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Costa del Sol: A Nirvana of Spanish Culture

A synonymous destination for travellers across the world, the Costa del Sol is a vibrant region that is situated in the south of Spain. With an enticing Mediterranean climate as its backdrop, the area features a wonderful contrast of historical attractions, modern activities and nature to experience. From spectacular sandy beaches to an energetic, year-round nightlife scene, the Costa del Sol has something for every kind of traveller.

Destination for Everyone

Travelling as a family? How about with your friends? Perhaps you’re going solo? Whatever your situation or disposition, the Costa del Sol will no doubt have something that will pique your interest. For nature lovers, there is a vast and varied landscape to discover. This is highlighted by things including stunning natural parks and some of the best beaches in Spain. If you have a passion for animals and the like, plenty of attractions – from the Butterfly Park of Benalmádena to Crocodile Park – will grab your attention. In relation to all this, you also have plenty of other family-friendly activities available. Fascinating museums, amusement parks, abundant shopping opportunities – the Costa del Sol has it all for visitors young and old. And if you are seeking a nightlife escapade to remember, the area boasts a thriving selection of places to visit. From lively nightclubs to relaxing beach bars where you can also grab a bite to eat, is populated with venues to drink and party the night away.

Areas to Visit

Now while the Costa del Sol has numerous areas of interest that are certainly worth your time, there are certain places that should be firmly on the ‘to do’ list. As most travellers will be arriving to the region via its international airport, Malaga is perhaps the ideal area to start. With resorts and high-rise hotels, stimulating attractions, historical sites, and golden sands, it makes sense why some make this convenient city their base for getting around the Costa del Sol. The appealing city of Marbella, which is known as a glamourous resort destination for those with large bank balances, also comes highly recommended. Away from the major cities in the area, there are an assortment of villages and towns to choose from in the Costa del Sol. The fun-filled Benalmádena is a town that sprinkles in a little bit of everything, Nerja features breath-taking views from its seafront promenade, and history overflows from the charming town of Ronda.

Attraction Highlights

Note, it is essentially impossible to mention every highly-regarded Costa del Sol attraction in a single paragraph. But there are plenty of things to do that deserve the spotlight. This includes the Benalmadena Puerto Marina. Containing copious amounts of restaurants, shops and activities, this attraction has been the recipient of the ‘Best Marina in the World’ award on multiple occasions. For a stroll through preserved history, the Marbella Old Quarter – complete with narrow, picturesque cobblestone streets – is a top pick for many. A landmark many venture to, is the Puente Nuevo Bridge in Ronda, which is perched above a deep gorge and provides stunning views. And if you are searching for a centralised area with lots of popular attractions, Málaga is the place to go. Along with the Automobile and Fashion Museum, Málaga Cathedral and Puerto de Málaga, the Alcazaba – a vital military fortification that was completed in 1063 – is a must-see attraction in the city.

Annual Festivities

From traditional bullfighting to thousands of fiestas, you will find a vast selection of festivals and events throughout the year in the Costa del Sol. With that said, and alongside smaller celebrations of culture, history and customs, there are a notable collection of annual festivities to get you out your hotel if you’re in the area at the time. As well as many other carnivals that animate the streets with a mix of vibrant colour and sounds, the Carnival of Nerja is one especially worth noting. Taking place each February, this family-friendly carnival throws together elaborate costumes, parades, live music and activities. Yet if you want to experience these celebrations in a more unique style, the Carnival of Flour is arguably the best alternative. Ushering in February’s Alozaina festival, this festival has participants running around and trying to cover each other with flour! Other yearly events in the Costa del Sol to check out include the Semana Santa en Málaga which takes place during Holy Week, and October’s For the Love of Bandits .

Price range

from ‎RM69to ‎RM14,156

Top hotels

    Hotel Soho Boutique Las Vegas Málaga

    Soho Boutique Las Vegas in Malaga sits right on the seafront, overlooking La Malagueta Beach. It offers a pool, a garden and a terrace, plus free Wi-Fi throughout. The hotel’s spacious rooms all have marble bathrooms, air-conditioning, satellite TVs and private balconies. Soho Boutique Las Vegas features a small bar and a continental buffet breakfast is served daily in the hotel's poolside café. There is a communal lounge/TV area within the hotel and a 24-hour front desk reception, where guests can store their luggage, book tours and arrange car and bike hire. The Soho Boutique Las Vegas hotel is surrounded by a number of bars, shops and restaurants. Málaga Cathedral and the Picasso Museum can both be easily reached, and regular buses into the heart of the city stop nearby. more

    Hotel ibis Malaga Centro Ciudad Hotel Málaga

    Located near the Picasso Museum, the Ibis Málaga Centro Ciudad offers air-conditioned rooms and low-cost parking. Rooms feature hardwood floors and bathrooms with showers. Other amenities include an Ibis signature Sweet Bed, a flat-screen LCD TV with digital channels and work desks. The Ibis Málaga Centro Ciudad offers operator and automatic wake-up calls. Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Guests can enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast. Alternative eateries in the local area include Pizza Porcion, Azahar Tapas and Restaurant La Barbacana. The hotel lies within one mile of Gibralfaro Castle and Malaga Cathedral. The Guadalhorce Nature Reserve and Tivoli World are within 15 miles of the property. This accommodation is also known as Centro Ciudad, ibis Centro Ciudad, ibis Centro Ciudad Hotel, and ibis Centro Ciudad Hotel Malaga. more

    Hotel Plaza del Castillo Málaga

    Plaza del Castillo rests in Málaga. This hotel boasts wedding services on site. Guadalhorce Golf Club is within two and a half miles. All of the 63 smoke-free guestrooms come equipped with climate control, satellite TV, blackout drapes, in-room safe, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and minibar. Bathrooms are private and fully stocked. Plaza del Castillo offers its guests tours/ticket assistance, disabled parking, meeting room, garden, and designated smoking areas. A buffet breakfast can be enjoyed on a daily basis. La Taberna del Castillo, the in-house eatery, features international culinary. Refreshments can be found in the bar/lounge. Picasso's Birthplace is within six miles. more

    Hotel Hotel El Cenachero Málaga

    Situated just minutes from the beaches of El Palo, Hotel El Cenachero offers a variety of vibrant, contemporary apartments. The self-sufficient living units are encircled by Málaga’s popular shopping outlets, cafes, and leisure sites. Every apartment features a television-furnished living room, dining table, furnished kitchenette, private bathroom, and air-conditioning unit. Some apartments also include a private terrace. Hotel El Cenachero features free Wi-Fi access, airport and local shuttle services, car rentals, and public parking. A rooftop terrace with tanning space and tourism desk are also situated on-site. Guests can utilise the provided kitchenettes to make and store their own meals. Several cafes, bars, grocery shops, and upscale restaurants are located in the surrounding streets. Malaga Park, the Picasso Museum, the Carmen Thyssen Museum, a local golf course, and Malagueta Beach are in the immediate area. The peaks of San Antón and the Malaga Train Station are within driving range. more

    Hotel Hotel Posadas de España Málaga Málaga

    In Campanillas, Málaga, Hotel Posadas de España Málaga boasts a business centre and car rentals on site. Guadalhorce Golf Club is three miles away. All of the 92 air-conditioned guestrooms are complete with private bathrooms with bidet, hair dryer, and shower/tub combination. Other conveniences include free Wi-Fi, minibar, digital TV, in-room safe, and daily housekeeping. Adjoining rooms are included. Near the beach, Hotel Posadas de España Málaga also features luggage storage, 24-hour front desk, conference space, outdoor pool, and dry cleaning/laundry service. The on-venue restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine – it serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The bar/lounge on site serves an assortment of beverages. Trade Fair and Congress Center of Malaga is approximately seven and a half miles away. more

    Hotel Hotel Domus Málaga

    Hotel Hotel Domus is only a few metres from the beach in Pedregalejo and located in the province of Malaga on Spain’s Costa del Sol. Hotel Domus rooms are en-suite and simply furnished in a clean cut, contemporary style.  They include colour television, Wi-Fi, heating and air conditioning. The hotel offers luggage storage and laundry services. Wi-Fi extends throughout the hotel and there is wheelchair access to the building. Breakfast is continental in style and includes tea, coffee and warm croissant. Later, the cosy Hotel Domus Lounge serves a range of drinks.  These  may also be enjoyed in the attractive garden. The centre of Malaga city is 2.5 miles away and is easily and cheaply accessed by bus.  More locally, there are the museums themed with the influences of Picasso and Thyssen and almost on the doorstep; a number of attractive bars and restaurants. more