Costa del Sol literally translates as the ‘coast of sun’ and it pretty much does what it says on the tin! With around 320 days of sun a year and a coastline of glorious beaches, it’s easy to see why families of all ages flock here year after year.
From the affluent marinas of Marbella, Puerto Banus and Benalmadena, through the bright lights of Torremolinos to the sleepy village of Nerja, Costa del Sol holidays can satisfy the needs of even the most particular of holidaymakers.
Numerous bars and restaurants fill the resorts in the Costa del Sol with Torremolinos coming out on top as the liveliest. Despite a good range of English pubs and Irish bars, you’ll still find plenty of authentic Spanish menus to tempt your palette.
Fuengirola, formally a small traditional Spanish fishing village, has sprung up to become a popular family holiday resort with an impressive beach, a nearby water park and a zoo. Its friendly neighbour Benalmadena not only boasts vast golden sands but a Sea Life Centre, Dolphinarium, and the famous Tivoli World amusement park.
Golf holidays to the Costa del Sol are big business and there are over 50 courses to choose from with greens suitable for all levels. Water sports are also available right along this coastline, and horse riding, tennis, volleyball and football are all there to tempt you from your sun lounger.
Did you know? The first luxury hotel to open its doors in the Costa del Sol was the Pez Espada in Torremolinos. Hollywood stars and even the King of Spain have stayed here and you’ll be pleased to know it’s still going strong today; however I don’t think they get so many royal guests these days!