The Costa del Sol literally means "Sun Coast" and it's not a coincidence. The southern coast of Andalusia boasts many beaches and is year after year popular among national and international tourists. Some of the most trendy tourist destinations feature Torremolinos and Marbella. These two locations are very popular, specially for young people who love spending their holiday in beach resorts and enjoying the vibrant nightlife.
Those who prefer a diverse landscape should choose the eastern towns of Malaga province, such as Nerja. A special highlight of this place are the Caves of Nerja. And only a few kilometres from the bustling coast there are magnificent mountain ranges and Moorish villages, which are located in the hinterland of the Costa del Sol.
The Costa del Sol is with 320 sunny days a year especially attractive for sun and beach holidays as the months between May and October are practically rain-free. Many beaches and bays are protected from the wind and have a calm sea.
Those looking for fun and action can enjoy along the Costa del Sol a host of sports and leisure activities. Whether surfing, jet skiing or diving, just to name a few, here every tourist will find something to his liking.
For culture lovers, there are taking place throughout the year a lot of folklore and traditional festivals, which will thrill every vacationer by their colourful liveliness.
Who wants to take a walk through the long history of Malaga or the art, should visit in any case the capital of the Costa del Sol and any of the many museums and monuments in Malaga, the Moorish Fortress or the Picasso Museum situated in the old town. Also highly recommended are day trips into the spectacular hinterland to the city of Ronda.
Due to the year-round mild temperatures, the coastal area of Malaga boasts a splendid variety of subtropical plants. Cypresses, oleanders, palms and hibiscus grow here on every street and are a popular motif for beautiful holiday photos.
For fans of culinary delights, there are abundant local specialties, such as sweet Muscatel wines, delicious Tapas and seafood dishes. Summarized, a holiday in the Spanish paradise of Malaga and the Costa del Sol is suitable for a city break, sightseeing and beach holiday alike. A great destination with plenty to discover, just a few hours flight from the mayor European cities.