The Costa del Sol (Spanish for Sun Coast) is a 300 km long section of the Spanish coast on the Mediterranean Sea, the South coast of the Spanish region Andalusia between Gibraltar and Almería. The costa is set in the Spanish provinces of Málaga, Cádiz and Granada. Málaga is the most important city on the coast and also forms the division between the tourist popular western part with the seaside resorts of Torremolinos, Fuengirola, Marbella, Mijas, Manilva and Estepona and the eastern part with the towns of Rincon de la Victoria, Torre del Mar, Vélez-Málaga, Torrox and Nerja. This region has a favored climate with mild winters and warm summers and about 330 days of sunshine a year.
The most famous beach in the city of MÁLAGA is the Playa de la Malagueta.
In TORREMOLINOS is every day party day. The cosy pedestrian shopping street with squares and terraces leads to the wide, sandy beach with the pedestrian promenade with its Marina. There is a waterpark, crocodile farm.
BENALMÁDENA is located a bit further. These are some attractions to do: the amusement park Tivoli World, a telepherique, butterfly park and seapaks.
Benalmádena Pueblo has still the typical small streets.
In addition you will find FUENGIROLA, MIJAS, known for his donkey-taxis, and MARBELLA with its fashionable Puerto Banús, the marina where you are guaranteed to see the car of your dreams drive by.
Along the other side of , at about 75 km drive from Álora lays NERJA, with the ‘ Balcón de Europa ‘, exclusively for pedestrians and where one can enjoy the most spectacular views of Nerja and the Mediterranean Sea.