and the mountain villages of Benavis and Mijas; sun, sand, golf and traditional Spanish culture can be found in abundance.

The Costa del Sol is a golfer's paradise with around 40 courses to choose from with beautiful landscapes overlooking the Mediterranean, the surrounding countryside or the mountains. Water-sports can be enjoyed at all the main beaches and there are marinas in Marbella, Benalmadena, Malaga and Velez-Malaga, Estepona, Fuengirola, Puerto Banus and La Duqesa-Manilva.

Leisure attractions to visit include the Adventura Amazonia in Marbella and the fabulous Aqualand Torremolinos. There is a further water park at Parque Aquatico in Mijas Costa and there is no shortage of animal parks either. Visit the Bioparc Fuengirola which has been beautifully designed, allowing you to see the animals living in faithfully reproduced natural habitats. Selwo Adventure Park in Estepona has an adventure park with zip wires and camel rides as well as a wildlife park with over 2000 animals. In Benalmadena you can visit the Sealife Centre or the dolphinarium and the penguinarium at the Selwo Marina marine life park. In Torremolinos, Cocodrilos Park is set around 8 lakes and has an African village, a children's play area and a huge collection of crocodiles.

Historic attractions abound, from the Sohail Castle in Fuengirola to La Duquesa Castle in Manilva and the Arab Fortress and Palace of Najera at Antequera. Malaga alone features endless historic and cultural attractions including Malaga Cathedral, the Alcazaba, the Picasso Museum and the Roman Theatre. At Nerja, stand under the arches of the famous Balcony of Europe and admire panoramic sea views and for spectacular views over the city of Malaga, head for the 14th century Gibralfaro Castle.

Natural attractions range from the Caves of Nerja and the Calamorro Mountain at Benalmadena which have general appeal as well as opportunities for caving and paragliding for those seeking higher levels of adventure; to the wide open spaces, forests of oak and pine trees and the impressive gorges and mountains of the region's many national parks.

Out for Lunch!

Costa del Sol has an Andalucian cuisine which is a mixture of different cultures. Its famous dishes include Ajo Blanco, Huevos a la Flamenca and Gazpacho. The cuisine has a great influence of former cultures like the Arab culture for the garden products and the Roman culture for the oils and garlic.

Dine anywhere from the high class restaurants in Marbella and Puerto Banus to the cafes on the beaches and mountains of La Axarquia and Pueblos Blancos. There are many festivals in Costa del Sol therefore perfect for trying out the great choice of cuisine and traditional local food.

Quick Facts

Flight Time - From London 2 hrs 50 mins, From Manchester 3 hrs, From Glasgow 3 hrs 20 mins

Currency - Euro

Nightlife - Restaurants, Bars, Nightclubs and Cafes - mixed and very varied.

Best Time to Visit: May to October, also offers a year round destination.

Top Hotels In Costa del Sol

Here's a list of our top accommodations in Costa del Sol, ranked by our customer ratings and reviews.

Las Arenas Hotel Photo of Las Arenas Hotel
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Offering comfortable budget-friendly accommodation in the heart of Benalmadena, the Las Arenas hotel is a great choice with families and couples alike....

4.6 / 5 from 80 reviews

Amare Marbella Beach Hotel Photo of Amare Marbella Beach Hotel
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Modern Spa hotel offering first class accommodation and amenities, with the added advantage of being set directly on the beach front....

4.8 / 5 from 23 reviews

IPV Palace & Spa Hotel Photo of IPV Palace & Spa Hotel
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Surrounded by spacious gardens, this Spa hotel is located on the beachfront in a relatively quiet area, ideal for sun lovers and families....

4.6 / 5 from 17 reviews

Carmen Teresa Hotel Photo of Carmen Teresa Hotel
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A traditional hotel combining comfortable accommodation with exceptional service and makes a great choice for families....

4.7 / 5 from 18 reviews

Princesa Solar Hotel Photo of Princesa Solar Hotel
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Ideal for those looking to be in the centre of the action, the hotel is just a few minutes walk of the beach and Torremolinos town centre, with its countless shopping and entertainment venues....

4.4 / 5 from 17 reviews

Palia Las Palomas Hotel Photo of Palia Las Palomas Hotel
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Enjoying a central location close to the beach and local amenities, this charming property is a great choice for holidaymakers of all ages....

4.3 / 5 from 12 reviews

Barcelo Malaga Hotel Photo of Barcelo Malaga Hotel
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This city hotel offers a good range of facilities, perfect for the business and leisure traveller....

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Sol Don Pablo Hotel Photo of Sol Don Pablo Hotel
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The Sol Don Pablo sits in the heart of Torremolinos, close to a number of shops, bars, restaurants, and attractions, perfect for those looking to enjoy a full-filled break in the sun....

4.7 / 5 from 18 reviews

Myramar Fuengirola Hotel Photo of Myramar Fuengirola Hotel
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Built in Andalucian style, and offering comfortable accommodation and wide range of family friendly facilities....

4.4 / 5 from 19 reviews

Nuria Sol Apartments Photo of Nuria Sol Apartments
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Well equipped 1 and 2 bedroom apartments in the Los Boliches area, with on-site swimming pools and leisure facilities, just 350m from the beach....

4.4 / 5 from 24 reviews


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