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Costa Del Sol Hotels and Apartments
Costa Del Sol Overview
Costa del Sol Hotels and Apartments
Whether you’re looking to relax and enjoy some tranquillity, interested in exploring the Spanish culture, dance the evening away to the latest hits or looking to entertain the children during the school holidays, Costa del Sol is a perfect destination for holidaymakers of all ages. Here you will find a wide range of accommodation available ranging from lively beachfront villas of Malaga to swish resorts and boutique stays in Marbella to bargain apartments in Benalmadena.
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About Costa del Sol
Also known as the “Coast of the Sun”, Costa del Sol has been a popular base for more than 60 years and maintains a large following who visit time and time again to enjoy a different experience every day. It is one of the famous spots in the region of Spain and is widely preferred by tourists from all over the world – especially from UK.
With a perfect balance of gorgeous sandy beaches, glitzy resorts and a welcoming atmosphere, you can experience a relaxing getaway at any time of the year – thanks to its year-round sunshine. And with a number of bars, clubs and pubs available to choose from, you can party the nights away until the early hours.
Luxury and Cheap Hotels in Costa del Sol, where to stay?
Choosing the right accommodation in Costa del Sol completely depends on what kind of holiday you’re interested in. To surround yourself with lavishness and feel the glamorous vibes, you could consider some pure relaxation in one of the A-list properties in Marbella. A stay in the towns of Benalmadena and Torremolinos lets you enjoy modern comforts in family-friendly apartments, whereas Fuengirola resort boasts all sorts of high-rise hotels with an excellent range of facilities. You can also head to the lesser-known destinations such as La Gaspara and Estepona if you’re wanting to complement your getaway with a low-cost apartment in Costa del Sol.
There are several 3-star, 4-star and 5-star independently-styled complexes available in beachfront locations, in the centre of the town and on the edge. You just need to decide which one suits you best, you’ll be all set to go!
Things to do in Costa del Sol
Your holiday wouldn’t be complete without exploring the beautiful beaches and when you’re in Costa del Sol, you just can’t miss basking under the endless glorious shade with sun loungers and parasols. For example, you can head to Carvajal Beach in Benalmadena for a magical atmosphere, Playa el Cristo in Estepona for a great family day out and La Torrecilla in Nerja to escape and unwind away from the hustle and bustle of over-crowded areas.
Golfing is another major draw here and it’s possible to work on your backstroke with world-class courses available in Mijas as well as just outside Malaga. Make some time for the Old Quarter in Marbella to enjoy strolling through the narrow streets and Aqualand in Torremolinos for a mix of swimming, splashing and sliding at the waterpark. For animal lovers, Parque de la Paloma in Benalmadena is worth visiting as it boasts an array of ducks, rabbits and chickens roaming everywhere in the park. You can also create some unforgettable memories with your children in Tivoli World Theme Park in Benalmadena. And if you want to try your hand at some recreational activities, why not go for boating, diving or rock climbing?
Food and Drinks in Costa del Sol
Costa del Sol is well-known for its long stretches of beach, endless hours of glorious sunshine, majestic spires, high-standards of hospitality and vibrant night scene, but what people usually forget to talk about this destination is – the tasty Spanish food and the presence of its flavours in many traditional dishes such as callos, porra antequerana, migas and pipirrana.
From romantic late-night dinners in Puerto Banus to authentic eateries in Malaga and top-quality tapas, here you’ll find something to suit everyone’s taste and budget. Start your day with a delicious buffet breakfast in one of the hotels in Costa del Sol, enjoy a light lunch in a laid-back café between sightseeing or enjoy some romantic fine-dining – the resorts have something for everyone.
Several luxury and cheap hotels in Costa del Sol also feature on-site dining facilities, so you can enjoy dining, without having to leave your complex.
Nightlife in Costa del Sol
If you’ve opted to stay in one of the main resorts of Costa del Sol, such as Marbella, Fuengirola and Benalmadena, then it’s likely that you’ll always be close to the buzzing nightlife the region is widely popular for. From glitzy cocktail bars to Irish pubs and lively discos to al fresco terraces – there are so many options. Most of them stay open until late in the morning and offer all sorts of entertainment programs for party clubbers. However, if you’re after a more relaxing yet pleasant evening in Costa del Sol, you can simply overlook the amazing sunset views on the promenades of Santa Ana, sink into the sofa with a glass of wine or simply catch up with your companions over ice-creams in Estepona.
Shopping in Costa del Sol
Be sure to carry an extra suitcase with you when you’re on your holiday to Costa del Sol! With a variety of local markets and key shopping areas available at every corner – you can be sure to bring some really special goodies and other gifts back home. The Miramar Centro Comercial Mall in Fuengirola lets you explore several fashion outlets with beauty products and perfumes, the Puerto Marina shopping outlet in Benalmadena is great for home décor items and the Centro Comercial Centro Plaza in Marbella keeps you occupied with a good selection of restaurants and shops. You can also stay in one of the self-catering Costa del Sol apartments, which feature on-site gift stores with supermarkets to take care of your basic, homely needs.
Fast Facts about Costa del Sol
- Nearest Airport: Malaga Airport
- Flight Time: 2 hr 55 min
- Transfer Time: 1 hr 4 min
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Spanish