Costa del Sol

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Nerja which includes rugged coastline, general coastal views and a coastal town

The Costa del Sol offers both tranquillity and fun, in surroundings that have been recognised worldwide for its leisure offerings as well as its famous visitors.

Enjoy a holiday in the Costa del Sol, one of the most prestigious tourist coastlines in Europe. The Costa del Sol covers a group of towns from the province of Malaga to Campo de Gibraltar in Cádiz, and receives more than a third of all tourists to Andalusia. Sports lovers will enjoy its ideal location for water activities, while those who seek sophistication can play on any of the more than 70 golf courses in the area, mainly located between the towns of Mijas and Estepona. Horse fans can head to any of the many equestrian centres in the area; the Hipódromo Costa del Sol is one of the area’s most iconic attractions, with over 3.7 acres of open space looking directly over the tracks, and stands with 2,500 seats.

When you’re enjoying a holiday deal to the Costa del Sol, be sure to take time out to relax on its beaches. Spanning just under 100 miles, it isn’t easy to choose the best one: Burriana, Torreblanca, La Rada, Los Álamos and a never-ending series of areas of great natural beauty.

If you’d like more to do than the typical sun and beach activities, check out the cultural offerings. The best option is to go to the capital of the Costa del Sol, Malaga. If you decide on a package holiday to the Costa del Sol, Malaga offers great architectural beauty, with highlights such as the Alcazaba Fort, the Roman Theatre, which you’ll find at its feet, the Cathedral, Castillo de Gibralfaro and the Atarazanas shipyards. Art lovers will already know that Malaga is the birthplace of an iconic artist, and will definitely want to visit the Picasso Museum, located in the beautiful Renaissance palace of Buenavista, which dates back to the 16th century.

Head to the Costa del Sol and enjoy its excellent climate: over 300 days of sunshine a year and an average temperature of nearly 20 degrees. Get ready to enjoy this spectacular destination!

Where to stay in Costa del Sol

Vincci Seleccion Posada del Patio Hotel
Vincci Seleccion Posada del Patio Hotel
5 out of 5
The price is £137 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Located in Málaga Centro, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Carmen Thyssen Museum, Port of Malaga and Gibralfaro Castle. Central Market of Atarazanas ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (967 reviews)
"The room was comfortable and big. The air conditioning could have been cooler. Breakfast was good. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The hotel is very well located. I would recomend Vincci hotel."

Reviewed on 19 Aug 2021

Vincci Seleccion Posada del Patio Hotel
Alanda Marbella Hotel
Alanda Marbella Hotel
5 out of 5
Blvd. Principe Alfonso von Hohenlohe, Marbella, Malaga
The price is £143 per night from 17 Oct to 17 Oct
Located in Golden Mile, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from King Abdul Aziz Mosque and within 3 miles (5 km) of Puerto Banus Beach and Puerto Banus Marina. ...
4/5Very Good! (504 reviews)
"Great hotel & breakfast Sadly the bar was not open & no alcohol available in the restaurant during the evening"

Reviewed on 1 May 2021

Alanda Marbella Hotel
Palacio Solecio
Palacio Solecio
4 out of 5
Calle Granada 61, Málaga, Málaga
The price is £161 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Located in Málaga Centro, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Picasso Museum Malaga and Málaga Cathedral. Alcazaba and Centre Pompidou Málaga are also within ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (61 reviews)
"Good location"

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2021

Palacio Solecio
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Apartamentos Spa del Palacete
Apartamentos Spa del Palacete
4 out of 5
Calle Pozos Dulces 11, Málaga, Málaga
The price is £69 per night from 11 Oct to 11 Oct
Located in Málaga Centro, this spa apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Carmen Thyssen Museum and Calle Larios. Picasso Museum Malaga and Málaga Cathedral ...
3.9/5Good! (9 reviews)
"It was a great location. Amenities were very useful at the apartment. Check in was very easy and accommodating but communication after check in was difficult. Our air conditioner was not working and we reported and after two hours outside we had to call again because was not working yet. The bidet ..."

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2021

Apartamentos Spa del Palacete
Sunset Beach Club
Sunset Beach Club
4 out of 5
The price is £84 per night from 19 Sep to 19 Sep
This family-friendly Benalmádena aparthotel is located near the beach, within 2 mi (3 km) of Selwo Marina, Tivoli World and Benalmadena Marina. La Carihuela ...
4.1/5Very Good! (658 reviews)
Junior suite.
"Very good hotel, nicely situated with very helpful and friendly staff. Would definately return again."

Reviewed on 19 Apr 2021

Sunset Beach Club
Park Plaza Suites Apartamentos
Park Plaza Suites Apartamentos
4 out of 5
Pasaje Marítimo de Benabola, s/n, Marbella
The price is £79 per night from 1 Oct to 1 Oct
Located in Puerto Banus, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Playas del Duque and El Corte Ingles Shopping Center. Puerto Banus Marina and Playa de ...
3.9/5Good! (40 reviews)
"The apartment is great location wise in the heart of of Marbella, is in excellent condition and clean just that the furniture need to be update. I would rent it again Thank you"

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2021

Park Plaza Suites Apartamentos
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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