- Costa Del Sol Luxury holidays
Spain's Costa del Sol has been a holiday destination for generations of Britons, with tourism booming during the past few decades of jet-powered air transport. The short hop to the continent is an annual pilgrimage for sun worshippers seeking their weekend, week or fortnight on the coastline's sandy beaches, and the chance to take a refreshing dip in the clear blue waters off the coast.
Soak up the sun on the Costa del Sol
The Costa del Sol lives up to its name as the 'Sun Coast', with a climate that is generally much more agreeable than that of the UK at the same time of year. This has made it a firm family favourite for the school holidays, when the tourist-friendly resorts fill with parents and children taking a well-earned break on the beaches and by the pools.
You don't have to have children in tow in order to head to the region though, and all year round the hotels and apartments remain busy with Brits escaping the UK for a few days, whether simply to sunbathe and swim, or to get out along the coast and see some of mainland Spain's local sights.
The early Costa del Sol
Glimpses of the Costa del Sol's origins can be seen in the form of the fishing villages that never grew to become tourist resorts, and some of these are still scattered along the region's coastline. As an alternative to the usual sightseeing tours, they are well worth a visit for an authentic Spanish experience.
When should I visit the Costa del Sol?
The Costa del Sol is one of the UK's most popular holiday destinations, so visit during the peak summer season to be in with the crowd. At this time of year you can rest assured that the resorts all along the coast will be aimed at English tourists in particular, making it easy to communicate, to find familiar entertainment, and to sample local cuisine along with some home comforts too.
If you want to visit the towns of the Costa del Sol with a little more solitude to explore away from the holiday hordes, then avoiding the school summer holidays is a good start. The year-round warm weather should mean you can still enjoy the sun on the edges of the peak season, while even in winter the region remains popular with people keen to escape the frost, ice and snow of the UK weather.
What’s on offer on a luxury holiday?
Luxury holidays on the Costa del Sol are about you, and nothing else. If you want a room with a breath-taking sea view, your luxury hotel will make it happen, and if you feel like whiling away the afternoon drinking sangria by the pool, they’ll arrange that, too. Parting with a little extra cash for a luxury package is well worth it on the Costa del Sol, where the amount of pampering you receive is a matter for you to decide. The Costa del Sol offers the refined and attentive level of service which is typical of luxury holidays, and while you certainly won’t have access to ski-slopes, you will have miles of warm, sunny coast to explore, fabulous food, great entertainment and the warmest of Costa del Sol welcomes.