Sunny Holidays to Costa del Sol
For decades Spain's Costa Del Sol, or 'Sun Coast', has been the go-to destination for sun, sea and sand worshippers. After just three hours on a plane, you can relax on the beach or by the pool of your all-star accommodation before seeking out the region's bona fide Spanish culture and lifestyle for yourself. Costa Del Sol holidays provide the best of both worlds, so pack your sunnies and grab your flip flops, because whether you’re exploring or relaxing you’re bound to enjoy soaking up some Spanish charm.
Things to do in Costa del Sol
Sunbathing and swimming are the most popular things to in Costa Del Sol, but if you've had your fill of both, there are always other options available. Bioparc Fuengirola, south of Torremolinos, is a reconstructed jungle full of interesting animals. The Mariposario de Benalmadena contains some 1500 butterflies and there is also a Sea Life aquarium nearby to keep animal lovers happy.
An afternoon in Malaga, Benalmadena or Marbella should be on the cards for shopaholics, with fashionable boutiques and designer brands around every corner. There are also some excellent bars and restaurants in Marbella to spend a refined evening in.
You're never too far from the beach on Costa Del Sol holidays, and since the sand sweeps further than the horizon does, you'll always find a sunny spot to top up your tan. Torremolinos is the go-to place for lazy days along the beach and fun-filled nights. Further South, Marbella is a polished port where jet-setters come to play and giant yachts are commonplace. In contrast to both, Mijas is a more bohemian and typically Andalusian area. Despite rapid expansion in recent decades, it still retains an air of the classical, picturesque Spain and is a quieter option for a place to spend your holidays to Costa del Sol.
The benefits of Costa Del Sol holidays are well known; year round good weather, a tourism industry that caters for your every whim, and accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets to name just a few. Families, couples and groups will all find something suitable. In fact, the Costa Del Sol is such a well-oiled machine that no matter you're looking for, you'll be spoiled for choice.
Andalusian food is a delight, and one of the best reasons to visit. Traditional Spanish restaurants and tapas bars all serve hearty provincial cuisine such as tortillas, paella, and pescalito frito – fish fried in breadcrumbs. Spanish wine also has a worldwide reputation and a drive along the coast will reveal acres of vineyards, orchards and orange groves.
Once you've had enough sun for the day, spend your nights partaking in some traditional Spanish entertainment like flamenco dancing or enjoying some tapas dishes at the bar; rock up and take a seat and rub shoulders with the locals. For those who are looking to party while on holidays in Costa del Sol, there are plenty of trendy bars and cool clubs to dance the night away.