Costa del Sol Destination Guide
This Malaga province coastline stretches from Almeria to Tarifa in the south of Spain. There are seemingly endless sandy beaches spanning more than 150 km, a warm year-round climate (approximately 300 days of sunshine per year) and resorts boasting top-quality facilities and services. The Costa del Sol is arguably the most popular tourist destination in the world, particularly among British tourists.
There are more than 60 golf courses, theme parks, water parks, safari parks as well as a multitude of bars, restaurants and nightclubs to keep visitors entertained. The city of Malaga is the capital of the province of Malaga. It is incredibly vibrant and cosmopolitan with a mass of trendy bars and restaurants. La Duquesa is located around 45 minute’s drive from Malaga. It has beautiful white sandy beaches, with a backdrop of breathtaking mountains and a stunning marina. Marbella is perhaps the most popular destination for holidaymakers. It has a reputation for having the best nightclubs and parties. There is also, however, strong archaeological heritage with museums, historical sites, art galleries, castles, public gardens and performance spaces for those that are interested.
Estepona is just 20km west of Marbella and at the foot of the Sierra Bermeja mountains. It has a strong Andalucian heritage and charm. Visitors can explore the quaint cobblestone streets lined with little shops, cafes and tapas bars. Alternatively, stop in at the Puerto Deportivo and Marina. The beaches are immaculate. Many of them have been awarded blue-flag status with golden sands, crystal-clear water and good facilities including showers, children’s play areas and beachside restaurants.
Gibraltar Airport is the closest and most convenient, although Malaga Airport is only one hour’s drive and is the third largest in Spain. It has connections to European and other Spanish countries and the A7 motorway runs parallel to the coastline making for a spectacularly scenic drive.