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 favorable 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 playa de la Malagueta.
In TORREMOLINOS there is a public holiday every day. The cozy pedestrian streets with squares and terraces lead to the wide sandy beaches with the pedestrian promenade with. There is a water park and a crocodile farm.
BENALMÁDENA is a little further along with its Tivoli World amusement park, butterfly park and marina. Take a cable car tour to Calamorro Mountain and enjoy the spectacular views over the cost.
Benalmádena Pueblo still has the typical small streets.
Further west you will find FUENGIROLA and MIJAS, known for its donkey taxis. Glitter and glammer is there in MARBELLA with the authentic old part and the world-famous mundane clubs and the marina Puerto Banús, where you are guaranteed to see the car of your dreams drive by. One of the last coastal towns of the Costa del Sol is ESTEPONA.
TORRE DEL MAR on the east coast is a modern seaside resort with beautiful sany beaches.
About 55 km drive from Málaga is NERJA, with the ‘Balcón de Europa’, exclusively for pedestrians and where one can enjoy the most spectacular views of Nerja and the Mediterranean Sea. In Nerja are the famous prehistoric caves, well worth a visit.