The Costa del Sol is pure Luxury!

The Costa del Sol is establishing itself as a luxury destination, with a growing range of high-end shopping, hotels and residential complexes.

Leading the way is undoubtedly Marbella, followed by Estepona and Malaga city.

This is where the wealthy clients are concentrated who wish to enjoy an exclusive sun and beach holiday, combined with a wide range of top-quality services such as golf, gastronomy, museums and culture, to name but a few.

Discover why the Costa del Sol is one of your first choices if you want to spend a few days of relaxation without missing out on anything!

Luxury Hotels on the Costa del Sol

 Luxury Hotels on the Costa del Sol
Marbella Hotel Credit Depositphotos

Along the Costa del Sol there are currently ten 5-star hotel establishments classified as Grand Luxury, located in Marbella and Estepona. In these two high-end destinations, as well as in Malaga city, there are also eleven 5-star hotels.

This translates into some 4,160 hotel beds in 5-star Grand Luxury hotels, some 3,143 in 5-star hotels and around 3,000 in establishments focused on high-end tourists.

How much does a night in a luxury hotel on the Costa del Sol cost?

To give you an idea of the cost of accommodation in one of these establishments, a top-of-the-range room starts at €320 or €350 per night. However, it is the cheapest room that usually has no or only a partial sea view.

Upwards, prices really do not have a limit and for a presidential suite or villa they can go up to €3,000 a night.

5-star hotels in Marbella

Marbella continues to be the benchmark for luxury tourism on the Costa del Sol. However, if you will allow us a clarification, a somewhat ostentatious luxury tourism. Marbella continues to be a hotspot for wealthy tourists who like to show off what they have.

While affluent clients who prefer a more low-key, laid-back holiday opt for neighbouring Estepona or even further east to Sotogrande.

In our article dedicated to Marbella, as well as many good reasons to choose this enclave with its special microclimate, you will find all the 5-star hotels in Marbella.

As a small update, the Hotel Puente Romano has received last year’s award for Best Resort at the Condé Nast Traveler Spain 2023 Awards.

Luxury Hotels Costa del Sol
Hotel Puente Romano

5-star hotels in Estepona

Estepona is one of the most exclusive destinations on the Costa del Sol. Unlike Marbella, this pretty fishing village has managed to retain much of its essence.

The municipality continually invests in beautifying the intricate streets of its old town.

As a result, in recent years it has acquired a name of its own: The Garden of the Costa del Sol.

Luxury Hotels Costa del Sol
One of our transfer vehicles at the Hotel Kempinski in Estepona

The city has a large number of 5-star hotels and some of the best golf courses. Making it the ideal destination for an affluent clientele who prefer to keep a low profile and enjoy a relaxing holiday with the best facilities.

Discover the best hotels and everything you need to know for your holidays in Estepona.

5-star hotels in Malaga

In the last few years, four 5-star hotels have opened in Malaga city.

Are you coming to Malaga for a short break and would you like to stay in the heart of the city in a charming hotel?

H10 Croma Málaga
4-star Hotel H10 Croma Málaga

We have for you the best charming hotels in the heart of the city, just a few metres from the main artery Calle Larios, near museums and the port of Malaga.

In our article, in addition to the eight best 4-star hotels in the old town, we present you the four 5-star hotels in Malaga.

Adults only hotels in Marbella & Estepona

adults only hotels costa del sol

Currently there are still no 5-star hotels that offer this service.

However, if you want to enjoy a holiday without children, we present here some very good options of Adults Only Hotels in Marbella and Adults Only Hotels in Estepona, all of them 4 stars superior.

Luxury cruises and yachts in Malaga

Luxury yacht in the port of Malaga Credit Depositphotos

Both the port of Malaga and Puerto Banus are regular berths for luxury yachts sailing in the Mediterranean.

In the port of Malaga, it is common to see both cruise ships and luxury yachts, as well as megayachts, such as Scenic Eclipse II, Octopus, New Secret, Yas, Aviva, Ulysses, Mayan Queen IV or Al Lusail.

The Dock has the capacity to accommodate 31 vessels of up to 180 metres in length. It is a berth with a privileged location next to the Palmeral de las Sorpresas, just a few metres from the old part of the city.

Boat & Charter rental on the Costa del Sol

If this huge nautical offer has made your mouth water, but you don’t have your own boat, don’t worry!

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You can rent boats up to 5 metres in length without a licence. Photo Alboran Charters

The Costa del Sol also has a no less interesting offer of boat rentals in Malaga, of all types and sizes, licensed and unlicensed, with and without skipper, catamarans, for parties, stag and hen parties…

Have a look at our article, you´ll surely find something you like!

The best marinas on the Costa del Sol

Nautical Club El Candado

Puerto deportivo El Candado
Photo Hanah Montana

Located to the east of Malaga. The marina El Candado has 280 moorings for boats between 5 and 15 metres in length.

There is a wide range of nautical activities such as sailing, surfing, windsurfing, rowing, jet skiing and it has all the services such as changing rooms, restaurant, workshop, dry dock, boat hire, canoe hire and tavern.

The Sports Club located in the harbour extends the leisure offer in the harbour with gymnasium, tennis courts and swimming pools.

Royal Mediterranean Club of Malaga

Real Club Mediterráneo de Málaga
Photo Manuel Fajardo Hevilla

Located in the heart of Malaga, between Pier One and La Malagueta beach.

It is a private Club in an unbeatable setting offering water sports, tennis, paddle tennis, swimming pool, etc. Only members have access to all the facilities, while the restaurant is public.

Marina Benalmadena

Puerto Deportivo Benalmádena
Photo Encarni Garcia

The marina of Benalmádena is a real architectural jewel, a mixture of Moorish and Andalusian styles and its canals, like a small Venice.

It has been awarded twice as the most beautiful marina in the world. It is definitely worth a visit, both during the day and at night.

This port has been awarded one of the Blue Flags awarded to Malaga ports in 2023.

Marina Cabo Pino

Puerto Deportivo Cabo Pino
Photo Amelie Bourdeu

Situated to the east of Marbella and very close to the Artola Dunes. It is a nice and cosy little marina.

Marina Marbella

Puerto Deportivo Marbella
Photo Jean Serran

Located in the heart of Marbella, just a few metres from the old town. It has a wide range of nautical activities, regattas and sailing classes, bars and restaurants.

This port has been awarded one of the Blue Flags awarded to Malaga ports in 2023.

Puerto Banús

Puerto Banús
Credit Depositphotos

Situated to the west of Marbella, it is undoubtedly the most luxurious marina on the Costa del Sol and one of the most renowned luxury ports in the world.

In this most exclusive marina in the Mediterranean there are comfortable nautical facilities, a wide range of high fashion brands, as well as events and activities and a vibrant nightlife.

Puerto Banús
Credit Depositphotos

This port has been awarded one of the Blue Flags awarded to Malaga ports in 2023.

Marina Estepona

Puerto Deportivo Estepona
Photo Estepona Jenifer

Charming marina with Caribbean flair located between the popular beach Playa del Cristo and La Rada beach. It has 447 berths and is the third largest port in the province in terms of mooring capacity, up to 35 metres in length.

There are a variety of international and Mediterranean restaurants and bars.

This port has been awarded one of the Blue Flags awarded to Malaga ports in 2023.

Marina La Duquesa

Puerto Deportivo La Duquesa
Puerto de la Duquesa is a beautiful Mediterranean style marina with 382 moorings up to 20 m in length. It is located in Manilva, on the westernmost Costa del Sol, just 36 km from Gibraltar. It has a variety of shops, bars and restaurants.

This port has been awarded one of the Blue Flags awarded to Malaga ports in 2023.

Golf on the Costa del Sol

Golf en la Costa del Sol
Golf on the Costa del Sol Credit Depositphotos

Did you know that there are 70 golf courses on the Costa del Sol?

Especially the westernmost Costa del Sol is known for its large number of excellent golf courses, some of them among the most prestigious.

Golf Courses in Marbella

In the surroundings of Marbella there are no less than 22 golf courses and therefore it is the municipality with the highest number of golf courses in Spain.

Golf Courses in Estepona

The municipality has 7 excellent golf courses, with 9, 18 and up to 36 holes, fantastic scenery and spectacular views.

Michelin restaurants on the Costa del Sol

Michelin Star Restaurants in Malaga


The province of Malaga has 8 Michelin-starred restaurants this year, specifically in Marbella, Fuengirola, Ronda and Malaga.

If you want to dine divinely, discover in our article all the Michelin Star Restaurants in Malaga.

The best Beach Clubs on the Costa del Sol

Balinese beds, Mediterranean or Balinese aesthetics, white, blue and natural tones, chill-out music, House or live music, are some of the most typical ingredients of the best beach clubs on the Costa del Sol.

In addition to an excellent menu, massages and even Spa, so that their clients can enjoy an unforgettable day by the sea, in best Beach Clubs on the Costa del Sol.

marbella beach clubs

And since Marbella is home to some of the most luxurious beach clubs in the world, we have dedicated a full article to the Best Beach Clubs in Marbella to unleash the hedonist in you.

Luxury car hire at Malaga Airport

BMW 4 Series Cabrio Automático, alquilar cabrios Málaga
Photo courtesy of our client

Why hire a luxury car in Malaga? At this link you will discover the many good reasons and advantages.

Get off the plane, pick up your reserved luxury car and drive to your destination on the Costa del Sol, with all the comfort that a high-end car offers.

We take care of everything, take you to our office located two minutes from the arrivals terminal and deliver your luxury car.

At we offer a modern fleet of luxury rental cars with the highest level of quality, reliability and safety.

Unbeatable rates for car hire

  • Large fleet of brand new cars.
  • Pay on arrival.
  • What you see is what you pay.
  • No hard sell at desk.
  • VIP delivery service for free.
  • No fuel rip-off, we do not charge refueling service fee.

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