Stretching from Almeria
, Costa del Sol
is a densely populated coast of Andalucia
. It stretches along just over 150 kilometers of Malaga province
and is one of Spain's most popular tourist destinations. Evidence of the area s (specifically the western side) popularity is the fact that there are more jet skis per capita than anywhere else in Europe. All year round, people favor its row of fine, sandy beaches and calm Mediterranean waters. The area's mild climate is a major factor in enjoying the beaches and a wide variety of outdoor and water activities year round.
The Costa del Sol’s resorts like Benalmadena, Fuengirola Torremolinos, and Marbella, with their miles of beautiful fine sand beaches and splendid weather, have kept tourists coming back year after year, by the thousands. The Costa del Sol
caters to young and old, locals and tourists alike, offering an exciting selection of entertainment and relaxation options. You have the opportunity drive around the coast from Málaga to Marbella and visit all the towns, you can opt for a car hire Malaga
on your trip and it will be your better experience.
Costa del Sol
is the most developed part of the coast. Many towns have been developed and recently have modernized their boardwalks, or ' paseo maritimos
.' This picturesque town is in no shortage of tourist amenities, resorts and high-rise hotels. The nightlife is lively and colorful, with a string of bars and restaurants to delight in. Other attractions include zoos and water parks, casinos, bullfights and amusement parks (like the renowned Parque de Atracciones Tivoli
The coast is often nicknamed "The Costa del Golf,” for it boasts one of the highest representation of first class golf courses. To entertain families and children, there are theme parks, including water parks, safari parks, go karting, and many beautifully landscaped public gardens. The younger generation are typically crowding in the areas of attraction like the Puerto Marina and the popular '24 hour square' of Benalmadena, as well as in Marbella's Puerto Banus. These places are very trendy and hip, and of course, knowing the youth’s preference for late night fun, these bars and clubs don't get up and alive until near midnight, and stay open until the wee hours of the morning.
Costa del Sol
’s history dates back to the Phoenicians. From that time, the coast has been inhabited by Greeks, Romans and Moors, all of whom have influenced the coast and left their mark, evident in Costa del Sol
’s culture and architecture. Although often in the shadow of its neighbor Seville, the Costa del Sol
and the Malaga province are home to some of the most excellent Flamenco and bull fight shows, and a number of the best tapas restaurants.